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  • March 27School Committee Meeting: March 30 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

  • March 27 Brookline High School Dance Marathon for Boston Children’s Hospital: April 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Brookline Teen Center.

  • March 27College panel for students with learning differences will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm in the MLK room

Gap Year Fair details post-high school opportunities

Gap Year Fair details post-high school opportunities

Jillian Goldstein and Izzy Gonzalez
January 17
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

The concept of graduating from high school can be daunting, especially when you’re unsure of what lies ahead of you. However, many people believe that taking a gap year is the perfect way to focus on what is really important to you, and to discover which of the many work fields you want to pursue ...

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
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
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
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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Race Reels event features local connection

Race Reels event features local connection

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 11
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase

A standing-room-only crowd showed up for the Race Reels movie night held in the MLK room on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The featured movie was Identity Crisis, a documentary made by Spencer Brown ‘14 about his and some of his classmates’ experiences growing up biracial in Brookline. Brown attended the event...

Brookline community discusses racial discrimination in the police force

Brookline community discusses racial discrimination in the police force

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
January 6
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

The room was packed at a meeting held at Town Hall on Jan. 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. Over 40 people signed up to speak in response to Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun of the Brookline Police Department’s claims that they encountered racial discrimination within the police force and that they...

African American and Latino Scholars Program Hosts Community Kwanzaa dinner

African American and Latino Scholars Program Hosts Community Kwanzaa dinner

Jacob Spiegel, Business Assistant
December 22
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

The celebration and dinner took place in the MLK room, beginning with a short introduction by AALSP director Christopher Vick, followed by a short prayer led by Vick, and a buffet dinner.

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Brookline Educators Union organizes Dec. 16th demonstration to rally for contract

Brookline Educators Union organizes Dec. 16th demonstration to rally for contract

Lizzy Filine, Arts Editor
December 16
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The teachers lined up on both sides of street in front of the high school main entrance, positioning signs at the passing cars and responding to honks of support with cheers. Members of the Brookline Educators Union organized the demonstration in front of the high school the morning of Wednesday Dec...

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Haley Bayne and Sofia Tong
December 12
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

In response to an altercation that involved four students on Back to School Night, Thursday, Oct. 15, Headmaster Deborah Holman, Interim Superintendent Joseph Connelly and Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary met on Thursday, Dec. 10 during both X- and E-blocks in Holman’s office with a total o...

Latin Club Gets Third Place at New England-Wide Certamen

Latin Club Gets Third Place at New England-Wide Certamen

Jacob Spiegel
December 10
Filed under Hard News, News

  On Saturday, Dec. 5, the BHS Latin Club won third place at the Granite State Certamen in Dover, Massachusetts. After finishing the preliminary round in second place, the upper level team, made up of seniors Hank Gilbert, Arthur Chen, Edward Cipullo, Nathan Kyn and Justin Wong, earned eno...

PHOTOS: Back to School Night altercation follow-up leads to show of solidarity

PHOTOS: Back to School Night altercation follow-up leads to show of solidarity

December 10
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

BREAKING: Headmaster Deborah Holman, Acting Superintendent Joe Connelly and Police Chief Daniel O'Leary met today during X-block with three of the four students involved in the Back to School Night altercation in October. Stay tuned for details.  ...

Networking Night promotes a more diverse staff

Networking Night promotes a more diverse staff

Tuo Ji, Business Manager
December 3
Filed under Hard News, News

“I want to make Brookline High School, not just the best high school in the country, but the best high school in the galaxy.” With that ended Christopher Vick’s speech. Vick is the director of the African American & Latino Scholars program, and was the first speaker at the Educators of Color...

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