Three straight Super Bowls. Three. Straight. Super Bowls. Oh, it feels good just writing that. What the Patriots are doing is so insane, so completely unprecedented, that it is hard to understand the magnitude. Nobody goes to three straight Super Bowls. Hell, nobody goes to two. The modern NFL is built to discourage that. Tight … Continue reading Can the Patriots Do the Impossible Again?
Frustrated teenager from the posh suburb of Newton, Massachusetts says she should would rather live in some third world country, or at least Boston, and experience real struggle. She has everything that I could ask for in life, but she just can’t seem to buy some hardship as well. Tired of state of the art … Continue reading Satire: Coddled, Rich Teen gets Bored of Privilege
This morning, principal Turner called a moment of silence for the three tragedies that occurred over the weekend. Of the three, the one that has received the most media coverage and the one that hit the closest to home was the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On Saturday, a lone … Continue reading The Tragedy in Pittsburgh
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
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?
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?
It hasn’t been a very good start to 2018 for me and sports. The Patriots’ loss was crushing (the greatest postseason performance of all time, and we still lost!), the Celts seem to have lost their magic from the season’s start (Marcus tore his thumb tendon, Jesus!), I don’t really care about regular season hockey, … Continue reading Why You Should Watch Wrestling
Newton North High School is just one of the many schools around the country that engages in anti-bullying lessons throughout the year. Despite these lessons, bullying is still incredibly prominent among students at North. That is mostly because the lessons are not targeting the type of bullying that happens most often. As high schools students, … Continue reading Anti-bullying Lessons don’t Work
Let me give you a brief description of my thought process while watching the Jets play the Browns. As the first half ticked away, all I could think was this is the worst. Why are Thursday night games always so bad? Why in the world were the Browns favored by 3 to win this game? … Continue reading Baker Mayfield is For Real