Just a few weeks ago, the whole of the Newton North community received a fateful email from the administration, informing us that we would need to install a security certificate in order to access the wifi from now on. How I long for those simpler times. I did what I was told, downloading the certificate … Continue reading What’s the Deal with the WiFi: The World is Ending
As an esteemed TV critic, I watch a lot of television. It would also be accurate to say that I rewatch a lot of television. My most recent rewatch, as we coast on down the road towards the release of Daredevil season 3, is of the number three show on my “best of all time” … Continue reading The 100: That Holy S**t Moment
North’s history department faced a crisis this summer. Over the break, the conservative news source The Federalist released emails sent between North teachers that caused a national controversy. It was picked up by Fox News and spread all over the country, eventually resulting in members of our school’s faculty receiving death threats. The school has … Continue reading Should Politics Be Discussed in Class?
The name “They Might Be Giants” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Even if you don’t instantly recognize them, I would bet good money that you know at least one of their songs. They have a wacky and alternative sound, but the thing that fascinates me about them is … Continue reading The Many Hats of They Might Be Giants
One of my favorite sub-categories of music is the long-form song; songs that push the 6 or 7 minute run time, some significantly longer offer a more dynamic experience than the average 3 minutes. A longer than standard song forces the listener to get lost in the song and allows time for a more dynamic … Continue reading Ode to the Long Form Song
The sixth episode of season five of Bojack Horseman is 26 minutes long. It has an opening flashback showing Bojack and his father driving and a final gag, but for the majority of the episode, Bojack simply stares out at the audience, in this case we have assumed the position of visitors at a funeral, … Continue reading Bojack Season 5 Was Brilliant: Where Do We Go From Here?
There’s a lot to be said for aggressive, soul-pushing, complex music that opens your mind and heart to a new way of thinking, but today I want to discuss the complete antithesis of all that: kid’s music. The music I remember on cheap cassette tapes and colorful CDs that will always hold a special place … Continue reading I Love Music Written for Toddlers
In a poll taken by this publication, 38% of students said they did not think North did enough to ensure safety. That’s a dangerous number; it is incredibly important to the functioning of the school for students to at least feel safe. Mass shootings have been one of the most pressing issues this year, and … Continue reading What Can the School Do to Make Students Feel Safe?
Next time that you need some good hype music, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t check out Grandson. Otherwise known as Jordan Edward Benjamin, Grandson is one of the names to watch in the alt rock scene right now. Grandson’s unique style has brought him mounds of success recently, most … Continue reading Rock with a Bass Drop (Let’s Talk About Grandson)
Welcome to Talivision! The best way to spend the five minutes before your math teacher remembers they’re supposed to be teaching a class. Today, brought to you in living color, I will be providing you with the Official Talivision Top 10. Yup, that’s right. You paid for the whole seat, but you’re really only gonna … Continue reading The Official Talivision Top 10