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This year’s retiring teachers

This year’s retiring teachers

June 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Two teachers are retiring this year: dance and yoga teacher Kathleen Exar and health and fitness teacher Roberta Skoff. Read about their time at the high school and watch videos of their students and colleagues speaking about them below.

Robotics team wins competitions and community outreach award

Robotics team wins competitions and community outreach award

Rachel Myers, Arts Layout Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

At the beginning of every January, the robotics team is given an assignment for their competition, and the clock starts ticking. They have six weeks to build a robot. The Nutrons Robotics team of Brookline High School, Boston Latin School and Revere High School recently won their subdivision com...

Annual Steps to Success graduation ceremony recognizes graduates

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
June 16, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Steps to Success is a comprehensive educational achievement program providing academic, social development and family support for low-income students and their families. On Tuesday, at the Brookline Teen Center students from grades four to 12 were recognized with various awards and accolades from advis...

Annual breakfast celebrates senior scholarship recipients

Annual breakfast celebrates senior scholarship recipients

Ethan Gainsboro, Sports Writing Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under News

The annual Scholarship Breakfast took place in the quad on Sunday morning, June 6, hours before graduation. The event began with a breakfast for the scholarships recipients and their guests that the cafeteria staff and student volunteers prepared. A little before 10 a.m., Dean of Students Sco...

Students display capstone EPIC projects

Students display capstone EPIC projects

Lauren Mahoney, Sports Writing Editor
June 1, 2017
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As the temperature climbs and seniors make plans for graduation, a new reality hits many seniors: senioritis. After four year in the same building, classes can feel monotonous and seniors tend to lose motivation to stay engaged. The Experiential, Project-based, Innovative Capstone [EPIC] course aims to...

How comfortable do students feel talking about race in world language classes

How comfortable do students feel talking about race in world language classes

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin and Lauren Mahoney
May 31, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, In-Depth, News, Showcase

The Sagamore compiled data from a Facebook and Canvas survey of 185 students. The survey included a ranking of students' comforts levels in each academic subject. *For the purposes of these graphics, West Asian, South Asian, Southwest Asian, Southeast Asian, Central Asian and Northwest Asian were...

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 on the pole, ...

Absence of AP English Classes Sparks Debate

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
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  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
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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
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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 ...

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