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Our Pizza Picks

Our Pizza Picks

Tina Little, Rachel Lee, Jade Kwitkiwski, and Anna Dong

January 14, 2020

Cheese, tomato sauce and dough: simple on their own but magically delicious when they come together. With Brookline’s many pizza shops, the question is, which one reigns supreme? To settle this once and for all, we set out on a pizza tour and ranked some of the most popular slices of cheese pizza...

I watched “Cats” so you don’t have to

I watched “Cats” so you don’t have to

Eve Jones, Contributing Writer

January 14, 2020

As I sat in the car on the way home from seeing “Cats,” directed by Tom Hooper, the Greek myth of Medusa came to mind. In the story, Medusa is a monster with snakes for hair, who turns anyone who looks at her into stone statues that line her entryway. The king-to-be, wishing to rid himself of his...

Hoshi excels in martial arts at national level

Hoshi excels in martial arts at national level

Mira Donahue, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

It is hard to believe that when she was a child, sophomore Yuki Hoshi would play a game of kicking her father around; now she is a nationally-ranked and internationally competing karate star. When Hoshi is not in school, she works with the Japan Karate Association of Boston in Coolidge Corner, known...

Gantetsu-Ya serves up Japanese flavors and comfort

Sidonie Brown and Jade Kwitkiwski

December 18, 2019

Traditional Japanese music bubbles out of the doorway, spilling into the lobby of the Coolidge Corner Arcade. A curious onlooker might notice that this hip new spot closely resembles Ganko Ittetsu Ramen, its sister restaurant opened by the same owner. Stepping inside, we were immediately transported i...

Fencing team offers a focused and stress-free environment

Fencing team offers a focused and stress-free environment

Charlotte Foote, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Clashing swords. Swift movements. High energy. The team chants, “Go Warriors!” before their meet. A fencer gets ready, their focus solely on their opponent. The referee says, “En garde,” starting the beginning of the bout. Fencing is one of many winter sports that the high school offers....

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...

Hannah Lee breaks swim team records as a freshman

Hannah Lee breaks swim team records as a freshman

Nina Bingham, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

As freshman Hannah Lee swims through the icy pool, she is propelled by her drive, her passion for the sport and the support of her teammates. She stands out as a record-breaking swimmer, bursting with joy and team spirit. Over the course of the season, Lee broke not one, not two, but three records....

Freshman cohort system creates division

Freshman cohort system creates division

Anisa Sharma, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2019

My transition to high school was in the front of my mind as we selected our classes in March. I was handed a thick and intimidating course catalog, and it finally hit me that next year, I wouldn’t be returning to Lawrence as I had been for the past eight years. Throughout this past summer, I pondered...

Paraprofessionals unrewarded for work

Paraprofessionals unrewarded for work

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2019

According to the official town contract between the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) and the School Committee, a new, full-time paraprofessional is paid $18.64 an hour. According to a tool developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the living wage in Norfolk county for a single parent is...

Red team triumphs in girls flag football game

Red team triumphs in girls flag football game

Oliver Fox and Jake Zucker

December 3, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the senior girls triumphed over the juniors 18-6. Between rowdy fans, a shirtless runner flying across the field, and a host of controversial calls, this year’s Powderpuff girls flag football game was in keeping with tradition. The game came on the heels of a controversial...

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