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  • April 24Class Of 2020 Parent/Caregiver's Meeting: Wednesday, May 3 from 7-8 pm in the Cafeteria

  • April 24The Food Justice Club is hosting a food drive from April 26th to May 4th

  • Q&A with Brookline school committee election candidates
  • Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War
  • Review: Music Collective Spring Concert
  • Immigration policies cause distress
  • Annual Day of Dialogue seeks to inform about LGBTQ+ identity
  • Q&A with Brookline school committee election candidates
    News

    Q&A with Brookline school committee election candidates

    Ella Kitterman, News Writing Editor

    April 30, 2017

    On Tuesday, May 2. the Brookline community will be voting on the members for three seats of the Brookline School Committee. The four candidates running are  Michael Glover, Julie Schreiner-Oldham, Paul Harris and Suzanne Federspiel. Michael Glover has served one term on the School Committee and is running for re-election. He is an att...

  • Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War
    Conversations on Race, News, Uncategorized

    Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War

    Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor

    April 27, 2017

    On Tuesday, students, teachers and members of the Brookline community came together for a flag-raising ceremony on Cypress Field honoring Adam, Peter and Prince, three slaves from Brookline who fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington. After an introduction from history teacher M...

    Elmon Hendrickson, Commander of the Brookline American Legion Post 11, raising the U.S. flag.

    Susanna Kemp/Sagamore Staff

  • Review: Music Collective Spring Concert
    Arts, Performance Reviews

    Review: Music Collective Spring Concert

    Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

    April 25, 2017

    A night of jazz music commenced when sharply-dressed musicians walked on stage, eagerly awaited by parents and other audience members. With the first note, the audience was already captivated and would be for the next hour and a half. The Music Collective held their spring concerts on April 6 and 7...

    The Music Collective performs together at their Spring Concert. The cohesive nature of the band allows onstage group work and results in fantastic jazz. SOPHIA REYNOSO/SAGAMORE STAFF

  • Immigration policies cause distress
    Hard News, In-Depth, News

    Immigration policies cause distress

    Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

    April 19, 2017

    On Jan. 27, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that closed the United States to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Since then, after being blocked by various courts, the executive order has been revised to ban people without current visas from six predominantly Muslim c...

    Many students, including seniors Fozan Sadiq, Selin Asma, Serra Muftu and sophomore Ranna Shahbazi, feel unsettled by recent xenophobic sentiments, which include executive orders closing the United States to people from predominately Muslim countries. Check out a documentary about Muslim students at thesagonline.com. Maya Morris / Sagamore Staff

  • Annual Day of Dialogue seeks to inform about LGBTQ+ identity
    News

    Annual Day of Dialogue seeks to inform about LGBTQ+ identity

    April 14, 2017

    The annual Day of Dialogue assemblies to raise awareness of and discuss LGBTQ+ rights took place on April 12. The assemblies ranged from students telling their stories to transgender activists speaking about their legal work surrounding trans rights. Due to the growing popularity of the event and the...

    Members of the GSA posed with some of the speakers from the last block of the day to culminate the 2017 Day of Dialogue assemblies.

    CHISTOPHER WAN FOR THE SAGAMORE

News

Free challah excites community after school

Free challah excites community after school

Becky Perelman, Staff Writer

“Shabbat is a treasure. It is the ability to connect with something higher. For 24 hours you can literally disconnect with all of the distractions during the week; you can really...

Author Gene Yang addresses high school and middle school students

Author Gene Yang addresses high school and middle school students

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer

Students were shuffled into the auditorium during the last block of the day on Thursday to listen to Gene Luen Yang, author of 9th and 10th grade summer reading book, American Born Chi...

Exclusive Q&A with new Superintendent Andrew Bott

Exclusive Q&A with new Superintendent Andrew Bott

Jason Altshuler, Arts Writing Editor

Brookline’s Superintendent Andrew Bott spent 14 years working the Boston Public Schools before moving to the Brookline Public Schools in 2014. In his free time, Bott enjoys skiing, ...

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Opinions

Days of conversation deserve respect

MAYA MORRIS/SAGAMORE STAFF

Senior Mattie O’kelley-Bansberg speaks at the Race Day assembly ‘Tell Your Story’.

Days of conversation deserve respect

Ella von Huene, Contributing Writer

During the human trafficking day of awareness I opted out of my senior art class to visit  the panel of survivor turned activist, Jasmin Grace. Like many around me, her story ...

Hooking up ousts firm relationships

Hooking up ousts firm relationships

To say this generation is inadequate in forming organic relationships is...

Free trade deals aid economy but hurt vulnerable individuals

Free trade deals aid economy but hurt vulnerable individuals

Long revered as an emblem of global connectivity and beneficial to world peace, ...

Blog: A desire for Jerusalem to be capital

Blog: A desire for Jerusalem to be capital

Dear President Donald J. Trump, This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ...

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Sports

New health and fitness class climbs in popularity and size

New health and fitness class climbs in popularity and size

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

Balancing across slacklines, bouldering walls and repelling with rope: the rock climbing class has its share of adrenaline. The rock climbing health and fitness class teac...

Coachless teams face disadvantages

Coachless teams face disadvantages

Playing time, schedules and practice instruction are all aspects of a team that ...

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

You, the parent of a varsity basketball player, walks into a room. Ther...

Circus activities provide students with unique athletic opportunity

Circus activities provide students with unique athletic opportunity

Clowns, popcorn and the flying trapeze! For many, the circus is an entertaining sh...

Spring season presents new athletic options for seniors

Spring season presents new athletic options for seniors

Senioritis: A loss of motivation is school work or school-related activiti...

Pole vaulter launches his way onto the track team

Pole vaulter launches his way onto the track team

Nick Collins stands in line, and a certain calmness takes over him. He smi...

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