April 2011 Issue

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark­­­—a tangled web

By Sophie Scharlin-Pettee | Published: April 2011
The legend of Spider-Man has dazzled the minds of people of all ages since the idea was first imagined in 1962, by Marvel writers Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Southern Sudan wins independence

By John-Henry Mcbreen | Published: April 2011
On July 9, 2011, a new country will join the international community. On that date, South Sudan will secede from Sudan, formerly Africa’s largest nation. According to the January 30 referendum in which 99 percent of the South Sudanese population voted for independence.

A Silver Lining for the Land of the Rising Sun

By Dylan Royce | Published: April 2011
As radiation and body counts continue to rise, one could be forgiven for predicting a gloomy future for Japan’s economy.

Civil war, foreign intervention in Libya

By Tori Yee | Published: April 2011
On September 1, 1969, Muammar Gaddafi and a cabal of young Libyan Army officers carried out a bloodless coup d’etat that overthrew the monarchy. Gaddafi quickly became the most powerful actor in the new government, and has ruled the country for the 42 years since.

Running shoes crucial for athletes

By Josh Carney | Published: April 2011
An Olympic runner fitting running shoes sounds unrealistic. Yet Mike Roche is the owner of Boston Running Company in Newton Centre, and has been designing shoes for 25 years. He is a former Olympic runner as well.

Shot put hopeful for season

By Nathan Baskin | Published: April 2011
Seniors Brandon Caldwell and Alex Karys have been throwing shot put since last year and have enjoyed playing the sport.

Ageless Athletes: Matthew Anderson

By Nathan Baskin | Published: April 2011
When he was 15 years old, he could dunk: on a full-size basketball hoop When he was at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst he played under legendary National Collegiate Athletic Association coach John Calipari.

Jumpers support themselves

By Daniel Kats | Published: April 2011
Most successful teams have one thing in common: a strong fanbase. South’s track team, however, finds success on the field without much support from the bleachers.

Athletes’ injuries possibly preventable

By Josh Carney | Published: April 2011
Injuries of all kinds have affected student athletes at South throughout this academic year.

Paw-Aful and Springy for Spring

By Zach Pawa | Published: April 2011
The spring season has arrived. For some, sports become another item to add to their already full plate of schoolwork, extracurricular, SAT tutoring, and some form of instrumental practice. For others, they become a sense of organization and relief.

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