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BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2016


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The School Committee unanimously voted to confirm Lincoln School Principal Andrew Bott as the next Superintendent.

January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

Jake Brodsky, News Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

Between conflicts within the Brookline Police Department, Martin Luther King Day celebrations in the town and at the high school that addressed alleged institutionalized racism and recent student protests, the month leading up to Black History Month was replete with local racial activism and attempts to...

Pronoun introductions offer greater range of student gender identities

Jake Brodsky, News Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News

From Day of Dialogue to an ever-increasing presence by the GTSA, transgender and non-binary students are making their voices heard in the high school. This year, the GTSA has taken an active role in influencing how students initially identify themselves to peers and teachers. On the first day of school, in advisory a...

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor

March 12, 2016


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

On Friday, March 11 Headmaster Deborah Holman sent an email to parents and staff. In the email she addressed both the junior math class incident and the altercation between police and students. She also commended the high school for "more publicly examining institutional racism, bias and privilige,"...

Administration investigates offensive, inappropriate usernames on Kahoot

Administration investigates offensive, inappropriate usernames on Kahoot

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor

March 10, 2016


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On Friday, March 4, inappropriate and offensive usernames were projected on a whiteboard in a junior Precalculus class as students began signing up for a game of Kahoot. Kahoot is an interactive game platform where students use their phones to participate in a quiz created by their teacher. Each game has...

BREAKING: School Committee postpones Superintendent vote

BREAKING: School Committee postpones Superintendent vote

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

March 10, 2016


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The School Committee postponed a scheduled vote to confirm a new Superintendent at their meeting on March 10.

Students and police involved in after school incident

Students and police involved in after school incident

Sara Hogenboom, News Writing Editor

March 9, 2016


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Two police officers intervened in a play-fight between a group of students of color who were standing on the steps of the high school, after school on Tuesday March 8.

BREAKING: School Committee recommends Bott as new Superintendent

BREAKING: School Committee recommends Bott as new Superintendent

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Brookline School Committee voted to recommend Andrew Bott to be the next Superintendent on Mar. 3. Bott, who is currently the Principal of the Lincoln School, was one of three finalists for the position. According to the Brookline Public Schools, a School Committee vote on the morning of Thurs...

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

February 29, 2016


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On Monday, Feb. 29, for the second consecutive Monday, teachers left the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of solidarity with the Brookline Educators Union, who are currently in the negotiations with the School Committee. School faculty wanted to show how much time teachers use after school by st...

Holman not selected for Marblehead principal position

Holman not selected for Marblehead principal position

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor

February 26, 2016


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On Feb. 24, 2016, Marblehead High School announced that Daniel Bauer, the current assistant principal at Beverly High School, will be the new principal for the 2016-2017 school year. Headmaster Deborah Holman had also been a finalist for the job.  Holman informed the Brookline High school c...

Breaking: Vick announces potential departure

Breaking: Vick announces potential departure

Yoel Abulaf, News Layout Editor

February 24, 2016


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On Feb. 22 African American and Latino Scholars Program Director Christopher Vick sent out an email to all of his students’ parents explaining that he might be leaving the high school at the end of this school year. Later, he announced the possibility in his classes. Vick, who has worked at the high school for ...

Superintendent finalist Jon Sills visits high school

Superintendent finalist Jon Sills visits high school

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2016


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Superintendent finalist Jon Sills met with students on Wednesday, Feb. 24 during his visit to the high school.

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