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Brookline Educators Union begins contract negotiations

Brookline Educators Union begins contract negotiations

Cassidy Washburn, Regulars Managing Editor

January 9, 2019

Twelve-hour work days, unfair firing of teachers and unpaid professional development days: thanks to the Brookline Educators Union (BEU), educators don’t have to worry about these. The BEU fights for the best interests of Brookline educators. These include fair pay, free blocks for class preparation a...

Various coaching methods encourage unity

Various coaching methods encourage unity

Cassidy Washburn, Regulars Managing Editor

December 16, 2018

Spit flies out of the coaches’ mouths, clipboards are thrown on the ground, yells echo around the stadium. While this is the image of coaches people tend to think of, in reality, coaches just want the best for their team and try to achieve this using a variety of procedures. Coaches from different fall...

Jordan Dias tackles gender stereotypes

Jordan Dias tackles gender stereotypes

Cassidy Washburn, Regulars Editor

October 28, 2018

The leather football glides across the field and lands perfectly in the hands of her teammate. He sends the ball back with the same perfect arc he received it with, and together the two players jog off the field, joking with one another before the team huddle. Though she is the only female football playe...

How to recognize suicidal symptoms and how to help

How to recognize suicidal symptoms and how to help

Cassidy Washburn and Maddie Kennedy

September 24, 2018

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Learn both the symptoms of suicide and how to help those in need. GRAPHIC BY YUEN TING CHOW...

Personal strategies help students stay organized

Personal strategies help students stay organized

Cassidy Washburn and Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

A stream of crumpled papers overflows out of the backpack and onto the floor, but senior Sam Esquivel just smiles, thankful that he does not have to worry about such things, as all of his papers are neatly organized into color-coded binders.   For some seniors, staying organized means priorit...

Snow days cause stress for AP students

Snow days cause stress for AP students

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

June 25, 2018

As buckets of snow drift down from above on one cold, wintry morning, most high schoolers sigh with relief and bury themselves back under their covers. However, for students in Advanced Placement classes, snow days can also be a cause of stress. Due to a set testing date for AP classes, snow days can create d...

Medical Careers class engages student through hands-on learning

Medical Careers class engages student through hands-on learning

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018

Biology. While many students hear the word and groan, imagining a dull classroom full of students slumped over in their chairs, Medical Careers students conjure up the vibrant image of maroon scrubs, chattering voices and operating rooms. For Medical Careers students, biology is not classroom lecture b...

Speech and Debate club reinstated

Speech and Debate club reinstated

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018

Five members sit around a table. They laugh, poking fun at each other before junior Jocelyn Zhou, the club’s leader, straightens the papers in her hands and announces the day’s agenda: prep time. This is the Speech and Debate club, which provides an outlet for students to voice their opinions lo...

Teacher Feature: Eric Latimer

Teacher Feature: Eric Latimer

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Eric Latimer’s face lights up, becoming animated as he scrolls through his Instagram feed, analyzing the meaning behind various mixed media sketches. For visual arts teacher Eric Latimer, art is not only his job, but a lifelong passion.   “It just became a habit. The artist Marcel Duchamp sa...

Fluffy friends join Shakespeare cast in latest production

Fluffy friends join Shakespeare cast in latest production

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Two fluffy dogs, Teddy and Marco, weave in and out of cast members' laps, tripping over scripts with their tails held high in the air. Students run their hands through their curly fur, letting their muscles relax, as they watch them bounce around. There were two dogs cast in this year’s Shakespeare play, Two ...

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017

Nine students sit in chairs facing a podium from which Headmaster Anthony Meyer would soon address them. The students chat amongst themselves, but the constant presence of phones distract them from the important issues, such as the lack of girls in the science classes, a concern that only two student...

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