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September 2010 Issue

Petition drafted to improve school lunch

By Alex Gershanov | Published: September 2010
To the misfortune of many South students, a budget cut of $500,000 has cut this year's lunch menu from 11 options to five. Though a private company, Whitsons New England Inc., was selected in late June to oversee food services in Newton Public Schools, negotiations between the School Committee and the School Nutrition Workers Association have yet to be resolved. Whitsons cannot take over before the two parties reach an ...

South students model for new store

By Ashan Singh | Published: September 2010
This past March, Buckingham Browne & Nichols eighth grader Zach Rosenberg and his father opened up Zape: a clothing boutique geared towards the urban-chic style of Newton teenagers. The creation of the store came as a result of a bar-mitzvah gift from Rosenberg's father. “The idea came up about five years ago, Rosenberg said. “I love making up cool designs so my dad and I put our heads together and ...

One School One Book inspires South

By Hye-Jung Yang | Published: September 2010
In past years, South students would read the all-school summer reading book over vacation and return to school in September to discuss and write about the book in their English classes. This year, however, in an effort to bring the entire school together, the English department decided to do hold an all-school event centered around This I Believe II called One School, One Book. English department head Brian Baron, who drew ...

Principal delivers baby on highway

By Astha Agarwal | Published: September 2010
Every child is special, but Alora Grace Nardelli decided to give her parents a real surprise. At about 2 AM on September 8, the wife of Horace Mann Elementary Principal Mark Nardelli gave birth to their daughter on the side of highway Route-128 North. Nardelli delivered his wife's baby alone in the car, waiting for the paramedics to arrive. “I thought we were going to make it , Nardelli said. But after ...

North-South Inequity: State’s most expensive school opens

By Dan Agarkov | Published: September 2010
After three years of construction and a $197 million budget, the new Newton North building opened on August 31 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The new 413,000 square-foot building features an auditorium that houses 800 people and a 25-yard long swimming pool, replacing a 37-year-old outdated building with few windows and poor ventilation. The initial project was approved as a $40 million renovation of the old building, but officials determined that a ...

Police to enforce safe driving at South

By Rutul Patel | Published: September 2010
To protect drivers and pedestrians, the Newton Parent Advisory Council has been working with Intervention Prevention Counselor Rich Catrambone and Officer John Panica, South's liaison to the Newton Police Department (NPD), to set up a directive patrols system. “There will be officers around the school on both ends, Catrambone said. “We worked with Captain Minz to work out a strategy. The directive patrol officers will notify drivers of the particular ...
It seems like Massachusetts is once again taking the lead and taking care of something that should have been addressed years ago. In a country where 25 percent of car accidents are a result of texting while driving, it only made sense for this dangerous practice to be outlawed. Sure, it's terribly inconvenient, but considering a society in which teenagers have devised ways to steer their vehicles using their thighs ...

Opposing Viewpoints: Apple’s iPad is a practical new technology

By Andrew Feng | Published: September 2010
Far too often are students forced to lug around backpacks filled to the brim with folders and binders tucked with essential class papers. Then, on top of all that, they're forced to bring textbooks to school as well. With so many things to carry, and so much of it necessary, it's pretty hard to find something to lessen the load. However, the iPad will do exactly that. Most criticism leveled ...

Opposing Viewpoints: Apple’s iPad is useless and overpriced

By Hattie Gawande | Published: September 2010
With an increasing number of students buying iPads for school-related reasons, it's about time the question we're all wondering was asked: is the expensive gadget really worth it? Before answering that, let us first establish that the iPad is pretty awesome. It's sleek, is half the size of the average laptop, and weighs only about a pound and a half. And wouldn't it be so convenient to keep all your textbooks ...

Hurricanes overrated, time and time again

By Helen Holmes | Published: September 2010
In the broad spectrum of natural disasters, none is quite so destructive, finicky, or fascinating as the hurricane. Of course, hurricanes are not to be underestimated: Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and the Galveston hurricane of 1900 killed 8000 people. However, in the past few years, it would seem that New England, specifically, is almost entirely hurricane-proof. When a hurricane approaches, it must see some giant flashing sign saying something ...

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