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Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War

Flag-raising ceremony honors Brookline slaves who fought in Revolutionary War

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, students, teachers and members of the Brookline community came together for a flag-raising ceremony on Cypress Field honoring Adam, Peter and Prince, three slaves from Brookline who fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Lexington. After an introduction from history teacher M...

Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity agitates for change

Sophie Hafner, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

“BRJE seeks to identify and clarify issues of social and racial inequality in Brookline and to build a multiracial coalition in order to dismantle structural racism and everyday prejudice,” is the mission statement of Brookline for Racial Justice and Equity [BRJE], a coalition formed last August ...

Upcoming Spring Play explores American racial tensions

Upcoming Spring Play explores American racial tensions

Josh Fleishman, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Every 28 hours, a person of color is killed by a vigilante, security guard or police officer.  This highly contested statistic, from a 2012 study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, is the foundation that supports the 2017 Spring Play, aptly titled Every 28 Hours. The show itself is a collection of one-minute pl...

MLK assembly brings school together to discuss racism

MLK assembly brings school together to discuss racism

Sarah Groustra, Arts Writing Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Peeps on the Street, Showcase, Uncategorized

It is a rare occasion when the entire school gathers together in one room. Jan. 19 was one such day, as all students gathered in the Schluntz Gym to celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through speech and art. Many performances reflected the urgency for action given th...

Biracial student doubts assumptions about race

Biracial student doubts assumptions about race

Nick Brown, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Last week I committed “cultural appropriation.” This is the act of adopting elements from another group’s culture. CA, for short, is possibly the third worst term to be accused of  in the liberal anti-racist vernacular, after being called “racist” or “prejudiced.” Anti-racist warriors argue that...

Students attend annual Minority Students Achievement Network conference

Students attend annual Minority Students Achievement Network conference

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

From Oct. 12-16, a group of 11 students from the high school went to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to attend the yearly Minority Students Achievement Network conference (MSAN). According to junior Yama Estime, the participants collaborated with students from all over the nation, saw motivational speakers, vis...

Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Read a Q&A with O'Leary to hear the police perspective on the March 8 after-school altercation

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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.

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
March 12, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

On Friday, March 11 Headmaster Deborah Holman sent an email to parents and staff. In the email she addressed both the junior math class incident and the altercation between police and students. She also commended the high school for "more publicly examining institutional racism, bias and privilige,"...

Lunch and Learn: Faculty discusses police and math class incidents with students

Lunch and Learn: Faculty discusses police and math class incidents with students

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
March 12, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

On Thursday, March 10 a Lunch and Learn was held during the entirety of E-block. Around 40 students, almost entirely students of color, and several administrators were present during a discussion about the event outside of the school on Tuesday, March 8 and an incident in a math class on Friday, March...

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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