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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...

Behind the Racial Equity Advancement Fund

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.
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...

Schools implement extra layer of safety with improved ventilation

Schools implement extra layer of safety with improved ventilation
Zoe Tseng, Sports Managing Editor October 23, 2020

At the start of the pandemic, no one thought we would be out of school for more than a few weeks, let alone seven months. Some were even optimistic during the middle of the summer when plans to return...

Responding to George Floyd together

Responding to George Floyd together
Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor June 18, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, and the city responded immediately and furiously with protests. Although the magnitude of the protests was at its peak in Minneapolis, it was...

Brookline Thrives and the Food Justice Club fight food insecurity

Brookline Thrives and the Food Justice Club fight food insecurity
Zoe Tseng, Sports Editor May 23, 2020

According to The Brookline Community Foundation, the number of households earning under 20,000 dollars is growing, and the issue of food insecurity is becoming increasingly prevalent. The Food Justice...

Contract struggles stem from ongoing centralization issues

Over the course of the contract negotiations, many teachers have felt that the nuances of their jobs are going largely ignored and unaccounted for.
Emily Trelstad, Opinions Editor April 12, 2020

As of April 10, Brookline Public School teachers have worked 135 school days without a contract with the School Committee. The COVID-19 global pandemic and school closure led to a temporary contract, but...

Re-Leaf For NETA

Re-Leaf For NETA
Jeremiah Levy, News Editor February 5, 2020

Warrant Article 21’s sweeping legacy

Proponents of Warrant Article 21, from town government as well as the high school.
Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor December 15, 2019

On Nov. 20, Warrant Article 21 (WA21), which mandated the use of electric heating systems instead of systems powered by natural (or fracked) gas in new construction and renovations, passed Town Meeting...

Music listeners grapple with accusations against singers

After several accusations emerged against singer R. Kelly regarding multiple accounts of sexual 
misconduct, including child pornography and underage sex, protests broke out across the nation.
Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor May 20, 2019

R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and Chris Brown were hugely popular musicians, who have now had their reputations defiled following accusations of sexual violence. Their songs have redefined R&B, hip...

Somewhere to Call Home

The portrait to the right is by homeless artist Kendall. He is a member of the program Common Art, which “guides homeless artists of all ages, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. at our studio space, providing support for any artist who wishes to join and make art,” according to Artist in Residence of Common Art Heidi Lee. 
To learn more, check out
commoncathedral.org/common-art
Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor May 10, 2019

There are close to 20,068 people who call the streets of Massachusetts their home, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, each one with an uncertain future. Though...

New cannabis store smokes up school

Patients walk out of the NETA dispensary. The NETA dispensary used to only sell medical marijuana, but will now also sell recreationally.
Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor March 25, 2019

The first recreational marijuana store in Greater Boston is not expected to open for a week. But, given that it is going to be in Brookline—on the corner of Washington Street and Route 9, less than a...

A wave of uncertainty hits in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

In a Saudi National Day celebration at the Natural History Museum in London, Saudi Arabian activist Ghanem al-Dosari protests outside.
Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor January 11, 2019

On Oct. 2, 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after going into the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. It was believed that after an interrogation he was left dismembered,...

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