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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

Balanced media consumption can bridge ideological divide

Balanced media consumption can bridge ideological divide

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor
March 8
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

      The United States has always been divided. Whether between rich and poor, White and people of color, Republican or Democrat, the U.S. has consistently partitioned itself into conflicting factions. As of late, the divide between Republican and Democrat (and more specifically those who support ...

Editorial: Few regulations on charter schools allow them great independence

Editorial: Few regulations on charter schools allow them great independence

December 3
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In 1988, Albert Shanker, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, gave a speech pitching his idea of a charter school: a publicly funded school under a charter from the government with fewer rules and restrictions than traditional schools. Shanker believed these schools could be used to ...

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Ballot question two supports corruption in charter schools

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Editor, Writing
November 30
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In 1988, Albert Shanker, the President of the American Federation of Teachers, gave a speech pitching his idea of a charter school: a publicly funded school under a charter from the government with fewer rules and restrictions than traditional schools. Shanker believed these schools could be used to ...

Mainstream and SWS must strive for harmonious relationship

Mainstream and SWS must strive for harmonious relationship

Paul Miller-Schmidt and Jillian Goldstein
October 18
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

School Within a School (SWS) is a program that gives students the opportunity to take classes based on a democratic pedagogy. The students in this small community take two classes with only other SWS members and participate in weekly Town Meetings, but are otherwise integrated into mainstream classes, sports...

Burden of anti-racism lies with students

Burden of anti-racism lies with students

May 3
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Rather than solely condemning the administration, blame yourself. Blame the students of Brookline. Your job is to make sure people know that this behavior is unacceptable.

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Editorial: Conservative students deserve a voice

Editorial: Conservative students deserve a voice

March 29
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

The same way the hateful language that often permeates national discussions hurts all of America, entrenched liberal intolerance at the high school hinders the learning of all students.

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Editorial: New suspension policy prioritizes learning

Editorial: New suspension policy prioritizes learning

The Sagamore
January 21
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Serving out a suspension in school, as the law requires for suspensions of 10 days or fewer, holds students accountable for their misbehavior and minimizes the long-term detrimental effects of these punishments.

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Editorial: American gun policy requires basic reform

Editorial: American gun policy requires basic reform

December 1
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In 1984, New York became the first state to require seatbelts for every person riding in a motor vehicle. Over the next decade, every state except New Hampshire passed laws to ensure every adult and child wore seatbelts in cars. Over the same time period, the death rate from automobile accidents decre...

A plea for mercy for marathon bomber

A plea for mercy for marathon bomber

May 29
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

On May 15, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received the death penalty. Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan planted the bombs on Boylston Street that killed three and injured hundreds more during the 2013 Boston Marathon. Interviews with Boston residents on major networks showed feelings of relief, justice and retribut...

Editorial: Sensationalism never outweighs integrity

April 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The November 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine featured a story called “A Rape on Campus.” The article described the gang rape of a girl at the University of Virginia as part of an initiation ceremony into a fraternity and the school’s apparent failure to properly deal wit...

Editorial: Semi should be enjoyable, not difficult

March 27
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Every year, March rolls around and it all starts again. Junior Semi-formal and Senior Prom proposals, the ubiquitous Facebook group, forms mailed home, stern discussions with parents about alcohol. School dances are supposed to be fun, frivolous events to mark the years spent in high school, but the Junio...

Editorial: Sports discrepancies are unfair

October 30
Filed under Editorials

If you were to record how each Brookline High School student spent every hour over the course of a week, and then aggregate the data, sports practices and competitions would compose a significant portion of the spread. Sports are a huge component of life here at the high school. The benefits of athletics...

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