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Alum introduces Brookline to new farming techniques

Alum introduces Brookline to new farming techniques

Nick Cloney, News Managing Editor

January 14, 2020

Massachusetts isn’t exactly known for its farming capabilities. Between its varied terrain, harsh winters and short growing seasons, many obstacles stand in the way of the state producing much agriculturally. But Jack Levine ‘16 is working to change that. Levine felt that his experience in high...

Staff network helps students fight substance abuse

Elena Su, Arts Editor

January 10, 2020

Every day, about 7,800 Americans try illicit substances for the first time. Over half of these new users are under age 18, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Each year, the country pays a heavy price in the form of lives cut tragically short: a reported 5,455 people aged 15-24 died ...

Freshman campus separates guidance counselor team

Freshman campus separates guidance counselor team

Madison Sklaver, Regulars Managing Editor

January 10, 2020

How do you rearrange the guidance counselors to account for the Old Lincoln School (OLS) campus but still keep everyone happy? The guidance department was faced with the challenge of rearranging staff and redistributing caseloads this year. They hope changes can be made so they can do their jobs to...

Kelly Morrow

Kelly Morrow

Elsie McKendry, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Kelly Morrow co-teaches World History II for Special Education along with two other Learning Center classes. Her former job was at a middle school in Framingham. Outside of the classroom, Morrow enjoys exercising, watching movies, spending time with her family and taking care of her new kittens. Her...

Alyssa Murphy

Alyssa Murphy

Rosa Caramazza, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Alyssa Murphy is the business teacher in the career and technology department at Brookline High School. She grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts, which is a small town on the South Shore, just 45 minutes out of Boston. Some of her hobbies include skiing, reading, and relaxing with her labradoodle named...

Lindsay Asselin

Lindsay Asselin

Max Varrell, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Originally from Long Island, Lindsay Asselin attended the State University of New York and then went to get her masters in special ed at Syracuse. Over the summer she worked at Fenway Park and spent a lot of time on Cape Cod. She is also training for a half marathon. What made you want to become ...

Deborah Miller

Deborah Miller

Luca Kelley Nielsen, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

After working in graphic design, at a Newton day school, a Norwood clinic and Boston College, Deborah Miller is bringing her talents to Brookline High School’s BRYT program. Originally from New Jersey, Miller has lived in the Boston area for 25 years and majored in photography at Boston College. She...

Dan Nudel

Dan Nudel

Charlotte Dresser, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Dan Nudel was born in New Haven, Conn. where he grew up with three other siblings and went to Amity High School. After graduating from Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz., he became a therapist at the Brookline Center and now lives in Roslindale with his dog. He also enjoys spending time outdoors and...

Talmadge Nardi

Talmadge Nardi

Adriana Schleipman, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Talmadge Nardi is a Zumba lover, mother of two, world traveller, and now an English teacher at the high school. She’s kicking off her fourteenth year of teaching after having previously taught at the Francis Parker Charter School in Devens Massachusetts, the Academy of the Pacific Rim in Hyde Park,...

Emma Siver

Emma Siver

Sara Snyder, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Born in Connecticut, English teacher Emma Siver has led a full and adventurous life. Starting out on an elementary school basketball team, and with a Harry Potter book always at hand, Siver began her journey, quickly getting her qualifications from Wheelock, BC and Lynch in order to become the amazing...

Reiko Asahina

Reiko Asahina

Leehy Gertner, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Hailing from Osaka, Japan, Japanese teacher Reiko Asahina is excited to join the Brookline High School community She studied teaching and English literature at Osaka Prefecture College, and ended up teaching Japanese to people of all ages. When not teaching, she enjoys jogging, swimming, and watching...

Shawn Rock

Shawn Rock

Mila Seifert, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

Originally from Bethesda, Md., Shawn Rock only recently found his love for chemistry when he went back to school to get a degree in chemistry. When he is not teaching, he likes playing guitar, biking, sailing and skiing. He also enjoys the show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which brings together...

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