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The Headlines of the Kennedy Years

The Headlines of the Kennedy Years

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 15, 2017


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We went to the archives to find headlines from old issues of our newspaper to see what stories were written during John F. Kennedy’s presidency. A few notable stories and opinions pieces are highlighted below: Dec. 1, 1960 The article, written by Betty Troderman, expresses...

Remembering Kennedy: Residents’ Stories

Remembering Kennedy: Residents’ Stories

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor

June 15, 2017


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Brookline community members were incredibly forthcoming with their memories of John F. Kennedy, who many idolize greatly. When recalling some experiences during Kennedy’s presidency, town members glowed with reminiscence and admiration. Personality For former Brookline resident...

Kennedy advocated for the appreciation of art

Kennedy advocated for the appreciation of art

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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In a 1962 issue of Look magazine, John F. Kennedy described “the life of the arts” as “far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation,” as it “is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.” ...

JFK Presidential Library preserves legacy

JFK Presidential Library preserves legacy

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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People from all around the world come to Dorchester, Massachusetts to walk through the life of the 35th president in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The library showcases a chronological history of Kennedy to honor his legacy and store his works. After years of givi...

JFK Family Secrets

JFK Family Secrets

Elene Chamberlin, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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Throughout President John F. Kennedy’s presidency, multiple media outlets reported many potential family scandals. Affairs Kennedy was accused of having affairs with many other women during his presidency, one of them being Judith Exner, who claimed to have been Kennedy’s mistress. Accordi...

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

Jillian Goldstein, Opinions Writing Editor

June 14, 2017


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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy once said, “Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it.” The first lady, better known by her nicknames “Jackie O,” or simply “Jackie,” lived her life to express herself, which she did through her clothing style, in...

Notable Kennedys

Sabrina Zhou, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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JFK and the Peace Corps: Building Connections

JFK and the Peace Corps: Building Connections

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2017


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With Kennedy’s brother-in-law Robert Sargent Shriver in charge of a Peace Corps Task Force, Tanganyika and Ghana became the first two countries involved with the Peace Corps. Since the introduction of the Peace Corps, 200,000 volunteers have served in 139 countries. These volunteers work in deve...

MLK and JFK

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor

June 14, 2017


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Kennedy’s writing displays a pro-immigrant viewpoint

Kennedy’s writing displays a pro-immigrant viewpoint

Jake Brodsky, Feature News Managing Editor

June 14, 2017


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In the midst of the heated debate over immigration and the tug of war between the White House and federal judges across the country, one phrase continues to epitomize the pro-immigrant argument: “We are a nation of immigrants.” This slogan is repeated constantly on television, in news...

Kennedy battled religious bias in election campaign

Kennedy battled religious bias in election campaign

Becky Perelman, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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In the early 1960s, the presidency of John F. Kennedy managed to create and affect a series of debates. Kennedy led the country during part of the Cold War against the Soviet Union, he fought for underrepresented groups such as people of color and those with intellectual disabilities and he contributed to a partial ban on nuclear weapons tests. Not...

Kennedy established heroism on PT-109

Kennedy established heroism on PT-109

Gabe Lee, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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At approximately 2 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 2, 1943, the future president of the U.S. was nearly killed when the Japanese destroyer Amagiri struck the U.S. Navy’s motor torpedo boat PT-109 at full speed, splitting the 80-foot craft in half. John F. Kennedy, a new naval lieutenant ...

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