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Keynote Speaker Jabari Asim Praises Newton South Community For One School One Book Event

October 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Min Park and Noy Alon News Reporters As Newton South’s annual One School One Book event came to a close on September 25, Jabari Asim, this year’s keynote speaker, left the building impressed with the passion with which the Newton South community discussed complex issues surrounding this year’s summer reading book, Wes Moore’s The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates. The Other Wes Moore captures the story of two African-Americans, both named […]

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2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates: What You Need To Know

September 29, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By David Patkin News Reporter As we enter the final months of 2015, the presidential election of 2016 takes center stage. There are over twenty candidates between the two main parties, all of whom make promises for a better America. Two Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders,  have separated themselves from the rest of the pack, while the Republican candidates are still battling in a group with no clear frontrunner. Hillary Clinton – […]

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Newton South Faculty Reflect On The Ratification Of New Teacher Contracts

September 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Video by Sam Hirschhorn Managing Editor of Multimedia Following the ratification of the new teacher contracts earlier this month, we interviewed several Newton South teachers and faculty regarding their opinions on the new contracts. According to Jamie Rinaldi, chair of the Newton Teachers Association negotiation team, the new contracts grant Newton teachers an average of a 7 to 8 percent salary increase along with more favorable benefits. The new contracts are in effect […]


Denebola Asks Newton South Students To Describe The Typical Student At Their High School

September 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Video by Max Baker Managing Editor of Multimedia We asked Newton South students to describe the typical student at their high school then how they might differ from the typical student.

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This Week In School News

September 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Winson Ye and Brian Yoffe Managing Editor of School News and Editor-in-Chief September 2 – Newton Teachers Association Ratifies New Teacher Contracts (Developing) On Wednesday, September 2, Newton teachers and faculty gathered in Newton South’s field house and voted in favor of ratifying the new teacher contracts. The vote to ratify the contracts came shortly after the Newton Teachers Association and School Committee reached a tentative agreement on the new contracts in […]

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This Week In Community And Global News

September 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community and Global News September 14 – Flash Floods Sweep Across Utah On Monday afternoon, flash floods washed across the Utah-Arizona border, killing nine women and children on their way to visit the nearby canyon, as well as at least three other hikers. Vehicles were swept away in the flood, leaving some people trapped in their cars. The “wall of water” only lasted about 45 minutes, yet […]

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New Policy Prohibits Juniors From Purchasing Parking Passes

September 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community and Global News The Newton South administration has prohibited juniors from buying parking passes this school year. Only the senior class is allowed to buy parking passes this year, which can be purchased for $155 each semester. The 165 available passes supply seniors with parking tags and stickers for the two parking lots of student spots on Brandeis Road. Although juniors may not park in these […]

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Newton Teachers Association And School Committee Reach ‘Tentative Agreement’ On New Teacher Contracts

August 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Brian Yoffe Editor-in-Chief In an email to Newton teachers and faculty, Newton Teachers Association president Michael Zilles announced that the Teachers Association and School Committee have reached “a tentative agreement on” new teacher contracts. The Newton Teachers Association and School Committee had been deliberating over the provisions of the contract beginning in the 2014 school year. The two sides had been making slow progress as they debated the Teachers Association’s request for […]

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Senior Sierra Weintraub Delivers Graduation Speech On Celebrating ‘Everyday Awesomeness’

June 08, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Abby Lass Managing Editor of Arts With the seniors graduating and going out into the real world, the only thing left to do is say our goodbyes. What better way to do that than with a graduation speech? Senior Sierra Weintraub had the idea for her speech for over a year and was finally given the chance to share it with her class during graduation this past Thursday in South’s field house. […]

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Senior Cup Winner Jae Lee’s Passion For Learning Takes Him Above and Beyond

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff Editor-in-Chief Through various clubs, leadership opportunities, and all four years as class president, Jae Lee handles organizing and planning everything from Senior Prom to a coordinated dance in cheerleader uniforms at Junior Semi with the utmost care and thought. Lee’s four years of hard work paid off Thursday during graduation as he was awarded this year’s male Senior Cup Award, which is given to one male and one female member […]