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Science resource aid serves as backbone for lab preparations

Science resource aid serves as backbone for lab preparations

Nina Rogers, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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Do you actually know who sets up the labs for your science class? A hint: it is probably not your science teacher. Vedha Nathan, the high school’s resident science resource aid, has been working diligently at the school for the past two years. Her position is vital; without Nathan’s work, mo...

School introduces Day of Healthy Relationships

School introduces Day of Healthy Relationships

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

February 13, 2019


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According to a student survey, one in five female identifying students at the high school have experienced sexual contact against their will. Having noted the abundance of unhealthy relationships both at the high school and in society, student peer leaders, the Students Against Human Trafficking ...

School Committee oversees critical decisions

School Committee oversees critical decisions

Nick Cloney, News Editor

February 13, 2019


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The superintendent is the head of the Brookline school system. That information is common knowledge. But who hires the superintendent? Who manages issues like school expansion projects and budgeting for all of Brookline’s public schools? The answer to that question is much less well-known. The Br...

Brookline staff rallies to raise awareness for Brookline School Staff Children’s Center

Brookline staff rallies to raise awareness for Brookline School Staff Children’s Center

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

January 23, 2019


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“If it’s possible to fall in love with a childcare center, then with BSSCC, it was love at first sight,” reads a sign in the atrium during the Brookline School Staff Children’s Center’s (BSSCC) rally. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, a rally was held to raise awareness for BSSCC and its unique curri...

Community comes together to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.

Community comes together to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

January 20, 2019


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As the choir started singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the “Black National Anthem,” by James Weldon Johnson, students settled down to listen. On Jan. 17, students walked into the Schluntz Gymnasium for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. assembly. “Today we celebrated Dr. Martin ...

A wave of uncertainty hits in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

A wave of uncertainty hits in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

January 11, 2019


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On Oct. 2, 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after going into the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. It was believed that after an interrogation he was left dismembered, and while Turkish investigators have concluded his death, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Moh...

Copy Center helps students gain valuable working experience

Copy Center helps students gain valuable working experience

Jeremiah Levy, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


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Papers rustle across the table, some falling to the floor in the commotion of moving people. People flow in and out carrying pamphlets and handouts, while a witty director oversees the operation with care. This is not a description of a scene from “The Office,” but rather that of the Copy Center....

Length of commute affects student lifestyle

Length of commute affects student lifestyle

Renata Shen, News Editor

January 10, 2019


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A 5:30 a.m. alarm, three minute walk to the bus stop, 10 minute wait for the bus and a 50 minute ride. To students who live near the school, this commute may seem unfathomable. But for students from South Brookline and other nearby towns, these trips are a routine part of daily life. Commuting to and ...

Brookline Educators Union begins contract negotiations

Brookline Educators Union begins contract negotiations

Cassidy Washburn, Regulars Managing Editor

January 9, 2019


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Twelve-hour work days, unfair firing of teachers and unpaid professional development days: thanks to the Brookline Educators Union (BEU), educators don’t have to worry about these. The BEU fights for the best interests of Brookline educators. These include fair pay, free blocks for class preparation a...

Student political activists stand up to make a difference

Student political activists stand up to make a difference

Madison Sklaver, Longform Editor

January 8, 2019


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“Students doing what they can to get involved in politics and general issues that are being faced by the country and the world at large.” That is how junior Simon Grossman defines student political activism. There are many student political activists who are willing to speak up and make a difference at the hig...

Long-term substitutes take on challenging but essential roles

Long-term substitutes take on challenging but essential roles

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


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Having a substitute teacher for one day can be tough, but imagine having one for a semester or longer. There are certain life experiences that require teachers to need long-term substitutes, but it can take a toll on teachers and their students. Math teacher Marika Alibhai had two substitutes while she was ou...

Immigrant students tackle college applications by seeking out resources

Immigrant students tackle college applications by seeking out resources

Muriel Statman, Opinions Editor

January 4, 2019


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It’s common knowledge among high school students that the college application process is extremely stressful. What is not always considered, however, is how this process might feel for those who are not only new to the application process but to the United States as well. Students who are new ...

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