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.
Photo courtesy of Jasper Primack

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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Republican Ted Cruz Announces Candidacy For President Of The United States

April 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Ava Morollo Junior Managing Editor of Community News On Monday, Republican Ted Cruz, a Senator from Texas, announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Cruz announced his candidacy during his speech at Liberty College in Virginia, promising to “reignite the promise of America” and also to “get back to the principles that made this country great.” Cruz’s political views are known to be conservative due to his stance on issues […]

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This Week In Community And Global News 3/29

April 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community and Global News March 24 – Suicidal Germanwings Airline Co-pilot Crashes Plane, Killing 150 People On March 24, a plane travelling from Barcelona, Spain, toward Dusseldorf, Germany crashed into the French Alps. All 150 people on the plane were killed, including the passengers and crewmembers. This crash was not accidental, but a suicide attack carried out by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. Lubitz locked the captain out of […]

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South Students Take Semesters Abroad Seeking A Unique High School Experience

April 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community News Junior Carter Howe left South and moved to a boarding school in New York in February for a semester-long program called City Term, an interactive learning experience centered on the history and culture of New York City. Howe decided to attend the program and leave South for the second half of his junior year for a change of pace from the academic environment and lifestyle […]

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Students, Faculty Struggle to Find Parking In School Lots

March 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Noy Alon and Min Park News Reporters At the beginning of each semester, Juniors and Seniors rush to the main office to purchase parking passes for the upcoming semester. This year, some Seniors have characterized the stressful process that is purchasing a parking pass as a “parking fiasco.” In describing this problem, Seniors have said that they did not receive priority over the junior class in regards to purchasing parking passes. Senior […]

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Newton South To Host “Dance For A Cause” On March 22

March 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing-Editor of Community News Newton South will host “Dance for a Cause” on Sunday March 22, featuring the Dance Academy of Siagel Productions. “Dance for a Cause” is a fundraiser for Sanfilippo Syndrome, a genetic disease that prevents its victims from walking, talking, and even eating. Steve Siagel, owner of Siagel Productions and the Dance Academy of Siagel Productions, started this event with his friend and colleague, Reia Connor, whose […]

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South Students Decide How To Balance Their Honors Courses

March 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Noy Alon and Min Park News Reporters March 18 is Registration Day at Newton South-a day in which many students are presented with the challenge of deciding how many honors classes they can accommodate into their busy lives for the upcoming school year. At South, honors and AP level courses (with the exception of freshman honors math) are available only from sophomore to senior year. When choosing which classes to take at […]

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