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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

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...

Students Against Human Trafficking Club aims to combat sex trafficking through education

Students Against Human Trafficking Club aims to combat sex trafficking through education

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

Generating an estimated $99 billion dollars each year, the sex trafficking industry has proliferated to become the fastest growing illegal enterprise in the world, according to Equality Now. It is under these circumstances that Students Against Human Trafficking (SAHT) works to prevent commercial ...

Students’ use of school library evolve with changing needs

Students’ use of school library evolve with changing needs

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

The high school’s library is most commonly known for its crowded X blocks, comfortable seating and smiling librarians. However, the use of the library has changed greatly as it is being used less as a resource to check out paper books and more as a place to study, print or even hang out. Over the y...

Students lead middle school Model UN

Students lead middle school Model UN

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Delegates representing countries from across the globe sit in a U-shape discussing climate change. Everyone listens intently as problems are brought up and ideas are exchanged. From renewable energy to ecotourism, each speaker provides a new perspective or solution. The only difference between these g...

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

April 29, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, there was a minor fire in the Unified Arts Building, requiring the immediate evacuation of all students and teachers. According to Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason, no one was injured, as the teachers and students in career and technology education teacher Elizabeth Brennan...

Global Leadership trips provide unique experiences for students

Global Leadership trips provide unique experiences for students

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018

Last October, sophomore Zeb Edros found himself surrounded by other people who truly cared about health issues in the world. The catch? He, along with other students from the high school, were the only non-professionals at this conference. Oh, and they were in Berlin. Every year, students have the opportunity to...

Firefighting: it’s more than just extinguishing fires

Firefighting: it’s more than just extinguishing fires

Chloe Barber, Arts Editor

April 23, 2018

You have seen them around when we file out to the streets during fire drills. Their bright red trucks stand out with the piercing sirens that alert you that there’s been some kind of emergency. Although the main purpose of the Brookline Fire Department is to help prevent and extinguish fires, its...

New task force set to review Devotion’s name due to slaveholding history

New task force set to review Devotion’s name due to slaveholding history

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

April 22, 2018

“You just picture a little black kid having to walk into a school with the name of a slaveholder,” Brookline resident Deborah Brown said during an Ad Hoc Task Force meeting on March 27. The Ad Hoc Task Force, a committee open to the public that discusses issues in the community, and led by Helen...

Tenacity Challenge showcases Scholars’ skills

Tenacity Challenge showcases Scholars’ skills

Milena Kitterman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018

Twelve students from the high school prepared for months: studying trivia, creating a mural, preparing presentations and practicing for their debate. Each one had the chance to walk away with a $1,000 scholarship. The Tenacity Challenge is an academic competition for students of color from all ov...

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

The aroma of meat fills the cafeteria’s air as hungry students rush in to get their meals. While many students choose to buy sandwiches or nachos filled with beef and chicken for lunch, a growing number of students are skipping the meat and are heading for the veggies. Although a minority in comparis...

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2018

Junior Ellie Sloane, who is running the Providence Marathon this year, says that most people ask, “Why would you do that to yourself?” when runners talk about their love of the sport. But Sloane said that after you’ve run a couple miles, it’s fairly easy to keep going. “It gives you something...

Restaurant 108 prepares for renovations

Restaurant 108 prepares for renovations

Jamie Martinez, Regulars Writing Editor

April 15, 2018

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...

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