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Reforming the sex education curriculum

Reforming the sex education curriculum

Valentia Burlak May 14, 2021

As an intrinsic part of humanity, sex and sexuality have always been an important factor in student education. Due to the efforts of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Warriors (SHARP...

Graphic by Alice MacGarvie Thompson

Ultimate guide to the May 4 town election

Alice MacGarvie Thompson May 1, 2021

Cardboard lawn signs, flyers piled onto doorsteps and middle school gym class in the auditorium: every May, Brookline town elections seem omnipresent but never take up much of the conscious attention...

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...

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...

A fork in the road forward

A fork in the road forward

Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor March 16, 2021

This is part two of a two part series on the unclear future of policing in Brookline. Read part one here. Listen to this story in audio format below. Over the summer, when the Task Force to Reimagine...

Examining an opaque policing framework

Examining an opaque policing framework

Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor March 15, 2021

This is part one of a two part series on the unclear future of policing in Brookline. Part two is now available here.  Listen to this story in audio format below. On June 5, 2020, face masks trapping...

According to Calculus Project founder Dr. Adrian Mims, particularly for students of color and low-income students, physical obstacles can stand in the way in a remote learning model.

How remote learning amplifies inequities

Elena Su and Rosa Caramazza March 8, 2021

  The shutdown of schools in March 2020 came out of the blue. Many students suddenly had to take care of siblings, grapple with their worries about the COVID-19 pandemic, and completely adjust...

Area residents waiting in line at the St. Paul Street Church location of the Brookline Food Pantry. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the food pantry has seen more visitors as the problem of food insecurity grows. According to Barbara Trevisan of Pine Street Inn, food insecurity and homelessness are often linked to one another.

Homeless support networks combat challenges of COVID-19

Luca Kelley Nielsen, News Editor February 18, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, homeless shelters and food banks in the Greater Boston area have struggled to combat the growing number of homeless clients while maintaining the Centers for Disease Control...

Climate organizers face winding path

Climate organizers face winding path

Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor December 17, 2020

Brookline made history last November when Town Meeting passed Warrant Article 21 (WA21), only the nation’s second prohibition of gas heating systems in new construction and the first to also apply the...

The racial makeup of standard and honors classes by subject. See the full data set here.

The persistent disparity in course leveling

Rowan Roudebush, Longform Editor December 4, 2020

At 8:20 am, students log into Zoom or enter the classroom for their first class of the day. Should that class be an honors course, there is a significant chance that they will be greeted by a room...

Uprooting rape culture

Uprooting rape culture

Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor November 16, 2020

In May, the Trump administration announced changes to Title IX, the federal protection against gender discrimination in schools, that would have long-lasting impacts across the country. The changes formally...

NETA, located at 160 Washington Street, was the first marijuana dispensary to open in Brookline. The vendor will be subject to the REAF upon its implementation.

Behind the Racial Equity Advancement Fund

Jeremiah Levy, News Managing Editor October 25, 2020

As the year winds into its final months, topics such as COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter continue to permeate both our minds and the news cycle. Quietly passing us by, however, are stories that, while not...

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