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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 […]

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Senior Cup Winner Ahaana Singh’s Positive Presence Permeates The South Community

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Brian Yoffe Editor-in-Chief Four-term class vice-President, founder of the Children of Ghana club, and managing editor of Leo, Ahaana Singh’s benevolent presence is felt throughout Newton South and the Newton community. For her achievements and leadership over the past four years, Ahaana Singh won the Senior Cup Award, which is awarded to one male and one female student of the senior class each year. Singh’s organized, determined work ethic allowed her to […]

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Patrick Reilly Wins 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Award

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar Managing Editor of Community and Global News Ask anyone about Patrick Reilly and you get the same response, “He’s brilliant. I mean really brilliant.” Reilly’s outstanding intelligence has earned him a spot at the University of California Davis and the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa award, awarded to the senior with the highest GPA. Reilly’s teachers praised his intelligence as well as his deeper comprehension of the material. “He is brilliant, […]

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Keegan Prize Winner Hema Roychowdhury Fosters Critical Thinking In The Classroom

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Winson Ye and Lucy Kim Managing Editor of News and News Reporter Newton South physics teacher Hema Roychowdhury has been named the winner of the Keegan Prize for Critical Thinking for her ability to foster thought-provoking lessons for her students. The winners for this award are chosen by a committee of former winners as well as Brenda Keegan herself. In describing the characteristics of her teaching style, Roychowdhury feels that she does […]

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Ann Elliott-Holmes Award Winner Alan Reinstein Brings The Sound Of Music To The Classroom

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Noy Alon and Min Park News Reports This year’s Ann Eliot-Holmes Award for Excellence in Teaching Award has been awarded to Newton South English teacher Alan Reinstein. Recipients of this award are chosen by a committee of former winners, as well as Ann Eliot-Holmes herself. Reinstein was chosen because of his engaging, musical teaching style, as well as his focus on the performing arts in the classroom. English department head Brian Baron […]

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Seniors Donate To Signs Of Suicide (SOS) Program As Class Gift

June 04, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Jaehun Lee Arts Reporter Every year, there is a lot of interest about what the graduating class will present as its senior gift. This year’s senior class gift has a special meaning. With last year’s tragic suicides in the Newton Public School district, this year’s seniors are making a monetary donation to the Signs of Suicide program at Newton South. “We did not have any specific ideas about what the senior gift […]

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Meet The 2015 Senior Cup Finalists

June 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Brian Yoffe Editors-in-Chief Hyunnew Choi Achievements: Class officer, editor-in-Chief of the Lion’s Roar, violinist in Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, president of ASC-Newton volunteer team, MASS awards for Academic Excellence/Blumer Book Award winner, teaches classical music through El Sistema program Why she might win: From serving as editor-in-chief of the Lion’s Roar to playing in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Choi’s experiences at South have made her grow into a […]

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A Look Back At Key Events At South And In The World Over The Past Four Years

June 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Winson Ye Managing Editor of School News 2010-2011: Arab Spring Surges Through Middle East (December 2010): A wave of protests and demonstrations swept across the Middle East beginning when the Tunisian Revolution occurred on December 18, 2010. By the end of February 2012, uprisings had occurred in countries across the region including Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Osama Bin Laden Killed By Navy SEALs After Decade-Long Hunt (May 2, 2011): After a […]

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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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