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School spirit suddenly surfaces

By Rutul Patel | Published: April 2011
On Wednesday, April 13, South pride was not just evident, but it was palpable. The students donned more than just the mundane jeans and t-shirts; they sported the Lions’ blue and orange.
Plagiarism is the easiest way to fail. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Opposing Viewpoints

By Ilana Sivachenko and Rutul Patel | Published: April 2011
The new ice cream in the cafeteria is...

Libya and England divided by protest seperated in response

By Hattie Gawande | Published: April 2011
At first glance—and even second, third, and fourth glance—England and Libya are polar opposites in terms of political situation.

Rethinking American Policy in the Middle East

By Dylan Royce | Published: March 2011
In October 2010, the US announced two billion dollars in military aid to Pakistan. This is only the latest in a long series of aid packages to the country, both military and humanitarian. America pours a huge amount of money not only into Pakistan, but into the entire Middle East. Discounting the enormous sums spent on combat and development in Iraq and Afghanistan (and lost to corruption there), the government spends ...
We live in a world where it is becoming increasingly difficult to care about death. Our brains have become so saturated with news of bloody crackdowns in Libya, bombings in Afghanistan, and nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea, that we are no longer moved by extreme violence or widespread death.

Denebola editors oppose the proposed student activities

By Denebola | Published: March 2011
As part of the plan to mitigate the effects of the FY12 budget cuts, the Superintendent is proposing a $125 student activities fee.

First lunch places last: lunch one a chaotic mess

By Jarrett Gorin | Published: March 2011
Ever since the semester started, first lunch has been uncomfortably overcrowded. When the lunch schedule changed, no one realized that the two most crowded areas of the school, the 2000’s and the 6000’s, would be eating at the same time.

ObamaCare Repeal: Will it actually happen?

By Hattie Gawande | Published: December 2010
The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care for America Act'€known as, according to right-wing Yahoo! Bloggers, “The Apocalypse, “The Making Grandma Shovel-Ready Act of 2010, “Screw the American People so that the Narcissists can have a Legacy, or simply, the health care bill'€was passed on March 23, 2010. Rasmussen Reports, an American polling company, immediately set up a poll tallying whether voters wanted the bill repealed. The numbers fluctuated ...

Shamed seniors shafted by cold cut

By Tony Wang | Published: December 2010
As we all heard during the school-wide This I Believe assembly, principal Joel Stembridge echoed the school's thoughts when he said, “We love our school. And really, we should. What other school in the state, in the country, oh what the heck, in the world, has an entire bulletin board dedicated to the hind legs of a hog? Yes, I am talking of none other than the legendary Wall of Ham, ...

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