March 2009 Issue

Lady Lions dash to state victory

By Daniel Kats | Published: March 2009
The Girls' Indoor Track Team has won numerous Dual County League Championships and Division I State titles over the past 20 years. They have finished either first or second at All-States many times in that span.

Safe Rides grant life-saving options

By Sidrah Baloch | Published: March 2009
In response to local concern about unsafe driving habits among teenagers, the Federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program has created a Safe Rides Task Force to discuss activating a program that would provide students from either high school a free taxi ride home if they were to find themselves in an unsafe situation.

Lions’ basketball learns father knows best

By Ashan Singh | Published: March 2009
Since he was six, senior Tyrik Wilson played numerous games of one-on-one with his dad, receiving continual lessons on the fundamentals of basketball.

Wellness program on rocky terrain

By Jesse Zhang | Published: March 2009
Following the March 2 release of Superintendent Jeffrey Young's fiscal 2009-2010 proposed budget plan for the Newton Public Schools, South students can expect major cuts and program changes in the Wellness Department.

Britney’s circus dazzled the crowd

By Julia Lytle and Claire Pezza | Published: March 2009
Britney Spears's Circus Tour hit Boston on March 16 and confirmed one thing for her 17,804 fans: Britney is definitely back. Spears kicked off her comeback tour on March 3 in New Orleans, her first time back on the road since her 2004 Onyx Hotel Tour.

SAC announces principal finalists

By Roxanne Glazier | Published: March 2009
The Selection Advisory Committee (SAC), a group of students, parents, faculty, and administrators working together to find a new principal, announced the three finalists on March 18. Finalists Adam Goldberg and Joel Stembridge visited South on March 23 and 24, respectively; finalist Kathleen Dawson will visit today to meet the South community. Superintendent Jeff Young will announce the new principal, the third in five years, on April 6. The parents on SAC were Andrew O'Brien, Lonnie Farmer, Janet Wertheimer, Barry Wanger, and PTSO Co-President Julie Sall.

Art Focus: Sam Levenson

By Jane Qu | Published: March 2009
Senior Sam Levenson lives and breathes music. He sings in Newtones and various other choruses, acts in South Stage musicals, and plays the trombone in Newton South's Jazz Ensemble. Though Levenson does not have as strong a connection to trombone playing as he has to singing and acting, music is still an integral part of his life.
The boys' track captains used their strong leadership skills to guide their team to an indoor track championship. Seniors Ben Olins and John Mitkevicius lead South's male sprinters, while seniors John Beck and Andrew Wortham took charge of distance runners.

Bracketology 101

By Jonathan Goodman | Published: March 2009
After an exciting week of conference tournaments, the “Big Dance is finally here. Basketball is always on, everyone has a different opinion, and it is a great time to win money. The fun of creating a bracket is something that goes on all around the country, and most of the time no two brackets are alike.

View from the Top: Amanda Breckner and Emily Epstein

By Amanda Breckner and Emily Epstein | Published: March 2009
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