Education

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 ...

Cheating reaches epidemic proportions at South

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the disciplinary consequences students may face for disclosing the information presented in this article, all quotes are anonymous. Cheating. The very word makes students uncomfortable, teachers wary and parents anxious. We all like to believe it doesn't exist. ...

BG alumni share their experiences

On Friday, April 1, BG's sophomores, juniors and seniors heard from more than 30 Guertin alumni at the annual Career Day. BG grads returned to host sessions about their careers for the sophomores and juniors, while the seniors heard a presentation by speaker Joe Raczka, of the Class of 2002, ...

Survey: Few fans of grading change

This school year has been the first under the full implementation of the new grading system, and there has been enormous backlash against the change. Under competencies, students are assessed in specific categories, instead of overall like the old system. Along with this change, the school ...

BG actors put on ‘Glass Menagerie’

BG Drama presented Tennessee Williams' classic play "The Glass Menagerie" on March 18-19. The four-person cast began rehearsing in January and put on an outstanding show. The play starred seniors Tom Devereaux as Tom, Shannon Reault as Amanda and Jacob Christie as Jim, as ...

Another option for NHSS senior

Last year, during my junior year of high school, I decided I did not want to attend the entirety of my senior year. I felt that high school had nothing more to offer me, and I was ready to journey into adulthood a bit earlier than my peers. A few students do it every year, said South ...

Merrimack students prep for Graduation Challenge Day

As a high school senior, just the thought of graduating makes me shudder. Not necessarily for a bad reason, but because there is a wide range of emotions that comes flooding to mind. I feel excited and eager to go my own way and experience life after high school, but I'm also terrified of ...

Milford club brings happiness to nursing home residents

The Young Kasama's have a blast visiting the residents of Crestwood Nursing Home in Milford, helping residents play Wii or handing out candy on Halloween. The Milford High School volunteer group visits the nursing home daily, assisting with various activities and events that the students also ...

Merrimack aids Flint water crisis

Three students at Merrimack High School recently decided to use the promotion of a basketball game as a way to help bring awareness to a larger cause. Dan Jagjit, Sean Lyons and Jessie Londono decided to sell raffle tickets to students to raise money for the water crisis in Flint, ...

South’s juniors start prom site

It's every girl's worst nightmare: showing up to prom with the same dress as someone else. The awkwardness and comparisons would be just too much to bear. Thankfully, (Whoo ... go, Internet!) juniors at Nashua High School South no longer have to worry about that. Introducing: the Facebook ...

BG robotics team aims for St. Louis World Championship

After a hectic six weeks of building, BG's Team 811 has begun competing with this year's robot, "Sir Lancebot." The team attended the Granite State District Event from March 4-6 at Windham High School and received the Gracious Professionalism Award. The Cardinals will attend ...

Souhegan students take action on proposed budget cuts

After the New Hampshire primary, one would think that political tensions in a small New Hampshire town would calm down until the next national election rolls through. In Amherst, however, with the local election following right on its heels, politics are more heated than ever. On March 8, the ...

Charlotte Ave. 4th-grader wins bee

NASHUA - Ryan Forci­er, a fourth-grade student at Charlotte Avenue El­ementary School, recently qualified as a semi­finalist to compete in the Na­tional Geo­graphic State Ge­ography Bee, which will be held at Keene State College on Friday, April 1. This is the second level of the ...

8th-grader wins PMA Geography Bee

HUDSON - Maxwell Beland, an eighth-grader at Pre­sentation of Mary Academy, was noti­fied by the National Geograph­ic Society that he is one of the semifi­nalists to compete in the National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Keene State College on Friday, April 1. Maxwell ...

Local middle school students advance in MathCounts

In January, 88 students in grades 6-8 from 12 schools competed in the 33rd annual Southern New Hampshire Regional MathCounts competition in Bedford. Taking first-place team honors in a close competition was the Academy for Science and Design in Nashua, coached by Karen Legault and Waiman Long, ...