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Libenzon forges strong relationships with students

Libenzon forges strong relationships with students

Rohan Chopra Khurana, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

As a former student who roamed the halls of the high school himself, College and Guidance Counselor Lenny Libenzon helps students with their journeys from the very place his began. After immigrating from Moscow, Russia at age 17, Libenzon attended the high school for a year and later pursued a degree...

Lee uses music to connect with communities

Lee uses music to connect with communities

Max Jepsen, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

She has been singing since she was 3 years old, serves as a leader for the other members of her church’s singing group and has released multiple songs under a Korean label. Junior Kayla Jin Lee is a singer at the high school and has currently released two singles. She uses her talent to make music...

Smith tackles effects of climate change with art

Smith tackles effects of climate change with art

Max Varrell, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Currently, there are 405 different species of birds that are threatened by climate change. Senior Eden Smith focuses on bringing light to the effects that climate change has on our world by creating art that features animals who have been affected. Smith first started taking art seriously in the summer...

Hayden’s passion helps create bonds with students

Hayden’s passion helps create bonds with students

Anastasiya Semyannikova, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

She has worked at the school for 18 years and has taught all the high school grades and six different English courses. She is the leader of the Faculty Council, has been an influential voice at the high school for a long time, and she is an exceptional baker. The person that stands behind this impressive...

Inside Cutler’s world of tech

Inside Cutler’s world of tech

Adriana Schleipman, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

When watching a high school production, most people aren’t thinking about the set or the lighting changes. Often unseen by the audience, sophomore Kate Cutler works with tech at productions at the high school. Cutler is able to work through the difficulties of tech through determination, commitment,...

Glee Club focuses on musical theatre

Glee Club focuses on musical theatre

Zoe Brooks, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Dozens of performing arts groups filter in and out of the choir room everyday, singing songs from punk rock to pop. Each of them has their own speciality to bring to the table. But a new group, Glee Club, may quite possibly steal the spotlight entirely. Glee Club was founded by senior Brad Wolf and...

Rodriguez brings passion to teaching

Rodriguez brings passion to teaching

Sara Snyder, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Her laugh and vibrancy echo throughout the first floor math hallway, spreading her care and compassion for all students at the high school far and wide, no matter their skin color, gender, sexuality or ability. Lisa Rodriguez has become a strong voice within these walls, and her passion for teaching...

Sato incorporates her life into her artwork

Sato incorporates her life into her artwork

Mila Seifert, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Senior Yuna Sato has a special touch when it comes to drawing. Expressing herself through intricate collages, vivid watercolors and detailed pencil sketches, she is able to incorporate her unique style and talent in all of her pieces. Sato has been drawing for as long as she can remember, but her skills...

Levine spreads cheer throughout school

Levine spreads cheer throughout school

Charlotte Dresser, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Everybody has seen him. He’s the cheery, joyful, substitute teacher that’s always waving hello to students, saying, “Good morning,” or asking, “How are you?” as they pass by him in the halls. Substitute teacher Robert Levine has been working at the high school since 2005, after retiring...

Tutor program benefits mentors and students

Tutor program benefits mentors and students

Rowan Roudebush, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

For many middle school students new to Brookline, it can be important to have an outlet for their struggles throughout middle school. For students involved in the Brookline Tutor Mentor Program, this outlet can be found in their connection with their tutor. The relationships cultivated between mentors...

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