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Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Sara Hogenboom and Leon Yang
February 22, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 22, about 50 teachers walked out of the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of unity and against the School Committee in response to floundering contract negotiations.

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Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Chris Bell, Louie Goldsmith, Sara Hogenboom, Cleo Falvey, Izzy Meyers, and Leon Yang
February 11, 2016
Filed under Hard News, Informational, News, Showcase

A-block: The A-block assembly featured a presentation from Director of Youth Safety and Outreach at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Jacquelyn Lamont. Lamont's presentation focused on the legal side of combatting the sex trade. Lamont spoke about Support to End Exploitation Now, a pro...

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

Leon Yang, Chris Bell, and Paul Miller-Schmidt
February 6, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 4, Brookline school faculty and residents were given the opportunity during a public comment segment at the School Committee’s meeting at Town Hall to express their views around contract negotiations between the School Committee and the Brookline Educators Union (BEU). Before Publ...

School improvement plan: mental health

School improvement plan: mental health

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 6, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase

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...

High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

Leon Yang and Tuo Ji
February 5, 2016
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Friday Feb. 5, the high school community came together in the MLK room and atrium to celebrate the holiday that Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese people around the world celebrate: the Lunar New Year. This year is the 17th celebration of Lunar New Year at the high school; this year is the year of the monkey.

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School improvement plan: academic and financial support

School improvement plan: academic and financial support

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, 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...

Breaking: Holman writes email about potential new position to community

Breaking: Holman writes email about potential new position to community

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

In an email sent to parents of Brookline High School students, Headmaster Deborah Holman explained that she is currently a finalist for the job of Principal at Marblehead High School. According to the email, below, Holman wrote that she is contemplating moving on professionally, and is grateful to the...

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
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

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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Teachers continue to protest lack of contract

Teachers continue to protest lack of contract

Lizzy Filine, Arts Writing Editor
January 22, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

A month after the first teacher demonstration, high school teachers and staff members gathered once again in front of the high school on Thursday, Jan. 21 to raise awareness about the lack of a contract from the Brookline School Committee.

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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
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

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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MLK assembly focuses on challenging institutional racism

MLK assembly focuses on challenging institutional racism

Jake Brodsky and Chris Bell
January 21, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

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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