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Purposeful clubs at the school fight for feminist values

Purposeful clubs at the school fight for feminist values

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

Multiple clubs at the high school have an underlying feminist agenda. These clubs include the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL Pro-Choice) and Students Against Human Trafficking (SAHT). All three provide a space for students to discuss feminist issues ...

Day of Courage

Day of Courage

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor

December 17, 2016

  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 ...

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

“Serve my country to the last stitch”: Honoring alumni lost in World War 1

Louie Goldsmith, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2016

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of American involvement in World War I. Though “The Great War” has been romanticized as a conflict in which American involvement quickly pushed a years-long stalemate into an outright Allied victory, over 100,000 American servicemen lost their lives...

Looking Down the Sights: An Investigation into Firearms in Brookline

Looking Down the Sights: An Investigation into Firearms in Brookline

Rosa Stern Pait

June 17, 2016

There was a spent bullet casing on the floor in the bathroom. Gunfire could be heard from everywhere in the building. The air smelled faintly of gunpowder. This was the Mass Firearms School in Holliston, MA, about a forty-five minute drive from Brookline. The journey to own a firearm in Brookline beg...

Diversity Hiring Committees face complications

Diversity Hiring Committees face complications

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer

June 14, 2016

The English and social studies departments have had difficulty hiring their preferred candidates of color this spring due to two roadblocks: salaries that do not honor out of state teaching experience and a state-mandated Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement, which verifies a teacher’s ab...

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.”

PART 3: Your questions about teen reproductive health answered

PART 3: Your questions about teen reproductive health answered

Haley Bayne, News Editor

March 30, 2016

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), in 2013, there were fewer than five teen mothers in the town of Brookline. Although five may not seem like that large a number, can you imagine even one of your peers being pregnant? However, according to the MDPH, Brookline’s birth rate is rela...

PART 2: Children of teen parents voice their opinions on teen pregnancy

PART 2: Children of teen parents voice their opinions on teen pregnancy

Haley Bayne, News Editor

March 30, 2016

How would you feel growing up alongside of a parent who is also coming of age? Some students at the high school are the children of teen parents. According to many, having teen parents makes their lives different than the average high schooler because of the bond they have with their parent(s) and t...

BEU holds meeting in response to School Committee rejection

BEU holds meeting in response to School Committee rejection

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

March 28, 2016

Over 200 Brookline school faculty gathered in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium on Monday, March 28 to discuss the Brookline Educators Union’s next steps in response to the School Committee’s rejection of a BEU proposal.

Seana Collins ’05

March 19, 2016

Seana Collins, who was in the high school class of ‘05 but graduated early, had her daughter when she was 17 years old. Collins said that she tried to hide her pregnancy for as long as she could. When she admitted to her guidance counselor, also pregnant at the time, that she was pregnant, her guida...

Karla Renderos, class of 2013

March 19, 2016

Karla Renderos was in the class of 2013 before she decided to leave the high school due to the stressfulness of her experience in the Opportunity For Change program. After her decision to leave in her junior year, Renderos began to work at Dorado Tacos in Coolidge Corner, where she met her boy...

Sanna Beygelmakher, class of 2013

March 19, 2016

  Sanna Beygelmakher was a junior in the class of 2013 when she first found out that she was pregnant with her son, Lucas. According to Beygelmakher, those around her had varying reactions to the news of her pregnancy. However, Beygelmakher said that her father, who she considers to be ...

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