December 2009 Issue

Pajammin’ to jam at ‘10 inauguration

By Alex Gershanov | Published: December 2009
Following mayor-elect Setti Warren's inaugural ceremony, a diverse collection of musical and artistic groups are scheduled to perform on January 1. Among those listed are the Newtones and Pajammin', a rock band of six South seniors.

Community service builds discussion

By Chris Erspamer | Published: December 2009
Four years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, junior Mollie Solon participated in rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by the storm.

South joins North’s mediation program

By Ashan Singh | Published: December 2009
Over the past few weeks, the South administrative team implemented Newton North's successful problem solving program Peer Mediation, which involves student to student dialogue rather than direct intervention from an administrative figure.

Pole on Brandeis takes out Honda

By Roxanne Glazier | Published: December 2009
Campus Aide Joanna Norton arrived at South on Thanksgiving morning for the football game, and found one of the cement pylons had been knocked over and shattered.

Pilot policies prove to be promising

By Adam Goldstein | Published: December 2009
As the first semester comes to an end, the attendance and hallway policies enacted at the beginning of the year reach the end of their pilot stage.

Department considers World History & Economics classes

By Morgan Seiler | Published: December 2009
The History Department is considering introducing two new classes, Modern World History and Economics, at the curriculum one and honors level to future senior classes.

Senior class officers add new flavor to traditional pep rally

By Jesse Zhang | Published: December 2009
After careful planning, the senior Class Officers created what some say to be the best pep rally in years on November 25.

Mayor and school committee reacts to NTA protest efforts

By Alex Gershanov | Published: December 2009
Following a Newton Teachers Association (NTA) demonstration at a School Committee meeting on November 23, negotiations for a teachers' successor contract will resume in January. The two organizations plan to wait until mayor-elect Setti Warren and three new School Committee members take office to renew negotiations.

Setti Warren holds town-wide summit

By Dan Agarkov | Published: December 2009
Mayor-elect Setti Warren held a summit of Newton residents to establish where Newton stood on six key areas of city life and to set future goals for his administration. This event, which attracted close to 200 people, was held at his campaign office on December 5.

Senior commons reopened

By Jesse Zhang | Published: December 2009
Wheeler Housemaster Josepha Blocker reopened the Wheeler commons on December 11 after temporarily closing them for two days due to loud and disruptive behavior.

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