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Day of Dialogue 2019

Day of Dialogue 2019

Zoe Tseng, Emma Kahn, Natalie Jew, Yuen Ting Chow, and Elena Su

April 7, 2019


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On Thursday April 4, the high school held its annual Day of Dialogue, a day that celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. Below is detailed coverage of many of the events and conversations from the day....

Students petition for AP European History class

Students petition for AP European History class

Jake Zucker, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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“What do you know about France between the Enlightenment and the first World War?” This question was junior Jack Heuberger’s explanation for why he believes offering an Advanced Placement European History class would benefit the social studies department. He believes that students at the high s...

Student-created app brings new food options

Student-created app brings new food options

Phoebe Kallaher, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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Looking for a convenient, fresh alternative to school lunch but don’t want to pay for Uber Eats? The Overflow app is your solution. Overflow is an app that connects students at food establishments around Brookline with students back at the high school who are interested in food options not availab...

Day of Action 2019

Day of Action 2019

Yuen Ting Chow and Oliver Fox

March 28, 2019


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On Monday, Feb. 4, the Environmental Action Club hosted a series of assemblies held in the MLK room for Day of Action. Below is detailed coverage of two of the events from the day.

E-cigarette use prompts legislature members to pass new bill

E-cigarette use prompts legislature members to pass new bill

Renata Shen, News Editor

March 27, 2019


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“Have you ever realized, like, that our entire generation is going to get cancer in 30 years and die because we’re all addicted to nicotine?” —Overheard in the girl’s bathroom.

New cannabis store smokes up school

New cannabis store smokes up school

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

March 25, 2019


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The first recreational marijuana store in Greater Boston is not expected to open for a week. But, given that it is going to be in Brookline—on the corner of Washington Street and Route 9, less than a mile away from the high school—there has already been a lot of talk about it. It is safe to say...

Teen Driving

Rachel Lee, Arts Editor

March 20, 2019


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As driving has become a necessary component of current day-to-day life, it is expected for even young teenagers to learn how to navigate the roads safely. However, this poses a number of great risks for teenagers. 2,433 teens in the country between the ages of 16 to 19 were killed due to vehicle ac...

Black History Month Race Reels: “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X”

Black History Month Race Reels: “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X”

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019


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“We are brutalized because we are Black people in America,” Malcolm X once said. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the MLK room was filled with people attending the Race Reels screening of “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X,” a documentary on the life of Malcolm X. The documentary began with Malcolm X’s ...

Black History Month Speaker Series: Tonia Magras ‘86

Black History Month Speaker Series: Tonia Magras ‘86

Graham Krewinghaus, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


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Tonia Magras ‘86 looked across the crowd of the MLK room toward her old teacher, James Cornell, laughing and pointing at a picture of the two of them from the 1980s. In high school, she said, she was a member of Akers house, one of the four old “home bases” for students, as well as a basketball player ...

Black History Month Speaker Series: Robert Stull ’85

Black History Month Speaker Series: Robert Stull ’85

Oliver Fox and Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writers

March 15, 2019


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“I always knew I wanted to be an artist,” illustrator Robert Stull ‘85 said to a packed MLK room. The assembly, part of the Speaker Series for Black History Month, took place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 during A, B, C and D-blocks. In addition to founding his own comic book, magazine and print-based media studio, ...

Waitlists provide options for students but disrupt learning

Waitlists provide options for students but disrupt learning

Anna Dong, News Editor

March 14, 2019


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Despite the myriad of classes offered at the high school, certain courses often draw highly concentrated student interest. For this reason, waitlists have been used to help students enroll in popular courses. However, waitlists can also have adverse impacts on learning and contribute to equity dis...

Community comes together for Lunar New Year festivities

Community comes together for Lunar New Year festivities

Peter Finnerty, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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The high school celebrated Lunar New Year on Friday Feb. 15, a holiday observed throughout China, Korea and Vietnam. This year is the year of the pig, according to the Chinese Zodiac. The day consisted of activities and lunch in the MLK Room, along with an assembly during G-block organized by th...

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