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  • April 24Class Of 2020 Parent/Caregiver's Meeting: Wednesday, May 3 from 7-8 pm in the Cafeteria

  • April 24The Food Justice Club is hosting a food drive from April 26th to May 4th

Brookline edges Needham in “High School Quiz Show” overtime classic

Brookline edges Needham in “High School Quiz Show” overtime classic

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In perhaps the greatest overtime victory in recent competition history, the Brookline quiz bowl team defeated Needham’s team 435-415 in overtime on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. Brookline’s starting team was composed by seniors Amir Siraj, Louis Sokolow, Micah Greenberg and Louie Goldsmith. ...

Senior Peter Fletcher

Senior Peter Fletcher

February 10, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

"I do a lot of music and I wanted to spend more time with the viola and composition. But doing a full academic workload and then trying to practice two or three hours a day and having time to compose, it wasn't really working out, it wasn't practical. I didn’t want to stop doing music though, so I...

Peeps on the Street: China Exchange

Peeps on the Street: China Exchange

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2017
Filed under News, Peeps on the Street, Uncategorized

Junior Drew Ervin

Junior Drew Ervin

February 6, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

What has your experience been in the student government? “When I first went up, I wasn't 100 percent ready to, but in the back of my mind I was like, ‘I know a lot of people in the school, maybe I can represent them well.’ So I gave my speech and they put me on the ballot and I was elected. I...

Teachers share political beliefs in classes

Teachers share political beliefs in classes

Sophie Hafner, Staff Writer
February 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The 2016 presidential election brought intense emotions to people all throughout the high school: excitement, disappointment and fear. Despite the wide range of reactions, students walked into the classroom either ready to express their feelings, or too frustrated or too scared to do so. Many s...

Pan-Asian Lunar New Year festival attracts diverse crowd to the high school

Pan-Asian Lunar New Year festival attracts diverse crowd to the high school

Natalie Jew and Sofia Reynoso
February 5, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

To celebrate the 2017 Year of the Rooster people of numerous ages and ethnicities crowded into the high school. Children danced while music played, yo-yos soared and the lion welcomed in the New Year. Red and yellow lanterns lit the MLK Room as a stream of children, families, and volunteers played games, at...

Safe space for multiracial students

Safe space for multiracial students

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

 According to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s 2016-2016 data, 7.5 percent of the high school’s student body consists of multiracial students. A new club known as the Multiracial Identifying Community (MIC) is forming from this growing population.      ...

Freshman Saya Ameli

Freshman Saya Ameli

February 2, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

What it was like moving to Brookline? "I moved here in fourth grade and the community was really welcoming actually, but I was pretty clueless back then, so sometimes when I would tell people, 'Oh ya, I'm from Iran' they would kind of start acting strange or they’d just never talk to me again." How...

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, 2017
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...

Junior Ben Kremer

Junior Ben Kremer

February 1, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

What are your plans for next year? "My parents both work in developing countries so they spend a lot of time in Africa and South Asia and we decided that I would graduate high school half a year early and go live in Kenya for six months. While we are there my parents will both be working and traveling...

Students share their opinions on core curriculum books

Students share their opinions on core curriculum books

Maisie Kramer, Staff writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Sagamore interviewed students at the high school about their favorite core book through a survey on canvas.  The data below represents 100 sophomores, juniors and seniors opinions as well as specific feedback from students.  ...

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