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Adebukola Ajao

Adebukola Ajao

Josh Fleishman, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under News

New Steps to Success Program Adviser Adebukola Ajao hopes to provide students with an idea of what it means to be successful in college and the real world.  Outside of school, she is a freelance journalist for the Huffington Post and runs her own media consulting business.  Although she has a lot of pas...

Creating racial cohesion from understanding

Creating racial cohesion from understanding

April 11, 2014
Filed under Conversations on Race, Opinions

During our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day assembly, I delivered a speech about the quiet racism in Brookline and the apathy that we, as students, exhibit. I challenged the school population, chiefly teachers and students, to engage in more discussions centered around race. In my English class immediately aft...

Board game cafe falls short of expectations

Board game cafe falls short of expectations

April 9, 2014
Filed under Arts

It was a dreary Sunday afternoon with the temperature just above freezing. It was one of those days where I just wanted to pull on a sweater and plunk myself in front of a fire – tea in one hand and a book in the other. But enjoying a board game was not a bad second choice. Instead of gathering in ...

Photography teacher’s zeal inspires students

Photography teacher’s zeal inspires students

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
April 9, 2014
Filed under Arts

It is clear upon walking into room 30 of the United Arts Building that it is a photography classroom: Instructions, tips diagrams, and a plethora of photographs line the walls, and in the center of the room several large tables pushed together provide a space for students to share work and receive n...

Discrepancies in English classes frustrate students

Discrepancies in English classes frustrate students

April 2, 2014
Filed under Hard News, News

English classes have wide discrepancies in terms of grades, according to data from the 2012-2013 academic year provided to The Sagamore. While Burchenal said the freedom afforded to teachers attracts them to Brookline, some students are frustrated by the disparities in the amount and grading of work among English courses of the same level. Accord...

Players take varied approaches to captainship

Players take varied approaches to captainship

April 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

When New York Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter announced his retirement after the 2014 season last month, it sent shockwaves throughout the baseball world. It was not so much the timing of the statement – at 37, Jeter has seen better days – but the sheer prospect of a Jeter-less Yanke...

Breaking: Newton North newspaper to buyout Sagamore (April Fool’s)

Breaking: Newton North newspaper to buyout Sagamore (April Fool’s)

April 1, 2014
Filed under News

The Sagamore has accepted a buyout offer from the publishers of The Newtonite, Newton North’s student-run newspaper. The Newtonite purchased its rival paper for an undisclosed sum in an effort to expand its brand. “We couldn’t be more excited,” Newtonite Co-Editor-in-Chief Connor Vasu sai...

EDCO participants overcome social challenges

EDCO participants overcome social challenges

February 18, 2014
Filed under News

Walk into room 124 on a typical Monday afternoon and one might be confused about why this class is not on the third floor. A big projector at the center displays an objective from last week: “Friday 1/10/14 - To practice interpreting nuclear equations and to predict the products of specific nucl...

Wooley-Brown creates fun and stress-free environment

Wooley-Brown creates fun and stress-free environment

February 17, 2014
Filed under News

Science teacher Tyler Wooley-Brown stands at the front of the classroom. All eyes are on him as he goes over what will be on the midterm yet again, trying to alleviate the typical freshman jitters that arise in the weeks before exams. Cracking a sarcastic joke, he immediately lightens the mood, a...

Football highlight reels capture attention of college recruiters

Football highlight reels capture attention of college recruiters

February 14, 2014
Filed under Sports

A diving catch into the endzone, a successful charge through the crowd and a jarring tackle, all to the beat of heart-pumping music. Players on the boys varsity football team create highlight videos for multiple purposes, such as maintaining memories from their season, showing off their skills and ...

Connor Powers, 11th grade

Connor Powers, 11th grade

February 7, 2014
Filed under Blogs

“I like to longboard.” “Have you ever taken a fall on one?” “I actually have fallen, and when I fell it scraped up my whole shoulder blade.” “Did you have to go to the hospital?” “No I didn’t, you just roll it off, realize it sucked and keep going.” “Why do you do it if you hurt y...

Seniors surge to early lead, claim second straight Powderpuff victory

Seniors surge to early lead, claim second straight Powderpuff victory

November 27, 2013
Filed under Sports

The pouring rain did little to dampen the spirits of the seniors as they beat the juniors 28-14 today in the annual Powderpuff game at Parsons Field. For the better part of the first half, the “Red” offense moved down the field at will, scoring first on an explosive 30-yard reverse run by senior...

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