Peeps on the Street: How does playing a sport affect your social life at the high school?
Jason Altshuler, Staff Writer
Sarah Dreyfus, junior
“Well dance just makes me feel good, and it was really fun. I really enjoyed being a part of dance at BHS. It didn’t change it [my social life] crazily.” Sarah Dreyfus, junior
Nick McDowell, sophomore
"I just moved here from Canada very recently, and so sports have really helped me get to know people at this school. They have really helped me get to know more people, which is really great when you come in not knowing anyone." Nick McDowell, sophomore
Sammy Guttell, sophomore
“When I’m in a sports season it’s usually hard to go hang out with people because I have homework and lots of practice. But when you find time to hang out it’s really fun and when there’s time to hang out you really feel free; it’s a good feeling. But I also like when you have all the structure of sports. Practice, homework, and then whatever else you do. But sometimes it’s really hard to...
Vera Targoff, freshman
"I think I’ve made some more friends. Coming here, I was new, so it definitely introduced me to some more people."
Liam Downey, sophomore
"I would say it’s very helpful, especially as a freshman, playing football or a fall sport. You meet a lot of kids before school actually starts, and I would say although I don’t hang out as much after school, I still am able to go and be with my buds, my brothers, on the football field. That’s a lot of fun and I take that as hanging out."
Andrew Chabon, junior
"For the amount of time I’ve spent doing sports, they’ve more or less become my social life, because I usually spend a lot of time in sports, either going to meets or playing games. It doesn’t leave much time, because after that I have to go home and do my homework. Also, being in South Brookline, it’s isolated from everyone else. It’s just difficult to have a social life other than the sp...
Haley Roach, freshman
"They [sports] allow me to meet more people, which is really important for being a freshmen because you want to know more people. It also gives me a community. It allows me to be connected with older students, which will help me. It’s fun being part of a community, and helping me be a part of something bigger."