October 2009 Issue

Students fight for nation-wide equality

By Jesse Zhang | Published: October 2009
Five South students left Massachusetts on the evening of October 10, enduring a nine-hour bus ride to Washington D.C. before joining 200,000 people in the National Equality March on October 11. Although labeled “Equality, the march specifically focuses on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) rights.

South steps up drug, alcohol prevention

By Alex Gershanov | Published: October 2009
Despite recent drug and alcohol-related incidents in the city, Principal Joel Stembridge, housemasters, and Prevention/Intervention Counselor Rich Catrambone will continue normal efforts to deter students from unsafe behaviors.

6 of 8 committee seats contested

By Adam Goldstein | Published: October 2009
Six out of eight School Committee seats will be contested in this year's upcoming election on November 3, the most in the Newton's history.

Stembridge reacts to stress and spirit

By Alex Gershanov | Published: October 2009
After familiarizing himself with the school, Principal Joel Stembridge intends to discuss two important issues: stress and spirit.

Senate embarks on new initiatives

By Josh Podrid | Published: October 2009
The South Senate plans to tackle the many current, pressing issues that are afflicting the student body. Principal Stembridge also plans on working closely with the Senate this year.

Colleges debate benefits of new Score Choice policy

By Ben Chelmow | Published: October 2009
Members of the Class of 2010 will now have the option of utilizing the College Board's decision last January to implement Score Choice, a program that gives students the freedom to choose which SAT scores they wish reported to colleges.

Junior officers change Semi site

By Roxanne Glazier | Published: October 2009
The junior semi-formal will be held at the Newton Marriott this year instead of the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, where it has been held for the past several years.

South holds flu vaccine clinic

By Alex Gershanov | Published: October 2009
A private company administered vaccines in the form of shots or nasal mist to over 150 preregistered students in South's flu vaccine clinic on October 15.

Wireless system upsets students

By Stepan Houtchens | Published: October 2009
Students working in the library this year no longer have private access to the library's wireless network.

Library revamps entrance floors

By Alex Gershanov | Published: October 2009
Students returning from the Yom Kippur long weekend may have noticed a much-brighter library entrance. This was not the effect of new lights, however, but of the new tile floor installed in the library's entrance.

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