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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

Strength in Distance raises money for food pantry

Alex Fung, News Editor May 7, 2020

While both businesses and people's incomes have been undermined by the COVID-19 shutdown, Brookline citizens have stepped up to help those in need. One such effort is the Strength in Distance fundraiser...

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently held a virtual meeting to discuss COVID-19. During this meeting, public health leaders in the state addressed safety precautions that should be taken and common misconceptions about the virus.

Department of Public Health holds discussion on COVID-19

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer May 6, 2020

In response to pervasive fears surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health hosted a discussion on Thursday, April 30, where professionals informed the public about...

Plans for Day of Dialogue, scheduled for April 2, were disrupted when school closed. However, the planning team found ways to make it work from their homes.

Day of Dialogue planners navigate school closure

Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor May 6, 2020

Doubt filled every hallway of the high school on Thursday, March 12. Nobody knew that it would be the last day of classes, but everybody felt the uncertainty. For those preparing for Day of Dialogue,...

Graphic by Aryn Lee

50 things to do during quarantine

Anastasiya Semyannikova, Staff Writer May 4, 2020

As we all know, much of the world is currently in self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While quarantine is a great way to flatten the curve and save lives, it can also be undeniably boring. So,...

This graph depicts the annual GDP, CO2 and CO2/GDP changes since 1990.

COVID-19 leads to decrease in global carbon emissions

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Since many aspects of society have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, climatologists and environmental organizations are studying the rapid decrease in carbon dioxide emissions around...

Public Service Announcement: Mass. Department of Public Health virtual town hall for youth

Public Service Announcement: Mass. Department of Public Health virtual town hall for youth

April 29, 2020

Are you concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on yourself and your community? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is hosting a virtual town hall for youth on Thursday, April 30 from 2 to 3 p.m....

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...

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