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Length of commute affects student lifestyle

Length of commute affects student lifestyle

Renata Shen, News Editor

January 10, 2019


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A 5:30 a.m. alarm, three minute walk to the bus stop, 10 minute wait for the bus and a 50 minute ride. To students who live near the school, this commute may seem unfathomable. But for students from South Brookline and other nearby towns, these trips are a routine part of daily life. Commuting to and ...

Brookline Educators Union begins contract negotiations

Brookline Educators Union begins contract negotiations

Cassidy Washburn, Regulars Managing Editor

January 9, 2019


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Twelve-hour work days, unfair firing of teachers and unpaid professional development days: thanks to the Brookline Educators Union (BEU), educators don’t have to worry about these. The BEU fights for the best interests of Brookline educators. These include fair pay, free blocks for class preparation a...

Student political activists stand up to make a difference

Student political activists stand up to make a difference

Madison Sklaver, Longform Editor

January 8, 2019


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“Students doing what they can to get involved in politics and general issues that are being faced by the country and the world at large.” That is how junior Simon Grossman defines student political activism. There are many student political activists who are willing to speak up and make a difference at the hig...

Long-term substitutes take on challenging but essential roles

Long-term substitutes take on challenging but essential roles

Anoushka Mallik, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


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Having a substitute teacher for one day can be tough, but imagine having one for a semester or longer. There are certain life experiences that require teachers to need long-term substitutes, but it can take a toll on teachers and their students. Math teacher Marika Alibhai had two substitutes while she was ou...

Immigrant students tackle college applications by seeking out resources

Immigrant students tackle college applications by seeking out resources

Muriel Statman, Opinions Editor

January 4, 2019


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It’s common knowledge among high school students that the college application process is extremely stressful. What is not always considered, however, is how this process might feel for those who are not only new to the application process but to the United States as well. Students who are new ...

Student-run landscaping company contributes to community

Student-run landscaping company contributes to community

Erika Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 24, 2018


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Imagine running your very own company as a high school student, waking up bright and early on Saturdays and Sundays, the only two days you get total freedom to do whatever you want. This is the case for junior Nate Yee, who provides landscaping services to Brookline as a way to connect with the communi...

Judiciary discusses disciplinary powers of deans

Judiciary discusses disciplinary powers of deans

Gabe Hernan, Staff Writer

December 22, 2018


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With the ability to carry out punishments for school rule violations, deans are some of the most powerful figures in the school. Does Judiciary, the student-faculty branch of student government, have the right to question their decisions? This question arose after a student complained to Judiciary that...

Asking for Courage Day 2018

Asking for Courage Day 2018

December 12, 2018


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On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the high school held a series of assemblies and discussions related to race and racism for the annual Asking for Courage Day. Below is detailed coverage of many of the events and conversations from the day.

Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil brings awareness to the violent deaths of transgender people

Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil brings awareness to the violent deaths of transgender people

Jake Zucker, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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“Zakaria Fry.” “Eduarda Figueiredo.” “Unknown name.” “Thalita de Silva.” “Kristina.” These were just five of the 309 names that rang out during a solemn vigil held on Thursday, Nov. 29 during X-block in the atrium. These five individuals, and at least 304 others, have been killed in t...

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...

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