The Sagamore

Composting helps school become more environmentally friendly

Composting helps school become more environmentally friendly

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018

Three tons. Six thousand pounds. The same weight as an African Forest Elephant. That is how much compost was collected per month since September from the cafeteria. Although composting in the cafeteria is additional work for all students, the behind-the-scenes work done by the Environmental Action ...

Instagram provides young artists with feedback and inspiration

Instagram provides young artists with feedback and inspiration

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

The internet connects people all over the world. Social media has succeeded in helping people reach larger audiences. Instagram has achieved both of these by helping people share their passions, while inspiring others from all parts of the globe. Art accounts feature young dancers, artists and musicians, and a...

Review: New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties @ MFA

Review: New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties @ MFA

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were critical in defining Japanese cultural identity. The depiction of women and how they reflected the country’s struggle to preserve their culture while remaining relevant in the modern world is beautifully displayed in the ongoing exhibition of  “New Women...

Ninth Elementary School Location Q&A: Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf Ditkoff

Ninth Elementary School Location Q&A: Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf Ditkoff

Ethan Gainsboro, Sports Writing Editor

November 30, 2016

Andrew Bott, Superintendent: How was the Baldwin location picked? After a year of public process and more than 20 public meetings, getting input from hundreds of community members, working with town boards, commissions and departments, expert analysis from an architectural firm on the viability ...

Lunch and Learn: Social Studies department

Lunch and Learn: Social Studies department

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor

March 4, 2016

The social studies department hosted a lunch and learn in the MLK room during second lunch on March 2. Gary Shiffman led the conversation as Curriculum Coordinator of the social studies department. 23 people attended the lunch and learn, nine of which were staff, the rest students.

Nicaragua and Dominican Republic trip cancelled due to Zika virus

Nicaragua and Dominican Republic trip cancelled due to Zika virus

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor

February 23, 2016

The Nicaragua exchange trip and the 3 Mariposas Montessori club trip to the Dominican Republic were cancelled on Feb. 8 due to the outbreak of the Zika virus. The Zika virus is known to be transmitted by mosquitos, but other avenues of transmission have been reported. According to The World Health Organization, the Zika virus, which spread eastward across the Pacific Ocean to Central and South America and the Caribbean in recent years, could affect as many as four million people by the end of the year.

Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Chris Bell, Louie Goldsmith, Sara Hogenboom, Cleo Falvey, Izzy Meyers, and Leon Yang

February 11, 2016

A-block: The A-block assembly featured a presentation from Director of Youth Safety and Outreach at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Jacquelyn Lamont. Lamont's presentation focused on the legal side of combatting the sex trade. Lamont spoke about Support to End Exploitation Now, a pro...

A Glimpse Inside Science Cupboards

A Glimpse Inside Science Cupboards

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor

February 2, 2016

The cupboards lining the science hallway are often overlooked during the rushed and crowded hallway commute; however, they contain displays made by science clubs and classes at the high school. Biology teacher Dr. Briana Brown, who manages and creates many of the displays, guides the Sagamore on a video...

Visual arts grading reflects effort over end result

Visual arts grading reflects effort over end result

Maya Page, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

Sophomore Clarice Pertel was assigned to recreate a 3D object out of wire in her Sculpture I class. While the project initially proved difficult, she persevered, asking questions, listening to her teachers’ guiding comments, and looking over the rubric. Pertel received an A, which was indicative of...

New state law inspires change in school suspension policy

New state law inspires change in school suspension policy

Kendall McGowan, News Managing Editor

January 13, 2016

In previous school years, students who committed offenses were met with appropriate but fair consequences, including, if necessary, in or out-of-school suspensions, according to Associate Dean Melanee Alexander. However, in response to a 2012 act regarding suspensions and expulsions passed by the state legislature, the high school implemented a new in-school suspension program this year.

How Does The Sagamore Work?

How Does The Sagamore Work?

Yoel Abulaf, News Layout Editor

December 14, 2015

The Sagamore staff eats dinner together on Dec. 9 2015. A generous parent provided a dinner of Otto's pizza, the staff easily went through six boxes. SARA HOGENBOOM/ SAGAMORE STAFF This issue, The Sagamore wanted to show the readers how this newspaper is actually produced. We start the proces...

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