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Nutrons team advances from Maine to St. Louis

Nutrons team advances from Maine to St. Louis

April 23, 2013
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After winning the Boston regional competition on March 26 and placing second at the Lewiston, Maine regional competition on April 6, the Nutrons Robotics Team is ready to go to St. Louis on April 24 for the International Robotics Competition. “It’s an honor to make it to worlds,” sophomore Henry...

Volunteers screen for kidney disease

Volunteers screen for kidney disease

April 23, 2013
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Although not everyone involved in the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program is looking into careers in medicine, they are all looking to volunteer and help the community. Students involved in KDSAP, an organization with chapters at Harvard University, North Quincy High and Brookline High,...

Joining the US military

Joining the US military

February 26, 2013
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Wake up at 0400 hours and get the ammo. Not the usual routine for a Brookline graduate, but when Army National Guard Specialist Myke Pierre-Louis, BHS ‘08, was deployed in Afghanistan, this was how he started his days. At Brookline, few students go into the military after graduation. The few...

Community remembers José Vázquez Vinasco

Community remembers José Vázquez Vinasco

January 18, 2013
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The photos on display showed a baby at his christening, a boy playing on a toy truck with his brother, and a young man in a high school hallway. In all, José Vázquez Vinasco was beaming. Friends, family, teachers and doctors gathered together in the MLK Room on Monday, Jan. 14 to honor José, who...

Broadcasting hopefuls uncover creative outlet through Info Time

Broadcasting hopefuls uncover creative outlet through Info Time

January 9, 2013
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“Good morning BHS!” As you walk into your B-block class, a voice from the speaker greets you. While you sit in your seat and prepare for class, you listen to the voice reading the announcements. But have you ever wondered who the voice is? One of the owners of these mysterious voices is senior...

Diners gather in international room

Diners gather in international room

December 21, 2012
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It’s like a miniature cafeteria. Laughter and chatter fill the air. The brightly-painted room has a large world map hung on one wall and decorations exhibiting cultures of different countries on the others. The International Student Center is a “home base” for international students at the high...

Incorporating second jobs into the classroom

Incorporating second jobs into the classroom

December 7, 2012
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A teacher walks into a bar. Far from an old joke, this is social studies teacher Mark Wheeler’s daily life during the spring and summer. Wheeler has worked in restaurants since high school and has been a bartender since his time as an undergraduate college student at University of Massachusetts—more...

Student Legislature 2012-2013 Winners

October 4, 2012
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Thanks for voting! Below are the names of the students who were elected to legislature.   Freshman Juliette Shoemaker Angela Pergantis Ethan Kahn Emily Bivens   Sophomores Harrison Song Nick Karnovsky Katherine Brumberg Raven Brathwaite   Juniors Gaby Germanos Will Notelovit...

School store profits from collaboration

School store profits from collaboration

May 19, 2012
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You may have come across an advertisement in which a student is holding a bottle of Gatorade, saying he purchases the beverage at the school store and asking, “Do you?” Or maybe you’ve seen an ad with attached coupons, which allow you to get a free lollipop when you buy a bag of popcorn. This is all the result of ...

Gay Straight Alliance members advocate tolerance

May 19, 2012
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The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will be holding its annual Day of Dialogue and Day of Silence events on April 26 and 27, respectively, to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) issues in the Brookline community. During the Day of Dialogue, people can...

ELL provides close-knit community

ELL provides close-knit community

May 16, 2012
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Like any other student, freshman Nicole Palma loves to laugh, have a good time and hang out with her friends. Like many other students, she knows both English and Spanish. But unlike the majority of the student body, Palma is an ELL student, a student who takes English as a second language. Born and raise...

Engineering shows its two faces

Engineering shows its two faces

May 16, 2012
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In Room 368, every table has a four-foot tall Rube Goldberg machine on it. In UA 11, saws, sanders and every other tool imaginable surround a few tables supporting the futuristic locker organizers students are building. These are the engineering rooms. The school has two engineering classes: one ru...

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