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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

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

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

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

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

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...

Science resource aid serves as backbone for lab preparations

Science resource aid serves as backbone for lab preparations

Nina Rogers, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Do you actually know who sets up the labs for your science class? A hint: it is probably not your science teacher. Vedha Nathan, the high school’s resident science resource aid, has been working diligently at the school for the past two years. Her position is vital; without Nathan’s work, mo...

School introduces Day of Healthy Relationships

School introduces Day of Healthy Relationships

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

February 13, 2019

According to a student survey, one in five female identifying students at the high school have experienced sexual contact against their will. Having noted the abundance of unhealthy relationships both at the high school and in society, student peer leaders, the Students Against Human Trafficking ...

School Committee oversees critical decisions

School Committee oversees critical decisions

Nick Cloney, News Editor

February 13, 2019

The superintendent is the head of the Brookline school system. That information is common knowledge. But who hires the superintendent? Who manages issues like school expansion projects and budgeting for all of Brookline’s public schools? The answer to that question is much less well-known. The Br...

Brookline staff rallies to raise awareness for Brookline School Staff Children’s Center

Brookline staff rallies to raise awareness for Brookline School Staff Children’s Center

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

January 23, 2019

“If it’s possible to fall in love with a childcare center, then with BSSCC, it was love at first sight,” reads a sign in the atrium during the Brookline School Staff Children’s Center’s (BSSCC) rally. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, a rally was held to raise awareness for BSSCC and its unique curri...

Community comes together to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.

Community comes together to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

January 20, 2019

As the choir started singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the “Black National Anthem,” by James Weldon Johnson, students settled down to listen. On Jan. 17, students walked into the Schluntz Gymnasium for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. assembly. “Today we celebrated Dr. Martin ...

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