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The Sagamore

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The Sagamore

Senior Maya Jakubowski, junior Diyana Tekleghiorghis, senior Lea Churchill and senior Rory Redgrave stand with the statement that they read in freshman advisories on Tuesday, March 15. Maya Morris / Sagamore Staff

Students protest lack of clear dress code through demonstrations in freshman advisories

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor March 17, 2016
On Tuesday, March 15, about 40 students walked into freshman advisories in order to protest the lack of a clear set of dress code guidelines, which they said causes teachers to arbitrarily “dress-code” them, by taking them aside and telling them that their attire is inappropriate and that they must change. After entering the advisories, students involved in the protests read a statement condemning the current ambiguous dress code, then left the classroom immediately afterwards.
Photos provided by Michael Dukakis, Jane Hoffmeister, Alan Rachins, Megan Murphy, Heidi Berenson and Jonathon Riley

Notable alumni reflect on high school experiences

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor March 15, 2016

Every year, the high school graduates many students. These students journey on, taking the next step in their lives. Many of these individuals become successful, form a family or pursue a dream career....

Teachers leave the high school building at 3 p.m. on Feb. 29. Leon Yang / Sagamore Staff

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor February 29, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 29, for the second consecutive Monday, teachers left the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of solidarity with the Brookline Educators Union, who are currently in the negotiations with...

Teachers walk out in response to a standstill in contract negotiations with the School Committee. Leon Yang / Sagamore Staff

Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Sara Hogenboom and Leon Yang February 22, 2016
On Monday, Feb. 22, about 50 teachers walked out of the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of unity and against the School Committee in response to floundering contract negotiations.
Chris Bell / Sagamore Staff

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

Leon Yang, Chris Bell, and Paul Miller-Schmidt February 6, 2016

On Thursday, Feb. 4, Brookline school faculty and residents were given the opportunity during a public comment segment at the School Committee’s meeting at Town Hall to express their views around...

Calvin Chin Martial Arts Academy perform the lion dance.  Tuo Ji / Sagamore Staff

High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

Leon Yang and Tuo Ji February 5, 2016
On Friday Feb. 5, the high school community came together in the MLK room and atrium to celebrate the holiday that Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese people around the world celebrate: the Lunar New Year. This year is the 17th celebration of Lunar New Year at the high school; this year is the year of the monkey.

51 bus to South Brookline late and inconsistent in arrivals

Cleo Falvey , Arts Writing Editor January 29, 2016
For many students who live in South Brookline, getting home after school is no small task: Living four or more miles from the school, they must take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) supplemental 51 Bus, which is a special route that picks up high school students on campus after school. According to students, the bus is problematic due to its tardiness and inconsistency in arrivals, however, administrators said that they can’t do much about it because the bus is operated and run by the MBTA.
Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Sara Hogenboom and Sofia Tong January 22, 2016
Click on the text to hear excerpts of our interview with World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman!
REEHAM CHOUDREY/ SAGAMORE STAFF 

Math Team members wait for their event during a GBML competition in the cafeteria on Jan. 13 2016.

Math Team Places Emphasis on Growth and Enjoyment

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer January 15, 2016

You are given 10 minutes to do a set of three problems. Students from competing schools work diligently around you and the only sound that can be heard is scribbling on test sheets. A teacher announces...

From left: Connelly, OLeary, and Holman speak to the protesting students in the Headmasters suite after the meeting. Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore staff.

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Haley Bayne and Sofia Tong December 11, 2015

In response to an altercation that involved four students on Back to School Night, Thursday, Oct. 15, Headmaster Deborah Holman, Interim Superintendent Joseph Connelly and Brookline Police Chief Daniel...

Where will they go?

Where will they go?

Kendall McGowan and Jake Brodsky December 2, 2015

  Population Growth Why is Brookline’s school system in need of expansion? In recent years there have been an average of 650 students entering kindergarten town wide, according to Interim Superintendent...

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