June 2010 Issue

Technical Advisor’s Note:

By Jason Agress | Published: June 2010
You may not realize that you're reading something quite special. While in one sense this is just another graduation issue of Denebola, it is also the 50th time this newspaper has published such an edition.

Newton schools find new principals

By Dan Agarkov | Published: June 2010
As the school year comes to a close, seven principalships in the Newton Public Schools (NPS) are being appointed for the 2010-11 school year.

2010 may be the last year for South cafeteria staff

By Alex Gershanov | Published: June 2010
The debate over cafeteria privatization, raging for nearly five months, has yet to produce any definitive answers for the Newton Public Schools (NPS) cafeteria staff.

Warren in review: six months

By Rutul Patel | Published: June 2010
Setti Warren, born and raised in Newton, was elected into the office of Mayor of Newton with a majority vote of 11,233 to 10,772 last November. Now, six months after his inauguration, Warren's term as mayor has proved to be both fast-paced and eventful in terms of his accomplishments and the obstacles he has faced.

Stembridge finishes first year at South, makes impression

By Hye-Jung Yang | Published: June 2010
In reflecting upon his first year at South, Principal Joel Stembridge believes that he has successfully achieved his initial goal of learning more about the South community.
The two current state senate candidates, Charles Rudnick and Cynthia Creem, met at South on May 19 to debate current political issues. The candidates were invited to speak as part of South's Political Awareness Week held May 19 to 21.
Political Awareness Week, running from May 19 to 21, invited a fair share of famous politicians to South. Two weeks later, South hosted former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, who spoke to students and teachers on June 4.

Survive the Drive gets mixed reviews

By Nahuel Fefer | Published: June 2010
The recent safe driving presentation, Survive the Drive, has received mixed responses from students who attended it. Survive the Drive founder Bob Green spoke to junior and senior classes about the importance of safe driving on May 24. Survive the Drive is an organization devoted to making apparent to teens the need for safer driving, providing risk-awareness, and delivering safe-driving presentations to schools in the northeast.

Graduation Speech: It’s time.

By Hannah Furgang | Published: June 2010
Time. There is nothing more interminable, and nothing more fleeting. Take Friday, June 4th, at 10 of 2.

Students will receive free wi-fi next year

By David Han | Published: June 2010
In an effort to allow students on to the wireless system, the administration and information technology staff has worked together over the past months to upgrade South's wireless network. School-wide access in the library and similar common areas is expected to be available next year.

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