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The Sagamore

The student news site of Brookline High School

The Sagamore

The student news site of Brookline High School

The Sagamore

As students returned to in-person learning and the social distancing protocol was lowered from 6 feet to 3 feet, questions about student safety arose

Rise of in-person learning provokes reassurance of safety at school

Eleanor Bergstein, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

The transition towards having students in-person five days a week has caused desks to be moved closer together, large groups to congregate in hallways and a growing sense of uncertainty to circulate throughout...

Expert Advisory Panel 4 convened virtually on April 30 to discuss the recent adjustments to the towns new mask mandate and contact tracing guidelines.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses updates to social distancing and contact tracing policies

Anya Rao, Staff Writer May 1, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics convened virtually via Zoom on April 30 at 3 p.m. to discuss new COVID-19 contact tracing guidelines, the recent changes to the mask mandate...

Local businesses adapt to and overcome COVID-19 challenges

Local businesses adapt to and overcome COVID-19 challenges

Elena Su, Anoushka Mallik, and Rowan Roudebush May 1, 2021

As local businesses and restaurants begin to open, there is a lot to keep in mind. From social distancing protocols to store capacities, it is hard to know what precautions stores are taking. The Sagamore...

Brookline High School - A look at post cohort life

Brookline High School – A look at post cohort life

April 30, 2021

As we return to school in a physical capacity for the full week, many claim this is the beginning of a return to normalcy for our community. While we finish off the year, these photos will hopefully help...

College admissions move away from standardized testing

College admissions move away from standardized testing

Rowan Roudebush and Nina Rogers April 29, 2021

Often considered an integral part of a student’s path, going to college is a common milestone in the experience of those deemed as ‘successful young adults.’ For decades, a crucial component of the...

When can I get my COVID-19 vaccine?

When can I get my COVID-19 vaccine?

Anisa Sharma, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Further Resources Note: Eligibility varies based on the state. According to Massachusetts guidelines, this is only applicable for those who "live, work, or study" in Massachusetts. Massachusetts...

With pooled testing at the high school showing a largely COVID free staff and student populace, conversation has arisen about the importance of quarantine and other methods to prevent second hand infections.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 provides updates on pooled testing results and plans for new COVID strains

Taj Horowitz, Staff Writer April 10, 2021

Expert Advisory Panel 4: Health, Safety and Logistics convened virtually via Zoom on Apr. 9 to discuss pooled testing participation, results, contact tracing and the threats new COVID-19 variants pose. The...

The Brookline Parent Education Network (B-PEN) and the Brookline Department of Public Health hosted Light at the End of the Tunnel: Strategies and Resources for the Transitions Ahead, which helped ease the heightened anxiety for students and provide ways to help

“The Light at the End of the Tunnel” helps community respond to heightened anxiety

Anisa Sharma and Anika Mayar April 8, 2021

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Strategies and Resources for the Transitions Ahead, arranged by Brookline Parent Education Network (B-PEN) and the Brookline Department of Public Health was hosted on April...

The Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee convened virtually to discuss logistical challenges and changes to the upcoming financial fiscal year.

Finance Subcommittee prioritizes balancing budget in accordance with new issues

Mila Seifert, News Editor April 8, 2021

Members of the Brookline School Committee Finance Subcommittee convened virtually via Zoom on Apr. 6 at 5 p.m. to discuss a variety of budget updates for the upcoming fiscal year. The meeting began...

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that wearing a surgical mask underneath a cloth mask can reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by up to 96.5 percent. Other important factors to consider when selecting a mask are its fit and filtration capabilities.

Double masking proves appealing to staff and students

Nina Rogers, Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021

In the past year, nearly everything about our lives has changed. A key physical distinction between pre-pandemic life and present day is the presence of face masks in our daily lives. Now, when one goes...

Getting vaccinated with Aryn Lee

Aryn Lee, Arts and Multimedia Managing Editor March 25, 2021

As the school moves away from 2-day in-person learning split into two cohorts, other important pillars of safety  remain in place – and in the case of testing and ventilation, opportunities for improvement continue to surface.

Cohort merger begins as other safety measures prioritized

Anya Rao, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

After a year of the continuous rising and falling of COVID-19 cases, immense research done by the world’s most decorated doctors and scientists and more than a year removed from the initial shut down...

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