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Black History Month Race Reels: “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X”

Black History Month Race Reels: “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X”

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019


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“We are brutalized because we are Black people in America,” Malcolm X once said. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the MLK room was filled with people attending the Race Reels screening of “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X,” a documentary on the life of Malcolm X. The documentary began with Malcolm X’s ...

Black History Month Speaker Series: Tonia Magras ‘86

Black History Month Speaker Series: Tonia Magras ‘86

Graham Krewinghaus, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


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Tonia Magras ‘86 looked across the crowd of the MLK room toward her old teacher, James Cornell, laughing and pointing at a picture of the two of them from the 1980s. In high school, she said, she was a member of Akers house, one of the four old “home bases” for students, as well as a basketball player ...

Black History Month Speaker Series: Robert Stull ’85

Black History Month Speaker Series: Robert Stull ’85

Oliver Fox and Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writers

March 15, 2019


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“I always knew I wanted to be an artist,” illustrator Robert Stull ‘85 said to a packed MLK room. The assembly, part of the Speaker Series for Black History Month, took place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 during A, B, C and D-blocks. In addition to founding his own comic book, magazine and print-based media studio, ...

Waitlists provide options for students but disrupt learning

Waitlists provide options for students but disrupt learning

Anna Dong, News Editor

March 14, 2019


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Despite the myriad of classes offered at the high school, certain courses often draw highly concentrated student interest. For this reason, waitlists have been used to help students enroll in popular courses. However, waitlists can also have adverse impacts on learning and contribute to equity dis...

Community comes together for Lunar New Year festivities

Community comes together for Lunar New Year festivities

Peter Finnerty, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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The high school celebrated Lunar New Year on Friday Feb. 15, a holiday observed throughout China, Korea and Vietnam. This year is the year of the pig, according to the Chinese Zodiac. The day consisted of activities and lunch in the MLK Room, along with an assembly during G-block organized by th...

Young Republicans Club and Students Against Institutional Racism debate affirmative action

Young Republicans Club and Students Against Institutional Racism debate affirmative action

Nick Cloney, News Editor

March 11, 2019


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On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Young Republicans Club debated Students Against Institutional Racism (SAIR) in a spirited panel on the subject of affirmative action. The debate, moderated by social studies teachers Dr. Oyeshiku Carr and Marcie Miller, consisted of a five-member panel from each club. Each s...

Bullet casing found in the high school

Bullet casing found in the high school

Oliver Fox, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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At approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, a teacher and a student found a shell casing for a .22 caliber bullet in room 201 during an E-block tutorial class. An investigation by the high school and Brookline Police Department identified the student in possession of the shell casing and bullet, a...

Community members rally for change in first meeting of Brookline’s Summit for Racial Equity

Community members rally for change in first meeting of Brookline’s Summit for Racial Equity

Graham Krewinghaus, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


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People of all different ages and racial identities sit in a small room and share around the circle, each member giving their name, affiliation and the reason they are here. The group is one of seven, each a part of the first meeting of Brookline’s new Summit for Racial Equity, which took place on Feb...

Town officials seek to inform community about local politics

Town officials seek to inform community about local politics

Sophia Stewart, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2019


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The following interviews were conducted through email with Select Board Chair Neil Wishinsky and Town Meeting member Lauren Bernard. How well do you know your town? Did you know that town governance in Brookline has a distinct political structure that handles issues of critical importance? According to ...

Black History Month Speaker Series: Marc Antoine Lavarin ‘09

Black History Month Speaker Series: Marc Antoine Lavarin ‘09

Graham Krewinghaus, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


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Marc Antoine Lavarin ‘09 stood in the front of the MLK room, idly chatting with his old history teacher, Malcolm Cawthorne, as people slowly filtered in, filling the seats and subsequently standing in the back once no seats reamained. He was the day’s speaker for the Black History Month Speaker Ser...

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