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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


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

  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


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Hard News, News

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


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Hard News, News

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...

High school serves as polling location during historic election

High school serves as polling location during historic election

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Even though most students did not come to school this Tuesday, Nov. 8, and were able to enjoy the day off from school, many other Massachusetts citizens arrived at the Schluntz Gymnasium to vote. When asked which ballot question voters were most indecisive about, most mentioned question four, which...

Students attend annual Minority Students Achievement Network conference

Students attend annual Minority Students Achievement Network conference

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

From Oct. 12-16, a group of 11 students from the high school went to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to attend the yearly Minority Students Achievement Network conference (MSAN). According to junior Yama Estime, the participants collaborated with students from all over the nation, saw motivational speakers, vis...

School Committee and Educators Union continue to deliberate over educator contracts

School Committee and Educators Union continue to deliberate over educator contracts

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, Feature News Writing Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, teacher contract

At 1 a.m. on Sep. 21, the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) and the Brookline School Committee (BSC) signed a tentative agreement regarding the contracts for Unit A educators. The BSC voted unanimously to approve this agreement on Oct. 6, and the BEU will likely meet soon for a ratification vote. This...

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