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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

PART 3: Your questions about teen reproductive health answered

PART 3: Your questions about teen reproductive health answered

Haley Bayne, News Editor
March 30
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), in 2013, there were fewer than five teen mothers in the town of Brookline. Although five may not seem like that large a number, can you imagine even one of your peers being pregnant? However, according to the MDPH, Brookline’s birth rate is rela...

PART 2: Children of teen parents voice their opinions on teen pregnancy

PART 2: Children of teen parents voice their opinions on teen pregnancy

Haley Bayne, News Editor
March 30
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How would you feel growing up alongside of a parent who is also coming of age? Some students at the high school are the children of teen parents. According to many, having teen parents makes their lives different than the average high schooler because of the bond they have with their parent(s) and t...

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
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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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Seana Collins ’05

March 19
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Seana Collins, who was in the high school class of ‘05 but graduated early, had her daughter when she was 17 years old. Collins said that she tried to hide her pregnancy for as long as she could. When she admitted to her guidance counselor, also pregnant at the time, that she was pregnant, her guida...

Karla Renderos, class of 2013

March 19
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Karla Renderos was in the class of 2013 before she decided to leave the high school due to the stressfulness of her experience in the Opportunity For Change program. After her decision to leave in her junior year, Renderos began to work at Dorado Tacos in Coolidge Corner, where she met her boy...

Sanna Beygelmakher, class of 2013

March 19
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  Sanna Beygelmakher was a junior in the class of 2013 when she first found out that she was pregnant with her son, Lucas. According to Beygelmakher, those around her had varying reactions to the news of her pregnancy. However, Beygelmakher said that her father, who she considers to be ...

Elizabeth Carey ’04

March 19
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  Elizabeth Carey ‘04 had her son when she was 17 years old, but the reality of being pregnant was something that was not foreign to her. Carey, who was in a relationship with her son’s father for five years prior to and five years after having her son, said that she had an abortion w...

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
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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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Notable alumni reflect on high school experiences

Notable alumni reflect on high school experiences

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
March 15
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Every year, the high school graduates many students. These students journey on, taking the next step in their lives. Many of these individuals become successful, form a family or pursue a dream career. Some Brookline alumni gain local, national or even international renown. According to various notable alumni from the...

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
February 29
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 29, for the second consecutive Monday, teachers left the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of solidarity with the Brookline Educators Union, who are currently in the negotiations with the School Committee. School faculty wanted to show how much time teachers use after school by st...

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
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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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