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Upper School students are required to take rapid tests twice each week. Photo illustration by Edan Zinn

Quarantined Students Face Make-Up Work

Kate Hirschen, Brimmer and May School September 26, 2022

NESPA Winner: News Story, 2022 The Gator, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, Mass. With concurrent learning on Zoom no longer offered at the School and local cases of COVID-19 rising due to...

Lucio Perez, with his daughter Lucy and his wife Dora, at a birthday party held for him during his many years of sanctuary inside First Church.
Photo: First Congregational Church

Lucio Perez, finally released after years in sanctuary, tells his story

Clara Lopez and Mildred Orellana September 15, 2022

NESPA Winner: Feature Story, 2022 The Graphic, Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, Amherst, MA After three and a half years, in March of 2021, Lucio Perez finally left sanctuary at Amherst’s First...

Holbrook Connection To Our Darkest Day

Holbrook Connection To Our Darkest Day

Joseph McLaughlin, Holbrook Middle-High School September 10, 2022

NESPA Winner: Feature Story, 2022 Code Blue News, Holbrook Middle-High School, Holbrook, MA https://youtu.be/oXMtqwYtpEM   Read the full story here.

Editors Sathvik Manam and Josh Truesdale test out the equipment available in the Studio. Sathvik used this area to create his podcast, Talking Peanuts, which had three episodes earlier this school year.

Podcasting studio is LHS’s hidden gem

Josh Truesdale, Londonderry High School August 20, 2022

NESPA Winner: Feature Story, 2022 The Lancer Spirit, Londonderry High School, Londonderry, NH Green screens, Mac computers, editing software, filming equipment, and so much more. It’s nothing new...

Hybrid at the High School

Hybrid at the High School

Hannah Sullivan, Nashoba Regional High School July 5, 2022

NESPA Winner: Feature Story, 2022 The Regional, Nashoba Regional High School, Bolton, MA As of March 1st, Nashoba has transitioned from fully remote classes to a new hybrid model. While students...

Three main takeaways from the 1/18 school committee meeting

Three main takeaways from the 1/18 school committee meeting

Sophia Keang, Westford Academy June 30, 2022

NESPA Winner: News Story, 2022 W.A. Ghostwriter, Westford Academy, Westford, MA The WPS School Committee discussed a potential district-wide holiday on Diwali, more positions for staff at WPS, and...

For decades, administrators have come in and out Brookline’s town hall. In the past seven years, Brookline has had six superintendents. This revolving door of leadership undermines substantial equity work.

Years of initiatives fail to address racial disparities in Brookline schools

Sofia Hauser, Brookline High School March 13, 2022

NESPA Winner: Localizing, 2021 The Sagamore, Brookline High School, Brookline, Mass. The first day of high school brings a potent mix of fear and anticipation. The towering columns framing the main...

Set Design Co-Head, Junior Alex Reineke, and Freshman Maggie OConnell paint a set for ARHS production of Suessical the Musical.

Behind the scenes of “Seussical”

Claire Bai and Brianna Tang February 17, 2022

NESPA Winner: Localizing, 2021 The Harbinger, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, Mass. With upbeat music, lively dance routines and vibrant set designs, the auditorium will come alive...

Student elections adapt to COVID-19

Student elections adapt to COVID-19

Jacob Zalis, Newton North High School February 17, 2022

NESPA Winner: Localizing, 2021 The Newtonite, Newton North High School, Newton, Mass. All four grades will be having class elections for student body presidents and vice presidents, as well as the...

Students, alumnae and faculty have been involved in conversations regarding the impact of race on students experiences at Algonquin.

Breaking a ‘Culture of Silence’

NESPA Winner: Feature Writing, 2021 The Harbinger, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, Mass.   "In towns like Southborough, insidious racism is like oxygen in the air. It may stand...

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