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Students and administrators meet in weekly “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss race and inequality

Students and administrators meet in weekly “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss race and inequality

Sara Hogenboom and Sarah Gladstone
February 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

The “Lunch and Learn” series will be sponsored by a different department or program every week in order to get student feedback on curriculum, practices and ideas for school improvement. The lunch is held in a different location every week. On Feb. 3 the weekly lunch was held in room 384 and was offered as an open discussion of what the high school can do, in general, to be more equitable and inclusive. Anyone can drop into these lunches.

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School improvement plan: racial equity

School improvement plan: racial equity

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 3, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Race Reels, Showcase, Uncategorized

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

Students seek change in second atrium sit-in

Students seek change in second atrium sit-in

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
January 29, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Senior Donnaya Brown once again helped facilitate a sit-in event that was a continuation of a similar event last week. According to Brown, this week the focus is on getting feedback from students about the change that they hope to see at the high school.

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Peeps on the Street: Students discuss protest on inaction regarding race

Peeps on the Street: Students discuss protest on inaction regarding race

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 22, 2016
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Dozens of students, teachers and administrators crowded the atrium in response to a protest started by senior Donnaya Brown at the beginning of C-block on Friday, Jan. 22. Brown was calling for action on issues of race and equality as opposed to conversation.

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Senior calls for action on race and equality in protest

Senior calls for action on race and equality in protest

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 22, 2016
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Senior Donnaya Brown sits in protest in the atrium with juniors KeiAntey Gamble and Destiny David. Photo by Kendall McGowan/Sagamore staff.

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EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with Brookline police officers and Police Chief on racial discrimination investigations

EXCLUSIVE: Interviews with Brookline police officers and Police Chief on racial discrimination investigations

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
January 22, 2016
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Q & A with police officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun and Police Chief Daniel O'Leary. The following interviews have been condensed and edited for grammar and clarity.

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MLK assembly focuses on challenging institutional racism

MLK assembly focuses on challenging institutional racism

Jake Brodsky and Chris Bell
January 21, 2016
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By channeling the former leader of the civil rights movement, speakers challenged the audience on how they would deal with racial issues, both in Brookline and around the country.

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Racial Awareness class garners mixed reactions from sophomore students

Racial Awareness class garners mixed reactions from sophomore students

Valentina Rojas, Writing Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Juniors and seniors are offered a multitude of classes centered around diversity, but many of these classes do not solely center on race conversations and they are not offered to underclassmen. However, this year there is a new option available for underclassmen interested in discussing racial issues. ...

Members of the community express their opinions on race after claims of prejudice and discrimination in the Brookline Police Department

Members of the community express their opinions on race after claims of prejudice and discrimination in the Brookline Police Department

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Steps to Success adviser Dan Arroyo “I grew up facing a lot of different racial terms, situations and if anybody has some shade on their skin, they know what I’m talking about. For all my allies and friends who are White, caucasian, any other color you want to speak about, you’ll never know wha...

Town hall protest in support of Brookline police officers

Town hall protest in support of Brookline police officers

Maya Morris, Photographer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase, Video

Brookline residents came to Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 12th to protest in support of police officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun. Protestors demanded that the officers be given paid administrative leave during the investigation into their file for racial discrimination in the Brooklin...

Peeps on the Street: Community reacts to second advisory lesson addressing race

Peeps on the Street: Community reacts to second advisory lesson addressing race

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Peeps on the Street, Showcase

On Tuesday, Jan. 12 all advisories participated in a second lesson addressing race.

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