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Elizabeth Carey ’04

March 19, 2016

  Elizabeth Carey ‘04 had her son when she was 17 years old, but the reality of being pregnant was something that was not foreign to her. Carey, who was in a relationship with her son’s father for five years prior to and five years after having her son, said that she had an abortion w...

Students protest lack of clear dress code through demonstrations in freshman advisories

Students protest lack of clear dress code through demonstrations in freshman advisories

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

March 17, 2016

On Tuesday, March 15, about 40 students walked into freshman advisories in order to protest the lack of a clear set of dress code guidelines, which they said causes teachers to arbitrarily “dress-code” them, by taking them aside and telling them that their attire is inappropriate and that they must change. After entering the advisories, students involved in the protests read a statement condemning the current ambiguous dress code, then left the classroom immediately afterwards.

Notable alumni reflect on high school experiences

Notable alumni reflect on high school experiences

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

March 15, 2016

Every year, the high school graduates many students. These students journey on, taking the next step in their lives. Many of these individuals become successful, form a family or pursue a dream career. Some Brookline alumni gain local, national or even international renown. According to various notable alumni from the...

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

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...

Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Sara Hogenboom and Leon Yang

February 22, 2016

On Monday, Feb. 22, about 50 teachers walked out of the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of unity and against the School Committee in response to floundering contract negotiations.

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

Leon Yang, Chris Bell, and Paul Miller-Schmidt

February 6, 2016

On Thursday, Feb. 4, Brookline school faculty and residents were given the opportunity during a public comment segment at the School Committee’s meeting at Town Hall to express their views around contract negotiations between the School Committee and the Brookline Educators Union (BEU). Before Publ...

High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

High school comes together to celebrate Lunar New Year

Leon Yang and Tuo Ji

February 5, 2016

On Friday Feb. 5, the high school community came together in the MLK room and atrium to celebrate the holiday that Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese people around the world celebrate: the Lunar New Year. This year is the 17th celebration of Lunar New Year at the high school; this year is the year of the monkey.

51 bus to South Brookline late and inconsistent in arrivals

51 bus to South Brookline late and inconsistent in arrivals

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor

January 29, 2016

For many students who live in South Brookline, getting home after school is no small task: Living four or more miles from the school, they must take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) supplemental 51 Bus, which is a special route that picks up high school students on campus after school. According to students, the bus is problematic due to its tardiness and inconsistency in arrivals, however, administrators said that they can’t do much about it because the bus is operated and run by the MBTA.

Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Sara Hogenboom and Sofia Tong

January 22, 2016

Click on the text to hear excerpts of our interview with World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman!

Math Team Places Emphasis on Growth and Enjoyment

Math Team Places Emphasis on Growth and Enjoyment

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

You are given 10 minutes to do a set of three problems. Students from competing schools work diligently around you and the only sound that can be heard is scribbling on test sheets. A teacher announces that you have fifteen seconds left. This may seem like a nervewracking experience, but this is nothing...

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Haley Bayne and Sofia Tong

December 12, 2015

In response to an altercation that involved four students on Back to School Night, Thursday, Oct. 15, Headmaster Deborah Holman, Interim Superintendent Joseph Connelly and Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary met on Thursday, Dec. 10 during both X- and E-blocks in Holman’s office with a total o...

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