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Restaurant 108 prepares for renovations

Restaurant 108 prepares for renovations

Jamie Martinez, Regulars Writing Editor

April 15, 2018


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A line of students goes through the door into the nearby hallway. Students are standing at the cash registers, moving as quickly as possible to satiate the growing number of hungry students. More students dart back and forth to and from the kitchen with white boxes of food in hand. If you ask anyone...

Quiz Show team advances to semifinals with stunning victory

Quiz Show team advances to semifinals with stunning victory

Daisy Elliot, Opinions Writing Editor

April 14, 2018


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Cheering fans, poster signs and clapping filled the air in what sounded like a high school sports game, but it was something else: a televised quiz show. On April 7, the high school’s quiz bowl team defeated Thayer Academy’s team 395-320 on WGBH High School Quiz Show, hosted by Billy Costa, in ...

Perspectives class provides alternative math education

Perspectives class provides alternative math education

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018


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By the end of high school, an average math student can write a geometric proof, solve a quadratic equation and maybe even calculate a derivative. Give the student a traditional math textbook and a sheet of lined paper, and they’ll know exactly what to do -- but ask that same student about non-euclidea...

American Studies combines subjects for conducive learning environment

American Studies combines subjects for conducive learning environment

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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Often times, classes are independently focused in their subject area, and connections are rarely formed with other subjects. Although certain departments may make strides towards improving this, change is scarcely implemented. American Studies, a newly-introduced combined English and history class, look...

Latin Club provides engaging space for students to dive into Latin

Latin Club provides engaging space for students to dive into Latin

Sophia Stewart, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


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Omnia Mihi Lingua Graeca Sunt. In Latin this means: it’s all Greek to me. If you knew that, or maybe more so if you didn’t, you might want to spend your next X-block with the Latin Club. The club is about a lot more than just the language. It provides an engaging space for students who are inter...

Restorative justice allows for new forms of discipline

Restorative justice allows for new forms of discipline

Sarah Groustra, News Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


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In our fast-paced society, complex ideas and concepts regularly devolve into buzzwords. As the high school continues to deal with the repercussions of racially charged student incidents, the phrase “restorative justice” is often mentioned when the topic of punishment comes up. While the phrase is n...

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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The desk is lined with books of all genres. Photographs of his wife and two daughters hang on the wall. A bright yellow sign stands high above his computer that states, “PUSH.”  A copy of In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway sits alone next to a Brookline High lanyard. The bulletin board is tightly packed. What a...

Annual Day of Dialogue assemblies allow for discussion of LGBTQ+ experiences

Annual Day of Dialogue assemblies allow for discussion of LGBTQ+ experiences

March 26, 2018


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Wednesday, March 21 was the high school's annual Day of Dialogue, a day that celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community at the high school, greater Boston area and world at large. Each block, with the exception of E-block, had at least one assembly or lesson, all...

Students compete in annual WGBH High School Quiz Show

Students compete in annual WGBH High School Quiz Show

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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WGBH hosted the High School Quiz Show where 16 schools in Massachusetts competed. This year, our school was once again represented as they played against the Needham Rockets in a rematch similar to last year. The team won 540-375, and the second episode, in which Brookline will be competing against Thaye...

Plans for high school expansion continue to develop

Plans for high school expansion continue to develop

Nick Eddinger, Arts Editor

March 25, 2018


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The image of a grand and illustrious expansion for the high school, made months ago, continues to go as planned. Back in November of 2017, the Sagamore reported on the plans to expand the high school from its current state in preparation for the massive jump in enrollment of students in the comi...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students speak at Harvard forum

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students speak at Harvard forum

Mia Thompson and Rachel Nguyen

March 21, 2018


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On March 20, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who are advocating for gun control after a mass shooting happened at their school on Feb. 14, spoke at the “#NEVERAGAIN: How Parkland Students are Changing the Conversation on Guns” panel. The panel discussion took place at the John F. Kenne...

Day of Silence gallery: Why did you choose to be silent?

Day of Silence gallery: Why did you choose to be silent?

Madison Sklaver, Renata Shen, and Sidonie Brown

March 20, 2018


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  Day of Silence is an annual day during which students show support for the LGBTQ+ community by choosing not to speak for a whole day or to be a vocal ally. Students can pick up "silent supporter" or "vocal ally" stickers in the Atrium at the beginning of the day. The silence is meant to...

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