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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

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

Somewhere to Call Home

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...

Patients walk out of the NETA dispensary. The NETA dispensary used to only sell medical marijuana, but will now also sell recreationally.

New cannabis store smokes up school

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...

In a Saudi National Day celebration at the Natural History Museum in London, Saudi Arabian activist Ghanem al-Dosari protests outside.

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

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,...

Horoscopes: Whats up with that?

Horoscopes: What’s up with that?

Natalie Jew and Daisy Elliot October 14, 2018

Astrology holds a correlation between the placement of planets and stars, and their effect on human affairs. In astrology, someone’s personality, feelings, behavior and sometimes future can be read through...

CONTRIBUTED ARTWORK BY YANA LAZAROVA-WENG

High Times at Brookline High

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor June 14, 2018

The popularity of recreational substance use by teenagers floods the media and student social life. Though there has been a reported decrease of use at the high school, it still affects a wide range of...

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-In-Chief April 15, 2018

Junior Ellie Sloane, who is running the Providence Marathon this year, says that most people ask, “Why would you do that to yourself?” when runners talk about their love of the sport. But Sloane said...

According to Dean of Students Lisa Redding, vaping has become a commonly seen behavior since last September.

We get it. You vape.

Chloe McKim Jepsen and Josh Gladstone March 19, 2018

The e-cigarette, commonly known as a vape-pen or vape, was first created in 2003 to wean adults off of smoking cigarettes. E-cigarettes, especially the Juul, have become increasingly popular among high...

Domestic violence is a prevalent issue in Brookline. According to Brooklines 2017 mid-year crime rate report, there were 28 reported domestic violence incidents that year.

Teen dating violence: What is and isn’t love

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor March 15, 2018

Domestic violence is the repeated abuse of any kind -- physical, sexual, psychological or financial -- by an intimate partner. It is a widespread, and often overlooked issue, that affects approximately...

Puerto Rican students join the Brookline community after hurricane

Puerto Rican students join the Brookline community after hurricane

Chloe Mckim Jepsen, Longform Managing Editor February 14, 2018

Darwin Fernández de la Cruz sits in the Steps to Success [STEPS] room, finishing his homework. This normal Brookline scene contrasts the frenzied days he spent in September when a hurricane flooded...

Members of the new Young Republicans Club ask for the communitys respect. GRAPHIC BY LAURO DEMB/SAGAMORE STAFF

Newly reinstated Young Republicans Club prompts community dialogue

Colby Sutton, News Writing Editor December 5, 2017

“It is easier to come out as gay at this high school than to come out as Republican.” Those were the words of junior and member of the Young Republicans Club Raman Millky at the student council legislature...

In 2021 students could walk along Tappan St. to the new Cypress St. building. This image is a blend of Google Maps and the preliminary expansion plan by William Rawn and Associates.

Expansion Committee envisions a unified campus

Natalie Jew, Regulars Writing Editor November 3, 2017

On the first day of school in 2021, students will arrive at a new high school campus if all goes according to a current proposal. The high school expansion design calls for a new freestanding building...

A family walks down the flooded streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Hurricane victims’ family members react to national response

Rachel Myers, Regulars Multimedia Managing Editor November 1, 2017

Graphic footage of upturned cars and demolished houses and remnants of what were once bustling neighborhoods and cities, scatter the news. The month of September was known for a series of destructive...

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