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By Tommy Langford

The horrifying nature of the effects of this war has led many students, including myself, to ask, how can students at Needham High help mitigate the impact of Putin’s war?

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By Alex Goodale

A 2015 study by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association found that student athletes actually report higher levels of negative emotional states than their peers who do not play sports. Marshall Mintz, a sports psychologist with over 30 years of experience, states that “The professional consensus is that the incidence of anxiety and depression among scholastic athletes has increased over the past 10 to 15 years."

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By Nick George

During Covid, people stopped going to theaters. It made sense; it was safer and studios were more than happy to deliver films right to people’s at-home televisions via their streaming subscriptions. Now that we have (knock on wood) come closer to the light at the end of the tunnel and begun to explore our new normal, theaters are back and so are movies… yet the increased prominence of streaming remains.


By Jack Stein

It was a tragic day in the intimate town of Needham, Massachusetts. Many feared that all they once loved––everything that they lived for––had disappeared in a single moment. Laughter that once filled the streets was drowned out by tears and cries of suffering.

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