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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

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...

Educators officially ratify contract

Educators officially ratify contract

Louie Goldsmith, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2017
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

The Brookline Educators Union (BEU) voted overwhelmingly to approve a contract proposal on Monday afternoon, March 27. The vote, completed by handwritten ballots in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium, occurred after almost three years of negotiations between the BEU and the Brookline School Committee. ...

Brookline yields achievements in STEM fields

Brookline yields achievements in STEM fields

Elene Chamberlin, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News

  To be in the top 5 percent of any competition is a great achievement, but to be in the top .08 percent is outstanding. This year the high school has managed to accomplish that for math and science. With over 35,000 high schools scattered across the United States, this year BHS is ranked 32...

Lunch and Learn Series adds to diversification of world language classroom conversations

Lunch and Learn Series adds to diversification of world language classroom conversations

Ella Kitterman, News Feature Writing Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The world language department is making strides to effectively integrate race related conversations into their curricula. This is largely due to the new Identity Curriculum and the Lunch and Learn Series, which were held in every department last year; the mission was to provide students with the opportunity...

Lunch and Learn Series proves effective for the English department

Lunch and Learn Series proves effective for the English department

Ella Kitterman, Feature News Writing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Within the English department, teachers have been hard at work to change many long standing aspects of the English curriculum. Books, teaching methods and faculty demographics are being reexamined with a focus on race. Although there are many factors driving these changes, some of these issues were...

Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

In response to the Sagamore’s Q&A with Superintendent Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf-Ditkoff, the Sagamore was made aware that the issue of the Baldwin location has sparked a lot of debate in the town. The Baldwin location was selected in October 2016 to be the location of the new elementary school...

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Chloe Jepsen, Feature News Writing Editor
January 29, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

  Roars of applause following Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call that “We are not alone” and chants from the crowd screaming “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here” echoed off of the buildings surrounding Copley Square on Sunday, Jan. 29. Thousands gathered at a last minute-protes...

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Conor Ross, Staff Writer
January 29, 2017
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

What do we know about the overcrowding problem? Enrollment in Brookline schools is increasing at a fast rate. According to 2016 enrollment projections, the high school has about 2,000 students, but in five years this will increase to almost 2,400. The rapid surge in enrollment creates issued r...

Public meeting covers the beginning stages of high school expansion

Public meeting covers the beginning stages of high school expansion

Ella Kitterman, Feature News Writing Editor
January 16, 2017
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Parents and faculty gathered in the black box to discuss the process and plans for expanding the high school on Thursday, Jan. 12. This was one in a long series of meetings that have been held surrounding the issue of space in the high school. Superintendent Andrew Bott and Headmaster Anthony Meyer gave pre...

Meyer’s appointment elicits ecstatic response from community

Meyer’s appointment elicits ecstatic response from community

Jason Altshuler, Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, and Louie Goldsmith
January 10, 2017
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Superintendent Andrew Bott announced at a faculty meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 that Interim Headmaster Anthony Meyer has been appointed as permanent headmaster. According to Bott, Meyer was the clear favorite among the Brookline community and Bott used the town-wide support to explain his decision.   “It was m...

Day of Courage

Day of Courage

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

  The third annual "Asking for Courage" day took place on Dec. 15 at the high school. The "Middle Eastern" and "Say Their Names" blocks were new additions to the Day, joining into the mix of the "Telling Your Story" and "Latinx" blocks. For the past three years this day has educated and ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

December 8, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Below, students and staff alike read the names of the 87 transgender people who were murdered in 2016. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance hosted their Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil during X-block on Dec. 7, 2016. Click on the audio below to hear the reading of the names at the vigil. ...

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