October 2008 Issue

Skateboarders grind for change

By Denebola | Published: October 2008
By Adam Goldstein and Nathan Yeo Skateboarders at South are fighting to change school rules that forbid skating in parking lots and permit teachers to confiscate skateboards.

Welcome to the Blogosphere

By Nathan Yeo | Published: October 2008
The word blog is not really a word at all. It is instead a combination of two words, web and log. These two words describe a blog perfectly: they are logs of people's thoughts, published on the Web.
By Jason Kuo I am not a pothead. I have neither tried marijuana, nor do I plan to anytime soon. My view is that smoking is just another variable to deal with, a complication which I choose to keep out of my life.

England speaks about 2008 Election

By Denebola | Published: October 2008
By Annie Orenstein As the November election draws closer, it has dominated news outlets and everyday conversation. The election, however, is also a hot topic in England, where McCain and Obama both have active supporters.

View from the Top: Tess Boris-Schacter and Claire Johannes

By Denebola | Published: October 2008
WE RUN DIS SCHOOL. But we don't run to school. We hate running. We're basically straight lampin' 24/7 (urbandictionary.com that ish, kid). If you don't know who we are, you've probably been living under a geological formation for your entire high school career.
By Jon Ostrowsky The girls' soccer team tied Acton-Boxboro, the second ranked team in the nation, last Friday.

Media loses focus in election coverage

By Denebola | Published: October 2008
By Alex Gershanov This year's election will prove to be one of, if not the most, unorthodox that America has ever seen. With an African-American Democratic candidate and a female Republican vice presidential candidate, the media has been focusing widely on nonpolitical aspects of the race.
By Bill Humphrey If passed, Massachusetts Ballot Question 2, to legalize marijuana, would create more problems than it solves.

Swedes for change

By Denebola | Published: October 2008
By Jessica and Jennifer Ahlen One might think that the small population of Sweden would care very little about the United States presidential election. This, however, is not the case. Swedes, in general, have shown a great interest in the upcoming national election.

Paying the Bill: FAFSA

By David Han | Published: October 2008
With the economy at historic lows, South students, struggling to maintain their competitive high school careers, are now harassed to seek ways to pay for rising college tuition prices.

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