The Sagamore

Invisible Children club enters transition

Invisible Children club enters transition

April 25, 2012

The school is host to dozens of clubs, but none of them have experienced controversy and transformation like the Invisible Children club has in recent weeks. The club, which has worked with the nonprofit organization Invisible Children since last year, has decided to part ways with the 501(c)(3) in ...

Pat’s retirement means loss of an icon

Pat's retirement means loss of an icon

April 13, 2012

High school seems so vast, a sea of faces, classes and information rushing past you. We learn and forget simultaneously. We form friendships and watch them dissolve. That is why any society must have infallible icons, pillars of strength to draw comfort and a sense of order from. I was lucky enough...

Room 309: Decor in Wheeler and Grant’s classroom serves as teaching tool

Social studies teachers Mark Wheeler (left) and Robert Grant (right) cover their classroom’s walls with an eclectic collection of their keepsakes, trinkets and memories.

April 13, 2012

“It’s nice to have an eyeful here because, you know, you can’t be listening all the time,” said Grant. “Yeah, definitely,” replied Wheeler, nodding his head in agreement. An ‘eyeful,’ however, may be an underestimation of Room 309’s appearance. Decorated with countless novelties, relics and keeps...

Ms. Holman’s entry plan

April 11, 2012

Dear BHS Community: During the interview process, a Sagamore reporter asked, “What will be your first undertaking if you become Headmaster?” I instinctively said, “To listen.” This plain answer was hardly satisfying to a tenacious high school investigative reporter, but it was sincere. I enter yo...

SWS English opens its doors

Senior Jeremy Stanhope (left), a mainstream student, and sophomore Jordan Underwood (right), of SWS, enjoy SWS English class. (Photo by Matthew Goroff)

March 28, 2012

Two years ago, the gateway for mainstream students to take School Within a School English classes creaked open. Seniors Chernet Sisay and Jeremy Stanhope are among the mainstream students who are taking or have already taken an SWS English class. Stanhope is currently taking Humanities II and feel...

Between the lines: Why students don’t read

Between the lines: Why students don't read

March 28, 2012

It is a problem that spans generations, its causes changing with each year that passes. Both students and faculty at the school are asking the same age-old question: why aren’t kids reading? The problem is attributed to many dimensions of the school community and to larger society, as recognized by ...

Coca-Cola kid: more than just a label

Junior Phil Jacobson stores candy bars and soda cans in his third floor locker. (Photo by Branden Miles)

March 20, 2012

The junior hallway is quite the scene in between classes. Peering through the mass of shuffling bodies, you might be able to spot one of the more unique members of the school community: a spectacled, black-clothed student taking candy bars and soda cans from his locker and putting them into his backp...

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