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Biracial student doubts assumptions about race

Biracial student doubts assumptions about race

Nick Brown, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2016

Last week I committed “cultural appropriation.” This is the act of adopting elements from another group’s culture. CA, for short, is possibly the third worst term to be accused of  in the liberal anti-racist vernacular, after being called “racist” or “prejudiced.” Anti-racist warriors argue that...

Designated bathrooms open up to all genders

Designated bathrooms open up to all genders

Alice Jennings, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2016

Whether or not to go pee when you need to should not be an anxiety ridden choice, but for many trans people, including myself, it can be paralyzing. After coming out as a trans woman about six months ago, I have started using the correct bathroom when I feel brave enough. And let me tell you, I have man...

Student searches for identity

Student searches for identity

Xueyan Zquod, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2016

Acceptance is finding a group of people who validate you. For me, this was going to live in an Asian dorm in New York City for a month. It was seeing that the comfort foods they made were the same ones that my mom fed me and my brother throughout our childhoods. It was hearing about the bowl cuts ...

Israeli citizen contemplates his future after high school

Israeli citizen contemplates his future after high school

Shahar Hartman, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2016

The Israeli Military, Ha Tzava, is a large part of Israeli culture. In America, many kids learn about different colleges and start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. However, in Israel, at a young age, kids start looking at different sections of the military and dream about where t...

Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Participant in after-school fight apologizes to community

Julissa Perez, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016

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

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

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

“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...

Mainstream and SWS must strive for harmonious relationship

Mainstream and SWS must strive for harmonious relationship

Paul Miller-Schmidt and Jillian Goldstein

October 18, 2016

School Within a School (SWS) is a program that gives students the opportunity to take classes based on a democratic pedagogy. The students in this small community take two classes with only other SWS members and participate in weekly Town Meetings, but are otherwise integrated into mainstream classes, sports...

Give us your advice column questions!

Sara Hogenboom, Longform Managing Editor

September 16, 2016

Comment below with advice column questions. Longform managing editor Sara Hogenboom will answer your questions in a monthly blog entitled "Sara's Unqualified". She will do her best. Identify yourself or remain anonymous. Personal questions or ones about school are fair game.

A student’s struggle with homelessness brings newfound appreciation of life

A student’s struggle with homelessness brings newfound appreciation of life

Haley Bayne, News writing editor

June 23, 2016

Junior year: balancing school, homework, jobs and a slew of extracurricular activities. Juniors know. The struggle is real. But, this is not your typical junior-year-is-rough type of article. I want you to imagine navigating through “the most stressful year of your life” without a place to call home or...

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