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Website aids students in navigating the high school

Website aids students in navigating the high school

February 7, 2015
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by Chris Bell Last year, like most other freshmen, sophomore Alex Feinstein struggled with finding the locations of his classrooms. Then, he had an idea: use his love of coding to try to solve the problem. Feinstein created a website that serves as an interactive map of the high school. The website...

Young Republican Club raises awareness for party’s position

December 18, 2014
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By Izzy Meyers It’s the middle of a typical history class debate, the topic anything from economic reform in the 1900s to the controversial actions of a president. For many students, the decision to speak up is easy, and their opinions are shared by the majority of their classmates. But for members...

Day in the life: Krissie Fraser, video extraordinaire

Day in the life: Krissie Fraser, video extraordinaire

November 9, 2014
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by Alua Noyan Thursday, October 23 Along with teaching Digital Video, Television Production and Documentary Filmmaking classes, Krissie Fraser runs the Race Reels series and the Production House, a student business that does productions for teachers, school and community members. She is also a Newbury...

New “Sex+BHS” page opens dialogue about sexuality

New “Sex+BHS” page opens dialogue about sexuality

July 7, 2014
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A group of students crowd around a bulletin board in the hallway. Some take pictures with their phones. Others whisper heatedly to each other, or just laugh and point. Some want to take the poster down, and do so. The poster, titled “Pleasure? What’s the buzz?”, was put up by sophomore Izz...

Food Trucks

Food Trucks

May 28, 2014
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[su_box title="Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue"]Roxy’s Grilled Cheese food truck sells five unique grilled cheese options made with only the freshest available ingredients. Each grilled cheese is cooked to order, and every sandwich comes with the option of adding bacon. The menu also includes ...

Taking a year before attending college offers new perspectives

Taking a year before attending college offers new perspectives

May 28, 2014
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While most seniors next fall will haul large suitcases up the stairs to their new dorms, exchange numbers with their roommates and worry if they are going to make any friends at welcome week, there are quite a few who will not take the traditional route to college right away. Students may opt to take ...

Remembering Joseph Louison’s warm spirit

Remembering Joseph Louison’s warm spirit

Sofia Tong, Staff Writer
May 28, 2014
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When Joseph Louison, known to many as Joe, was little, he was always running. He would run to school, run in between classes to say hi to a teacher he was close with and barrel down sidewalks laughing amidst the disapproving looks of passers-by. “Joe was always very quick,” senior Dan McLaughlin...

Japanese teacher combines culture and language

Japanese teacher combines culture and language

Sam Klein, Opinions Layout Editor
January 31, 2014
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When an eighth grader signs up for Japanese I because of his or her love for anime, Japanese teacher Rachel Eio accepts this interest in Japanese culture and uses it to spark interest in the language. “I’m not just a teacher of Japanese,” Eio said. “Everything that I do is so much more than...

Calculus Project lives on

Sofia Tong, Staff Writer
December 18, 2013
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Before he took action, 60 to 70 percent of African-American students in Geometry Honors dropped down to Geometry Standard by second quarter every year, former Dean of Students Adrian Mims said. “They had the same grades, they had the same recommendations from their teachers,” Mims said, “yet they weren...

METCO mentoring group members depart changed people

December 11, 2013
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by Juliana Kaplan Freedom and responsibility. And Ubuntu. Those are their mantras. It started as a wisp of an idea: an informal group consisting of two or three African-American boys in eighth grade at Pierce School designed to help the students prepare for the challenges they would face in high...

November 11, 2013
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Turkey and Latkas? Thanksgiving and Hanukkah? According to The Wall Street Journal, these two holidays have not fallen on the same day since 1888, and the next time they will coincide will be in another 70,000 years. That makes their overlap this year a special opportunity for families to welcome the Festival of Lights, along wi...

The new teachers of 2013

The new teachers of 2013

October 22, 2013
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