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Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor

January 31, 2017

In response to the Sagamore’s Q&A with Superintendent Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf-Ditkoff, the Sagamore was made aware that the issue of the Baldwin location has sparked a lot of debate in the town. The Baldwin location was selected in October 2016 to be the location of the new elementary school...

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Crowds gather at Copley Square protest against Muslim immigration ban

Chloe McKim Jepsen, Feature News Writing Editor

January 29, 2017

  Roars of applause following Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s call that “We are not alone” and chants from the crowd screaming “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here” echoed off of the buildings surrounding Copley Square on Sunday, Jan. 29. Thousands gathered at a last minute-protes...

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Conor Ross, Staff Writer

January 29, 2017

What do we know about the overcrowding problem? Enrollment in Brookline schools is increasing at a fast rate. According to 2016 enrollment projections, the high school has about 2,000 students, but in five years this will increase to almost 2,400. The rapid surge in enrollment creates issued r...

Public meeting covers the beginning stages of high school expansion

Public meeting covers the beginning stages of high school expansion

Ella Kitterman, Feature News Writing Editor

January 16, 2017

Parents and faculty gathered in the black box to discuss the process and plans for expanding the high school on Thursday, Jan. 12. This was one in a long series of meetings that have been held surrounding the issue of space in the high school. Superintendent Andrew Bott and Headmaster Anthony Meyer gave pre...

Meyer’s appointment elicits ecstatic response from community

Meyer’s appointment elicits ecstatic response from community

Jason Altshuler, Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, and Louie Goldsmith

January 10, 2017

Superintendent Andrew Bott announced at a faculty meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 that Interim Headmaster Anthony Meyer has been appointed as permanent headmaster. According to Bott, Meyer was the clear favorite among the Brookline community and Bott used the town-wide support to explain his decision.   “It was m...

Day of Courage

Day of Courage

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor

December 17, 2016

  The third annual "Asking for Courage" day took place on Dec. 15 at the high school. The "Middle Eastern" and "Say Their Names" blocks were new additions to the Day, joining into the mix of the "Telling Your Story" and "Latinx" blocks. For the past three years this day has educated and ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

December 8, 2016

Below, students and staff alike read the names of the 87 transgender people who were murdered in 2016. The Gender-Sexuality Alliance hosted their Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil during X-block on Dec. 7, 2016. Click on the audio below to hear the reading of the names at the vigil. ...

Application-based classes lack gender diversity

Application-based classes lack gender diversity

Iman Khan, Arts Editor

December 8, 2016

Females outnumber males in Social Justice, Global Leadership, Racial Awareness and other application-based classes at the high school. For some students and faculty members, the lack of males has caused a lack of varied perspectives in these classes. Social studies teacher Malcolm Cawthorne, who teaches the Racial...

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

LAHB classes build confidence in reading

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Editor

December 3, 2016

In a room at the end of the middle school hallway at Driscoll, five 8th graders sit around a table reading a book during English class. Although most of them like to read now, that was not always the case. The Language and Academic Home Base program serves approximately 35 students starting in 3rd gra...

Vigil held by Brookline Citizens for Participation in Political Action brings community together

Vigil held by Brookline Citizens for Participation in Political Action brings community together

Lauren Mahoney, Sports Writing Editor

November 16, 2016

The Brookline Citizens for Participation in Political Action (Brookline PAX) sponsored a vigil at the high school on Nov. 15 to sponsor human rights, in light of the recent election and an unaccepting sentiment that some believe is spreading across the nation. During the vigil numerous religious l...

Faculty members attend professional day with focus on racial issues

Faculty members attend professional day with focus on racial issues

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin and Lauren Mahoney

November 14, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, all Brookline educators attended a professional day at the high school focusing on the cycle of racism. Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a psychologist and educator who has conducted extensive work regarding racial identity and race in education, gave the keynote address. Following Tatum’s...

Teachers address modern-day issues

Teachers address modern-day issues

Bertina Xue, Layout/social media news media

November 10, 2016

Do you ever wish your classes talked about real world events more, or do you wish they talked about it less? Have you ever wondered how teachers choose whether or not to include current events in their lessons? Some teachers incorporate current events into their social studies classes because they want the...

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