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Bomb threat calls interrupt Brookline, other high schools

Bomb threat calls interrupt Brookline, other high schools

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
April 11, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Students evacuated onto Tappan Field for over an hour after a bomb threat was called into the school. Photo by Kendall McGowan/Sagamore staff

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Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Read a Q&A with O'Leary to hear the police perspective on the March 8 after-school altercation

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“TextLess Live More” day raises awareness of phone use

“TextLess Live More” day raises awareness of phone use

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

As students filed into the Textless Live More assembly in the auditorium, a powerpoint presentation projected the facts: “It takes 1.5 seconds for drivers to perceive a need to stop and move their foot to the brake pedal. Driving at 50 km/h, a car will travel at least 34.9 meters before coming to a f...

BEU members rally outside Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast

BEU members rally outside Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast

Izzy Meyers and Leon Yang
April 2, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Members of the Brookline Educators Union held a demonstration outside the annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Brookline Rotary Club on April 2. Union members distributed blue balloons with the phrase “We Trust Our Brookline Teachers.”

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Award-winning high school newspaper buys out obscure literary magazine

Award-winning high school newspaper buys out obscure literary magazine

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
April 1, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

After a spectacular year financially, the Sagamore has finally amassed enough cash to buy out the high school’s literary magazine, Refractions, something the newspaper has been looking to do for a while. “I admit we had it coming,” Refractions co-adviser Robert Primmer said. “It was only a...

Sagamore to sponsor 2016 prom

Sagamore to sponsor 2016 prom

Sam Klein, Visuals Manager
April 1, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

The high school’s senior prom and after the prom party this year will be sponsored by the Sagamore, resulting in changes to the event’s theme. “Last year’s theme, ‘Under the Boardwalk,’ may have been fun,” Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason said. “But it wasn’t financially lucrative....

BEU holds meeting in response to School Committee rejection

BEU holds meeting in response to School Committee rejection

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
March 28, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Over 200 Brookline school faculty gathered in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium on Monday, March 28 to discuss the Brookline Educators Union’s next steps in response to the School Committee’s rejection of a BEU proposal.

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Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
March 19, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Join the continuing conversation online here. Use the button labeled "Chapters" above to navigate to the blocks you missed or are interested in returning to.

Students protest lack of clear dress code through demonstrations in freshman advisories

Students protest lack of clear dress code through demonstrations in freshman advisories

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 15, about 40 students walked into freshman advisories in order to protest the lack of a clear set of dress code guidelines, which they said causes teachers to arbitrarily “dress-code” them, by taking them aside and telling them that their attire is inappropriate and that they must change. After entering the advisories, students involved in the protests read a statement condemning the current ambiguous dress code, then left the classroom immediately afterwards.

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BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

The School Committee unanimously voted to confirm Lincoln School Principal Andrew Bott as the next Superintendent.

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January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

Jake Brodsky, News Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

Between conflicts within the Brookline Police Department, Martin Luther King Day celebrations in the town and at the high school that addressed alleged institutionalized racism and recent student protests, the month leading up to Black History Month was replete with local racial activism and attempts to...

Pronoun introductions offer greater range of student gender identities

Jake Brodsky, News Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News

From Day of Dialogue to an ever-increasing presence by the GTSA, transgender and non-binary students are making their voices heard in the high school. This year, the GTSA has taken an active role in influencing how students initially identify themselves to peers and teachers. On the first day of school, in advisory a...

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