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Refuse Fascism holds rally in Boston Common

Refuse Fascism holds rally in Boston Common

Rachel Vin, Opinions Writing Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Hard News, News

On Saturday, Nov. 4th, the organization Refuse Fascism held a demonstration in Boston Common as part of a larger series of national protests. Above the crowd on the Parkman Bandstand, the organizers of the event led chants against the Trump administration. Signs against the “Trump/Pence regime”...

Students attend MSAN conference to decrease discipline gap

Students attend MSAN conference to decrease discipline gap

Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

November 18, 2017


Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Imagine a school in which there is no racial discipline gap, no disparity in numbers of minorities in higher level classes and one in which students have the power to make a change. Can you? The group that visited the Minority Student Achievement Network conference can. Ten Brookline students and t...

Turkey Time

Turkey Time

Sofia Reynoso, News Multimedia Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Astronaut Mike Massimino lands at BHS

Astronaut Mike Massimino lands at BHS

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Most of us will never get to see Earth from among the stars. But on Wednesday, Nov. 2, a group of students got to do the next best thing: hear from someone who has been to space. Former astronaut Mike Massimino, now a professor of engineering at Columbia University, visited the high school to speak about his journey to...

Expansion Committee envisions a unified campus

Expansion Committee envisions a unified campus

Natalie Jew, Regulars Writing Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

On the first day of school in 2021, students will arrive at a new high school campus if all goes according to a current proposal. The high school expansion design calls for a new freestanding building on the 111 Cypress St. property, and the current main building would be renovated to include state-of-the-art...

Hurricane victims’ family members react to national response

Hurricane victims’ family members react to national response

Rachel Myers, Regulars Multimedia Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Graphic footage of upturned cars and demolished houses and remnants of what were once bustling neighborhoods and cities, scatter the news. The month of September was known for a series of destructive hurricanes, which hit the southern United States and the Caribbean. Hurricane Harvey reached Tex...

DACA: A dream deferred

DACA: A dream deferred

Chloe McKim Jepsen, Longform Writing Managing Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy that temporarily suspends the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought into the country unlawfully by their guardians. Under DACA, students who immigrated under the age of 16 are eligible for the program and may defer deportat...

Student Youthscapers gain job experience

Student Youthscapers gain job experience

Sabrina Zhou, News Writing Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

CONTRIBUTED BY BRENDAN MCCARTHY   This summer, 22 Brookline High students spent their days weeding, planting, mulching and earning money. Youthscapers is a nonprofit yard work company started by social worker Paul Epstein as a way to connect students interested in working outdoors with jobs offered ...

Students experience Tanzania through cultural exchange

Students experience Tanzania through cultural exchange

Ben Mandl, Opinions Multimedia Managing Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  At BHS, there are many different cross cultural trips. The Spanish classes go to Spain and Mexico, Latin to Italy, French to France and the Chinese students on the Chinese Exchange program, just to name a few. Global Leadership is a full-year elective offered at the high school beginning in 10th grade. Students in ...

2017-2018 Clubs

2017-2018 Clubs

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  Active Minds Club Leaders: Jackie Perelman, Becky Perelman Where: MO4B When: X-block Contact: btperelam@gmail.com   Agents for Change Leaders: Rachel Selvin, David Rubin, Carsyn Friedman, Susan Steinfield Where: Room 357 When: Thursdays after school Contact: rach...

Hispanic Heritage Month: the Fiesta

Hispanic Heritage Month: the Fiesta

Daisy Elliot, Opinions Writing Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Festive music, rich Latin dishes and excitement filled the MLK room with members of all backgrounds of the Brookline community on the evening of Oct. 19 to celebrate the ending of Hispanic Heritage Month. Several events and initiatives were part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the high sc...

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