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Senior Reflection: The five things I learned outside the classroom

Senior Reflection: The five things I learned outside the classroom

Riya Pujari, Editor-in-Chief
June 2, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

1.) Spending time with family is just as important as anything else. Let’s face it, leaving home and going off to college or beginning your future is equally as terrifying as it is exciting. This past year, I have discovered that though work piles up and spontaneous get-togethers at a friend’s ...

Senior Reflection: High, low notes influence Chloe Bernier through music department

Senior Reflection: High, low notes influence Chloe Bernier through music department

Chloe Bernier, Staff Writer
June 1, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

Before I even stepped foot into high school, I was a quitter. Within the first week of freshman year I almost quit the thing I love most; if you didn’t also consider dropping out of chorus at one time or another, you are a rare breed. The realization that I was going to have to read music, do chore...

Senior Reflection: Love, learn from those around us

Senior Reflection: Love, learn from those around us

Grace Antino, Staff Writer
May 31, 2017
Filed under Senior Issue

High school gave me a platform to open myself up. Despite being small towns, Northboro and Southboro are full of unique people. Through my experiences and relationships and daily interactions with all of these interesting people, I have grown. Learning about what makes people who they are allowed for...

Replace misunderstanding with respect for transgender community

Replace misunderstanding with respect for transgender community

Kayla Morkert, Managing Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

According to writer Joellen Kralick for the National Conference of State Legislatures, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wyoming have all failed to pass legislation that would prevent transgender people from using whichever bathroom they feel comfortable in. However, 13 states continue to mull over possible legisl...

Music appeals to wide audience, holds meaning

Music appeals to wide audience, holds meaning

Katrina Liu, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Often times, memories I have of my life are associated with music. Whether it’s the song my brother used to play to get me to fall asleep (‘First Love’ from the soundtrack of video game Final Fantasy) or the song that always reminds me of the summer before eighth grade (‘Still Into You’ by Par...

Local historical house teardown shows need for preservation

Local historical house teardown shows need for preservation

Carter Brannon, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recent local victories in the preservation of historic homes give hope to those who support the cause. However, the fight isn’t over, especially for churches and smaller old buildings that bring our towns their character. One such building, the Dr. Ira C. Guptil House in downtown Northborough, was...

A dream school may be just a dream

A dream school may be just a dream

Diana Roy, Opinion Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As a senior applying to college, I want to attend school in Washington, D.C. the way only a millennial could want something: with a sense of passion and yearning that, I believe, far surpasses everything else I’ve ever desired. Ever since I first heard about American University, I have been hooked on the idea of bein...

EDITORIAL: Fake news: stay alert, questioning

EDITORIAL: Fake news: stay alert, questioning

April 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion

If you have read any news lately, you likely have seen “Donald Trump” and “Twitter” used frequently in the same sentence. The media has historically had a large presence in politics; from the Boston Tea Party to Watergate and now, to the presidency. Since the election of President Donald T...

Arts are imperative for society, need to be respected

Arts are imperative for society, need to be respected

Katrina Liu, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

When you hear many of the famous names out there, it’s often musicians, actors, or someone in the entertainment industry. It took them effort and patience to get as famous as they are now. Yet it seems like having a passion to pursue the arts is looked down upon by society. Some common reactions when wanting to study ...

Social media repetition: Think before you post

Social media repetition: Think before you post

Lindsey Stevenson, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It was snowing, or the temperature was in the negative or single digits, or the sunset was bright and colorful, so what did you do? You grabbed your phone, took a picture, and posted it on your social media accounts. You are not alone though, as so many other people are doing the same thing; they too ...

Defunding Planned Parenthood would stop provision of vital medical services

Defunding Planned Parenthood would stop provision of vital medical services

Sherilyn Hinchey, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“We’re not going to allow, and we’re not going to fund, as long as you have the abortion going on at Planned Parenthood,” said President Donald Trump speaking in Palm Beach, Florida during his campaign. Planned Parenthood is a non-profit healthcare center that provides cancer screenings a...

Senior gym needs rethinking for fun

Senior gym needs rethinking for fun

Lauren Speranzella, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As a little girl, there was nothing I loved more about school than going to gym class. Growing up with three extremely athletic brothers made it very hard for me to avoid sports, so I grew to love them. I looked forward to the enjoyable whole class games and the opportunity to get a break from all of...

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