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  • April 24Class Of 2020 Parent/Caregiver's Meeting: Wednesday, May 3 from 7-8 pm in the Cafeteria

  • April 24The Food Justice Club is hosting a food drive from April 26th to May 4th

Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War

Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, students, teachers and members of the Brookline community came together for a flag-raising ceremony on Cypress Field honoring Adam, Peter and Prince, three slaves from Brookline who fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington. After an introduction from history teacher M...

Review: Music Collective Spring Concert

Review: Music Collective Spring Concert

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A night of jazz music commenced when sharply-dressed musicians walked on stage, eagerly awaited by parents and other audience members. With the first note, the audience was already captivated and would be for the next hour and a half. The Music Collective held their spring concerts on April 6 and 7...

Immigration policies cause distress

Immigration policies cause distress

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Jan. 27, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that closed the United States to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Since then, after being blocked by various courts, the executive order has been revised to ban people without current visas from six predominantly Muslim c...

Annual Day of Dialogue seeks to inform about LGBTQ+ identity

Annual Day of Dialogue seeks to inform about LGBTQ+ identity

April 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The annual Day of Dialogue assemblies to raise awareness of and discuss LGBTQ+ rights took place on April 12. The assemblies ranged from students telling their stories to transgender activists speaking about their legal work surrounding trans rights. Due to the growing popularity of the event and the...

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

You, the parent of a varsity basketball player, walks into a room. There’s a handful of people with you: other parents from the team, members of the high school’s administration and coaches from the elementary school teams. You’re all here to determine the same thing: who can you trust to be an exem...

Teachers’ Tunes: Edition Two

Teachers’ Tunes: Edition Two

April 13, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Ms. Flynn-Carson “When I went to college, I became a DJ at my college’s radio station. That radio station had the goal of you playing at least 30% of stuff that had just come out in the last three months, so it made you really have to listen to stuff that was coming out. You couldn’t play anything that would be played on a...

Gallery moved in struggle for space

Gallery moved in struggle for space

Elene Chamberlain, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

For many years, the Art Space gallery across from the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium has served as a platform for students to appreciate their peers’ artwork while being able to share their own. Beginning in September 2017, the Art Space gallery will be relocated to spaces within the Unified Arts Buil...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Bertina Xue and Cleo Falvey
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

This week’s Top Chef: Restaurant 108 featured the final competitor: Senior Sammy Hernandez. Hernandez created a host of amazing dishes that were inspired by his Puerto Rican roots. The deliciousness of the dishes and the high quality of the service made for an excellent overall dining experience. ...

Author Gene Yang addresses high school and middle school students

Author Gene Yang addresses high school and middle school students

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students were shuffled into the auditorium during the last block of the day on Thursday to listen to Gene Luen Yang, author of 9th and 10th grade summer reading book, American Born Chinese. The high schoolers were joined by a group of 7th and 8th grade students from the nearby Runkle School. After an ...

Baking with Susanna: Passover Flourless Chocolate Cake

Baking with Susanna: Passover Flourless Chocolate Cake

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

It’s Passover! That means many of us Jews don’t eat anything with flour for eight days. But it doesn’t mean no dessert; we just eat flourless desserts instead! Flourless chocolate cake is hands down one of my favorite desserts, regardless of whether it’s Passover or not. It’s just like normal...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel

Evan Marohn and Bertina Xue
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

The third installment of the annual Top Chef competition in Restaurant 108 featured three chefs, rather than the usual one, as seniors Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel collaborated on an Italian-themed menu with several appetizer, entree and dessert options. First, we were served a bas...

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

https://youtu.be/B8VbR94rDRE “Does your dad ever hit you?” “So… you must not date because of the whole....scarf thing.” “Did your brother make you wear that?” “Are you going to have an arranged marriage?” “You must be REALLY conservative.” “Honey, you can tak...

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