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November 2007 Issue

War torn country, war town lives

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By David Gabriel The refugee crisis in Iraq has reached tremendous levels. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees stated this summer that over 5 million Iraqis have fled the country or have been displaced since 2003. Refugees International, a non-governmental organization committed to recognizing refugee problems worldwide, called the Iraqi refugee crisis the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

Teams and clubs tackle grade barriers

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By Lily Simon At my summer camp, every staff member was treated equally. We were one team, one community barring any age differences. My best friend was a year older than me, and another good friend was entering his sophomore year in college. If age is such a small factor in communities like camps, why does it play such a big role in schools?

A happy helping of nutrition

By Denebola | Published: November 2007

Book Review: Hugh Brogan: Alexis de Tocqueville

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By George Abbott White English Department Democracy's in the news. Like Coke and iPods the world wonders whether the American version will increase its market share. As far as Americans are concerned, is there any other version? Democracy's always in the news, given the nature of our world. How it comes into being and how it is sustained, its possibilities and limitations, are perhaps the more apparent given the current Bush administration.

Recipes for success

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By Julia Sklar The large amount of school work and extracurricular activities many South students participate in does not aid healthy eating habits. After school, it's easy to grab a bag of chips and a can of soda instead of eating a healthy dinner. It's important to eat a well balanced meal after running around all day, and while a small amount of carbohydrates are good for you, an excess of them is not.

South juniors refuse to turn it in

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By Rebecca Goldstein Objecting on legal grounds, four South students are refusing to submit English assignments to the online plagiarism detection service Turnitin.com. The students, juniors Bill Humphrey, Mikhail Lepilov, Aden Forrow, and Georgia Halliday, object to the service because they feel it violates their intellectual property rights. "Turnitin.com is unethical, not legal, and not constitutional," Humphrey said.

Cross-country continues dynasty into 2007 season

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By Caleb Alperin Call it emotion. Call it passion. Call it commitment. Whatever it's called, the boy's cross-country team has it. With an 8-1 record this year, the team finished in fifth place in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) rankings. Ahead of South were Brookline (10-0), Whitman-Hanson (9-0), Nashoba, and Lincoln Sudbury (9-0). "The team is very consistent every year," South athletic director, Scott Perrin, said. "Each year we're sending more and more kids to states."

View from the Top

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By Maor Cohen and Ethan SachsFirst, we will introduce ourselves. Maor, the stylish one of the duo, enjoys pickling radishes. Ethan is tall. Our high school experience can be summed up by Rita Rudner's immortal quotation: "Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times." We would just like to start off by saying last weekend was pretty mediocre. On Friday night we watched the Celtics, and on Saturday night we watched Boston College lose.

Afghanistan’s post-Taliban struggles

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By David GabrielNATO, The United Kingdom, and the United States led a coalition into Kabul, Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. Invasions, however, are not foreign to Afghanistan. Violent civil wars have torn Afghanistan apart for the past 30 years, ever since the former Soviet Union attempted to occupy Afghanistan in a similar fashion to the coalition, in December 1979.

Carcinogens prove to be a meaty issue

By Denebola | Published: November 2007
By Antoine Guillaume Cancer causes more than 500,000 deaths in the United States each year. First and second hand smoking, as well as pollution, are leading causes of cancer. But researchers at the Mayo Clinic believe that most carcinogens are food-based with only about five percent of deaths coming from environmental factors.

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