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The Sagamore

Headmaster Anthony Meyer outlined the possible grading scenarios in the table above.

Staff outline grading policies amid COVID-19

Anoushka Mallik, News Editor April 29, 2020

In this new learning environment, it can be easy to stress over grades and the uncertainty of how transcripts are going to look this year. However, the intent behind all of the policies and guidelines...

Dr. Swannie Jett is the Health Commissioner of Brookline. Jett helps to oversee the Brookline Health Department, which is now concentrating its efforts on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q&A with Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett: COVID-19 updates

Anna Dong, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2020

Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett oversees Brookline’s public health actions and initiatives. During normal times, these initiatives include addressing air pollution and climate change, conducting...

COVID-19 has impacted 210 countries as of April 26. Some of these countries are Canada, South Korea, Germany, South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Italy, Sweden and Singapore. The darker the red on the map, the more cases the country has.

International Efforts To End COVID-19

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

ALL STATISTICS ARE ACCURATE AS OF APRIL 22 ACCORDING TO: Worldometers United States -Cases: 804,759 -Deaths: 44,000 According to the New York Times, the United States is struggling to contain the...

Staying productive can be difficult given the many distractions that accompany staying home.

Tips to avoid distraction and stay productive

Charlotte Dresser, Staff Writer April 25, 2020

Working at home during quarantine can be difficult. Whether it be getting phone calls from friends, your family popping in your room to say hi or the urge to check social media, distractions are everywhere....

Charting potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Charting potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Ben Kaplan, Contributing Writer April 18, 2020

There are few ultimates in this world, the greatest one above all is the future itself. Sometimes it feels right in the grasp of our mortal hands, at other times it feels as uncontrollable as the clouds...

Many colleges move test optional for current high school juniors

Many colleges move test optional for current high school juniors

Phoebe Kallaher, Arts Editor April 16, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, many spring SAT and ACT tests have been cancelled. As a result, a variety of colleges around the United States have dropped testing requirements for current high...

Slow COVID-19 reaction creates risk

Slow COVID-19 reaction creates risk

Teo Ruffini, Contributing Writer April 12, 2020

Last month, I got into multiple arguments with several teachers telling me that the coronavirus is “just like the flu,” or “it’s not that big of a deal.” Then, I went to Target. Rows of shelves...

What do AP teachers think about test changes?

What do AP teachers think about test changes?

Graham Krewinghaus and Anoushka Mallik April 10, 2020

The College Board recently announced major changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) test format. These changes will affect the rest of the year for AP students and teachers. So we reached out to all the...

Sagamore Recommends: movies

Sagamore Recommends: movies

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor April 6, 2020

It’s tough out there. Between nations locking themselves down, schools closing until who knows when and climate change still existing, it’s difficult to find something to be excited about in the outside...

Students share thoughts about distance learning

Students share thoughts about distance learning

Phoebe Kallaher and Aryn Lee April 6, 2020

After two weeks of online learning due to COVID-19, students have mixed feelings on the new system. The administration recently announced the change from optional enrichment work to “pass/fail” assignments....

Q&A with Frank van Overbeeke about working through the COVID-19 pandemic

Q&A with Frank van Overbeeke about working through the COVID-19 pandemic

Elena Su, Arts Editor April 5, 2020

Frank van Overbeeke is the Executive Chef at Pine Street Inn, a nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and job training for the homeless. Van Overbeeke oversees the preparation of approximately...

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