Congressman Frank says “legalize it”

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Gabriel L. Nadel, Volume 35 March 17, 1995 Newton’s congressman Barney Frank startled many upon revealing his stance on marijuana legalization, on a Fall River talk show. Frank’s views, which he claims were public knowledge prior to the show, certainly were new to many. “It was a slow news day, and someone from the got a hold of it, and it went on the wire. It wasn’t a secret, that’s just how ...

Female student recognizes reemergence of feminism

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Audrey Hong, Volume 34 February 17, 1995 It happened in the 1920’s, when women fought for suffrage. It happedened in the 60’s, with Betty Friedan and the Feminine Mystique. And it may be happening again right now. A third wave of feminism seems to have begun, fueled by Generation X’s renewed desire for the empowerment of women and men, together. The growth of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and the myriad of rallies ...

Male: feminism tramples mens’ rights

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Andy Kirshenbaum, Volume 37 March 21, 1997 There are a lot of smart women in our world who are of equal or superior intelligence to men. The Feminist movement in American has shown exactly how much influence women really have in today’s society. Everyone, however sexist they may be, must admit that women are as intelligent as men. But the situation was not always this stable and, until recently, women were not ...

11 September 2001 – 8:48 am

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Adi Nochur, Volume 41 September 28, 2001 On September 11, 2001, three hijacked airplanes smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing thousands of civilians and shattering a nation’s confidence. This tragic terrorist attack has profoundly affected the American people. Individuals all over the U.S. have reacted to the attacks in many different ways, and the Newton South community is no exception. Once news of the attack broke, South Principal Michael ...

“You can’t go global now”

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Emily Concannon, Volume 41 October 26, 2001 Not global now. Like many other schools, public and private, Newton Public School students and teachers will have to stick closer to home for the foreseeable future. In past years, Newton South students have been able to extensively visit the greater world through school trips. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, the 2001-2002 school year will be decidedly different according to Newton Superintendent Jeffery Young. In ...

America aids victims

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Nate Randall, Volume 41 October 26, 2001 Since the tragic events on September 11, people in our community, as well as people in most communities around the country, have been making valiant efforts to help people whom the terrorist attacks greatly affected. Walking around the city one can find lemonade stands, garage sales, yard sales, car washes, and many other fund-raisers, all of which benefit institutions such as the American Red Cross. It ...

Community comes together for Darfur

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Rebecca Goldstein and Kyra Jae Shishko, Volume 46 February 16, 2007 More than 1,000 people attended the State Radio Darfur Benefit Concert on February 8 in order to raise money for the victims of the Darfur genocide. The local South chapter of the Student Anti-Genocide Coalition (STAND) has worked to provide relief and spread awareness of the effects of genocide, particularly in Darfur. Political conflict and corruption in the region has resulted in ...

Warren claims historic victory

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Adam Goldstein and Ramya Ramadurai, Volume 49 November 25, 2009 Mayor-elect Setti Warren won a tight election on November 3 with help and support from students, and looks forward to instituting educational reforms in the upcoming year. Warren hopes to improve the Newton Public School system by decreasing class sizes, increasing the environmental friendliness of the buildings, and devoting more hours to the professional development of teachers. “We need to make sure we ...

Secret cameras installed

By Denebola | Published: February 2011
By Jason Kuo and Nathan Yeo, Volume 47 December 19, 2007 Without notifying the public, administrators in the Newton Public Schools installed five security cameras at Newton South at the beginning of the 2007 school year. According to Principal Brian Salzer, the Newton Public Schools installed the cameras in response to an increase of vandalism and theft last year, in which several boy’s bathrooms were vandalized and items were stolen from locker rooms. The cameras ...

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