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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

Leon’s Take: Ahmed Mohamed

Leon’s Take: Ahmed Mohamed

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
September 22
Filed under Blogs, Columns, Opinions

On Monday, September 14th, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a clock, that was mistaken for a bomb, to his high school in Irving, Texas. Mohamed had built the clock himself, but suspicions spurred the police to seize his invention. Mohamed was suspended from school for three days. ...

September Horoscope: Back to School

September Horoscope: Back to School

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
September 17
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Sagamore Horoscope

Aries   March 21 - April 19   Be wary of your homeroom teacher. They may not be all they seem.   Taurus   April 20 - May 20   Do not under any circumstances lose your pencil case.   Gemini   May 21 - June 20   You ...

Peeps on the Street: What did you think about the summer reading?

Peeps on the Street: What did you think about the summer reading?

Louie Goldsmith and Chris Bell
September 14
Filed under Conversations on Race, Opinions, Peeps on the Street

“['American Born Chinese'] was about a young boy of Chinese descent who moves to America and his struggles to identify with his culture and acclimate to his climate. I thought the book covered an interesting topic that there isn’t really enough about. There is so little about Asian culture in th...

Freshman Blog: Ivy Tou

Freshman Blog: Ivy Tou

Ivy Tou, Contributing Writer
September 7
Filed under Blogs, Opinions

]Before the first day of high school started, I ruminated on worried thoughts: What if I get lost? What if I forget my schedule? What if… Despite my initial nerves, I immediately felt at home as I stepped onto the high school field among the bustling crowds of students and the ever-so-helpful junior...

Column of the Month

May 29
Filed under Columns, Opinions

As the sophomores of the high school transition into the pivotal period of junior year, many things emerge that intensify our high school experience.  Suddenly, we are bombarded with a plethora of responsibilities and obligations. SATs and college seem to inundate everyday life. Amid this whirl of schoo...

Job outside of school gives independence and balance

May 29
Filed under Opinions

I remember wanting to have a real job by the time I was a junior in high school. It was not because I needed money, but because I wanted to feel independent. This year I started working at Lee’s Burger in Coolidge. After three months of working, I have learned a lot about balancing a real world ex...

Celebrity escapes punishment

Celebrity escapes punishment

May 29
Filed under Opinions

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are two of the greatest non-heavyweight fighters the sport of boxing has ever seen.  After years of speculation, the two finally agreed to a fight on May 2 of this year. This was supposed to be the fight to “re-invigorate” the supposedly dying sport of boxing.  ...

Performing arts allow dancer to experiment

Performing arts allow dancer to experiment

May 29
Filed under Opinions

I lay on the stage of the auditorium, lights beating down on my back and the audience peering up from their seats. I realized it would be one of my last times performing at the high school. The four other dancers onstage continued to dance slowly across the stage, doing movement I choreographed ...

Letter from the editor

May 29
Filed under Opinions

We welcome Richard Mount’s response to our April article, “Ambiguity shrouds departure of former girls’ tennis coach.” The goal of the article was to understand and communicate the events leading up to and ultimately causing Mr. Mounts departure from the tennis team after a lengthy and successfu...

Letter to the Editor

May 29
Filed under Opinions

I would hope that the approximate 380 members of the teams that I had the honor to coach, as well as their parents and friends will remember me as: An instructive coach who cared deeply about each team. One of the top tennis coaches in the state with a record of 282-74 which include two state champi...

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...

Gap year offers graduates a new learning experience

Gap year offers graduates a new learning experience

May 29
Filed under Opinions

Our Brookline community has strong presumptions regarding what individual success means and how it can be achieved. The pressures to ‘succeed’ can hinder our abilities to pursue our passions outside of the classroom, which can construct a misguided notion of what ‘success’ means. In recent yea...

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