South Spots

by Bella Ishanyan, News Editor

“All for One and One for All”

Directed by theater teacher Paige Perkinson, “The Three Musketeers” was South Stage’s first production this school year. Rehearsals began in late August and the show premiered from Oct. 21-23.

New Homework Policy

A new schoolwide homework policy, enforced by department chairs and house deans, expects CP, ACP and honors teachers to assign approximately 20 minutes of homework per class, creating an upper limit of 60 minutes per week. AP teachers are still working with department chairs to determine an appropriate amount of homework to assign. This homework policy is expected to change as the year progresses and the effects of last year continue to wear off.

Booster Shots

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series: ages 65 years and older and those who are 18+ and live in long-term care settings, have underlying medical conditions or work or live in high-risk settings. For the nearly 15 million people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Commuter Rail Improvements

The MBTA and Mayor Fuller began a project to improve commuter rail stations in Auburndale, West Newton and Newtonville. The project became public on Oct. 13 and will work to help improve the train’s reliability by implementing track and railway signal upgrades. The project will also enhance accessibility for those with disabilities, creating sloped walkways, ramps, elevators and stair connections.