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Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Chloe Jepsen, Feature News Writing Editor
January 29, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

  Roars of applause following Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call that “We are not alone” and chants from the crowd screaming “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here” echoed off of the buildings surrounding Copley Square on Sunday, Jan. 29. Thousands gathered at a last minute-protes...

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Conor Ross, Staff Writer
January 29, 2017
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

What do we know about the overcrowding problem? Enrollment in Brookline schools is increasing at a fast rate. According to 2016 enrollment projections, the high school has about 2,000 students, but in five years this will increase to almost 2,400. The rapid surge in enrollment creates issued r...

Chinese Exchange Student Sara Li

Chinese Exchange Student Sara Li

January 29, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

Have you felt welcomed here at the high school? "I have felt very welcomed here at BHS, both by teachers and students. I am very sad to leave because I have had such a good experience, but I also have a responsibility to build my own country as well."

Lunar New Year celebrates culture and community

Lunar New Year celebrates culture and community

Erez Ben-Akiva and Leon Yang
January 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students celebrated the Lunar New Year in the atrium and MLK room on Friday, Jan. 27. The 18th celebration of the day at the high school marked the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. The Lunar New Year celebration was not only an opportunity to celebrate Asian cultures but also cultures from all over the world....

Freshman Max Siegel

Freshman Max Siegel

January 28, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

“I sort of came out as bi slowly.  I knew that I live in Brookline, and that there are plenty of other bi or gay people at the school and that no one was going to treat me differently or anything, but it was still kind of scary. I think part of it was that people would always assume I was gay from my...

Q&A with Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Samuel Zimmerman

Q&A with Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Samuel Zimmerman

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Samuel Zimmerman is the Deputy Superintendent of Student Services. He moved here last year from the New York school system to work in a smaller, more community-oriented environment. We recently spoke we him about his Native American identity and education.   What motivated you to go to college? I didn...

Junior Sonia Wiecek

Junior Sonia Wiecek

January 25, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

"My brother rock climbed before me and I did some summer camps and really enjoyed it, so in highschool I joined the metro act team. We work on strength and endurance because some of the routes are long and you can be on the wall for a long time. We also have mental training, which is the most important...

Purposeful clubs at the school fight for feminist values

Purposeful clubs at the school fight for feminist values

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Multiple clubs at the high school have an underlying feminist agenda. These clubs include the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL Pro-Choice) and Students Against Human Trafficking (SAHT). All three provide a space for students to discuss feminist issues ...

Junior Emily Jack

Junior Emily Jack

January 24, 2017
Filed under The Sagamore's Portraits of BHS, Uncategorized

“Right now is a really big transition point in my life. This is my first year full time at the main campus [after moving] from Winthrop House. It's been a really difficult transition and a lot went wrong or didn't go as planned and it really set me back. Also, my girlfriend is in transition [from male ...

Women’s marches in Boston and Washington, D.C. provide outlet for anger and pride

Women’s marches in Boston and Washington, D.C. provide outlet for anger and pride

Sarah Groustra, Sara Hogenboom, and Evan Marohn
January 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Boston Women's March for America spanned nearly the entire day of Jan. 21 and multiple city blocks, with the Boston Common in the center. The center stage on the Common featured speeches from government officials and concerts from local musicians. Crowds packed into the park carrying a plethora of home...

Working with students builds a creative environment

Working with students builds a creative environment

Jamie Martinez, Staff Writer
January 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Susan Moreno What have you learned from your students? I think I have learned a lot about myself. I have been here since 1990, so I feel like I have become an adult and improved at my job. I really like working with teenagers because I think they’re really creative and interesting. I don’t believ...

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