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Should student leaders have term limits? New rule caps class council officers to only two years in the same position

Rachel Liu, Contributing Writer

May 24, 2018

Filed under Features, Home, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

This student council election season, a new rule was enacted: All class officers can only hold the same position for two years. Opinions on the matter are numerous, but the rule is meant to keep NDB students’ well being in cons...

The gradebook: Going dark during finals gives students one less thing to worry about

Michelle Kleytman, Opinion Editor

May 24, 2018

Filed under Features, Home, Opinion, Student Life

Finals are easily one of the most significant stressors of high school, and second semester ones are no different. Everything you were taught over the course of nine months is reexamined through a thick test, extremely difficult ess...

The gradebook: Going dark during finals only stresses students and parents out more

Johana Ligtenberg, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Filed under Features, Home, Opinion, Student Life

Ever since freshman year, PowerSchool going dark right before finals has been a source of stress for me during finals week. I have always thought that it was pointless to close it; personally, I find it much more stressful to ...

We’re with you till the end of the line…

Gaby Tiu and Shreya Chatterjee, Editors in Chief

May 24, 2018

Filed under Features, Home, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

Our journey began in the fall of 2014 when we, as scared freshmen, got lost finding our first period classes. Neither of us had formed friendships with our peers just yet, and thus we were thrown into the great unknown, a.k.a. the wo...

New ASB and class council leaders elected

Johana Ligtenberg, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Filed under Features, Home, News, Showcase, Student Life

With the recent Associate Student Body and student council elections, students begin to recognize that, while summer is near, the next school year will be here just as quickly. Student council speeches are often a way for ca...

Reflection: Being a part of March for our Lives

Malia Velasco, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2018

Filed under Home, News, Opinion, Student Life

On March 24, millions of people all over America participated in the March for our Lives to protest the current lack of gun control laws by the government and the ban of military grade weapons sales to the general public. The even...

NDB community participates in national walkout

the Catalyst Editorial Staff

March 31, 2018

Filed under Features, Home, News, Showcase, Student Life

Students, faculty, and other community members from NDB, along with students across the nation, participated in the March 14 walkout. Participants stood in solidarity to protest gun violence that has become far too common in today’s society...

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