The Sagamore

D’Agostino’s Details

D’Agostino’s Details

March 27, 2015

As we leave the snowiest winter in Boston history and enter into a beautiful New England spring, seniors are finding that their time at the high school is drawing to its end. College decisions are being made, prom and graduation are starting to feel tangible and senioritis is in full swing. Yet one crucial requ...

D’Agostino’s Details: Veto

D’Agostino’s Details: Veto

March 1, 2015

The veto has been making national headlines recently, as President Barack Obama set a record number of threats in his State of the Union address to use it against legislation he disagrees with, according to the Washington Times. At the high school, however, vetoes from Headmaster Deborah Holman of bi...

D’Agostino’s Details

December 25, 2014

It’s no secret that many of the library’s rules aren’t followed. Librarian Bridget Knightly cited noise as the primary infraction of library rules. According to her, the two-thirds or so of the library farthest from the door are designated as a space for studying silently. A visit reveals that...

D’Agostino’s Details

D’Agostino’s Details

December 10, 2014

by Emmanuel D'Agostino How much community service should the school ask students to do? Right now, Advisory asks us to do next to nothing. Expanding the National Honor Society’s 15-hour-per-year requirement for its members to the whole school would better serve our community. It wou...

D’Agostino’s Details: School spirit

D’Agostino’s Details: School spirit

October 7, 2014

by Emmanuel D'Agostino What can we do to broaden and deepen school spirit? Perhaps the greatest impediment to maximizing school spirit is the narrow scope of the events attended by many members of the school community. “I feel sometimes like we’re very isolated in this school,” performing arts teach...

Refractions plans online expansion

Refractions plans online expansion

May 28, 2014

Refractions, the high school’s literary magazine, is planning to start an online magazine at the end of the school year in addition to publishing its print issues. According to Refractions staff member junior Noa Goihberg, in April the group discussed the possibility of online-only features ...

Wrestlers top competition at DI State Championship

Wrestlers top competition at DI State Championship

May 1, 2014

“Champions are built, not born.” This motto – inscribed on the wall of the school’s wrestling room – is one the wrestling team abides by throughout the season, according to senior Yuvi Shatil. Shatil, the Bay State Conference Carey Division Wrestler of the Year, won the MIAA Divisio...

Breaking: Newton North newspaper to buyout Sagamore (April Fool’s)

Breaking: Newton North newspaper to buyout Sagamore (April Fool’s)

April 1, 2014

The Sagamore has accepted a buyout offer from the publishers of The Newtonite, Newton North’s student-run newspaper. The Newtonite purchased its rival paper for an undisclosed sum in an effort to expand its brand. “We couldn’t be more excited,” Newtonite Co-Editor-in-Chief Connor Vasu sai...

Spring sports previews

Spring sports previews

March 31, 2014

[metaslider id=9633] SOFTBALL Coach: Coley Ferraro Key Players: Jay Nolte (senior), Maeve Forti (sophomore) 2013 Record: 2-18 According to junior Emilia Morgan, a new format to offseason training and preseason activities is how the softball team is trying to improve their performance this spring. “The...

Free work time solidifies marketing skills

February 2, 2014

Career and technology education teacher Brittany Stevens found a new way to teach her students in Psychology of Marketing through unstructured work time, or 20 Time. According to Stevens, this idea, which is sometimes called Genius Hour, was adapted from Google, which lets its employees devote 20...

Thefts plague Tappan locker rooms

Thefts plague Tappan locker rooms

December 18, 2013

Despite efforts by school security and health and fitness teachers, valuables have been stolen from the Tappan gymnasium boys and girls locker rooms, usually from lockers unsecured by locks. Thefts from these locker rooms are not a new phenomenon, according to health and fitness teacher Allyson Toney...

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