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Threats found in bathrooms, deemed not credible

Threats found in bathrooms, deemed not credible

Catherine Hayden and Gabriela Paz-Soldan

December 31, 2019

Statements threatening violence against the school were found written on bathroom walls on Dec. 5, 6 and 9. The Northborough Police Department (NPD) was immediately contacted and determined the threats not to be credible after an investigation. “The reality is this is most likely one person who’s...

Sophomores start club to spread passion for AI

Sophomores start club to spread passion for AI

Claire Bai and Brianna Tang

December 13, 2019

Sophomores Henry Zhang and Divyansh Shivashok began Artificial Intelligence (AI) Club this year as a way to share their enthusiasm for this growing field with other students.  “AI Club will focus on making AI fun and accessible by cutting through its thick skin of complexities and making it plain ...

Math Team adds wins after succeeding in two competitions

Math Team adds wins after succeeding in two competitions

Sharada Vishwanath, Graphics Coordinator

December 12, 2019

The varsity Math Team emerged victorious in the first two Worcester County Mathematics League competitions of the 2019-2020 school year, both of which were held at Shrewsbury High School.  The team placed first in the Oct. 2 meet, with a team score of 96 out of 108, and third in the Nov. 20 meet. The score at the...

Student Council is bringing back the Lip Dub Video in efforts to improve school spirit

Student Council is bringing back the Lip Dub Video in efforts to improve school spirit

Karthik Yalala, Assistant Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

Student Council is in the process of making another school wide lip dub video--a video in which people lip sync to a song--in the aim of promoting school spirit.  The previous lip dub video was made six years ago.  “None of the students here were a part of [the lip dub in 2013],” Student Counci...

Administration holds meetings to inform students about recent threats

Administration holds meetings to inform students about recent threats

Gabriela Paz-Soldan and Catherine Hayden

December 9, 2019

All students were pulled out of their period two class on Monday, Dec. 9 for meetings in the auditorium regarding the multiple statements threatening violence against the school in the last three weeks, which, according to Northborough Police Department Lieutenant Joe Galvin, included a bomb hoax and mali...

Day for Change evolves to create larger impact

Day for Change evolves to create larger impact

Liza Armstrong, Online Editor

December 9, 2019

On Nov. 21, the annual Day for Change, an event for freshmen to bond with their classmates through shared experiences, took place in the gymnasiums.  This year, the most notable change consisted of having student facilitators rather than guidance counselors lead the freshmen. According to Head o...

US History I continues skill-based unleveled program after successful year

US History I continues skill-based unleveled program after successful year

Melissa Dai, Assistant News Editor

December 2, 2019

After a full year of its implementation, the United States History I unleveled program has continued to emphasize skill development as its teachers refine the course for the current school year.  The unleveled program was initiated at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, integrating all freshme...

Student Council works to promote pep rally spirit

Student Council works to promote pep rally spirit

Laura Anderson, News Editor

November 26, 2019

This year, there will be changes to the annual Thanksgiving football game pep rally, which will take place in the gym at the end of the half day on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to improve school spirit. After seeing a decrease in T-Hawk pride, Student Council will implement new strategies to increase the a...

Operation Tomahawk puts on annual Veterans Day assembly

Operation Tomahawk puts on annual Veterans Day assembly

Elena Neilson and Macey Poitras-Cote

November 24, 2019

On Friday Nov. 15, Operation Tomahawk presented the Veterans Day assembly in the auditorium honoring those who have sacrificed their lives to protect Americans’ freedoms. Operation Tomahawk president Olivia Lamy gave an introduction about the importance of commemorating those who served in the military...

Programming club ranks high at end of national hackathon

Programming club ranks high at end of national hackathon

Brianna Tang, Assistant A&E Editor

November 20, 2019

The programming club competed in a two week national hackathon called PicoCTF from Sep. 27 to Oct. 11 where they placed 19th in the nation out of over 5,000 high school teams. The team consisted of sophomores Owen Hong, Andrew Lee, Patrick Li, Jakob Zhang and Alex Wang. Senior Tejas Maraliga plac...

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