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Q&A with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

Q&A with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

Emma Kahn, News Editor

June 11, 2018


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What issues are closest to your heart and why? I think broadly speaking, the role of our government is to try to make sure that every person in this country gets to make the most of what they got, so that means that they have a chance to succeed, it means that they’ve got a chance to provide for ...

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 10, 2018


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This spring, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System—the standardized testing of public school students—will continue the shift from the traditional paper and pencil to online. For now, this affects only students from grades three to eight, but as the state transitions to technology...

Fortnite video game takes high school by storm

Fortnite video game takes high school by storm

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

June 9, 2018


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Over the past few months, a new craze has taken over the high school by storm: not a musician, trendy article of clothing or dance, but the video game Fortnite. It has been the main topic of mainstream media, with 3.4 million concurrent players worldwide, according to developer Epic Games. The incred...

Red Cross Club holds blood drive at the high school to raise awareness of regulations involved

Red Cross Club holds blood drive at the high school to raise awareness of regulations involved

Sarah Hughes, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2018


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According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood donated to them every two seconds, and one blood donation has the potential to save three lives. Although the need is high, a significant proportion of the U.S. population is ineligible to donate life-saving blood due t...

High school graduates join City Year to combat educational inequality

High school graduates join City Year to combat educational inequality

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2018


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Last year, Rosa Stern Pait ‘16 woke up at 5 a.m. every weekday. She put on a red uniform and went to Mattapan, where she was an assistant teacher in a 3rd grade classroom. Compared to working with 8 and 9-year-olds everyday, Stern Pait said that her freshman year of college, which she just finishe...

Budget override could enable changes to South Brookline bus

Budget override could enable changes to South Brookline bus

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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It is 3:04 p.m. on a school day. Students sprint out of the building toward the growing crowd in front of the Tappan Gym. Students who are already waiting peer anxiously at the quickly-filling MBTA bus, wondering if there’s enough room for them. Once the clock strikes 3:05 p.m., the bus leaves, filled...

Seniors thank teachers for a wonderful four years

Seniors thank teachers for a wonderful four years

Maddie Nagler, Sports Managing Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Video

We asked seniors to tell us about some of the teachers who changed their lives. Here is what they said.

Speech and Debate club reinstated

Speech and Debate club reinstated

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Five members sit around a table. They laugh, poking fun at each other before junior Jocelyn Zhou, the club’s leader, straightens the papers in her hands and announces the day’s agenda: prep time. This is the Speech and Debate club, which provides an outlet for students to voice their opinions lo...

Students recognized at Brookline Youth Awards

Students recognized at Brookline Youth Awards

Jamie Martinez, Regulars Editor

May 13, 2018


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On the night of April 11, 61 Brookline students and four adults received awards and acknowledgement for their hard work in humanitarian and activism arenas. The 2018 Brookline Youth of the Year is junior Sabrina Zhou, who was recognized for her character, hard work and dedication to all aspects of her...

Teacher Feature: Alisa Conner

Teacher Feature: Alisa Conner

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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Spanish teacher and alumni Alisa Conner ‘90 comforts her students, telling them it’s okay to make a mistake, and her students feel engaged and willing to participate. Conner has had many experiences in Spanish-speaking countries and is busy in and out of her classroom. She’s had the opportunity t...

May 8 budget override vote: a guide to its potential effects

May 8 budget override vote: a guide to its potential effects

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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Students and residents have been hearing for years that enrollment is increasing and schools are overcrowding, and now Brookline voters will have the opportunity to vote on a potential budget override. On May 8, Brookline voters will vote on two questions: if property taxes should be raised permane...

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