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Kerry Holroyde: The ONE and ONLY

October 8, 2015 12:56pm |

Kerry Callaghan Holroyde is a Northampton High School junior who enjoys spending time with friends during runs with her high school cross country teammates, and expresses her passion and love for music through playing the saxophone. Though many students at NHS are part of a […]

Garbage in the Air

January 22, 2015 8:36am |

A select number of local and international politicians are trying to get a carbon tax enacted, in Massachusetts. Why? Because fossil fuel companies release polluting carbon into the air,  scot-free. Carbon gas is invisible, so the problem is not as publicized as, for example, plastic […]

P.E. Mandate: Coming Soon to a School Near You

January 21, 2015 7:39pm |

I stopped regularly exercising halfway through my freshman year. My first and last season rowing Crew had just ended (a sport I desperately hoped was unpopular enough for me to finally stand a chance at) and prior to choosing to do it all again, I […]

To Weight or Not to Weight? Student Senate Asks

January 21, 2015 8:22am |

The NHS Student Senate introduced the idea of bringing weighted GPAs to Northampton High School, and has begun to bring the issue to the attention of the administration and the school as a whole. The Student Senate surveyed students concerning GPA weighting at lunch in […]

Standardized Test Scores: Are Colleges Taking the Easy Way Out?

January 20, 2015 8:33am |

In a few weeks we will have February break. For some, this is a time to rest. For others, this is the time to start doing college visits. College visits mean thinking about college admission; are you looking for a small liberal arts college? Or […]

A Guide to Acing Your Finals from Upperclassmen Who Don’t Care

January 20, 2015 8:08am |

It’s that time of year again—final exams are drawing near, and many students are filled with  the feeling of impending doom. Most students feel compelled to ace their exams. They cram, they Google, they reread the entire textbook, they study in the shower. Do these […]

Weighing the Consequences

January 16, 2015 9:16pm |

Beyond a pat-on-the back of from my parents for doing well in school, I receive little to no recognition for my efforts in AP courses. Sometimes, I wish I could be recognized for my diligence to work for good grades in the hardest courses at […]

Teens on Ice?

January 16, 2015 7:29pm |

During the winter months, poor driving conditions and inexperience combine to put teens at risk for traffic accidents. Northampton High School Principal Bryan Lombardi said that  “adults, due to experience, tend to understand the changing weather conditions and elements better, making them a little more […]

Worth the Weight?

January 16, 2015 8:17am |

I have not met a single person — student, parent or teacher — who thinks that the education system we have is a perfect one. And they shouldn’t; it isn’t. The consistent issue seems to be that students are less interested in learning.  Members of […]

Missing English Books are Stacking Up

January 15, 2015 8:56am |

As first semester comes to a close at Northampton High School, teachers are once again faced with the challenge of unreturned books, the cost of which reached $7,000 last year alone. Susan Crago, the AP Junior English teacher, said, “it can be very frustrating when […]