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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

Students connect in religious clubs

Students connect in religious clubs

Jamie Martinez, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under In-Depth, News

During hectic days, it can be difficult to find time to talk about topics that you care about deeply. Imagine being able to settle down in a classroom full of students who care about the same issues as you do. You are given a full hour to debate and express your feelings about how to solve these pro...

Brookline yields achievements in STEM fields

Brookline yields achievements in STEM fields

Elene Chamberlin, Staff Writer
March 8
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...

Spain trip live blog

Spain trip live blog

Esther Gilbert and Lena Harris
February 28
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Bus Ride to Asturias Feb. 24, 2017 Over the weekend, all 33 of us piled into a bus, off to visit the hometown of Spanish teacher Señora Marta Fuertes, Oviedo, Asturias, located in northern Spain. Even though we were cooped up in a bus for over four hours, it was totally worth it. We drove through a bre...

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
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
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...

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Conor Ross, Staff Writer
January 29
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...

Purposeful clubs at the school fight for feminist values

Purposeful clubs at the school fight for feminist values

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Multiple clubs at the high school have an underlying feminist agenda. These clubs include the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL Pro-Choice) and Students Against Human Trafficking (SAHT). All three provide a space for students to discuss feminist issues ...

Day of Courage

Day of Courage

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
December 17
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 ...

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

Louie Goldsmith, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 5
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of American involvement in World War I. Though “The Great War” has been romanticized as a conflict in which American involvement quickly pushed a years-long stalemate into an outright Allied victory, over 100,000 American servicemen lost their lives...

Looking Down the Sights: An Investigation into Firearms in Brookline

Looking Down the Sights: An Investigation into Firearms in Brookline

Rosa Stern Pait
June 17
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

There was a spent bullet casing on the floor in the bathroom. Gunfire could be heard from everywhere in the building. The air smelled faintly of gunpowder. This was the Mass Firearms School in Holliston, MA, about a forty-five minute drive from Brookline. The journey to own a firearm in Brookline beg...

Diversity Hiring Committees face complications

Diversity Hiring Committees face complications

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
June 14
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

The English and social studies departments have had difficulty hiring their preferred candidates of color this spring due to two roadblocks: salaries that do not honor out of state teaching experience and a state-mandated Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement, which verifies a teacher’s ab...

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
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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