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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

Stickers on technology provide area to broadcast opinions and interests

Stickers on technology provide area to broadcast opinions and interests

Becky Perelman, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under Arts, Peeps on the Street, Showcase

Freshman Grace Sokolow showcases a pro-choice sticker on her phone, a symbol for women's rights and their own choices regarding their bodies. “My mom went to a rally and she got a sticker. I also had a Planned Parenthood support sticker,” said Sokolow.   Sophomore Annie DiAdamo’s sticker is...

Peeps on the street: What was your favorite moment from 2016? What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Peeps on the street: What was your favorite moment from 2016? What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Ella Kitterman and Maddie Nagler
January 18, 2017
Filed under News, Peeps on the Street, Showcase

Junior Lily Abrams My New Year's resolution is to get better grades and be less angry because I feel like I held a lot of grudges last year, and I should not have.   My favorite moment from last year was when I got the chance to go to Israel, specifically floating in the Dead Sea. Junior Maya Page My most memorable moment from 2016 was watching the...

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Paraprofessionals extend consistent helping hand

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

They may not be helping you, or you may not even know who they are. But to the students they work with, they bring support, investment, and excitement to each individual’s academic and personal growth. Paraprofessionals provide invaluable helping hands to students with special needs. They work in...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

December 8, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Below, students and staff alike read the names of the 87 transgender people who were murdered in 2016. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance hosted their Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil during X-block on Dec. 7, 2016. Click on the audio below to hear the reading of the names at the vigil. ...

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News

In a room at the end of the middle school hallway at Driscoll, five 8th graders sit around a table reading a book during English class. Although most of them like to read now, that was not always the case. The Language and Academic Home Base program serves approximately 35 students starting in 3rd gra...

Recap: ExCEL program’s Thanksgiving fundraiser

Recap: ExCEL program’s Thanksgiving fundraiser

Becky Perelman, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

  Tuesday, Nov. 22, is the time of the year for the teachers and the students of ExCEL program to wake up at 5 a.m. and cook a Thanksgiving lunch for the high school staff.   Vendola says that the ExCEL Thanksgiving is on its ninth year.   “We get here at 5 a.m. the Tuesda...

Thanksgiving week 2016 schedule

Thanksgiving week 2016 schedule

Haley Bayne, Co-editor-in-chief
November 20, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Review: Julius Caesar

Review: Julius Caesar

Jason Altshuler, Arts/Breaking News Writing Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With elements that will resonate with anyone and everyone, the high school’s Shakespeare play Julius Caesar sheds light on the politics and inner workings of human society. The Drama Society’s take on William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Mary Mastandrea, places the classic narr...

Megan Day

Megan Day

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Nurse Megan Day previously worked at a collaborative school in Chelsea, Mass. Outside of school, she enjoys seeing live music and is currently teaching herself to play the guitar. What was high school like for you? I really enjoyed theater, so I was in the drama society. I played the flute and ...

Mr. Dygo Tosa

Mr. Dygo Tosa

Josh Gladstone, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Intro: Dygo Tosa taught for three years at a large public school in Texas before coming to Brookline High School to teach Latin.  He actually moved to Texas from Massachusetts to go to grad school where he got his masters at the University of Texas at Austin and soon after his teaching certificate.  He...

Alexandra Zembruski

Alexandra Zembruski

Sabrina Zhou, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Special education teacher Alexandra Zembruski, who graduated from Northeastern University and Lesley College, is teaching at the high school for her second year, as she was previously a paraprofessional. Zembruski likes to paint her nails, hang out with her dog and go out for brunch. How did you ...

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