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Nutrons place fourth at Robotics World Championship

Nutrons place fourth at Robotics World Championship

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Robots: an engineering endeavour that takes a hard working, dedicated and a motivated group of people. The Nutrons team are just that. Students at the high school join forces with Revere High School and the Boston Latin School to create the Nutrons, a competitive Robotics team. The team consists ...

New health and fitness class climbs in popularity and size

New health and fitness class climbs in popularity and size

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Sports

Balancing across slacklines, bouldering walls and repelling with rope: the rock climbing class has its share of adrenaline. The rock climbing health and fitness class teaches students the basics of climbing while also opening a door into the supportive environment of the unique sport. The class teac...

Coachless teams face disadvantages

Coachless teams face disadvantages

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

Playing time, schedules and practice instruction are all aspects of a team that are usually handled by a coach. In fact, almost all day to day team functions are performed under a coach’s authority. So what happens when a coach is no longer in the picture? Do the captains begin to embody the role of a c...

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

You, the parent of a varsity basketball player, walks into a room. There’s a handful of people with you: other parents from the team, members of the high school’s administration and coaches from the elementary school teams. You’re all here to determine the same thing: who can you trust to be an exem...

Circus activities provide students with unique athletic opportunity

Circus activities provide students with unique athletic opportunity

Jason Altshuler, Arts Writing Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Clowns, popcorn and the flying trapeze! For many, the circus is an entertaining show that they may have attended once or twice as children.  However, for a handful students, it is an exhilarating extracurricular that provides both exercise and satisfaction. According to sophomore Lavinia Goessling, sh...

Spring season presents new athletic options for seniors

Spring season presents new athletic options for seniors

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Outdoor Track, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Senioritis: A loss of motivation is school work or school-related activities. Everyone knows that as the school year goes on, seniors tend to shift their focus from completing work to spending more time with friends. Therefore, one may expect that in congruence with losing interest in doing school work, ...

Pole vaulter launches his way onto the track team

Pole vaulter launches his way onto the track team

Becky Perelman

March 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Nick Collins stands in line, and a certain calmness takes over him. He smiles at the people around him but still manages to keep his focus. He steps up to the line and begins to run with the pole. After counting exactly ten paces, he jumps. He flies 12 feet up into the air, soaring over the bar -- a ...

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Boys Crew, Boys Swim and Dive, Cheerleading, Girls Crew, Showcase, Sports

Many sports teams get the opportunity to travel around the country and compete against some of the nation’s toughest competition. As they catch the country’s attention, they help to put Brookline on the map. The trip helps teams establish a community as tight knit as a family. It is beneficial f...

Twins push each other in competition

Twins push each other in competition

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017


Filed under Boys Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Outdoor Track, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports

Twins. One in 30 babies born is a twin - an increase of 76 percent since the 1980s according to the National Center for Health Studies. With this increase, having twins who play the same sports is becoming more and more common. Being twins on the same sports team can affect performance, relations...

Teams combat stress through yoga

Teams combat stress through yoga

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Hockey, Showcase, Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

Athletes are scattered around the room, waiting for practice to start. The coach walks in and everyone knows it’s time to begin. But instead of heading towards the exercise machines, everyone grabs a thin mat, unrolls it on the floor and begins in Downward Dog. Many winter sports teams complete a yoga rou...

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