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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

Paris attacks must never be forgotten

Paris attacks must never be forgotten

 Sonia Wiecek
December 10
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I love Paris. I’ve never been there; I have never been anywhere in France. But I still love it. What I love about Paris is the culture. It’s a melting pot of many countries cultures, not just Francophone culture. There are people there, called flâneurs, who literally just walk around. Al...

NRA hinders congressional action on guns

NRA hinders congressional action on guns

Henry Peebles-Capin
December 8
Filed under Blogs

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has exercised significant influence in recent elections. The NRA has lobbied to defeat a series of gun control bills, which were supported by the majority of Americans. A poll conducted by Quinnipiac University revealed that 92 percent of all voters, including 82 per...

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...

Foraging creates unique encounter with Brookline’s nature

Foraging creates unique encounter with Brookline’s nature

Lizzy Filine and Sofia Tong
November 30
Filed under Opinions

Sagamore staff members Sofia Tong and Lizzy Filine foraged around the high school, and used what they collected to make an edible meal. Disclaimer: This is not an official guide to foraging. The Sagamore is not responsible for any injuries caused by any reader’s attempts to forage. The Proc...

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
November 29
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon, as well as the bombing of a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, were brutal tragedies that bestowed a sorrow over the world. In recent months, many innocent lives have been lost due to ...

Powderpuff experience bonds new teammates

Powderpuff experience bonds new teammates

November 24
Filed under Opinions

Photo by Sofia Tong/Sagamore Staff Powderpuff has been an incredible experience for me. Going into Powderpuff, I was very hesitant about joining because I was terrified of getting hurt or letting down my teammates. I had heard that this game was extremely dangerous and I knew absolutely no...

Leon’s Take: Findings on Mars will open door for discoveries

Leon’s Take: Findings on Mars will open door for discoveries

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
November 24
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff In September, NASA announced that it had acquired evidence from images taken by one of its orbiters that there is flowing water on Mars. This news was followed by a recent announcement that Mars potentially had life-sustainable lakes billions of years ago. Th...

French student: Reaction to Paris attack must emphasize resilience over fear

French student: Reaction to Paris attack must emphasize resilience over fear

November 17
Filed under Opinions

As a French citizen, I want to speak for all French students here at the high school when I say that the events of Friday, Nov. 13 were shocking and painfully paralyzing. Friday had been a normal day. In fact, I had to perform at the Orchestra concert which took place Friday night. Right before the ...

Ho-Ho-Horoscope: December Edition

Ho-Ho-Horoscope: December Edition

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
November 9
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Sagamore Horoscope

Graphic by Maya Piken/Sagamore Staff Aries March 21 - April 19 Feel free to eat any holiday food your heart desires. Chug eggnog. Stuff your face with latkes. Or not. But do what feels right to you. Taurus April 20 - May 20 You’ll hear back from a special someone this month, and maybe it ...

Summer: A Time for Rest or Rigor?

Vishnu Raghavan, Contributing Writer
October 21
Filed under Opinions

Summer: this one word brings to mind images of sunshine, warmth and relaxation. Indeed, most people think of summer as a time off from work or school, a time to unwind and be with family and friends. All schools in this country give some time off (generally 2-3 months), allowing students to catch th...

What are you looking forward to most this school year?

What are you looking forward to most this school year?

Iman Khan and Evan Marohn
October 15
Filed under Opinions, Peeps on the Street

  Elsbeth Leslie, science teacher “This school year I’m looking forward to going on the China exchange with eight of our Brookline students to our sister school in Xi’an, China.” Alex Ervin, senior I’ve been here for the last four years, so I think it’s time for me to move on...

Students attended Bernie Sanders Rally on Saturday the 3rd

October 7
Filed under Opinions

by Sophia Pouzyrev Goosebumps rushed up and down my arms as the Boston Convention Center filled to the very brim with eager constituents. My first political rally, I hadn’t the slightest idea what to expect when speakers started to gather on the platform. It felt almost like a concert. There were...

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