The item in question is an ad promoting an “essay contest” that appeared in the Newton TAB last week asking Newton North students to submit a 200 to 400 word essay on Israeli/ Palestinian peace AND to list the sources that led them to their conclusion. 
 
Prizes for the winning entries included hundreds of dollars in gift cards to “The Mall at Chestnut Hill”. The ad does not appear in the December 7 issue of the newspaper.
 
Joshua Resnek, the person whose email is in the ad, admitted that it was designed to unearth curriculum materials about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that are being taught at North.  He was sure to tell me that “there is nothing sinister, evil or vile” involved with
Is Newton North’s library too small?

Is Newton North’s library too small?

A story in the Newton North student newspaper the Newtonite reports on what seems to be an overcrowding problem at the school’s library.

Students are expressing confusion and annoyance towards a rule in the Library Learning Commons (LLC) that enables librarians to kick students out if they are not doing work. Despite frustrations, librarians will continue to enforce it.

According to librarian Erin Dalbec, the LLC policy is to ask any students who are not working to leave when other students who plan to do work need space. Students who talk with friends, play games, or watch Netflix in the LLC can be kicked out, she said.

But the article continues…