South alum organizes Japan benefit concerts

By Rutul Patel | Published: April 2011

Elementary school music update

By Daniel Barabasi | Published: April 2011
For the Music Department, recent cuts have hit hard, especially on the elementary school level. Fourth grade chorus and third grade recorder programs are being eliminated.

Department heads plan around fiscal year 2012 budget

By Daniel Barabasi | Published: April 2011
The new public school budget for Newton, approved on April 5, comes as a hard hit for department heads and classes alike. The 2011-2012 school year will see an increase in class sizes as well as a decrease in staffing and classes.

Firefighter saves baby from burning building

By Astha Agarwal | Published: April 2011
When firefighter Nick McGrath left work on March 30, he never imagined that in the next few minutes he would break down two doors, put his life on the line, and rescue an entire family, including a one year-old infant, from a burning building. Driving home, McGrath noticed a three-decker house on Auburndale Avenue engulfed in flames. A woman stood in front, screaming that a child was trapped upstairs. Wearing plain ...

Garber wins Nationals

By Robert Wang and Rutul Patel | Published: March 2011

Fire hits Chestnut Hill; South provides refuge

By Astha Agarwal | Published: March 2011
February 18 began like any other day for freshman Deyar Dashti, who left her Chestnut Hill Towers apartment for school that morning.

Wisconsin union struggle and Newton budget parallels

By Denebola | Published: March 2011
In past several months public sector unions have suffered attacks by the state governments of Ohio, Indiana and most notably, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin governor recently succeeded in a bill stripping collective bargaining rights from most public workers. Tens of thousands of protestors responded by flooding the lawn and cramming the halls of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Democratic senators walked out and remained in Illinois so as to create a legislative stalemate ...

Fan bus paid in full

By Maarten Van-Genabeek | Published: March 2011
For the fourth round of the Girls’ Basketball Division I State tournament fans, who braved the 45 minute journey to Massoit Community College to watch the Lions were in for a surprise. A generous donation by the team allowed roughly 150 student fans to enter the game free of charge. This provided an incentive for more fans to show up, as more than 200 South students arrived to show their support. “It was great that so many of us were able to come there and show support,” senior Colby Medoff said, “The energy was great, we outnumbered their fans.


By Rutul Patel | Published: March 2011
“The school budget is famously opaque,” former history department chair Marshall Cohen said.

Brandeis Road parking ban continues into April

By Jason Yoffe | Published: March 2011
This winter administration informed students that parking on Brandies Road past the Senior Parking Lot was temporarily prohibited because snowdrifts squeezed traffic down to one lane. This temporary arrangement, however, may become a permanent policy.

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