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Lots and lots (and lots) of noise: Allen and Boyce keep math interesting

Teachers Bob Boyce and Ardie Allen have developed some funny lines during their time teaching. —Bushra Hasan —by Michael Bamford & Vansh Bansal— “Sometimes you’re gonna do what you want to do.  Sometimes you’re going to do things you don’t want to do.  But ultimately in this world, you’re going to do what you’re meant to do.”  This maxim, followed […]

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Sundar Solai: Michelangelo 2.0

Senior Sundar Solai is pictured wearing his scarlet drum major outfit. —Danielle Han Picture Michelangelo sculpting the historic, six-foot Pietà for French cardinal Jean Bilhères de Lagraulas’ tomb.  Picture Michelangelo majestically painting the roof of the Sistine Chapel, flaunting his God-given talent with his brush.  Picture Michelangelo exploring the realms of architecture and poetry, showing off his natural artistic brilliance, […]

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Junior speaks at UN conference

Many of us can’t begin to imagine speaking or performing in front of hundreds of people, let alone in front of a group of important political figures.  But that’s exactly what junior Aasha Shaik had the opportunity to do when she was chosen to take part in the United Nations’ Girls Speak Out event on October 10. The event was […]

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Club Committee regulations frustrate student leaders

Club Committee Chairman Dillon Sumanthiran. When students walked into the main gym during lunch on September 24, they were no longer entering a basketball court but rather the annual club fair.  Tables lined the edges of the gym as representatives of North’s 50-plus clubs ran around handing out flyers. Some of these clubs were established, like Model Congress, while others […]

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Senior wakes from coma healthy and grateful

Senior Shreya Sunderram with her Argentinian host family. After a two-day coma, North student Shreya Sunderram woke up in a strange country with IVs in her arms and neck.  The cause: carbon monoxide poisoning. Now,  as a  returning senior, Sunderram is happy and healthy.  “It’s really funny that people kept asking me if I saw God or a light or […]

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Her move: refreshingly deadpan, Ding aims for the king

Sophomore Kimberly Ding. “She’s like a walking satire,” Lei Lei Wu chuckled.  This may in fact be the only way to describe the unique Kimberly Ding.  From writing her ERB test in old English to naming Great Gatsby characters after grocery items, Ding’s  humorous personality speaks for itself.  With her matter-of-fact attitude, Ding is a straight shooter in all avenues […]

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Farmers’ market keeps things fresh and local

Each Saturday near the Princeton Junction train station, the Vaughn Drive parking lot undergoes a rapid transformation.  Vendor stalls full of produce and handmade products replace the cars, and hundreds of local residents file in to enjoy it all.  Mirroring the rising trend of farmers’ markets across the country, the West Windsor Community Farmers’ Market (WWCFM) has become one of […]

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Freshman models in prestigious New York fashion week

Freshman Maddy Gostomski. Mercedes-Benz fashion week: massively publicized and widely renowned, it is the premier fashion event in the world.  The best of the best travel to New York City semiannually to live in the limelight.  It takes extraordinary talent to design or model for the event: and freshman Maddy Gostomski got to experience walking the runway in NYC this […]

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Because it’s the cup

The 2014 World Cup kicks off on June 12. The tournament features 32 teams broken into eight groups of four. The top two teams in each group progress to a 16-team knockout round. Here are our (probably misguided) predictions. Group A: The country hosting the World Cup almost always lands in a weak group, which almost always fuels speculation about […]

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Top five summer jobs

Aside from robbing a bank, there are few ways to easily put a little cash in your pocket.  For teenagers, summer jobs are a longstanding tradition to earn consistent pay.  Because the school year is the busiest time of the year, it can be difficult to find time for a job.  With the summer coming up, we’ve compiled a list […]

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History reborn: NHD earns accolades, popularity

Some students view history as a menial graduation requirement.  The subject can be a bore for students who prefer to be swamped in sciences, musing through mathematics, and lingering in the realm of language arts.  For the National History Day club, however, history is both an addiction and a platform to create with events of the past. Every year, the […]

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Dr. Clovis to take her talents to the alps

Shakespeare teacher Donna Clovis certainly has an interesting life.  She used to work for ABC and has used her connections to take her students to see famous actors like Orlando Bloom on Broadway. To add to her background, Clovis teaches at Franklin University,a liberal arts school in Switzerland, over the summer..  About 400 undergraduates attend the college, which is located […]