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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

This year, teachers have been forced to juggle their personal and professional lives as the transition through the pandemic continues.

You aren’t alone; teachers are stressed too

Anya Rao and Luca Kelley Nielsen January 6, 2022

A year and a half removed from the initial isolation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, our town, country and world continue to face challenges as we begin to recuperate. Teachers are no exception...

For decades, administrators have come in and out Brooklines town hall. In the past seven years, Brookline has had six superintendents. This revolving door of leadership undermines substantial equity work.

Years of initiatives fail to address racial disparities in Brookline schools

Sofia Hauser, Longform Editor January 5, 2022

The first day of high school brings a potent mix of fear and anticipation. The towering columns framing the main entrance and busy, intense atmosphere intimidate even the bravest freshmen. And yet, year...

Female participation in sports, most notably in cross country and soccer, has increased over time. Long-term coaches have noticed jumps in participation from below 15 players to above 50 players on certain teams.

Girls sports teams have changed drastically

Sofia Hauser and Ryan Kravitz January 4, 2022

Walk around the campus and you will see an abundance of female athletes, ranging from track phenoms to soccer superstars. However, turn the clocks back 19 years and athletic culture at the high school...

Social media harms student mental health

Social media harms student mental health

Charlotte Dresser and Ava Varrell December 4, 2021

Facebook knows that Instagram has created an epidemic of insecurity and low self-esteem in teenagers. Ninety-Seven percent of teenagers in the US interact with a platform that connects them to other people...

Anti-AAPI violence affects high school students

Anti-AAPI violence affects high school students

Rosa Caramazza, Elena Su, and Aryn Lee July 5, 2021

“Hate is a virus,” one poster said. “Today we mourn, tomorrow we act,” was written on another. Masses of students gathered in front of 115 Greenough on Mar. 26 after the school day and spilled...

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. There are a lot of problems where not everyone [in the] household has his or her own laptop or
desktop where they can access their lessons at any given time. What do you do in a situation where there are
three or four school age children and there is only one chrome book and all four of those students
are supposed to be learning online?

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...

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