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9 tips for second semester seniors

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under News, Peeps on the Street, Showcase

The Sagamore reached out to nine members of the class of 2015 over Facebook and asked what advice they have for current second semester seniors as they enter their final days of high school. Here's what they had to say:   Taylor James, freshman at Agnes Scott College in Decateur, GA ...

Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
March 19, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Join the continuing conversation online here. Use the button labeled "Chapters" above to navigate to the blocks you missed or are interested in returning to.

Retiring librarian Lynne Cohen leaves remarkable legacy

Retiring librarian Lynne Cohen leaves remarkable legacy

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
March 13, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Librarian and former English teacher Lynne Cohen recently retired from her longtime position at the high school in order to travel the world with her husband, a decision which speaks to the adventurous nature she brought to every one of her many undertakings at the high school. Cohen grew up a...

Peeps on the Street: Students discuss protest on inaction regarding race

Peeps on the Street: Students discuss protest on inaction regarding race

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 22, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Dozens of students, teachers and administrators crowded the atrium in response to a protest started by senior Donnaya Brown at the beginning of C-block on Friday, Jan. 22. Brown was calling for action on issues of race and equality as opposed to conversation.

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Senior calls for action on race and equality in protest

Senior calls for action on race and equality in protest

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 22, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Senior Donnaya Brown sits in protest in the atrium with juniors KeiAntey Gamble and Destiny David. Photo by Kendall McGowan/Sagamore staff.

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Peeps on the Street: Community reacts to second advisory lesson addressing race

Peeps on the Street: Community reacts to second advisory lesson addressing race

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Peeps on the Street, Showcase

On Tuesday, Jan. 12 all advisories participated in a second lesson addressing race.

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New state law inspires change in school suspension policy

New state law inspires change in school suspension policy

Kendall McGowan, News Managing Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Informational, News, Showcase

In previous school years, students who committed offenses were met with appropriate but fair consequences, including, if necessary, in or out-of-school suspensions, according to Associate Dean Melanee Alexander. However, in response to a 2012 act regarding suspensions and expulsions passed by the state legislature, the high school implemented a new in-school suspension program this year.

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Race Reels event features local connection

Race Reels event features local connection

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase

A standing-room-only crowd showed up for the Race Reels movie night held in the MLK room on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The featured movie was Identity Crisis, a documentary made by Spencer Brown ‘14 about his and some of his classmates’ experiences growing up biracial in Brookline. Brown attended the event...

New technology in library provides immersive experience for students

New technology in library provides immersive experience for students

Leon Yang, Writing Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under News, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Exploring ancient cities. Walking through the streets of a bustling metropolis. Riding on a rollercoaster. All these interesting and immersive experiences are usually inaccessible to most people. However, with the emergence of virtual reality technology, people can begin to envelop themselves in worlds...

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Haley Bayne and Sofia Tong
December 12, 2015
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

In response to an altercation that involved four students on Back to School Night, Thursday, Oct. 15, Headmaster Deborah Holman, Interim Superintendent Joseph Connelly and Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary met on Thursday, Dec. 10 during both X- and E-blocks in Holman’s office with a total o...

Where will they go?

Where will they go?

Kendall McGowan and Jake Brodsky
December 2, 2015
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

  Population Growth Why is Brookline’s school system in need of expansion? In recent years there have been an average of 650 students entering kindergarten town wide, according to Interim Superintendent Joe Connelly. Meanwhile, the number of students graduating the high school has been about 450...

Student feature: Pilots

Student feature: Pilots

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
November 3, 2015
Filed under News

Senior Will Comstock flew an airplane for the first time when he was nine. “Me and my dad both kind of looked it up, and really as long as you can reach the pedals you can go,” he said. “So it was like, here, can we fit you into the airplane, or are you big enough to fly it, and I starte...

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