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We reviewed every playground in Brookline…

We reviewed every playground in Brookline…

Zoe Tseng and Jake Zucker

January 21, 2020

Rating playgrounds is no child’s play. We went to eight playgrounds in Brookline and rated each park, including playgrounds of most of the public schools in Brookline. From as far north as the Rose Garden playground, to as far south as Heath school’s playground, we’ve found the best park to...

Fall cheer qualifies for regionals

Fall cheer qualifies for regionals

Madison Sklaver, Regulars Managing Editor

January 2, 2020

Inversion to lib, full up to extension, twist cradle, switch up, and Baja. After years of building the team up and a season of hard work, the cheerleading team qualified for regionals in the fall season for the first time. According to junior and captain Emily Lieberman, it was the team’s goal...

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...

Squash teams grapples with major changes to program

Squash teams grapples with major changes to program

Eva Georgaklis, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

After losing 14 out of the 20 members from last year, the boys varsity squash team will have to work towards building the team once again. The girls varsity squash team is hoping to have an even better season than last year. Started in 2015 by head coach science teacher Steve Lantos, the squash team...

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....

Alpine skiers balance races with demanding schoolwork

Alpine skiers balance races with demanding schoolwork

Eliza Brown, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Snow. It’s something most people dread, from having to clean it up to the cold weather it brings. But for skiers, it’s heaven. Alpine ski racing is time consuming and requires a lot of preparation and effort to be successful. Despite the large time commitment, skiers have to prepare for their...

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....

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,...

Ongoing renovations force teams to adapt

Ongoing renovations force teams to adapt

Jake Zucker, Sports Editor

November 25, 2019

A whole wing of the school destroyed, two campuses, police stationed outside every day. Recent estimates for the cost of the high school’s renovations are at $206 million. These renovations have had an impact on every facet of life. The renovations have forced the many sports communities to adjust...

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...

Girls swim and dive team triumphs over Framingham

Girls swim and dive team triumphs over Framingham

Sola Ash, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

A 43-year-long era has ended. On Sept. 17, the girls varsity swim and dive team (GVSD) won their annual dual meet against Framingham High School, which took place in the Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center, for the first time in four years. Although GVSD has beaten Framingham at away meets, this was their...

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