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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...

Thanksgiving football game recap

Thanksgiving football game recap

Peter Finnerty and Zoe Tseng

December 3, 2019

In 1876, Yale University and Princeton University had their first football game on Thanksgiving, starting what would become an annual tradition of football being played on this holiday at various colleges and high schools across the nation. This year’s Thanksgiving football game at Parsons Field,...

Chang named Chinese Teacher of the Year

Chang named Chinese Teacher of the Year

Nina Rogers, Regulars Editor

December 1, 2019

Long after the halls of the high school are emptied, Fu Tseng Chang, known to Chinese students as Zhang Laoshi, can be found elbow-deep in work with students, aiding them long past the “official” end of his day. His dedication to his work and his students is one of the many reasons why Chang was...

LGBTQ+ at BHS: reflecting on the 1996 lawsuit

LGBTQ+ at BHS: reflecting on the 1996 lawsuit

Anoushka Mallik, News Editor

December 1, 2019

In 1993, when social studies teacher Polly Attwood came out to her students, Johanna Jenei felt uncomfortable with the information and asked to be transferred out of her class. When this request was denied, her parents moved her out of Brookline High School and into a Christian private high school. Three...

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...

Two sports compete for field use

Two sports compete for field use

Tina Little and Emily Trelstad

November 25, 2019

Stand on the 40-yard line of the Downes Field. It’s 3:20 p.m. and the student-athletes start to arrive. Two speakers compete for the sound space. Cleats storm the pavement and soften as they hit the track and then the turf. Football pads and field hockey bags hit the ground. Practices for both the...

Budget shortfalls impact Visual Arts classes

Budget shortfalls impact Visual Arts classes

Hallie LeTendre, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Four sheets of white paper, scissors, glue, and wire. For students in the the high school's visual arts department, simple items like these are often used to transform everyday objects into unique and creative art projects. This year all high school departments have faced funding shortages. This has...

Brookline students fight climate change through Sunrise Movement

Brookline students fight climate change through Sunrise Movement

Tina Little, Sports Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

“You're going to die from old age, but we are going to die from climate change.” Ever since the Boston Climate Strike in September, these words have been ingrained in the minds of many youth in the Boston Area. For members of the Sunrise Movement at the high school, this warning motivated them...

“Joker” spurs controversy

“Joker” spurs controversy

Katherine Picker and Elsie Wessels-Mains

November 22, 2019

Blaring shootings, chaotic riots and raging fires. When watching a movie, one might hardly focus on what lies behind action like this. However, for the new “Joker” movie, many find the background themes to be the most important part. “Joker” came out on Oct. 4 and has been stirring up controversy...

Fantasy Football Explained

Fantasy Football Explained

Dan Friedman, Graphics Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

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