June 2010 Issue

Senior Cup: Chenzhe Cao & Ariel Kirshenbaum

By Andrea Braver and Justin Quinn | Published: June 2010
Every year, two seniors are chosen to receive the prestigious Senior Cup award. Seniors Chenzhe Cao and Ariel Kirshenbaum were selected this year as recipients of the award, announced at the Graduation ceremony.

Mendelson: Madeleine Reed & Yuji Wakimoto

By Ashan Singh and Maarten Van-Genabeek | Published: June 2010
This year, seniors Madeleine Reed and Yuji Wakimoto have been selected to receive Newton South's annual Danny Mendelson award for exceptional athletic achievement and sportsmanship.The awards commemorate the life and athletic accomplishments of former South athlete Danny Mendelson. 

Phi Beta Kappa: Meghna Nandi

By Leigh Alon | Published: June 2010
The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded at The College of William & Mary on December 5, 1776, claims that its mission is to “celebrate and advocate excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.

Second annual book sale raises over $3000 for school

By Dan Agarkov | Published: June 2010
The second annual used book sale took place between May 25 and 27 to raise money for programs that help with literacy in Newton schools.

Stembridge experiences China

By Rebecca Pyun | Published: June 2010
Principal Joel Stembridge left for China May 2 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jingshan High School in Beijing with interim superintendent Jim Marini, deputy superintendent Paul Stein, and North Principal Jen Price.

Three years, $197 million later: Newton North opens doors

By Hye-Jung Yang | Published: June 2010
After almost three years of construction, the new building for Newton North is nearly complete.

Crossfire club attracts massive crowds

By Dayun Keum | Published: June 2010
One of the South's largest clubs, the Crossfire club, ends its first year successfully as its senior coordinators move on to college. The club, which meets Thursday J-Blocks in Gym B, plays dodge ball with fifty or more students every week.

Parents notified of student skips next fall

By Hye-Jung Yang | Published: June 2010
In the fall, South will make use of its first parent connection program, which will automatically notify parents if their children skip class or are late to class, as well as keep them updated on missing homework and major grades. Called ParentConnect, the program will be instituted at South, Brown Middle School, and Williams Elementary School.

Biker killed by SUV, Newton concerned

By Jesse Zhang | Published: June 2010
Senior Matt Ma was the last person to see Andy von Guerard alive. While dropping off library books, Ma had waved to von Guerard as he biked past.

Advisor’s Note: Small Revolution

By George Abbott White | Published: June 2010
A revolution took place at Denebola recently. It was quiet compared to 2003, when the newspaper took a quantum leap by instituting no less than four major changes'€propelling Denebola into an age of the newer, digital technologies.

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