May 2010 Issue

The unnecessary loss of one’s AP virginity

By Sandy Shen | Published: May 2010
There's a slight familiarity to it all: the smell of freshly sharpened number two pencils, the clamor of students frantically cramming every last bit of information into their minds, and the anticipation in the air of the horrifying task before us.


By Brittany Bishop | Published: May 2010
Natural disasters have occurred since the beginning of time, but with an increase in incidents and a growth in deaths as the years continue, environmental awareness and 2012 prophecy concerns have increased. In 2010 alone, the world endured over 30 natural disasters, from earthquakes and volcanoes to floods and mudslides.


By Andrea Braver | Published: May 2010
You should probably quit spending your Saturday nights studying for that illustrious AP. It would behoove you to give up on everything you have ever wanted. In fact, you might as well speed up the inevitable process of your demise and kill yourself now.

Students directors make their debut in the One Acts

By Wendy Ma | Published: May 2010
From April 29 to May 1, the One Acts hit South's stage. These short plays were full of emotion and messages that grabbed the audience's attention.

Donna De Lory hits Newton Centre

By Justin Quinn | Published: May 2010
Singer Donna De Lory returned to Newton Centre on May 3 for a concert at Samadhi Yoga Center as part of her annual East Coast Tour.

Hip hop surge inspires new bands

By Madeline Frieze | Published: May 2010
“Hip hop¦. Or is it “hip-hop¦. Or maybe “hiphop? Either way, hip-hop is a cultural phenomenon developed in the early 70's by a generation of African Americans living in the Bronx. From a background of poverty, they created a beautiful, prideful expression of music, art, and dance.

Photo goes digital

By Emily Ho | Published: May 2010
Starting next year, a new digital photography class will be offered to students who have already taken Photo I.

Art Focus: Eric Phillips

By Bianca Ho | Published: May 2010
Any student at South acquainted with senior Eric Philips would call him a musical guy. Philips has performed, written, and mixed various music projects.

Fashion Focus: Carlos Morales

By Andrea Braver | Published: May 2010
Many students at South deliberately aim to blend in with the crowd, choosing to not stand out from their peers. Whether it's in the food they eat'€perhaps choosing to go vegan because their friends have decided that animals are too cute to be eaten'€or in the clothing they choose to wear, individuality is something that many a student struggle to attain.  Nevertheless, in a world of black and white, one South student lights up the color spectrum: junior Carlos Morales.

Rugby earning recognition as South sport

By Mike Berman | Published: May 2010
One would think that rugby is a sport unique to foreign countries, especially in high school. This spring, however, South has embraced the game, as it continues its fight to be recognized as an official Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association sport.

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