The Sagamore

Letter to parents informing of elevated lead in water fountain

Letter to parents informing of elevated lead in water fountain

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor

June 2, 2016

Alan Balsam, Director of Health and Human Services in Brookline sent out an email to parents regarding the elevated rates of lead found in the water fountain in the Unified Arts building. In his email, sent June 1, he explained the response of the Town, which is to turn off al water fountains inside...

BEU gathers for demonstration in front of annual Town Meeting

BEU gathers for demonstration in front of annual Town Meeting

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

May 25, 2016

Over a hundred members of the Brookline Educators Union gathered outside the annual Brookline Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 to urge elected Town Meeting members to pressure the School Committee to cooperate in contract negotiations. Devotion teacher Daniel Lipton said that the aim of the BEU’s demonstration was to ...

Man target shooting with air rifle causes Baker School lockdown

Man target shooting with air rifle causes Baker School lockdown

Jillian Goldstein, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016

The sounds of gun shots coming from the Hoar Sanctuary behind the Baker School were reported to the Brookline Police on May 23 at 8:30 a.m. Baker was immediately put into a lockdown to protect the students, and an investigation followed in the area. After the investigation, the police stopped a man with a...

Breaking: Holman announced as finalist for position in Gloucester

Breaking: Holman announced as finalist for position in Gloucester

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor

May 22, 2016

Brookline High School Headmaster Deborah Holman is one of three finalists for a principalship at Gloucester High School. The selected candidate will replace principal Erik Anderson, who announced he was leaving in March 2016. Holman will be visiting Gloucester High School on Monday, May 23. Acco...

BEU gathers again for early morning demonstration

BEU gathers again for early morning demonstration

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

May 19, 2016

Passed by honking cars expressing their support, members of the Brookline Educators Union gathered outside the high school during Z-block on Thursday, May 19. Faculty gathered to raise awareness about contract negotiations, which have been stagnant for months.

Students walk out of school to sit in at Town Hall for racial equity

Students walk out of school to sit in at Town Hall for racial equity

Rosa Stern Pait and Maya Morris

April 13, 2016

Students walked together to Town Hall to sit in for racial equity at the high school on April 13th, beginning during F-block. Junior DaHana Smith-Rose organized the walk-out. Thirty students met in front of the Atrium and walked with signs to Town Hall in Brookline Village, where they sang 'We S...

Bomb threat calls interrupt Brookline, other high schools

Bomb threat calls interrupt Brookline, other high schools

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor

April 11, 2016

Students evacuated onto Tappan Field for over an hour after a bomb threat was called into the school. Photo by Kendall McGowan/Sagamore staff

Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Q&A with Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary about after school atrium incident

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor

April 5, 2016

Read a Q&A with O'Leary to hear the police perspective on the March 8 after-school altercation

“TextLess Live More” day raises awareness of phone use

“TextLess Live More” day raises awareness of phone use

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor

April 5, 2016

As students filed into the Textless Live More assembly in the auditorium, a powerpoint presentation projected the facts: “It takes 1.5 seconds for drivers to perceive a need to stop and move their foot to the brake pedal. Driving at 50 km/h, a car will travel at least 34.9 meters before coming to a f...

BEU members rally outside Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast

BEU members rally outside Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast

Izzy Meyers and Leon Yang

April 2, 2016

Members of the Brookline Educators Union held a demonstration outside the annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Brookline Rotary Club on April 2. Union members distributed blue balloons with the phrase “We Trust Our Brookline Teachers.”

Award-winning high school newspaper buys out obscure literary magazine

Award-winning high school newspaper buys out obscure literary magazine

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor

April 1, 2016

After a spectacular year financially, the Sagamore has finally amassed enough cash to buy out the high school’s literary magazine, Refractions, something the newspaper has been looking to do for a while. “I admit we had it coming,” Refractions co-adviser Robert Primmer said. “It was only a...

Sagamore to sponsor 2016 prom

Sagamore to sponsor 2016 prom

Sam Klein, Visuals Manager

April 1, 2016

The high school’s senior prom and after the prom party this year will be sponsored by the Sagamore, resulting in changes to the event’s theme. “Last year’s theme, ‘Under the Boardwalk,’ may have been fun,” Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason said. “But it wasn’t financially lucrative....

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