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This year’s retiring teachers

This year’s retiring teachers

June 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Two teachers are retiring this year: dance and yoga teacher Kathleen Exar and health and fitness teacher Roberta Skoff. Read about their time at the high school and watch videos of their students and colleagues speaking about them below.

Baking with Susanna: Mother’s Day Lemon Bars

Baking with Susanna: Mother’s Day Lemon Bars

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
May 13, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

You can surprise your mom by doing a nice deed and making her happy by baking for her on Mother’s Day tomorrow! These lemon squares are awesome; they’re tangy and sweet at the same time. For all you cookie dough lovers, you’ll be in dough heaven with this crust. It’s like cookie dough crust,...

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...

Baking with Susanna: Saint Patrick’s Day parfaits

Baking with Susanna: Saint Patrick’s Day parfaits

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to those who celebrate! I don’t often make fancy desserts. I eat my desserts because they taste good, and I’m usually too lazy for presentation or for dessert that requires utensils (except cake). But I have to say, this parfait is worth the time it takes to make it lo...

The secret life of custodians

The secret life of custodians

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

They read Freud for pleasure, do oil paintings and golf for charity. Watch the video to find out more about your custodians!

Q&A with Julie Schreiner-Oldham: Interim School Committee Member

Q&A with Julie Schreiner-Oldham: Interim School Committee Member

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Julie Schreiner-Oldham is the new interim member of the School Committee as of Jan. 11. Prior to her election to the Committee, she served as the co-president of the Baker PTO. She has two children who attend the Baker school and a two-year-old. When her youngest daughter was born, Schreiner-Oldham, an ...

Quiz: How well do you know your teachers?

Quiz: How well do you know your teachers?

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under News, Quizzes, Showcase

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ROM: Shawarma King

ROM: Shawarma King

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

Shawarma King is a Lebanese restaurant on Beacon Street just outside of Coolidge Corner. At first glance, it seems like another fast food joint; a white sign taped to the window reads, “Don’t feel awful, eat Shawarma King falafel!” You pick up your food on paper plates at a counter, then sit d...

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News

In a room at the end of the middle school hallway at Driscoll, five 8th graders sit around a table reading a book during English class. Although most of them like to read now, that was not always the case. The Language and Academic Home Base program serves approximately 35 students starting in 3rd gra...

Student Feature: Tutors

Student Feature: Tutors

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
January 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

It's 3:20 p.m. and 25 students who participate in the Brookline Literacy Partnership are sitting excitedly on a bus en route to the Mather School in Dorchester. The BLP, which gives students the opportunity to participate for the whole year or one of the three seasonal sessions, is only one of the many programs...

Restaurant 108 cooks up camaraderie in class setting

Restaurant 108 cooks up camaraderie in class setting

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Arts

The sweet smell of fresh-baked cookies is already present and wafting around the kitchen. The air is hot and humid from the ovens, grills and stoves. It’s not even 8 a.m. yet, but students are already hard at work in Restaurant 108. Restaurant 108 is one of the few classes in the high school in w...

Social justice internships vary between fulfilling and mundane

Social justice internships vary between fulfilling and mundane

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer
November 10, 2015
Filed under News

Students in Social Justice face a difficult choice when they state their internship preferences out of a list of 20 possibilities. Although it’s impossible to tell before starting which will be the most rewarding, picking the right one could be the difference between a meaningful experience and an...

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