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  • March 7STATES PLAY: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, 16 at 7:30 pm in the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium

  • March 7Ticket sales for Junior Semi-Formal began March 1st and will continue until Wednesday, March 15th.

  • March 7SPRING PLAY: "EVERY 28 HOURS" March 8, 3:30 pm, March 9 & 10, 7:30 pm, March 11, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm in the Black Box theater

Julie Schreiner-Oldham elected to fill interim school committee position

Julie Schreiner-Oldham elected to fill interim school committee position

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 11
Filed under News, Showcase

The joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee elected Julie Schreiner-Oldham on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to fill the vacant seat on the Brookline School Committee. Schreiner-Oldham will hold the interim position until May, finishing the three-year term of former School Committee member R...

Meyer’s appointment elicits ecstatic response from community

Meyer’s appointment elicits ecstatic response from community

Jason Altshuler, Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, and Louie Goldsmith
January 10
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Superintendent Andrew Bott announced at a faculty meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 that Interim Headmaster Anthony Meyer has been appointed as permanent headmaster. According to Bott, Meyer was the clear favorite among the Brookline community and Bott used the town-wide support to explain his decision.   “It was m...

Superintendent Bott names Meyer permanent Headmaster

Superintendent Bott names Meyer permanent Headmaster

Louie Goldsmith and Haley Bayne
January 10
Filed under News, Showcase

Superintendent Andrew Bott named Interim Headmaster Anthony Meyer the high school's permanent headmaster. The announcement, which came first in a faculty meeting on Tuesday afternoon was followed by an email to the high school community at 4 p.m. The text of Bott's email is below: January 10, 2...

A boxing essayist? A teacher? An inspiring man? ExCEL teacher Springs Toledo is all of the above.

A boxing essayist? A teacher? An inspiring man? ExCEL teacher Springs Toledo is all of the above.

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer
January 9
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

    Springs Toledo is a hardworking member of the ExCEL Program, but there are many things about him that students don’t know. In addition to being a teacher at the high school, he is also a boxing historian, an essayist for multiple boxing magazines and an author. He has publish...

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer
January 4
Filed under News, Showcase

They may not be helping you, or you may not even know who they are. But to the students they work with, they bring support, investment, and excitement to each individual’s academic and personal growth. Paraprofessionals provide invaluable helping hands to students with special needs. They work in...

Interest in building space inspires creation of bike shop

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer
January 4
Filed under News

As students pull up to school on their bicycles in the morning, some have broken brakes, rusty chains or flat tires. Students have no-where to repair them except a bike store an inconvenient three miles away. Teachers and students throughout the high school are attempting to open a workspace fo...

Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer
December 21
Filed under News

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

Day of Courage

Day of Courage

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
December 17
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

  The third annual "Asking for Courage" day took place on Dec. 15 at the high school. The "Middle Eastern" and "Say Their Names" blocks were new additions to the Day, joining into the mix of the "Telling Your Story" and "Latinx" blocks. For the past three years this day has educated and ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

December 8
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Below, students and staff alike read the names of the 87 transgender people who were murdered in 2016. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance hosted their Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil during X-block on Dec. 7, 2016. Click on the audio below to hear the reading of the names at the vigil. ...

Application-based classes lack gender diversity

Application-based classes lack gender diversity

Iman Khan, Arts Editor
December 8
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Females outnumber males in Social Justice, Global Leadership, Racial Awareness and other application-based classes at the high school. For some students and faculty members, the lack of males has caused a lack of varied perspectives in these classes. Social studies teacher Malcolm Cawthorne, who teaches the Racial...

Students Helping Older People Club boasts increased popularity

Students Helping Older People Club boasts increased popularity

Maddie Kostant-Greeley, Staff Writer
December 6
Filed under News, Showcase

150 people signed up at the club fair for Students Helping Older People Club (S.H.O.P), and 130 people responded to their survey afterward. It’s three times bigger than the next-largest club. What is it that makes the club so popular? Junior Shahar Hartman who is one of the club leaders said that S...

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer
December 6
Filed under News, Showcase

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

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