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Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

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


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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


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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


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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


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“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


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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...

Hurricane victims’ family members react to national response

Hurricane victims’ family members react to national response

Rachel Myers, Regulars Multimedia Managing Editor

November 1, 2017


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Graphic footage of upturned cars and demolished houses and remnants of what were once bustling neighborhoods and cities, scatter the news. The month of September was known for a series of destructive hurricanes, which hit the southern United States and the Caribbean. Hurricane Harvey reached Tex...

DACA: A dream deferred

DACA: A dream deferred

Chloe McKim Jepsen, Longform Writing Managing Editor

October 26, 2017


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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration policy that temporarily suspends the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought into the country unlawfully by their guardians. Under DACA, students who immigrated under the age of 16 are eligible for the program and may defer deportat...

Heath principal receives widespread support after coming out as transgender

Heath principal receives widespread support after coming out as transgender

Jordan Watts and Sascha Wolf-Sorokin (multimedia)

October 18, 2017


Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Last spring, Heath School principal Asa Sevelius publicly came out as transgender, becoming the first openly transgender school leader in Brookline, and one of only a couple in the United States.  On Jun. 7, Sevelius came out through an email to the parents of students enrolled at Heath, but thi...

How comfortable do students feel talking about race in world language classes

How comfortable do students feel talking about race in world language classes

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin and Lauren Mahoney

May 31, 2017


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

The Sagamore compiled data from a Facebook and Canvas survey of 185 students. The survey included a ranking of students' comforts levels in each academic subject. *For the purposes of these graphics, West Asian, South Asian, Southwest Asian, Southeast Asian, Central Asian and Northwest Asian were...

Immigration policies cause distress

Immigration policies cause distress

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2017


Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Jan. 27, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that closed the United States to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Since then, after being blocked by various courts, the executive order has been revised to ban people without current visas from six predominantly Muslim c...

Exclusive Q&A with new Superintendent Andrew Bott

Exclusive Q&A with new Superintendent Andrew Bott

Jason Altshuler, Arts Writing Editor

April 11, 2017


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Brookline’s Superintendent Andrew Bott spent 14 years working the Boston Public Schools before moving to the Brookline Public Schools in 2014. In his free time, Bott enjoys skiing, reading and coaching his son’s soccer team. The Sagamore sat down with him to learn more about his role. What do...

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