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Legislature update: Fundraising and “L” grades

Legislature update: Fundraising and “L” grades

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under News

Behind closed doors it can seem like Student Government is at a standstill. Four members of each grade were elected to serve as representatives at the beginning of the year, but what are they up to now? Despite what may have seemed like a blank time lapse, the legislative body has actually been quite bu...

What does it mean to be a second semester senior?

Maddie Nagler, Sports writing editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under News

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Discussion about public school system attracts many community members

Discussion about public school system attracts many community members

Jacob Spiegel, Business Manager
March 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, the wooden pews of the All Saints Parish in Brookline were filled with educators, parents and students, eager to hear members of the community speak about current issues within the Brookline Public School system. They were impatient for certain changes to happen, such as incr...

Event Coverage: International Women’s Day

Event Coverage: International Women’s Day

March 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The International Women's Day assemblies, organized by junior Komal Wasif, took place during every block on Monday and consisted of various presentations and talks by experts and members of the school community. Check out more detailed coverage from each block below.

Absence of parking spaces around the high school creates issues for students

Absence of parking spaces around the high school creates issues for students

Maisie Kramer, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under News

Imagine you just had an extremely stressful day at school. Your English teacher assigned a five-page essay and you failed a huge math test. All you want to do is go home and relax, but when you get in your car, you see a slip of paper with the word TICKET written in big red letters. The lack of leg...

Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Sophie Hafner, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

“BRJE seeks to identify and clarify issues of social and racial inequality in Brookline and to build a multiracial coalition in order to dismantle structural racism and everyday prejudice,” is the mission statement of Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity [BRJE], a coalition formed last August ...

Officers face termination in hearing

Officers face termination in hearing

Valentina Rojas-Posada, Breaking News Managing Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Police officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun’s disciplinary hearing for potential termination due to absence from their jobs at the Brookline Police Department occurred on March 3. The officers have not returned to work since reporting alleged racial discrimination in December 2015....

Students connect in religious clubs

Students connect in religious clubs

Jamie Martinez, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
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...

Administration neglects authority of Legislature

Administration neglects authority of Legislature

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under News

Legislature provides an outlet for student and teacher voices to effect policy changes changes. It consists of 34 students, teachers and members of the Administrative Council who together are given jurisdiction over all policy decisions at the high school. Legislature plays an important role in the h...

Brookline yields achievements in STEM fields

Brookline yields achievements in STEM fields

Elene Chamberlin, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
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...

Barbara Sahli counters Muslim stereotypes in presentation

Barbara Sahli counters Muslim stereotypes in presentation

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Walking into Brookline Town Hall, most people wouldn’t expect Barbara Sahli, the presenter of “Understanding Islam and Muslims,” to be a white, blue-eyed woman, but she was. On March 1, Barbara Sahli stood before a room filled with elementary, middle and high school teachers along with a handful ...

Q&A with Headmaster Anthony Meyer on new position

Q&A with Headmaster Anthony Meyer on new position

Ethan Gainsboro, Sports Writing Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

What does this announcement and appointment mean to you personally? I think it's really important validation of the work that the high school has done over the last six months. So, that's what's most important to me. I'm really excited that people have appreciated the work that we've been doing over ...

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