“You are free, you are free before the noon day sun and you are free before the moon. It is with this stanza, (shown above in Arabic) from a Kahlil Gibran poem that Lieutenant Dan Choi started his speech at the National March for Equality in Washington, D.C. in October. Lieutenant Choi, Iraq combat veteran and West Point graduate, worked for the military as an Arabic translator until he was kicked out because of his sexual orientation. He represents the more than 12,500 men and women who have been discharged under the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy that was put into place in 1994 and that President Obama and the Democratic Congress have yet to end.

A Community of Learning: English Language Learners

By David Han, Gabriel Schneider and Shayna Sage | Published: October 2009
The reasons seemed logical: better education, broader opportunity, more independence. Yet sophomore Alex Chen, who had lived in Guangzhou, China, all his life, was reluctant when his parents told him that the family was moving to America. Although he understood his family's rationale for moving, Chen, 14 years old at the time, did not feel ready. He had never traveled before in his life, and his entire knowledge of America was based off of picture books he had read as a child.

South Senior Masters English

By Sidrah Baloch | Published: October 2009
When Yuji Wakimoto walked through the doors of Newton South for the first time as a freshman coming from Japan, he couldn't believe how many white people he saw around him.

An Unparalleled Impact

By Gabriel Schneider | Published: September 2009
“An important chapter in our history has come to an end, President Obama said, regarding Ted Kennedy's recent passing. “Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time.

Ted Kennedy at South

By Denebola | Published: September 2009

A Small Gesture Goes a Long Way

By Gabriel Schneider | Published: September 2009
Ted Kennedy, known for his work in the Senate as well as for his prominent family name, was a personable, trustworthy and articulate man whose larger-than-life traits led him to prominence in the Senate for over four decades.

Infographic: What South Students Think

By Chenzhe Cao | Published: September 2009

100 days and still strong

By Alice Lee and Gabriel Schneider | Published: May 2009
Like most presidential campaigns, Barack Obama's run for the presidency sparked a huge surge of interest in the American people. For the most part, the younger generation of America was excited by the prospect of such a charismatic and optimistic new leader.

Obama’s 100 days in office

By Gabriel Schneider | Published: May 2009
In 1933, when Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office as President of the United States, the country was in utter turmoil; banks failed across the board, unemployment soared and industry as a whole collapsed. Today, although bread lines aren't exactly lining street corners, America is facing a strikingly similar situation to that of the 1930s.

Save a cow, eat a vegetarian!

By Gabriel Schneider | Published: March 2009
Vegetarianism is not simply a diet; it's a conscious life choice, but those who do decide to become vegetarian certainly have to consider maintaining a balanced diet. While there is still debate as to whether being vegetarian is healthier than not being vegetarian, the fact of the matter is if you are going to choose a certain diet, you have to do it right.

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