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Changes to freshman advisory build community

Changes to freshman advisory build community

Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor

October 28, 2019

The high school had many changes to make before receiving this year’s freshman class at Old Lincoln School (OLS). The schedule was reworked, many teachers moved campuses and classes were modified to accommodate travel time and the new schedule. For the class of 2023, the 9th grade experience is com...

Location struggle jeopardizes BSSCC program

Location struggle jeopardizes BSSCC program

Oliver Fox and Taeyeon Kim, Opinions Editor and News Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

At a meeting held on Oct.17, it was confirmed that the Brookline Staff Children’s Center will have to leave their current location at the Baldwin School in South Brookline. The meeting included BSSCC representatives Jenny Longmire, Kathryn Leslie and Brittany Stevens and town representatives Interim Superintendent Ben Lummis and School Committee chair Julie Schreiner-Oldham and ...

New unleveled history class focuses on collaboration

New unleveled history class focuses on collaboration

Muriel Statman, Opinions Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

World History: Identity, Status, and Power (WHISP) is the new unleveled freshman world history class that has adopted a project-based and collaborative work environment. The social studies department adjusted both the leveling and curriculum of the course to tackle larger social divisions within social ...

New METCO Coordinator J. Malcolm Cawthorne helps students thrive

New METCO Coordinator J. Malcolm Cawthorne helps students thrive

Jake Zucker, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

15,000 names on the waiting list, with many of the names belonging to infants or toddlers. The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) buses students of color in Boston to high-achieving public schools in other parts of the state, and it provides the high school with around 5 percent of...

LiveInspired displays student passions through art

LiveInspired displays student passions through art

Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor

October 25, 2019

It is all too easy to feel lost whenever thinking about the future. Given the complexities of higher education, the prevalence of new and developing technology and constantly changing career options, it can be overwhelming to try to look too far ahead.  For 12 students this summer, the LiveInspire...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates Native history

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates Native history

Zoe Tseng, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

In thousands of towns across the United States, students receive the second Monday of October off in the name of Christopher Columbus. In Brookline, however, this respite instead honors the Native Americans.  On Oct. 14, the Town of Brookline held a celebration at the Coolidge Corner School, with fr...

Student-made trackers simplify schedule transition

Student-made trackers simplify schedule transition

Madison Sklaver, Regulars Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

Wondering what block is next while walking through the halls between classes, many students are looking down at their phone, scrolling through an app that will tell them just that. It hasn’t been easy for students and teachers alike to adjust to the new schedule. However, junior Yuen Ler Chow and...

Linda Chiu

Linda Chiu

Vikrant Sabharwal, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Linda Chiu was born and educated in Taiwan. She came to America for her advanced studies, and received a masters degree in linguistic studies and instructional design from Syracuse University in New York. After that, she went back to Taiwan for a few years, and came to Boston in 2011. A few of Ms. Ch...

Áron Boros

Áron Boros

Eliza Brown, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Math teacher Áron Boros grew up in Rochester, New York and attended Amherst College in Western Massachusetts. He has always enjoyed math, and he rides his bike to the high school each morning. He has two kids and is planning on taking a big trip to different national parks all around the country ne...

Jason Heitler-Klevans

Jason Heitler-Klevans

Anastasiya Semyannikova, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Jason Heitler-Klevans grew up in Cheltenham, Pa.  Heitler-Klevans then moved to Ohio to attend Oberlin College. At college, he met his current fiance and is expected to get married later this year. Last year, Heitler-Klevans worked at Somerville High School as a physics and chemistry teacher part-time...

Marisel Figueroa-Marrero

Marisel Figueroa-Marrero

Kazi Stafford, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Raised in Dorchester and still living there, Associate Dean Marisel Figueroa-Marrero has been invested in the Boston area for her whole life. She went to Boston Latin School and loves to read in her spare time. Now a hockey mom, Figueroa-Marrero enjoys spending time with her two kids. What was your ...

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