Announcements:

Former Newton North Housemaster Jamie D’Orazio will be filling in for Josepha Blocker as Cutler Housemaster for the remainder of the year.
Tickets for the Student Directing Festival are on sale now.
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Review: Tertulia 2015 Is A Smashing Success

April 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon Arts Reporter On April 9, Newton South held its annual talent show, Tertulia, which gives students the chance to surprise their fellow students and teachers with their hidden musical and artistic talents. This year’s talent show demonstrated a wide variety of performances, including covers of pop tunes, a Skype call from Israel, instrumental jazz performances, tap and lyrical dances, and stories told through interpretive movement. All these acts and many […]

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This Week In Arts 4/7/15

April 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts Tuesday 3/31: Newton South had its second Passing Time Festival of the year. During advisory, students and teachers alike were invited to share their musical and performing abilities with their peers. For twenty minutes in the midst of a normal Tuesday schedule, every hallway and common area was flooded with talent, from Children of the Candy Corn to Harambee and everything in between. Though a bit […]

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South’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Receive Gold Medals at MICCA Festival

April 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon Arts Reporter For the first time in Newton South’s history, the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble earned gold medals at the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Festival. Congregating at Lexington High School, bands from around the state performed for a panel of judges, all of them striving for gold. Eighty students from South embarked on this trip. “All 80 are in the symphonic band and then 20 […]

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Review: ‘Say What?’ Performances Give Us A Glimpse Into the Magic Of Speech Team

April 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Review: Say What? Performances Give Us a Glimpse Into the Magic of Speech Team By Jaehun Lee After spending some time around the Newton South Speech Team, I’ve come to accept that the team can seem a little otherworldly. When someone mentions speech and debate, you can’t help but picture students in suits that look like they belong in the State House. However, the Speech Team’s Say What? performances at South from March […]

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South Students Display Their Musical Abilities At Newton Has Talent Competition

April 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala Arts Reporter On March 29, the Newton Rotary Club hosted its third annual Newton Has Talent Competition to raise money to eradicate Polio. This year’s selection of finalists showcased mainly musical talents. The Newton Rotary Club is one of 34,000 rotary clubs worldwide that work together to rid the world of Polio. About six weeks prior to the show, the twenty semifinalists, selected by the Newton Rotary Club, posted their […]

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Self-portrait by Ashley Wasilewski

Performing On Paper: Senior Ashley Wasilewski Follows Her Passion

April 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts When someone walks into the art room, Ashley Wasilewski doesn’t even look up. Sporting a teal beanie only a few shades lighter than the upper section of her hair, Wasilewski is fixated on her latest work that uses an array of inks that echo the colors in her eye-catching hair. But Wasilewski passion and drive for art did not begin recently. After her childhood love of […]

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Behind the Beat: A Look Into How Newtones Makes Its Music

April 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon Arts Reporter From the hit movie Pitch Perfect to the viral Youtube group Pentatonix, a cappella is on everyone’s radar. Despite this, few people know what really goes into making a successful a cappella group–and it’s not necessarily vertical running. Newton South has its own co-ed a cappella group called Newtones, which is an entirely student-run organization that arranges songs, mashups, and medleys. In the spirit of a cappella, the […]

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This Week In Arts

March 31, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts Wednesday-Friday, 3/25-3/27: The Newton South Speech Team performed its annual showcase, Say What. With a variety of pieces from almost every category, ranging from Original Oratories to Kiddie Lits – and even a condensed version of South Stage’s production of Arabian Nights – there was something for everyone. A relaxed break from the typically hyper-competitive environment that Speech can create, students performed exceptionally well and made […]

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Review: ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Is Far More Than Another Fairytale

March 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts From March 12 to March 15, Theater Ink, Newton North’s theater company, performed Once Upon a Mattress, a humorous and musical retelling of the classic tale, The Princess and the Pea. The show is relatively classic in style, written by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer in 1959 with music by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer, but much of the humor is modern. Coming from […]

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This Week In…Arts 3/22

March 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts March 18: Newton South’s Theater and Arts departments held an interest meeting about their upcoming New York City cultural immersion program. The trip, which will go from Friday April 10th to Saturday April 11, will involve an immersive theater experience with Sleep No More, a trip to the Museum of Modern Art, and a production of the Tony award winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and […]

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