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Indigenous Peoples’ Day replaces Columbus Day

Maddie Kennedy, Regulars Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, Regulars, Showcase, Uncategorized, Video

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is meant to celebrate and recognize Native Americans and their history and culture. The idea of renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first brought up during the 1977 United Nations conference in Geneva, Switzerland. 14 years later, activists in Berkeley, C...

Author Ted Dintersmith visits the high school

Author Ted Dintersmith visits the high school

Yuen Ting Chow and Tree Demb

September 29, 2018


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If you find yourself questioning the way Brookline’s education system is structured, you aren’t alone. Ted Dintersmith, an advocate of innovation in education and author of What School Could Be, visited the high school on Sept. 20 during G-block. The visit was organized by the Brookline High School ...

How to recognize suicidal symptoms and how to help

How to recognize suicidal symptoms and how to help

Cassidy Washburn and Maddie Kennedy

September 24, 2018


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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Learn both the symptoms of suicide and how to help those in need. GRAPHIC BY YUEN TING CHOW...

Global health trips offer real-world experience for students

Global health trips offer real-world experience for students

Rachel Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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Are you interested in global health and taking a stand to promote change for healthcare worldwide? If so, you are in luck because the high school offers many unique trips around the world that focus on global health. Seeking out these opportunities may be hard at first, but all you need to do is be...

Daunting stress can be made manageable

Daunting stress can be made manageable

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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You’re panicking. You just realized you have a test next period that you completely forgot to study for, and it is in your hardest class! You are so stressed that you feel like you might explode—but you don’t. It might feel impossible, but you make it through that test, and the next one, and the...

Programs lend a helping hand to international students

Programs lend a helping hand to international students

Tina Little, Staff Writer

September 15, 2018


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When students start high school, many already have a group of friends, an understanding of the culture and an idea of what the experience will be like. But for international students, this transition is more difficult because of the added challenge of learning a new language and adjusting to a new lifestyl...

AALSP provides aid throughout all highschool years

AALSP provides aid throughout all highschool years

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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A new school with over 2,000 students. What sports should I join? What clubs are offered? Where can I get help to balance all of my classes? All of these questions run through incoming freshmen’s minds. Fortunately for students of the African American Latino Scholars Program , they have support nav...

Personal strategies help students stay organized

Personal strategies help students stay organized

Cassidy Washburn and Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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A stream of crumpled papers overflows out of the backpack and onto the floor, but senior Sam Esquivel just smiles, thankful that he does not have to worry about such things, as all of his papers are neatly organized into color-coded binders.   For some seniors, staying organized means priorit...

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...

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