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ADHD deserves to be taken seriously

ADHD deserves to be taken seriously

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinions

“Do you actually have ADHD? You don’t have any of the symptoms.” “You’re so lucky that you take Adderall; you must be so productive at night.” “You get extra time?! Lucky! I could probably do so much better if I had extra time.” These are the kinds of things that I, as a person diagnosed with Attention-defi...

Tennis players use their skills on on the squash court

Tennis players use their skills on on the squash court

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Sports, Squash

Whether standing before a three and a half foot net or a five and an 18 foot wall, the player will have to tap similar skills to succeed in tennis and squash. The squash team at the high school had a successful season last year. With nationals at the end of the season, the team must put everythin...

Alex Jzyk sees benefit in having a second trainer

Alex Jzyk sees benefit in having a second trainer

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

December 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Imagine facing a setback that is entirely out of your control: you kick the ball too hard or step on the wrong side of your foot. Within seconds, you could cost yourself a season or weeks of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Injuries are the most frustrating and common setback for student-athletes, a...

Teachers leave high school to pursue new opportunities

Teachers leave high school to pursue new opportunities

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Every morning, you come to school and pass the same teachers and peers in the hallways on your way to A-block. We start to take the people around us for granted, and we forget that without them, the community would be different. Say hello to your teachers because they aren’t here for forever. ...

Students experience difficulties qualifying for and receiving sports contract

Students experience difficulties qualifying for and receiving sports contract

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

June 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

The stress of attaining a sports credit when there are no sports at the school that interest you can be frustrating.  Even with the variety of sports offered at the high school, there are still plenty of student-athletes who would rather practice a sport outside of school. Athletes who have an After School Physical A...

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Teacher Feature: Robert Primmer

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under News

The desk is lined with books of all genres. Photographs of his wife and two daughters hang on the wall. A bright yellow sign stands high above his computer that states, “PUSH.”  A copy of In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway sits alone next to a Brookline High lanyard. The bulletin board is tightly packed. What a...

All Creatures Great and Small club looks for homes for needy animals

All Creatures Great and Small club looks for homes for needy animals

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


Filed under News

Have you seen the the adorable dog faces staring at you with sweet eyes on flyers around the school? Are you curious as to who is putting them up? The All Creatures Great and Small (ACGS) Club at the high school is determined to help these homeless animals find a loving family. The ACGS Club is ...

Review: Pippin

Review: Pippin

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

A young boy is sleeping in the middle of the stage as voices begin to echo, “Pippin, everything you have been looking for” and “you are not very smart, Pippin.” I was curious if this was a dream or real life as the narrators appeared on stage to set the scene of this year’s musical. As me...

David Knott

David Knott

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

David Knott is an enthusiastic reader, hiker and language learner whose love of math led him to teaching the subject to sophomores and juniors. He grew up in Canton, Mass. and spent much of his life in Indiana, where he did not particularly like high school, or even math. When he got older and spent t...

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