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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

Protestors march down Harvard Street on June 19, 2020 in a demonstration against police brutality and racism. Over 4,500 people attended the event.

Local activists call for police reform during Juneteenth protest

Luca Kelley Nielsen, News Editor June 21, 2020

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops into Texas to announce that the American Civil War had ended and that all slaves were freed. Since then, that day has been...

THe Expert Advisory Panel 4 met on June 20 to discuss different plans for COVID-19 testing for when schools re-open in September.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses COVID-19 testing plans for schools

Luca Kelley Nielsen, News Editor June 20, 2020

Members of Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics convened virtually at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 19 to discuss possible ways that students and teachers could be tested for COVID-19...

Interim Principal of BEEP, Regina Watts, explains how the program would operate in a pandemic environment.

School Committee votes to reopen BEEP, amidst rescinding of layoffs

Elena Su and Max Varrell June 19, 2020

The Brookline School Committee (BSC) met over Webex on June 11 to discuss the town’s budget, the progress in rescinding layoff notices and whether or not the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP)...

Runkle faculty persevere through administrative changes

Runkle faculty persevere through administrative changes

Yiming Fu, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2020

All at once, things changed. Former Runkle school principal Genteen Jean-Michael took a sudden leave of absence for medical reasons on March 5. With Jean-Michael gone, Donna Finnegan, the former Runkle...

School Committee member David Pearlman, Vice-Chair Suzanne Federspiel, and moderator Meghna Chakrabarti field community questions during the School Committee open forum on Sunday, May 31.

School Committee addresses community questions regarding layoffs

Elena Su, News Managing Editor June 1, 2020

Over 1,000 attendees tuned in to a virtual meeting with members of the Brookline School Committee (BSC) at 7 p.m. on May 31. Vice-Chair Suzanne Federspiel, BSC member David Pearlman and State Representative...

Over 300 pink slips were issued to district faculty yesterday, laying off all non-tenured teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, visual arts teachers and many more. The district made these cuts to allow for more flexibility in the fall.

District leaders: cuts motivated by need for flexibility

Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor May 30, 2020

The high school and the school district at large have had a chaotic 48 hours. In response to sweeping layoffs that came to light yesterday, public forums have lit up with indignation, petitions have been...

Current members of the Needs Improvment Class as well as Alumni ranging back to 2003 hold signs protesting the budget cuts to the high schools drama department.

Needs Improvment Battle serves as protest against cuts to drama department

Elena Su, News Managing Editor May 29, 2020

The Needs Improvment show opened in silence. Wearing grim and determined expressions, alumni and students held up signs reading, “Theater was my home at BHS,” “The arts are essential” and “Arts...

The first paragraph of the statement the Brookline School Committee released to the public today.

School committee announces possible layoffs amid budget crisis

The Brookline School Committee (BSC) announced this afternoon in a public statement that the projected town budget gap for 2021 is $12.8 million. Along with this, they were notified at a public Town-School...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines have made it impossible for students to take the SAT and MCAS exams.

Administration discusses impact of standardized test cancellations

Elena Su, Arts Editor May 27, 2020

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of the Spring 2020 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams. Similarly, the College Board has canceled their May and June...

Peeps: How do you feel about the remote work?

Vikrant Sabharwal, Staff Writer May 23, 2020

With the abrupt closure of school occurring three months prior to the end of the year, the high school has implemented online work. The Sagamore sent out a survey to see how students are handling the work....

Located in Washington D.C., the United States Capitol is home to the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Timeline of federal actions to end COVID-19

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer May 21, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to prolong the reopening of the economic sector and stress the medical system in the United States, it is important to see the timeline that led to the rapid spread of the disease....

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