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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

Lunar New Year celebrates culture and community

Lunar New Year celebrates culture and community

Erez Ben-Akiva and Leon Yang
January 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students celebrated the Lunar New Year in the atrium and MLK room on Friday, Jan. 27. The 18th celebration of the day at the high school marked the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. The Lunar New Year celebration was not only an opportunity to celebrate Asian cultures but also cultures from all over the world....

Individualized Education Plans aid students in the learning environment

Individualized Education Plans aid students in the learning environment

Leon Yang, Sports writing editor
February 21, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, passed in 2004, emphasized the need to “to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them f...

Improv group focuses on group dynamic

Improv group focuses on group dynamic

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
January 21, 2016
Filed under Arts

Improvised performance is an outlet for spontaneous artistic expression rather than the result of weeks of preparation. Fueled by the variability and risk associated with this type of drama, members of the high school’s improvised drama group, Needs Improvment, strive to strengthen each other in per...

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...

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
November 29, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon, as well as the bombing of a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, were brutal tragedies that bestowed a sorrow over the world. In recent months, many innocent lives have been lost due to ...

Leon’s Take: Findings on Mars will open door for discoveries

Leon’s Take: Findings on Mars will open door for discoveries

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
November 24, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff In September, NASA announced that it had acquired evidence from images taken by one of its orbiters that there is flowing water on Mars. This news was followed by a recent announcement that Mars potentially had life-sustainable lakes billions of years ago. Th...

METCO athletes overcome transportation difficulties

METCO athletes overcome transportation difficulties

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
October 22, 2015
Filed under Sports

Many students at the high school have a passion for an extracurricular activity, such as a sport. Yet, daily homework compounded with sports practices creates a tiresome routine that can be both time consuming and debilitating. For students who are part of the Brookline Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity program, or METCO, transportation difficulties present an even greater challenge to playing a sport.

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Leon’s Take: Ahmed Mohamed

Leon’s Take: Ahmed Mohamed

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
September 22, 2015
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. ...

Column of the Month

May 29, 2015
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...

Voters pass tax override to fund public schools

Voters pass tax override to fund public schools

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
May 10, 2015
Filed under Hard News, News

On May 5, the people of Brookline voted ‘yes’ on Question 1 in the annual town election ballot to institute a property tax increase. This will override a previous tax limit and increase the operating budget of the town’s schools to $7.67 million. The people of Brookline also voted to gi...

Review: Needs Improvment Final Showcase

Review: Needs Improvment Final Showcase

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
May 2, 2015
Filed under Arts, News, Performance Reviews

  A majority of theatergoers like to watch performances where actors adhere to a specific script. The quality of a show is often calibrated by determining how well the actors accurately portray the character assigned to them. However, on May 1, at the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium, Needs Improvment demonstrated in their fourth ...

Student interpreter eases language challenges

Student interpreter eases language challenges

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under News

  Many students at the high school speak a second language on top of English. Few have the opportunity to use this skill at school. Even fewer are able to do so in a way which helps others. However, junior Lana Kassis was approached by International Student Adviser Betsy Davis, also her former Fr...

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