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  • March 27School Committee Meeting: March 30 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

  • March 27 Brookline High School Dance Marathon for Boston Children’s Hospital: April 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Brookline Teen Center.

  • March 27College panel for students with learning differences will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm in the MLK room

Student searches for identity

Student searches for identity

Xueyan Zquod, Contributing Writer
November 30
Filed under Opinions

Acceptance is finding a group of people who validate you. For me, this was going to live in an Asian dorm in New York City for a month. It was seeing that the comfort foods they made were the same ones that my mom fed me and my brother throughout our childhoods. It was hearing about the bowl cuts ...

Israeli citizen contemplates his future after high school

Israeli citizen contemplates his future after high school

Shahar Hartman, Contributing Writer
November 29
Filed under Opinions

The Israeli Military, Ha Tzava, is a large part of Israeli culture. In America, many kids learn about different colleges and start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. However, in Israel, at a young age, kids start looking at different sections of the military and dream about where t...

Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Julissa Perez, Contributing Writer
October 19
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear Brookline High School, I apologize for the incident after school on Monday, Sept. 12.  I'm sorry I put everyone in a bad position; it wasn't my intention. I know that my decision was bad. It wasn't like me to react like that and I should have been more mature about it. I should have though...

Student questions necessity of safe spaces

Student questions necessity of safe spaces

Jesse Lamba, Contributing Writer
October 19
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Across high schools and universities nationwide, the debate over safe spaces is becoming more and more consequential as time goes on. Should students be protected from perspectives that they don’t want to hear or should they be exposed to all ideas including controversial or at times hostile ones? More ...

Third party candidates offer alternate choices in election

Third party candidates offer alternate choices in election

Ethan Jampel, Contributing Writer
October 19
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In this election, both major party candidates have historically high ratings of unfavorability. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went through long primary battles and have had trouble uniting their respective parties. Clinton has struggled to gain full support from the more progressive wing of t...

Rape case illuminates fault in criminal justice system

Rape case illuminates fault in criminal justice system

Grace Gutterman, Contributing Writer
October 19
Filed under Columns, Opinions

“A prosecutor argued he should spend six years in prison. A judge ruled he should be jailed for six months.” (CNN correspondents Emanuella Grinberg and Catherine E. Shoichet) On January 17, 2015 Brock Turner sexually assaulted a young woman and was charged with three counts of felony and sexual ass...

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...

Give us your advice column questions!

Sara Hogenboom, Longform Managing Editor
September 16
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Showcase

Comment below with advice column questions. Longform managing editor Sara Hogenboom will answer your questions in a monthly blog entitled "Sara's Unqualified". She will do her best. Identify yourself or remain anonymous. Personal questions or ones about school are fair game.

A student’s struggle with homelessness brings newfound appreciation of life

A student’s struggle with homelessness brings newfound appreciation of life

Haley Bayne, News writing editor
June 23
Filed under Opinions

Junior year: balancing school, homework, jobs and a slew of extracurricular activities. Juniors know. The struggle is real. But, this is not your typical junior-year-is-rough type of article. I want you to imagine navigating through “the most stressful year of your life” without a place to call home or...

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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