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  • March 7STATES PLAY: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, 16 at 7:30 pm in the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium

  • March 7Ticket sales for Junior Semi-Formal began March 1st and will continue until Wednesday, March 15th.

  • March 7SPRING PLAY: "EVERY 28 HOURS" March 8, 3:30 pm, March 9 & 10, 7:30 pm, March 11, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm in the Black Box theater

Vigil held by Brookline Citizens for Participation in Political Action brings community together

Vigil held by Brookline Citizens for Participation in Political Action brings community together

Lauren Mahoney, Sports Writing Editor
November 16
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

The Brookline Citizens for Participation in Political Action (Brookline PAX) sponsored a vigil at the high school on Nov. 15 to sponsor human rights, in light of the recent election and an unaccepting sentiment that some believe is spreading across the nation. During the vigil numerous religious l...

Faculty members attend professional day with focus on racial issues

Faculty members attend professional day with focus on racial issues

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin and Lauren Mahoney
November 14
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, all Brookline educators attended a professional day at the high school focusing on the cycle of racism. Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a psychologist and educator who has conducted extensive work regarding racial identity and race in education, gave the keynote address. Following Tatum’s...

Teachers address modern-day issues

Teachers address modern-day issues

Bertina Xue, Layout/social media news media
November 10
Filed under Hard News, News

Do you ever wish your classes talked about real world events more, or do you wish they talked about it less? Have you ever wondered how teachers choose whether or not to include current events in their lessons? Some teachers incorporate current events into their social studies classes because they want the...

High school serves as polling location during historic election

High school serves as polling location during historic election

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor
November 9
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Even though most students did not come to school this Tuesday, Nov. 8, and were able to enjoy the day off from school, many other Massachusetts citizens arrived at the Schluntz Gymnasium to vote. When asked which ballot question voters were most indecisive about, most mentioned question four, which...

Students attend annual Minority Students Achievement Network conference

Students attend annual Minority Students Achievement Network conference

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor
November 9
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

From Oct. 12-16, a group of 11 students from the high school went to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to attend the yearly Minority Students Achievement Network conference (MSAN). According to junior Yama Estime, the participants collaborated with students from all over the nation, saw motivational speakers, vis...

School Committee and Educators Union continue to deliberate over educator contracts

School Committee and Educators Union continue to deliberate over educator contracts

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, Feature News Writing Editor
October 28
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, teacher contract

At 1 a.m. on Sep. 21, the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) and the Brookline School Committee (BSC) signed a tentative agreement regarding the contracts for Unit A educators. The BSC voted unanimously to approve this agreement on Oct. 6, and the BEU will likely meet soon for a ratification vote. This...

BREAKING: School Committee designates Baldwin location for ninth elementary school

BREAKING: School Committee designates Baldwin location for ninth elementary school

Louie Goldsmith, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 13
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

A joint board of Selectmen and school committee members voted Thursday night to construct a new elementary school at the Baldwin site. The site was chosen after it received a majority of support from both the five-person Board of Selectmen and the nine-person school committee. The meeting took place...

Firefighter in discrimination lawsuit fired by town

Firefighter in discrimination lawsuit fired by town

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
October 5
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Former Brookline firefighter Gerald Alston was fired by the Board of Selectmen Wed. Oct. 5, at a public hearing that he requested, according to the Boston Globe. Alston, who is Black, is currently a plaintiff in a discrimination lawsuit against the town stemming from a 2010 incident where a superior left him a voicemail that included a racist epithet. Alston has not worked since 2013, when he was placed in ...

School committee and BEU sign agreement

School committee and BEU sign agreement

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 23
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

According to a statement by the School Committee, it has reached an agreement with the Brookline Educator's Union in contract negotiations, specifically with teachers in the BEU's Unit A. Read it below: "The Brookline School Committee (BSC) is very pleased that after another mediation sessi...

Q&A with Associate Dean Alexander regarding fight in front of high school

Q&A with Associate Dean Alexander regarding fight in front of high school

Cleo Falvey and Valentina Rojas
September 16
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

On Monday, Sep. 12, a fistfight occurred between two girls on the steps outside after school. During the Tuesday advisory following the fight, an announcement was made by Interim Headmaster Anthony Meyer about the role of bystanders in the fight. The Sagamore sat down for a Q&A with Associ...

Meeting about new Identity Curriculum discusses individuality in classroom setting and learning environment

Meeting about new Identity Curriculum discusses individuality in classroom setting and learning environment
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Jason Altshuler, Breaking News Writing Editor
September 3
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Teachers met at the high school on Tuesday, August 30 to discuss the new Identity Curriculum that has been created with plans of being piloted this school year.   Motivated by race-related incidents at the national, town and school level, a group of faculty and students met in the spring and sum...

UPDATE: New discrimation lawsuit filed by former Brookline Police Officers

UPDATE: New discrimation lawsuit filed by former Brookline Police Officers

Haley Bayne, Editor-in-chief
June 23
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

On June 20, Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun filed a new lawsuit against the Town of Brookline in Massachusetts Supreme Court, according to a statement from their lawyers. In Dec. 2015, Pilot and Zerai-Misgun alleged racial discrimination within the Brookline Police Department, which...

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