The Sagamore

Music listeners grapple with accusations against singers

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

May 20, 2019

R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and Chris Brown were hugely popular musicians, who have now had their reputations defiled following accusations of sexual violence. Their songs have redefined R&B, hip hop and pop. All of them were named “kings” of their respective musical genres. But with sexual...

Somewhere to Call Home

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

May 10, 2019

There are close to 20,068 people who call the streets of Massachusetts their home, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, each one with an uncertain future. Though the median household income in Brookline is more than the average median income of the United Stat...

New cannabis store smokes up school

New cannabis store smokes up school

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

March 25, 2019

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...

A wave of uncertainty hits in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

A wave of uncertainty hits in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

January 11, 2019

On Oct. 2, 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after going into the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. It was believed that after an interrogation he was left dismembered, and while Turkish investigators have concluded his death, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Moh...

Horoscopes: What’s up with that?

Horoscopes: What’s up with that?

Natalie Jew and Daisy Elliot

October 14, 2018

Astrology holds a correlation between the placement of planets and stars, and their effect on human affairs. In astrology, someone’s personality, feelings, behavior and sometimes future can be read through their horoscope sign - the position of certain celestial bodies at the time of their birth. ...

High Times at Brookline High

High Times at Brookline High

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 14, 2018

The popularity of recreational substance use by teenagers floods the media and student social life. Though there has been a reported decrease of use at the high school, it still affects a wide range of students. In the United States, by the time students are seniors, 70 percent will have tried alcohol, ...

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2018

Junior Ellie Sloane, who is running the Providence Marathon this year, says that most people ask, “Why would you do that to yourself?” when runners talk about their love of the sport. But Sloane said that after you’ve run a couple miles, it’s fairly easy to keep going. “It gives you something...

We get it. You vape.

We get it. You vape.

Chloe McKim Jepsen and Josh Gladstone

March 19, 2018

The e-cigarette, commonly known as a vape-pen or vape, was first created in 2003 to wean adults off of smoking cigarettes. E-cigarettes, especially the Juul, have become increasingly popular among high school and college students over the last year. It is not uncommon to see discarded Juul pods -- car...

Teen dating violence: What is and isn’t love

Teen dating violence: What is and isn’t love

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

March 15, 2018

Domestic violence is the repeated abuse of any kind -- physical, sexual, psychological or financial -- by an intimate partner. It is a widespread, and often overlooked issue, that affects approximately 20 people per minute according to Women’s Advocate, a program which offers services for people affe...

Puerto Rican students join the Brookline community after hurricane

Puerto Rican students join the Brookline community after hurricane

Chloe Mckim Jepsen, Longform Managing Editor

February 14, 2018

Darwin Fernández de la Cruz sits in the Steps to Success [STEPS] room, finishing his homework. This normal Brookline scene contrasts the frenzied days he spent in September when a hurricane flooded his house and devastated the Caribbean island that was the only home he had ever known. The 17-year-ol...

Newly reinstated Young Republicans Club prompts community dialogue

Newly reinstated Young Republicans Club prompts community dialogue

Colby Sutton, News Writing Editor

December 5, 2017

“It is easier to come out as gay at this high school than to come out as Republican.” Those were the words of junior and member of the Young Republicans Club Raman Millky at the student council legislature campaign speeches in September. The new Young Republican Club believes that politics and politic...

Expansion Committee envisions a unified campus

Expansion Committee envisions a unified campus

Natalie Jew, Regulars Writing Editor

November 3, 2017

On the first day of school in 2021, students will arrive at a new high school campus if all goes according to a current proposal. The high school expansion design calls for a new freestanding building on the 111 Cypress St. property, and the current main building would be renovated to include state-of-the-art...

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