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Retirement Feature: Shelley Stevens

Retirement Feature: Shelley Stevens

Jordan Watts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 10, 2018


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Speech and language pathologist Shelley Stevens has taught at the high school for 30 years now. After decades of working with and improving the lives of countless students, she retired from the high school at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. How long have you worked at the high school, and what...

Snow days cause stress for AP students

Snow days cause stress for AP students

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

June 25, 2018


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As buckets of snow drift down from above on one cold, wintry morning, most high schoolers sigh with relief and bury themselves back under their covers. However, for students in Advanced Placement classes, snow days can also be a cause of stress. Due to a set testing date for AP classes, snow days can create d...

Ocean Science club tests their aquatic knowledge

Ocean Science club tests their aquatic knowledge

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

June 18, 2018


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A loud “BUZZ!” rings through the air as a member of the Ocean Sciences team hits the buzzer to answer a question while practicing for the Annual Blue Lobster Bowl. The Ocean Sciences team is a group of students who study to compete against other high schools in an ocean science-themed quiz bow...

GirlUp club advocates for female education in developing countries

GirlUp club advocates for female education in developing countries

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

June 17, 2018


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Many of us start our days by picking out an outfit, eating breakfast, packing up a backpack and catching the T to school. This routine is often one that people take for granted. For club members of GirlUp, their mission is to actively bring awareness and advocate for girls in developing countries where e...

Teacher Feature: Karen Harris

Teacher Feature: Karen Harris

Tina Little, Staff Writer

June 16, 2018


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Have you ever wanted to take a class like Friendship in Literature or Spirituality in Literature? Well, both of these theme-based classes are taught by School Within a School (SWS) teacher Karen Harris. Many students think Harris is a skillful teacher because she engages her students through thought...

High Times at Brookline High

High Times at Brookline High

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 14, 2018


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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 students. In the United States, by the time students are seniors, 70 percent will have tried alcohol, ...

Students choose military path after high school

Students choose military path after high school

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


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“Honor, courage, commitment.” This is the motto of the United States Navy, the branch of the military that specializes in protecting our country’s shores and beyond. For students considering the military as a post-high school option, the values of the military are just one of the many reasons ...

Medical Careers class engages student through hands-on learning

Medical Careers class engages student through hands-on learning

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018


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Biology. While many students hear the word and groan, imagining a dull classroom full of students slumped over in their chairs, Medical Careers students conjure up the vibrant image of maroon scrubs, chattering voices and operating rooms. For Medical Careers students, biology is not classroom lecture b...

Q&A with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

Q&A with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

Emma Kahn, News Editor

June 11, 2018


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What issues are closest to your heart and why? I think broadly speaking, the role of our government is to try to make sure that every person in this country gets to make the most of what they got, so that means that they have a chance to succeed, it means that they’ve got a chance to provide for ...

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 10, 2018


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This spring, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System—the standardized testing of public school students—will continue the shift from the traditional paper and pencil to online. For now, this affects only students from grades three to eight, but as the state transitions to technology...

Fortnite video game takes high school by storm

Fortnite video game takes high school by storm

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

June 9, 2018


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Over the past few months, a new craze has taken over the high school by storm: not a musician, trendy article of clothing or dance, but the video game Fortnite. It has been the main topic of mainstream media, with 3.4 million concurrent players worldwide, according to developer Epic Games. The incred...

Red Cross Club holds blood drive at the high school to raise awareness of regulations involved

Red Cross Club holds blood drive at the high school to raise awareness of regulations involved

Sarah Hughes, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2018


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According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood donated to them every two seconds, and one blood donation has the potential to save three lives. Although the need is high, a significant proportion of the U.S. population is ineligible to donate life-saving blood due t...

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