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  • March 7STATES PLAY: Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, 16 at 7:30 pm in the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium

  • March 7Ticket sales for Junior Semi-Formal began March 1st and will continue until Wednesday, March 15th.

  • March 7SPRING PLAY: "EVERY 28 HOURS" March 8, 3:30 pm, March 9 & 10, 7:30 pm, March 11, 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm in the Black Box theater

Pillow Talk club provides dialogue for sexual health issues

Pillow Talk club provides dialogue for sexual health issues

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager
January 25
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “pillow talk” generally refers to an intimate conversation between lovers in bed. It is also the name of a School Within a School (SWS) committee that meets every Friday during F-block on the fourth floor to discuss issues related to sex, sexuality and s...

Race Reels: Vincent Who?

Race Reels: Vincent Who?

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager
November 7
Filed under News, Race Reels

By Mairin Quillen The MLK room was fully packed to the point where some people had to sit on the floor during the Friday, Nov. 6th Race Reels, a monthly event that hosts a screening of a movie followed by a discussion on topics relating to race and racial identity.   The documentary shown t...

Artist of the Month: Makena Binker-Cosen

Artist of the Month: Makena Binker-Cosen

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager
October 24
Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts

By Mairin Quillen Two cartoonish characters appear in a brightly colored room, discover a book about Ancient Greek culture and proceed to hunt down their professor, who teaches them about the legacy left behind by the Greeks throughout the arts and sciences. Junior Makena Binker-Cosen produce...

This Year’s Retiring Teachers

This Year’s Retiring Teachers

Sam Klein, Kendall McGowan, Edmund Geschickter, Mairin Quillen, Sarah Gladstone, and Rosa Stern Pait
June 11
Filed under News

  Richard Calleja by Sam Klein and Mairin Quillen It is difficult for current students in Spanish teacher Richard Calleja’s classes to accept that his enthusiasm in the classroom will not be present next year. “He’s about to retire and yet he’s not grumpy and doesn’t se...

Sagamore Exclusive: Interview with an abortion protestor

Sagamore Exclusive: Interview with an abortion protestor

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager
May 19
Filed under News, Showcase

It was 7:30 on a Tuesday morning and there were already two women holding signs with fetus ultrasounds standing outside of Women’s Health Services, a family planning center in Brookline that offers several gynecological health care services, including first and second trimester abortion. The wom...

Prior misconduct limits dance options

Prior misconduct limits dance options

April 11
Filed under Arts

                        by Conor Amrien and Mairin Quillen Homecoming. Winter Formal. Sadie Hawkins. Junior Prom. Many high schools around the country hold several dances throughout the year, but at Brook...

Senior publishes memoir on concussion experience

Senior publishes memoir on concussion experience

February 28
Filed under In-Depth, News

Part way through last year, senior Lindsey Glass realized that due to a concussion she suffered freshman year, she would not able to read the required amount for her American Literature class. Glass turned this setback into an opportunity when she wrote and published a book about her injury, Conc...

Students communicate experiences with race at MLK assembly

Students communicate experiences with race at MLK assembly

Mairin Quillen and Kendall McGowan
January 16
Filed under News

by Mairin Quillen This year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day assembly in the Schluntz Gymnasium began with a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by the school’s three choir groups combined. Headmaster Deborah Holman made the opening remarks, praising the school for being one ...

Student directors discover nuances of leading peers

Student directors discover nuances of leading peers

May 28
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

At the end of every year, the school’s drama teachers take a step back and let students write, direct and perform their own plays. The Student-Directed Play Festival is an annual event where students submit their own ideas for short plays to direct. Some are approved, allowing directors six...

Palestine Club hosts movie night

Palestine Club hosts movie night

May 5
Filed under News

The Students for Palestinian Human Rights Club, which formed this year, seeks to raise awareness of the Palestinian perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In tandem with members of Students Engaged in Pro-Israel Advocacy, the club hosted its first movie night on April 9 in the Brookline ...

Convincing acting in Emerson festival play suggests theme of repression

Convincing acting in Emerson festival play suggests theme of repression

February 3
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The set was minimal, consisting only of a couch with disorganized kids toys and two restaurant tables. The cast consisted of just nine people, and the show lasted only 35 minutes. Within these constraints, the actors managed to establish memorable characters and interesting relationships between them,...

Self-evaluation integrated into girls basketball tryouts

January 21
Filed under Sports

For most athletes, the judgment from coaches during the tryout process arouses stress. For the girl’s basketball tryouts, when self-evaluation is added in, stress can, even though the coaches use this tool to try to create a more productive process. The girls basketball team has one tryout for the f...

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