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Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
May 18, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A high school senior who got into his dream college in another state but decides not to go because he needs to take care of his younger sisters. A biracial girl who isn’t sure which box to check for “ethnicity” on official documents. A 19-year-old who learns about confidence and identity while d...

Students walk out of school to sit in at Town Hall for racial equity

Students walk out of school to sit in at Town Hall for racial equity

Rosa Stern Pait and Maya Morris
April 13, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Students walked together to Town Hall to sit in for racial equity at the high school on April 13th, beginning during F-block. Junior DaHana Smith-Rose organized the walk-out. Thirty students met in front of the Atrium and walked with signs to Town Hall in Brookline Village, where they sang 'We S...

OFC rebrands itself through new ACE program

OFC rebrands itself through new ACE program

Rosa Stern Pait, Editor-in-Chief
February 2, 2016
Filed under News

According to ACE English teacher Julia Slesarchik, the high school created ACE to replace the Opportunity for Change (OFC) program, which existed up through the 2014-2015 school year. OFC was an alternative education program designed for students who had been struggling in school. However, ACE is open to any student.

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February Boroscope

February Boroscope

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
February 1, 2016
Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Sagamore Horoscope, Showcase

Find out which one of these boring things best fits your sign:

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Thrift Shopping: Creative Dressing at Low Prices

Thrift Shopping: Creative Dressing at Low Prices

Rosa Stern Pait
December 18, 2015
Filed under Arts, Showcase

At a thrift store, senior Sophie Singer-Santoro found brand new Nike sneakers with the tags still on them for $5. At a different store, junior Diyana Tekleghiorghis found a vest with a caterpillar on it. Senior Jordan Fried and his friends found a set of matching 80th anniversary hats someone had ordered...

Advisory lesson prompts discussion on race

Advisory lesson prompts discussion on race

Sasha Saias and Rosa Stern Pait
November 11, 2015
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

  A schoolwide advisory lesson on Tuesday Nov. 10 prompted students to address racial tensions at the high school and offer their opinions. In the past month there have been some racially charged incidents, all of which contributed to a growing sense of inadequate racial awareness for some,...

Peeps on the Street: Brookline reacts to “Black Mass” red carpet

Peeps on the Street: Brookline reacts to “Black Mass” red carpet

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
September 16, 2015
Filed under News, Peeps on the Street

"Some time in August, we had a visit from Warner Bros. and a security company who said that they wanted to come here to play the premiere of “Black Mass”. This is the American premier, so it’s never been shown in the United States before. It’s great for Brookline, great for the theater, a...

Peeps on the Street: Reflecting on 9/11

Peeps on the Street: Reflecting on 9/11

Rosa Stern Pait and Sofia Georgaklis
September 11, 2015
Filed under Hard News, News, Peeps on the Street

My grandparents could’ve been on that plane, but they got lucky and didn’t go on it, so it’s really scary to think about. I personally think we should have no school to remember those who we lost. Neal Yajnik, junior My thoughts go out to all the people who were affected by this tragedy. I ...

Community reacts to news of shooting in Charleston

Community reacts to news of shooting in Charleston

June 19, 2015
Filed under Hard News, News

  On Wednesday, June 17 an armed white man, identified by North Carolina authorities as Dylann Storm Roof, 21, fatally shot nine people at a prayer meeting in a historically African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof was arrested in North Carolina; the case is being considered a ...

Integrity of Physics I final compromised

Integrity of Physics I final compromised

Kendall McGowan and Rosa Stern Pait
June 17, 2015
Filed under Hard News, News

This year’s Physics I final exam will not be counted towards students’ grades, as some students had already seen the questions at the time they took the test. The entirety of the test was taken from the 2014 MCAS, which is available online. Some freshmen were able to find it and used it as p...

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, 2015
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...

BHS Alumnus shot and killed in Roslindale

BHS Alumnus shot and killed in Roslindale

Izzy Meyers, Rosa Stern Pait, and Sofia Tong
June 5, 2015
Filed under Hard News

  On Tuesday June 2, Usaamah Rahim '07 was shot and killed by an anti-terrorism task force in Roslindale. He allegedly had planned several attacks on police officers and was shot after he approached a police officer with a knife. See below to learn more about this story.   Superi...

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