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Calculus Project lives on

Sofia Tong, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

Before he took action, 60 to 70 percent of African-American students in Geometry Honors dropped down to Geometry Standard by second quarter every year, former Dean of Students Adrian Mims said. “They had the same grades, they had the same recommendations from their teachers,” Mims said, “yet they weren...

METCO mentoring group members depart changed people

December 11, 2013

by Juliana Kaplan Freedom and responsibility. And Ubuntu. Those are their mantras. It started as a wisp of an idea: an informal group consisting of two or three African-American boys in eighth grade at Pierce School designed to help the students prepare for the challenges they would face in high...

November 11, 2013

Turkey and Latkas? Thanksgiving and Hanukkah? According to The Wall Street Journal, these two holidays have not fallen on the same day since 1888, and the next time they will coincide will be in another 70,000 years. That makes their overlap this year a special opportunity for families to welcome the Festival of Lights, along wi...

The new teachers of 2013

The new teachers of 2013

October 22, 2013

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Nutrons team advances from Maine to St. Louis

Nutrons team advances from Maine to St. Louis

April 23, 2013

After winning the Boston regional competition on March 26 and placing second at the Lewiston, Maine regional competition on April 6, the Nutrons Robotics Team is ready to go to St. Louis on April 24 for the International Robotics Competition. “It’s an honor to make it to worlds,” sophomore Henry...

Volunteers screen for kidney disease

Volunteers screen for kidney disease

April 23, 2013

Although not everyone involved in the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program is looking into careers in medicine, they are all looking to volunteer and help the community. Students involved in KDSAP, an organization with chapters at Harvard University, North Quincy High and Brookline High,...

Joining the US military

Joining the US military

February 26, 2013

Wake up at 0400 hours and get the ammo. Not the usual routine for a Brookline graduate, but when Army National Guard Specialist Myke Pierre-Louis, BHS ‘08, was deployed in Afghanistan, this was how he started his days. At Brookline, few students go into the military after graduation. The few...

Community remembers José Vázquez Vinasco

Community remembers José Vázquez Vinasco

January 18, 2013

The photos on display showed a baby at his christening, a boy playing on a toy truck with his brother, and a young man in a high school hallway. In all, José Vázquez Vinasco was beaming. Friends, family, teachers and doctors gathered together in the MLK Room on Monday, Jan. 14 to honor José, who...

Broadcasting hopefuls uncover creative outlet through Info Time

Broadcasting hopefuls uncover creative outlet through Info Time

January 9, 2013

“Good morning BHS!” As you walk into your B-block class, a voice from the speaker greets you. While you sit in your seat and prepare for class, you listen to the voice reading the announcements. But have you ever wondered who the voice is? One of the owners of these mysterious voices is senior...

Diners gather in international room

Diners gather in international room

December 21, 2012

It’s like a miniature cafeteria. Laughter and chatter fill the air. The brightly-painted room has a large world map hung on one wall and decorations exhibiting cultures of different countries on the others. The International Student Center is a “home base” for international students at the high...

Incorporating second jobs into the classroom

Incorporating second jobs into the classroom

December 7, 2012

A teacher walks into a bar. Far from an old joke, this is social studies teacher Mark Wheeler’s daily life during the spring and summer. Wheeler has worked in restaurants since high school and has been a bartender since his time as an undergraduate college student at University of Massachusetts—more...

Student Legislature 2012-2013 Winners

October 4, 2012

Thanks for voting! Below are the names of the students who were elected to legislature.   Freshman Juliette Shoemaker Angela Pergantis Ethan Kahn Emily Bivens   Sophomores Harrison Song Nick Karnovsky Katherine Brumberg Raven Brathwaite   Juniors Gaby Germanos Will Notelovit...

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