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Student-created company works to curb pollution crisis

Student-created company works to curb pollution crisis

Gabe Hernan, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019


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What if a single biker could remove 100 miles worth of carbon emissions from a car in one year? This sci-fi scenario is now possible with a simple air filter made by some high school students. Filtair, a company started by two Brookline High School students and 13 Boston Latin School students, creates...

Class of 2019 thanks teachers

Class of 2019 thanks teachers

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

June 8, 2019


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The Sagamore asked seniors about teachers who have impacted their lives. Here's what they said:

Music listeners grapple with accusations against singers

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

May 20, 2019


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R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and Chris Brown were hugely popular musicians, who have now had their reputations defiled following accusations of sexual violence. Their songs have redefined R&B, hip hop and pop. All of them were named “kings” of their respective musical genres. But with sexual...

Shorter recognized as Woman of the Year

Shorter recognized as Woman of the Year

Eleanor Sherman, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019


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“Tonight I am accepting this award, Woman of the Year, on behalf of everyone on my path. The honor belongs to all of us, men and women,” marked the ending to Chinese teacher and Asian Pacific American Club (APAC) adviser Lihua Shorter’s compelling speech. The Brookline Commission for Women acknowledg...

Day of Dialogue preparation proves rewarding

Day of Dialogue preparation proves rewarding

Graham Krewinghaus, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019


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To some students, the Day of Dialogue means a break from classes and a couple hours of sitting in the auditorium. To others, it is a meaningful day of watching their peers, friends and teachers share their stories and talk about their identities. To those who organize and facilitate it, it can mean s...

Tappan’s future renovations to refresh building and classes

Tappan’s future renovations to refresh building and classes

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

May 11, 2019


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Rock climbing, strength and conditioning, yoga, tennis and more: the Tappan Gymnasium is currently home to a myriad of health and fitness classes and sports teams. In the next two years, however, the Tappan Gymnasium will undergo renovations. Although it will interrupt some classes and school activit...

Somewhere to Call Home

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

May 10, 2019


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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 the median household income in Brookline is more than the average median income of the United Stat...

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Select Board candidate Raul Fernandez emphasize importance of voting

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Select Board candidate Raul Fernandez emphasize importance of voting

Tina Little and Emily Trelstad

May 7, 2019


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Do you know who is running for town-wide office in the Brookline elections on Tuesday, May 7? Did you even know there is an election? Brookline has had problems with low voter turnout in local elections, but candidate for the Select Board Raul Fernandez is trying to change that. And Congresswoman of the ...

Community grapples with Robert Kraft’s alleged crimes and his donation to the school

Community grapples with Robert Kraft’s alleged crimes and his donation to the school

Sidonie Brown, Arts Editor

April 29, 2019


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Robert Kraft donated $100,000 to the African American and Latino Scholars Program (AALSP) during the fall of this school year following a nearly two-year long process of planning. After news broke out in February that Kraft had allegedly solicited prostitution, faculty and students came together to d...

Day of Dialogue 2019

Day of Dialogue 2019

Zoe Tseng, Emma Kahn, Natalie Jew, Yuen Ting Chow, and Elena Su

April 7, 2019


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On Thursday April 4, the high school held its annual Day of Dialogue, a day that celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. Below is detailed coverage of many of the events and conversations from the day....

Students petition for AP European History class

Students petition for AP European History class

Jake Zucker, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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“What do you know about France between the Enlightenment and the first World War?” This question was junior Jack Heuberger’s explanation for why he believes offering an Advanced Placement European History class would benefit the social studies department. He believes that students at the high s...

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