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New dean brings fresh perspective and rich experience

New dean brings fresh perspective and rich experience

Elsie Wessels-Mains, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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Growing up, Dean Lisa Gilbert-Smith attended The Boston Technical High School(now called the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science). She was living in poverty and working full time, and often did not attend school regularly. She was a straight A student, but no one noticed her absences...

New South Brookline bus system elicits mixed reactions

New South Brookline bus system elicits mixed reactions

Nick Cloney, News Editor

November 8, 2018


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It’s 7:45 a.m., and you’re starting to get nervous.  Your school bus has yet to arrive to its new stop, and there’s no sign of it anywhere.  If it comes any later, you’ll be late for class. By the time the bus arrives, you’re starting to wonder if there’s any other way you could be ge...

Wisdom from Graduates

Sofia Reynoso, Yuen Ting Chow, Josh Gladstone, and Charlotte McMahon

November 7, 2018


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With the juniors just starting to look at colleges and the seniors in the midst of it, we have compiled advice from graduates, two years out, about their experience with the college application process.  

Jobs provide experience and independence for students

Jobs provide experience and independence for students

Muriel Statman, Opinions Editor

November 6, 2018


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High school can often feel like a full-time job. With class, homework, and extracurriculars, taking on additional commitments may seem daunting. However, students who work additional jobs on top of their other obligations maintain that the positive effects far outweigh the cons. Jobs and internships ...

The high school weighs benefits and risks of dual-leveled classes

The high school weighs benefits and risks of dual-leveled classes

Rachel Nguyen, News Editor

November 1, 2018


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Curriculum coordinators have turned to making a few specific classes in the science, world language and English departments dual-leveled. These classes are either split into standard and honors, honors and advanced or honors and Advanced Placement (AP). Many students and teachers alike agree that d...

Chinese Exchange students reflect on school differences

Chinese Exchange students reflect on school differences

Yiming Fu, Opinions Editor

October 29, 2018


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More than 7,000 miles separate the city of the Terracotta Warriors from the birthplace of the American Revolution that we call home. A group of nine sophomores from Gaoxin No.1 High School in Xi’an, China arrived at the high school in early September as part of the China Exchange program. They will sta...

Teachers leave high school to pursue new opportunities

Teachers leave high school to pursue new opportunities

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


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Every morning, you come to school and pass the same teachers and peers in the hallways on your way to A-block. We start to take the people around us for granted, and we forget that without them, the community would be different. Say hello to your teachers because they aren’t here for forever. ...

Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Renata Shen, News Editor

October 26, 2018


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In his 1744 will, Edward Devotion donated his estate to the Town of Brookline. Scattered between land holdings, livestock and household goods, Devotion’s property inventory included a human being. “1 Negrow,” the will said. Devotion valued his slave at 30 pounds sterling, or $38 U.S. Altho...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day replaces Columbus Day

Maddie Kennedy, Regulars Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


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Indigenous Peoples’ Day is meant to celebrate and recognize Native Americans and their history and culture. The idea of renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first brought up during the 1977 United Nations conference in Geneva, Switzerland. 14 years later, activists in Berkeley, C...

Author Ted Dintersmith visits the high school

Author Ted Dintersmith visits the high school

Yuen Ting Chow and Tree Demb

September 29, 2018


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If you find yourself questioning the way Brookline’s education system is structured, you aren’t alone. Ted Dintersmith, an advocate of innovation in education and author of What School Could Be, visited the high school on Sept. 20 during G-block. The visit was organized by the Brookline High School ...

How to recognize suicidal symptoms and how to help

How to recognize suicidal symptoms and how to help

Cassidy Washburn and Maddie Kennedy

September 24, 2018


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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Learn both the symptoms of suicide and how to help those in need. GRAPHIC BY YUEN TING CHOW...

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