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Firefighting: it’s more than just extinguishing fires

Firefighting: it’s more than just extinguishing fires

Chloe Barber, Arts Editor

April 23, 2018


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You have seen them around when we file out to the streets during fire drills. Their bright red trucks stand out with the piercing sirens that alert you that there’s been some kind of emergency. Although the main purpose of the Brookline Fire Department is to help prevent and extinguish fires, its...

New task force set to review Devotion’s name due to slaveholding history

New task force set to review Devotion’s name due to slaveholding history

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

April 22, 2018


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“You just picture a little black kid having to walk into a school with the name of a slaveholder,” Brookline resident Deborah Brown said during an Ad Hoc Task Force meeting on March 27. The Ad Hoc Task Force, a committee open to the public that discusses issues in the community, and led by Helen...

Tenacity Challenge showcases Scholars’ skills

Tenacity Challenge showcases Scholars’ skills

Milena Kitterman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


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Twelve students from the high school prepared for months: studying trivia, creating a mural, preparing presentations and practicing for their debate. Each one had the chance to walk away with a $1,000 scholarship. The Tenacity Challenge is an academic competition for students of color from all ov...

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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The aroma of meat fills the cafeteria’s air as hungry students rush in to get their meals. While many students choose to buy sandwiches or nachos filled with beef and chicken for lunch, a growing number of students are skipping the meat and are heading for the veggies. Although a minority in comparis...

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2018


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Junior Ellie Sloane, who is running the Providence Marathon this year, says that most people ask, “Why would you do that to yourself?” when runners talk about their love of the sport. But Sloane said that after you’ve run a couple miles, it’s fairly easy to keep going. “It gives you something...

Restaurant 108 prepares for renovations

Restaurant 108 prepares for renovations

Jamie Martinez, Regulars Writing Editor

April 15, 2018


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A line of students goes through the door into the nearby hallway. Students are standing at the cash registers, moving as quickly as possible to satiate the growing number of hungry students. More students dart back and forth to and from the kitchen with white boxes of food in hand. If you ask anyone...

Quiz Show team advances to semifinals with stunning victory

Quiz Show team advances to semifinals with stunning victory

Daisy Elliot, Opinions Writing Editor

April 14, 2018


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Cheering fans, poster signs and clapping filled the air in what sounded like a high school sports game, but it was something else: a televised quiz show. On April 7, the high school’s quiz bowl team defeated Thayer Academy’s team 395-320 on WGBH High School Quiz Show, hosted by Billy Costa, in ...

Perspectives class provides alternative math education

Perspectives class provides alternative math education

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018


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By the end of high school, an average math student can write a geometric proof, solve a quadratic equation and maybe even calculate a derivative. Give the student a traditional math textbook and a sheet of lined paper, and they’ll know exactly what to do -- but ask that same student about non-euclidea...

American Studies combines subjects for conducive learning environment

American Studies combines subjects for conducive learning environment

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Often times, classes are independently focused in their subject area, and connections are rarely formed with other subjects. Although certain departments may make strides towards improving this, change is scarcely implemented. American Studies, a newly-introduced combined English and history class, look...

Latin Club provides engaging space for students to dive into Latin

Latin Club provides engaging space for students to dive into Latin

Sophia Stewart, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Omnia Mihi Lingua Graeca Sunt. In Latin this means: it’s all Greek to me. If you knew that, or maybe more so if you didn’t, you might want to spend your next X-block with the Latin Club. The club is about a lot more than just the language. It provides an engaging space for students who are inter...

Restorative justice allows for new forms of discipline

Restorative justice allows for new forms of discipline

Sarah Groustra, News Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


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In our fast-paced society, complex ideas and concepts regularly devolve into buzzwords. As the high school continues to deal with the repercussions of racially charged student incidents, the phrase “restorative justice” is often mentioned when the topic of punishment comes up. While the phrase is n...

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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The desk is lined with books of all genres. Photographs of his wife and two daughters hang on the wall. A bright yellow sign stands high above his computer that states, “PUSH.”  A copy of In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway sits alone next to a Brookline High lanyard. The bulletin board is tightly packed. What a...

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