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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and the Big Bang Theory to be True

December 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Emily Goetzler News Reporter Pope Francis has recently announced that both the Big Bang and Evolutions theories are accurate. According to The Independent, the Pope said, “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician… But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws,” at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The Pope believes that a […]

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School Council Considers Pushing Back South’s Start Time

December 13, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar and Winson Ye News repoters During a PTSO meeting on November 20, Principal Joel Stembridge announced that the School Council was looking into pushing back Newton South’s start time. The School Council, composed of Stembridge, parents, teachers, and students, has been researching the logistical possibility of and public support for this idea over the past year. The council hopes a proposal will be formed by the end of the school […]

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South Students Invent “Lark Alarm” App

November 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By David Patkin and Jacob Denninger Some students may argue that the most difficult part of their day is not making it through five classes, taking a test, nor writing an in-class essay—the real challenge is willing themselves to stop pressing the snooze button, and waking up in the morning for the day of school. Senior Jae Seung Lee and former student Zephaniah Chang set out to help students cope with this daily […]

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Students Seek Extra Help in SAT/ACT Preparation

November 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Miranda Lassar and Winston Jiang As the college process kicks into high gear, many South students find themselves needing supplemental help in order to achieve their desired scores on the standardized SAT/ACT tests. Junior Giulio Cataldo claims to have a solid understanding of the material necessary of the material necessary for the SAT tests, but finds that he needs extra support with the actual test taking process. “School subjects tend to be […]

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Senior Bona Lee Balances Life as a Student and Pre-Professional Ballerina

November 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Winson Ye For senior Bona Lee, school does not end when the bell rings. What follows is not a ride home, but rather a trip to Boston Ballet School, where she spends the afternoon taking yet another set of classes. Lee has danced at Boston Ballet ever since she was in fourth grade. By the time she entered eighth grade, she was accepted into the pre-professional program, designed to teach only the […]

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World Economic Forum Reports Narrowing Gender Gap

November 22, 2014 / by / 3 Comments

By Madeleine Michael The World Economic Forum recently released its 9th Global Gender Gap Report concluded that equality is on the rise around the world. The report measures the how close countries are to attaining gender equality. To do this, they consider factors such as whether women are able to work, and if so, how much they make compared to men, whether they are able to get an education, positions in politics, and […]

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Faculty of Newton South: Custodian John Lawless

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Noy Alon and Min Park Born in Roxbury, Lawless had a relatively standard childhood. He went to school and hung out with other kids, and navigated the ropes of adolescence.  However, Lawless does express that it was a completely different time when he was growing up, seeing as he is now 69 years old. As Lawless matured, he transitioned from attending school to serving in military intelligence in order to help not […]

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Pro-Democracy Students React to Hong Kong Protests

November 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Inaki Uribe and Bimini Horstmann In the midst of China’s biggest political challenge since 1989, students hold strong pro-democracy opinions both in Hong Kong and at Newton South. Since July 2014, the Hong Kong protesters have been marching to protest against the Chinese government’s plan to oversee the entire leadership election of 2017 ruling out democratic elections for the people. Students and pro-democracy activists have been on the the streets for days, […]

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Possible Marijuana in Candy Raises Concern

October 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Emily Goetzler According to FOX NEWS, police officers in Colorado have advised parents to look for possible marijuana-infused candy in their children’s halloween candy collections. Many candies that look like name brand can be sprayed with hash oil. Once the hash oil dries, the candy looks completely normal and there is no way to tell the difference. The Denver Police Department, as well as Patrick Johnson, an owner of a marijuana shop […]

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Newton Community Reacts to Teachers Association’s Unity Action

October 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Denebola News Staff   On Tuesday, October 21, Newton teachers in all public schools throughout the city wore a T-shirt in support of the Newton Teachers Association’s quest for wages that compete with those of the surrounding school districts.   The back of these yellow T-shirts reads “COMPETITIVE WAGES=EXCELLENT SCHOOLS.”   The demonstration, which the Teachers Association calls “unity action,” came the day before official meetings began between the Newton School Committee […]