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Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Julissa Perez, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear Brookline High School, I apologize for the incident after school on Monday, Sept. 12.  I'm sorry I put everyone in a bad position; it wasn't my intention. I know that my decision was bad. It wasn't like me to react like that and I should have been more mature about it. I should have though...

Student questions necessity of safe spaces

Student questions necessity of safe spaces

Jesse Lamba, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Across high schools and universities nationwide, the debate over safe spaces is becoming more and more consequential as time goes on. Should students be protected from perspectives that they don’t want to hear or should they be exposed to all ideas including controversial or at times hostile ones? More ...

Third party candidates offer alternate choices in election

Third party candidates offer alternate choices in election

Ethan Jampel, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In this election, both major party candidates have historically high ratings of unfavorability. Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went through long primary battles and have had trouble uniting their respective parties. Clinton has struggled to gain full support from the more progressive wing of t...

Rape case illuminates fault in criminal justice system

Rape case illuminates fault in criminal justice system

Grace Gutterman, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

“A prosecutor argued he should spend six years in prison. A judge ruled he should be jailed for six months.” (CNN correspondents Emanuella Grinberg and Catherine E. Shoichet) On January 17, 2015 Brock Turner sexually assaulted a young woman and was charged with three counts of felony and sexual ass...

Why sombreros hurt: how cultural appropriation harms all students

Jaime Serrato Marks, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Many students, including myself, work so hard to break stereotypes because their pervasiveness diminishes our individuality. The resurgence of stereotypes reminds those they target of their own limitations in the eyes of others.

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Sanders campaign promotes message of fairness

Sanders campaign promotes message of fairness

Nick Lewitt, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sanders divides the Democratic party, running a rebellious grassroots campaign that began as nothing more than an anti-establishment statement. Now, with more support than he ever expected, Sanders has a stage to spread his message.

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Social risks at open mic generate new friendships

Christine Huang, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

When I entered high school, my expectation was that I would make new friends in the blink of an eye. But instead, I became very shy and waited for new friends to approach me first.

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Jobs help students acquire important skills

Jobs help students acquire important skills

Phillip Mahler, Contributing Writer

January 21, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

I think working out of school is beneficial to all young people. Having steady work allows teens to earn their own money and become independent and responsible, while learning invaluable life skills by working alongside other employees.

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Israel unfairly attacked in push for peace

Israel unfairly attacked in push for peace

Nadav Hod, Contributing Writer

January 15, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Uncategorized

Israel, more than any other nation in the world, has been wrongly targeted, antagonized and condemned.

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Paris attacks must never be forgotten

Paris attacks must never be forgotten

 Sonia Wiecek

December 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I love Paris. I’ve never been there; I have never been anywhere in France. But I still love it. What I love about Paris is the culture. It’s a melting pot of many countries cultures, not just Francophone culture. There are people there, called flâneurs, who literally just walk around. Al...

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon’s Take: In light of recent attacks, people must unite and show defiance

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

November 29, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France and Beirut, Lebanon, as well as the bombing of a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, were brutal tragedies that bestowed a sorrow over the world. In recent months, many innocent lives have been lost due to ...

Leon’s Take: Findings on Mars will open door for discoveries

Leon’s Take: Findings on Mars will open door for discoveries

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

November 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Photo by Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff In September, NASA announced that it had acquired evidence from images taken by one of its orbiters that there is flowing water on Mars. This news was followed by a recent announcement that Mars potentially had life-sustainable lakes billions of years ago. Th...

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