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  • March 27School Committee Meeting: March 30 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

  • March 27 Brookline High School Dance Marathon for Boston Children’s Hospital: April 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Brookline Teen Center.

  • March 27College panel for students with learning differences will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm in the MLK room

Senior transforms knitting hobby into business

Senior transforms knitting hobby into business

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, Staff Writer
June 6
Filed under Arts, Showcase

When senior Sydney Solem started knitting, she did not know that she was planting the seeds for her very own business. Her Wrap It Up scarf company allows students to buy products made by members of the high school community. “I started knitting because I enjoyed knitting,” Solem said. “Then, I...

Librarians integrate novel technology into teaching

Librarians integrate novel technology into teaching

Raven Bogues, Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Although it may seem like the library is just for books and studying, there is actually a lot the librarians do to optimize the library experience. Technology has been a big learning experience for the librarians, but they find that it helps them teach the students. The main job of the librari...

Gallery: Prom 2016!

Gallery: Prom 2016!

Cleo Falvey and Louie Goldsmith
May 31
Filed under Arts, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The high school's Senior Prom was held on May 31, 2016. The Sagamore caught up with the attendees as they prepared to board buses to the Fairmont Copley Plaza. See the pre-prom pictures by clicking on the gallery below.

Review: Needs Improvment Battle

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
May 31
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Needs Improvment “Battle” on May 28 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium pitted alumni against current members of the improv troupe in a good-natured competition that was both hilarious and bittersweet, as it marked the last performance for the seniors. The current members of the troupe marched on...

Dress restrictions provide students with confidence and individuality

Dress restrictions provide students with confidence and individuality

Iman Khan, Staff Writer
May 31
Filed under Arts, Showcase

The sun scorches as students trudge from class to class. Nearly everyone embraces the new season with bare arms, pulling out tank tops, shorts and flip flops. In the middle of the crowd, stands a girl wearing a long-sleeved shirt and jeans. Despite standing out, she confidently joins the throngs of bare-legge...

Review: Student Directed

Review: Student Directed

Leon Yang, Raven Bogues, and Karina Lorenzo
May 31
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Student Directed, which was performed on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 featured a series of twenty-minute plays directed and performed by students.   Friday, May 20 “High School Musical”: Adapted and directed by sophomores Felicia Rosen and Emily Gerson and written by Peter Ba...

Music recording inspires future careers

Music recording inspires future careers

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
May 27
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Scrolling through SoundCloud and finding a song featuring the familiar voice of a student at the high school is a rare treasure. Many students at the high school write and record their own music, learning skills such as using a variety of equipment, music programs and song-writing. SoundCloud is the main mu...

Music production class teaches versatility

Music production class teaches versatility

Maddie Nagler, Staff Writer
May 27
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Imagine a master instrument that has the capability of playing the sounds of all other instruments. It exists, and it is called a computer. In this day in age, music is no longer limited to the sounds and harmonies of instruments, but rather encompasses digital production as well. The Music Producti...

Review: Spring Music Festival

Review: Spring Music Festival

Elizabeth Filine and Leon Yang
May 18
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Spirituals and psalms, jazz and marches, pop and movie scores. The Spring Music Festival, which features musical groups at the high school, took place on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18. The Festival blended a light atmosphere with a serious approach to performing and music. The Festival is s...

Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
May 18
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A high school senior who got into his dream college in another state but decides not to go because he needs to take care of his younger sisters. A biracial girl who isn’t sure which box to check for “ethnicity” on official documents. A 19-year-old who learns about confidence and identity while d...

Review: Needs Improvment Spring Performance

Review: Needs Improvment Spring Performance

Izzy Gonzalez
May 15
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Uncategorized

Unlike any other kind of acting, improvisation brings an extra element of excitement to the stage: neither the audience nor the performers know exactly how a scene will play out.   On Friday May 13th at 7:30 p.m., the high school’s enthusiastic Needs Improvment group had their spring performance in th...

Review: Progressions 2016

Review: Progressions 2016

Cleo Falvey and Lizzy Filine
May 5
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

  The lights dimmed, and the audience watched as dancers, illuminated only by the glow of the cell phones they were holding, walked onstage during the first dance of the night in Progressions 2016, which was called “Honey.” Progressions, which runs from May 5-7 in the Roberts / Dubbs Audito...

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