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November 2009 Issue

500 Days of Summer: Behind the scenes with the screenwriter

By Julia Sklar | Published: November 2009
What happens when you tell the story of a realistic romantic comedy out of chronological order with sweet tunes playing in the background and an intelligent, witty script running throughout?
Dispersed throughout the many blog posts on Tumblr.com are inspirational quotations, fond memories, favorite songs, and tales of everyday tedium. Among these bits and pieces lie the innermost thoughts of some Newton South students who use Tumblr as an outlet for their feelings.

This year’s freshmen put on a monster performance

By Cassandra Larrabee and Hannah Thomas | Published: November 2009
This year's freshman play, directed by guest director Adam McLean, consisted of a collection of works by playwright José Rivera.

Album Review: The Sky is a Field

By Mary-Kate Cronin | Published: November 2009
After the successful release of their premiere album Say Hello, The Novel Ideas unleashed its masterpiece sequel, The Sky is a Field. Comprised of poetic lyrics, a buffet of instrumentation, and ethereal harmonies, it's the kind of album that makes you want to lock yourself in a room and listen to it on repeat all day.

Art Focus: Rebecca Fleisher

By Andrea Braver and Shireen Pourbemani | Published: November 2009
Senior Rebecca Fleisher has always loved theatre. Even as a child, she only truly stepped out of her shell while singing and acting.

Car antics fuel many laughs during boring rides

By Michelle Mandeau | Published: November 2009
Many amusing occurrences happen while driving in the car that all have to do with music. Forget “sweet and sour and “name the license plate alphabetically.

Wild Things not wild enough even for its youngest audience

By Alex Frail | Published: November 2009
How do you turn a beloved children's book about ten sentences long, into a feature-length film?

Dominance cut short by sectional finals heartbreaker

By Jason Yoffe | Published: November 2009
The Lions suffered a heartbreaking loss against Quincy High School in the Central-East Sectional Finals, losing the last set 15-13 on a service error.

Squash star reaches national rank

By Jason Yoffe | Published: November 2009
Despite no current school squash club, sophomore and squash player Aaron Weinstein ranks thirteenth in the state and 173th in the nation in the Juniors Boys Under 17 (BU17) Division.

QB Klumpp embraces second chance

By Daniel Kats | Published: November 2009
The Lions will place tomorrow's coveted Thanksgiving Day game against Lincoln-Sudbury on the right shoulder of junior and quarterback Justin Klumpp. The game will be Klumpp's first as quarterback since his game on September 26 against Concord-Carlisle, in which he was substituted mid-game due to a loss of composure.

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