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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

Aidan Lehane, senior

Aidan Lehane, senior

November 1
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“I’m into indie music. Joy Division is a group that a lot of people know. I’m going to send some stuff to a record company this year.” Hannah Lowenstein can be contacted at bhs.sagamore@gmail.com...

Staff and students show their Halloween spirit

Staff and students show their Halloween spirit

October 31
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Staff costumes This year, the math department paid homage to a viral video sensation, the social studies department took inspiration from SyFy's Sharknado and the science department went to a 1980s prom. For the first time, the English department (not pictured) also decided on a theme: Scrabble p...

Editorial: Sports discrepancies are unfair

October 30
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If you were to record how each Brookline High School student spent every hour over the course of a week, and then aggregate the data, sports practices and competitions would compose a significant portion of the spread. Sports are a huge component of life here at the high school. The benefits of athletics...

John Fletcher Hartman (“Fletcher”), senior

John Fletcher Hartman (“Fletcher”), senior

October 25
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“We all want to be the big fish in the little pond. But of course we’re not all big fish.” "So would you say that you try to stand out?" “A little, yeah. Because you can’t just be one of the fish.” Hannah Lowenstein can be contacted at bhs.sagamore@gmail.com. ...

The new teachers of 2013

The new teachers of 2013

October 22
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[ezcol_1third] Hayley Wells by Sarah Cardwell-Smith[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third] Matthew Webb by Sarah Olaffson[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end] Marta Fuentes by Steven Bushey and Vanessa Chin[/ezcol_1third_end] ...

Teacher Profile: Bartlett Walker

October 22
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Bartlett Walker is the new director of Opportunity for Change (OFC). What do you teach and how do you interact with your students? WelI, [I] like to refer to myself as a mirror. My interaction with students is usually contingent on their presentation, which is something we tend to work on here at OF...

Teacher Profile: Rachel Orlovsky

Teacher Profile: Rachel Orlovsky

October 22
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Walking by room 142, it may come as a surprise to find out that the guitar playing is coming from Rachel Orlovsky in the Reaching Independence Through Structured Education (RISE) classroom. Orlovsky uses her experience playing in a band to help her with her job as a special education teacher for th...

Teacher Profile: Jennifer Braman-Parikh

Teacher Profile: Jennifer Braman-Parikh

October 22
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Jennifer Braman-Parikh works in special education. Is this your first time teaching or have you worked at other schools before? I have worked at Newton South for eight years as a special education teacher, so education is not new to me. Brookline High School is new to me. I worked for Marlboro Public Schoo...

Teacher Profile: Sara Snow

Teacher Profile: Sara Snow

Sophia Rintell and Sofia Tong
October 22
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After years of working in the theater industry and selling her own line of baby food, English teacher Sara Snow uses her experiences to not only teach, but open students’ minds. “I started off working as an actor’s manager in the theater. That was my first job out of college,” Snow said. ...

Teacher Profile: Courtland Ferreria-Douglas

Teacher Profile: Courtland Ferreria-Douglas

October 22
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Teachers often try a career in their fields before making the switch to education. In the case of long-term science substitute teacher Courtland Ferreria-Douglas, previous job experiences include disease research, chemically analyzing beef jerky and working for PepsiCo. Before coming to the high school, Ferreria-...

Teacher Profile: Matthew Webb

October 22
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Matthew Webb teaches Latin. What did you do before you came to work here? What other profession would you be interested in if you could not teach? Prior to working here I taught in Milton, in New Hampshire and in Maryland. If I were not a teacher, I think I would do something in the culinary world...

Teacher Profile: Hayley Wells

October 22
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What did you do before coming here? I worked as a special-ed para at Hingham Middle School for three years. What’s a “para?" It’s a paraprofessional, a special-ed aid. What do you do at the high school? I am a special-ed math co-teacher, so I co-teach five classes that have a heavy load of stu...

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