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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

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

Louie Goldsmith, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 5
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of American involvement in World War I. Though “The Great War” has been romanticized as a conflict in which American involvement quickly pushed a years-long stalemate into an outright Allied victory, over 100,000 American servicemen lost their lives...

Student aide provides insight in Spanish class at the high school

Student aide provides insight in Spanish class at the high school

Vera Targoff, Staff writer
December 3
Filed under News

When Senior Mercedes Paulino walks into her Spanish class this year, she doesn’t sit with the rest of the students. While the freshman in the room take out their notebooks and talk amongst themselves about the homework last night, she confers with the teacher on the lesson plan, and walks over to ...

Quiz Bowl Club qualifies for televised competition

Quiz Bowl Club qualifies for televised competition

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under News, Showcase

Do your friends ever tell you that you know random facts? Are you obsessed with Jeopardy and trivia games? Quiz Bowl is a club that meets three times a week where students prepare for trivia tournaments against other schools. During the meetings, students go through packets that contain potential quest...

Brookline Teen Center provides vital space to high school clubs

Brookline Teen Center provides vital space to high school clubs

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff writer
December 3
Filed under News

Picture this: you have just started your own club, and you have a million questions running through your head. How will you get funding and connections? Who do you ask for help? Where will your club meet? The Brookline Teen Center offers solutions to all of these doubts by providing funding, connecti...

Wild animals run rampant in Brookline

Wild animals run rampant in Brookline

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under News

Brookline has been a hub of wild animal activity recently and locals are trying to find a way to safely coexist with these animals. Residents struggle to find humane but effective methods of handling the appearances of a variety of wild animals. Lisa Berger, a Brookline homeowner and parent of t...

Student government hopes for productive school year

Student government hopes for productive school year

Ella Kitterman, Feature news writing editor
December 3
Filed under News

Why are you allowed to use your phone so openly throughout the school? Where did our school mascot came from? Who is in charge of making all of these decisions? Students on Legislature work to make changes at benefits students. Every week 34 students and teachers meet to discuss important issues affecti...

New cafeteria rules frustrate students

New cafeteria rules frustrate students

Jackie Perelman, Staff writer
December 3
Filed under News

Lunch starts and students flood the cafeteria. They walk towards the cashier, preparing to start the juggling act of taking and holding three sides along with their main meal. By the end of lunch the trash bins and unwanted side bucket are the ones holding most of those sides. Requiring every stude...

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Editor
December 3
Filed under Hard News, News

In a room at the end of the middle school hallway at Driscoll, five 8th graders sit around a table reading a book during English class. Although most of them like to read now, that was not always the case. The Language and Academic Home Base program serves approximately 35 students starting in 3rd gra...

BRJE and Boston Workmen’s Circle co-host racial justice and equity meeting

BRJE and Boston Workmen’s Circle co-host racial justice and equity meeting

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor
December 2
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

A meeting regarding racial equity in Brookline co-hosted by the Brookline for Racial Justice (BRJE) and the Boston Workmen’s Circle brought a group of around 50 town residents together at Temple Sinai on Nov. 30. The theme throughout the night was finding systemic solutions to systemic racism in Brookline...

Recap: ExCEL program’s Thanksgiving fundraiser

Recap: ExCEL program’s Thanksgiving fundraiser

Becky Perelman, Staff Writer
November 30
Filed under News, Showcase

  Tuesday, Nov. 22, is the time of the year for the teachers and the students of ExCEL program to wake up at 5 a.m. and cook a Thanksgiving lunch for the high school staff.   Vendola says that the ExCEL Thanksgiving is on its ninth year.   “We get here at 5 a.m. the Tuesda...

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