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May 2010 Issue

India exchange has successful first year

By Rutul Patel | Published: May 2010
Over the course of the last eight months, the South community worked actively to create an exchange program with St. Marks Senior High School in India.

Café negotiations pose legal questions

By Alex Gershanov | Published: May 2010
In the midst of ongoing negotiations with cafeteria workers, some tension has risen between the Newton Public School Custodians' Association (NPSCA) and the School Committee over the 'Ëœbargaining in good faith' component of their meetings.

Zilles to lead NTA after close election

By Alex Gershanov | Published: May 2010
After serving eight years as the Newton Teachers' Association (NTA) president, Cheryl Turgel will step down on July 1 and hand the presidency over to Newton North teacher Mike Zilles.
When history teacher Jamie Rinaldi walked into South at 6:30 am on April 16, he did not expect to see anything out of the ordinary. As he prepared coffee in his office, however, he was confronted by a gentleman who claimed to be searching for his sister.
The School Committee met with representatives from South and Newton North on May 10 to discuss the proposal for the installation of security cameras at the two high schools.

Senate works on teacher evaluations

By Hye-Jung Yang | Published: May 2010
The South Senate recently passed a bill for a teacher evaluation system in which students will fill out two standardized evaluation forms for their teachers every year, once during midyear and once at the end of the year.

Student maintains positive attitude despite cancer diagnosis

By Hye-Jung Yang | Published: May 2010
Senior Naveen Sridhar had been feeling such intense pain in his left leg for two weeks that one Monday morning in December, he went to the emergency room to get his leg examined, no longer able to sleep at night.

Denebola sees promise in new Senate bill

By Denebola | Published: May 2010
On May 6, the South Senate passed the Teachers Feedback/ Evaluation Initiative of 2010, a bill instituting evaluations for teachers filled out by students.

Not-so-free iced coffee day

By Denebola | Published: May 2010
We all know that ­South students crave the pre-homeroom pick-me-up of a tall, iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts.

Crossing the border: should you be punished?

By Laura Haime | Published: May 2010
Excited to enjoy the spring weather, I decide to walk to school. On my way, I think about all of the homework I didn't do the night before. As I contrive my game plan to get around the assignments, a cop car pulls over, thwarting my trip to school.“Excuse me, miss, can I see your documents?

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