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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Freshman Isabel Autor Pursues Her Passion For The Arts

May 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Min Park News Reporter Freshman Isabel Autor joined the Newton South Speech Team this year in their annual “Say What?” performance, which is held to showcase the various talents of the members on the team in a non-competitive setting. Autor’s speech, “The Story of Hope,” addresses the pressures of high school and a teenager’s desperate desire to fit in. “My speech is about a girl who is really isolated from everyone else […]

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South Students Kat Quinn And Abraham Brownell Win The 2015 Heintzelman Writing Award

May 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Interviews by Noy Alon and Min Park News Reporters Read their works below: Kat Quinn Heintzelman 2015 Abraham Brownell Heintzelman 2015

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Solar-Powered Plane Embarks On Historic Journey Around The World

May 24, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By Maddie Michael News Reporter The Solar Impulse 2, a plane fueled entirely by solar power, is making a historic attempt as the first solar-powered plane ever to fly around the world. The Solar Impulse 2 is a single person plane with a 72 meter wingspan. The top of the plane is covered with solar cells that allow it fly throughout the day.. At night, the plane is fueled by rechargeable lithium batteries. […]

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The Other Wes Moore Selected As Next Year’s One School One Book

May 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala Staff Reporter Newton South students and faculty have come together to carry on the eight-year-old tradition of One School One Book by selecting The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore as this summer’s mandatory reading. This memoir captures the story of two African-Americans, both named Wes Moore. Even though they were born under similar circumstances, one becomes a successful Rhodes Scholar while the other is in […]

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This Week In Community And Global News 4/30

May 05, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community and Global News April 29 – MIT Memorial Opens in Honor of Policeman Sean Collier MIT opened a memorial in honor of MIT police officer Sean Collier this past Wednesday. Thousands of people were in attendance for the ceremony to commemorate Collier’s dedication and sacrifice after being shot and killed during the manhunt of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2013. The memorial is composed of 32 […]

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This Week In Community and Global News 4/25

April 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

by Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community and Global News April 20 – Boston Marathon Provides Hope for the City On Monday, over 30,000 people ran in the 119th annual Boston Marathon. Multiple victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 ran and finished the marathon this year. The marathon played an important role in spreading other inspiring stories of perseverance, including that of Maickel Melamed. Melamed, who was born with muscular dystrophy, […]

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Newton South Speech Team Places First In State Tournament

April 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Anastasia Kadiyala Arts Reporter On Friday, April 10, Newton South’s Speech Team came in first place at the state tournament for the second straight year. Senior Jasper Primack had his concerns about the team coming into the tournament. “Last year, we won every tournament in team sweepstakes except the very first tournament of the year,” Primack said. “This year, we’ve been a bit more inconsistent, so I was concerned that we might […]

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South Students React to France Banning Super-Skinny Models

April 12, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Ava Morollo Junior Managing Editor of Community News Earlier this week, France’s parliament passed a law that bans any use of immensely thin models. Breaking this law could result in jail time and a fine of more than €75,000. The new law bans the use of models who have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than is recommended by health officials. In addition, lawmakers stated that any re-touched photos used for commercial use […]

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Newton Community Begins Discussion On Pushing Back South’s Start Time

April 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Winson Ye Managing Editor of School News Students, parents, and teachers gathered in South’s Seasholes Auditorium Tuesday night to begin a citywide discussion regarding the benefits and drawbacks of pushing back South’s start time. Dr. Judith Owens, the Director of Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, began the forum by giving the audience a presentation regarding her own research and other scientific studies examining the effects of sleep deprivation on teenagers. According […]

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This Week In Community and Global News 4/6

April 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community and Global News April 7 – South Carolina Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man On Tuesday, North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael T. Slager was arrested for the fatal shooting of Walter L. Scott, an unarmed black man. Scott was pulled over for a broken taillight when he proceeded to run away from Slager. According to Slager, Scott tried to take his stun gun, […]

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