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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


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.

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...

DACA: A dream deferred

Chloe McKim Jepsen, Longform Writing Managing Editor October 26, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy that temporarily suspends the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought into the country unlawfully by their guardians. Under...

Heath principal Asa Sevelius said he is relieved that the Brookline community responded positively to his public coming out. JORDAN WATTS/SAGAMORE STAFF

Heath principal receives widespread support after coming out as transgender

Last spring, Heath School principal Asa Sevelius publicly came out as transgender, becoming the first openly transgender school leader in Brookline, and one of only a couple in the United States.  On...

The majority of students who took the survey distributed via Facebook and Canvas feel either very or somewhat comfortable discussing race in their world language classes.

How comfortable do students feel talking about race in world language classes

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin and Lauren Mahoney May 31, 2017

The Sagamore compiled data from a Facebook and Canvas survey of 185 students. The survey included a ranking of students' comforts levels in each academic subject. *For the purposes of these graphics,...

Many students, including seniors Fozan Sadiq, Selin Asma, Serra Muftu and sophomore Ranna Shahbazi, feel unsettled by recent xenophobic sentiments, which include executive orders closing the United States to people from predominately Muslim countries. Check out a documentary about Muslim students at Maya Morris / Sagamore Staff

Immigration policies cause distress

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2017

On Jan. 27, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that closed the United States to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Since then, after being blocked by various courts, the...

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