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Q&A with Dean of Students Scott Butchart regarding BHS scholarships

Q&A with Dean of Students Scott Butchart regarding BHS scholarships

Haley Bayne, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Scott Butchart, Dean of Students, grades 10 and 12 "I have been here 33 years and [BHS scholarships have] certainly been going on since I’ve been here. The first scholarship was established in 1920. So, it’s been a century." What is the Brookline High School scholarship process like? Typically, about ⅓ of the...

Custodians take pride in flag etiquette

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under News

  Freedom, hope, resilience: words reminiscent of the flag soaring near Tappan gym. We see it every day, yet few know the intricate steps taken to maintain it. According to Senior Custodian James Mellett, the flag is too large to accommodate a daily raising and lowering, so the flag stays o...

Absence of AP English Classes Sparks Debate

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under News

  While the English department offers a variety of courses, unlike many other high schools, AP English is not among them. Still, many students take one or both of the AP English exams. According to English Curriculum Coordinator Mary Burchenal, AP English classes are less important than fostering a...

Day Without Immigrants features immigrant stories

Day Without Immigrants features immigrant stories

Evan Marohn, Breaking News Writing Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Monday, May 15 marked the high school’s Day Without Immigrants, a day intended to show the school community how important immigrants are to our daily lives with assemblies during B and C-blocks. During C-block, several classes gathered in the MLK room to witness a series of speeches by immigrants with ...

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese culture

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese culture

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer
May 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On May 13, when the cherry tree flowers came out of their buds, the high school celebrated the sixth annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Students, friends, family and alumni of the high school gathered in the quad to see a part of Japanese culture play out in front of them. According to Japanese teacher and co-chair o...

May 2017 MCAS Schedule

May 2017 MCAS Schedule

Haley Bayne, Co-editor-in-chief
May 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Click here for a URL copy of the schedule: http://bit.ly/2qew0EN http://bit.ly/2qew0EN

Q&A with Brookline school committee election candidates

Q&A with Brookline school committee election candidates

Ella Kitterman, News Writing Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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

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

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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...

Free challah excites community after school

Free challah excites community after school

Becky Perelman, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

“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 focus on what matters: your friends and your family,” Levi Lipinski said. “Shabbat really brings an additional beauty to ...

Immigration policies cause distress

Immigration policies cause distress

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

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...

Annual Day of Dialogue seeks to inform about LGBTQ+ identity

Annual Day of Dialogue seeks to inform about LGBTQ+ identity

April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Author Gene Yang addresses high school and middle school students

Author Gene Yang addresses high school and middle school students

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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 Chinese. The high schoolers were joined by a group of 7th and 8th grade students from the nearby Runkle School. After an ...

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