Announcements:

Class office and South Senate nomination packets are now available for the 2015-2016 school year. Visit your house office to pick up a packet.
Graduation is this Thursday, June 4th at 5:00 PM. All students will have 11am dismissal.
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Blood and Death: How South Stage Lives up to the Violence of Macbeth

May 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Gil Alon Arts Reporter In an attempt to bring something new to the stage, South Stage’s and Theater Ink’s upcoming production of Macbeth will feature the one-thousand-year-old art of sword fighting. More commonly referred to as stage combat, the goal of sword fighting is to create the illusion that the characters are violently attacking each other, all the while maintaining a safe environment for the actors. This technique immerses viewers in the […]

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Dancing in the Dark: The Newest Wave of Glow Dances is Here

May 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Jaehun Lee Arts Reporter You may not know Poi by name, but chances are you’ve seen the unique art form at a school event in the past few years. Poi, a performing art that involves swinging tethered weights in a variety of rhythmic and geometric patterns, has its roots in spirituality. A derivation of Maori tribal movements in New Zealand, poi has grown more popular in America because of its blend of […]

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Blockbusters: Pitch Perfect 2 Is Aca-Awful

May 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala and Jackie Lee Arts Reporters Rating: 1.5/5 Stars While the first installment of Pitch Perfect highlighted the world of competitive collegiate a capella in an incredibly enjoyable way, its sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, didn’t do the Barden Bellas justice. Most of the classic Barden Bellas, along with a few a capella novices, are on a quest to redeem themselves after a mishap at the President’s birthday bash. Banned from all […]

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Block Busters: Age of Ultron Is A Solid Addition To The Marvel Universe

May 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster The Avengers, premiered on May 1 and has since garnered mixed reviews and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, both of which are well earned. The movie picks up where we last left the Marvel universe after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with a fractured S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ever-present paranoia that leaves […]

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Review: Acafest Has Something For Everyone

May 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Siena Small Arts Reporter On May 8, Newton South hosted its annual a cappella concert, Acafest. Despite some scheduling mishaps, the event was a smashing success. Two of the four acts scheduled to perform did not manage to make the event, but this didn’t take away from the immense talent on display. The show opened with an introduction from Adam DeAngelo and Nathan Reider, which led into a performance by Newtones, Newton […]

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Review: Student Directing Festival Looks at the Pain of Reality Through Fiction

May 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts From April 30 through May 2, South Stage presented its first show of the spring season, the annual Student Directing Festival. This production included two one-act plays, The Nelson Family Thanksgiving, written by seniors Sam Fidler and Yasmin Yacoby and directed by Yacoby, and Park Angel, directed by senior Rebecca Williams. Nelson focuses on the marital problems of Marshall (played by sophomore Aaron Foster) and Liz […]

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English Department Celebrates National Poetry Month With Poetry Pals

April 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts Regardless of your degree of interest in theater or the performing arts, you’ve probably sat down at one time or another and watched the Oscars or bought tickets to see your favorite singers perform months before they arrive in town. While movies and music are highly entertaining and lucrative industries, they often overshadow some of the quieter art forms. To bring more awareness to one of […]

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Block Busters: The Longest Ride Is Not Just Another Nicholas Sparks Movie

April 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala and Jackie Lee Arts Reporters Just like every other Nicholas Sparks movie, The Longest Ride stars a pretty girl and an even hotter guy. Luke Collins, played by Scott Eastwood, is a twenty-something-year-old professional bull rider who falls for sorority girl Sophia Danko, played by Britt Robertson. Given the author, it’s no surprise that their relationship is strained but their love prevails in the end. This movie focuses not only […]

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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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