Education

Opinion: Female students are labeled like groceries

In a recent survey of South women, 62 percent of respondents reported they had been called a "slut," "tramp" or "whore" by their classmates. Seventy-eight percent said they had been called a "b----" for showing confidence ...

Social media blurs line between students, teachers

Last week, a Nashua South social studies teacher was arrested and charged with sending nude photos to students via a dating app. This week, a former South student teacher resigned from his job at John Stark Regional High School after admitting to using his students' Facebook photos for ...

Bank honors BG president as its 2016 Educator of the Year

BG President Linda Brodeur was recently honored with the 2016 Educator of the Year Award at Enterprise Bank's Celebration of Excellence. According to the Celebration of Excellence website, this award "recognizes and honors an individual in the field of education who has made a ...

Merrimack students get perspective in mock car crash

Merrimack High School held its annual Mock Crash on Wednesday for the senior class. The group Students Against Destructive Decisions organizes the crash each year, and this time, the scenario revolved around texting and driving rather than drinking and driving. I could continue to talk about ...

Merrimack Cares initiative gaining ground at MHS

This year, Merrimack High School students and administrators partnered to start a service initiative called Merrimack Cares. The idea for the organization, which is not a typical club, originated in the mind of Principal Kenneth Johnson. His goal, he told the students involved, is for ...

Souhegan senior: Do you have what it takes to be a nurse?

Nursing is an interest for many high school graduates all over the country. The question is, do people really know what it takes to be a nurse? It is one of the most flexible careers and has one of the most successful future outlooks of employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ...

BG seniors learn religious history

Since 1998, BG's senior classes have traveled to Boston as part of their Christian Living course. This year's trip took place on April 28, when the Class of 2016 learned about different sites from a religious standpoint. They visited the Holocaust Memorial, the Irish Famine Memorial, Old City ...

AP tests are a stress-inducing boon

With May's arrival, many Nashua South students' stress levels are soaring. The season of AP exams is in full swing - and students are already toiling under the tension that the tests entail. In a frantic attempt to receive a score that will enable them to get college credit, students are ...

Alvirne prepares for ‘Shrek’ musical

Alvirne High School's theater group, Class Act, is so excited to be nearing the date of its spring musical, "Shrek." This Broadway reinterpretation of the DreamWorks animated film in which an ogre and a princess find out what true love really looks like has students ...

Scholars

Here are recent college achievements by students from Greater Nashua: CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE Courtney Fuller, of Merrimack, was one of 12 Champlain College students who planned and hosted an interactive street art showcase at Champlain College's campus in Dublin, Ireland. The students, from ...

BG students represent school at NH high school music festival

From April 7-9, several hundred high school musicians came together for the annual NHMEA All-State Music Festival, which took place at Concord High School and Bow High School. Four Guertin students passed the challenging audition process in November to represent BG at the ...

BG actors turn stage into ‘Business’

Following last year's successful production of "Fiddler on the Roof," BG Drama presented "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" as its annual spring musical. The show entertained audiences during its three performances from April 15-17. More ...

South’s brains stack up wins against brawn

Nashua High School South has had great success in sports. The basketball team has consistently made the playoffs, and the track team has produced a number of individual state champions. However, far and away the most successful team at South is the math team, with five consecutive state ...

Science at the White House

At the Academy for Science and Design (ASD), a STEM-focused charter school located in Nashua, New Hampshire (www.asdnh.org), students are characterized by their creativity, motivation, and passion for learning. Although their pursuit of knowledge is ongoing, ASD students are particularly ...

Mr. MHS funds scholarships

For years, beauty pageants have consisted of bathing suits, bleached teeth and bronzed skin, but Milford High School is putting those practices to rest. Mr. MHS is a production that has been put on by the National Honor Society of Milford High School for the past two years as an event to earn ...

Souhegan hosts 1,110-student philosophy event at UNH

With more than a thousand attendees, this year's H.Y.P.E. event was the largest by far, and it was completely student-run. On March 17, the Souhegan High School Ethics Forum held its annual Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts event at the University of New Hampshire for high school students ...

Opinon: Is high-school dating worth the drama?

In high school, it seems that no one can keep up a solid relationship. Among the cheating, scandals and breakups, it's hard to see where the love is. Since our parents' era, the possibility of marrying a high-school sweetheart has decreased tremendously, so one would guess that there are few ...

Board of Education proposes radical budget-crunch changes

On April 5, students and faculty gathered at Nashua High School North for a Board of Education meeting to hear proposals for budget cuts. Among the suggestions were maximizing class sizes at all levels, going to a six-block schedule at the high schools, reducing graduation requirements by ...

South stocks anti-OD Narcan

In January 2016, as a response to the opioid crisis, the Board of Education, in a 7-1 vote, approved the use of Narcan kits in all Nashua public schools. As a result, the drug is now stocked in all public schools in the city. Narcan is an opioid antidote that can stop or reverse the effects ...

Are honor societies worth it?

Nashua High South is home to nine different honor societies: National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society, John Locke Society (social studies), English Honor Society, Art Honor Society, French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Latin Honor Society. With so many ...