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Freshman play You Can’t Take it With You “convincing”

Freshman play You Can’t Take it With You “convincing”

December 11, 2012

Photos by Jackie Merrill Click-clack goes the typewriter—the sound of a Mrs. Penny Sycamore writing one of her famously abhorred plays. Click-clack goes her grown daughter, Essie, who is practicing, though not very skillfully, a dance routine. Ping! Essie’s husband, the unsuccessful printmaker Ed Carmi...

Incorporating second jobs into the classroom

Incorporating second jobs into the classroom

December 7, 2012

A teacher walks into a bar. Far from an old joke, this is social studies teacher Mark Wheeler’s daily life during the spring and summer. Wheeler has worked in restaurants since high school and has been a bartender since his time as an undergraduate college student at University of Massachusetts—more...

Leveling in arts courses develops novices’ talents

Leveling in arts courses develops novices’ talents

December 5, 2012

The assumption that to take Drawing I as a student who is not “good” at drawing would be embarrassing, futile or both, is one with which visual arts teacher Donna Sartanowicz said she disagrees. According to Sartanowicz, the most common challenge a beginner faces is trusting that improvement is a...

Movie Club makes film viewing social

Movie Club makes film viewing social

December 5, 2012

Today, movies are most often enjoyed on one’s cell phone or NetFlix account, alone and undisturbed. The Movie Club, in its first year, aims to change that with an open, social environment for students who love film. Meeting twice a month on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m. in the Brookline Access Television...

Moonlighting provides ‘exuberant performance,’ excited audience

Moonlighting provides ‘exuberant performance,’ excited audience

December 3, 2012

Photos by Jackie Merrill and Joon Lee Three mute, blue-painted hooligans rush the stage in hot pursuit of a familiar class clown. But these are not high school delinquents—or at least, not delinquent students. The three blue men are performing arts teachers. Their target? Associate Dean Anthony M...

Brookline and Newton North clash on gridiron

Brookline and Newton North clash on gridiron

December 3, 2012

Since before the mass production of automobiles and before the Wright brothers took flight, Brookline High School and Newton North High School have squared off on the football field. Since 1894, the Warriors and the Tigers have clashed on the gridiron, making it one of the oldest rivalries in the nation. To Brookline’s head foo...

New approach helps mathematicians think outside the box

New approach helps mathematicians think outside the box

December 3, 2012

A small class of 10 students sits patiently and attentively as two classmates present a problem up on the board, trying to teach the rest of the class about Taxicab geometry. This is the Human Math Experience class, a course newly introduced this year. The students who are enrolled in the experimental senio...

Student Legislature outlines new agenda

Student Legislature outlines new agenda

December 3, 2012

Student Legislature has big plans for this upcoming year. Their first task? Developing and passing a new electronics policy bill. According to science teacher and school government liaison Mary Angione, Student Legislature was unable to accomplish as much as they would have liked to with their electronics policy bill l...

Juniors best the Seniors in annual Powderpuff game (Gallery)

Juniors best the Seniors in annual Powderpuff game (Gallery)

November 21, 2012

The Juniors bested the Seniors in the annual Powderpuff game 7-0. The Junior defense held up strong at the end of the game when the Seniors offense made a drive down the field. Make sure to check out the rest of our photos on Facebook. Photos by Joon Lee...

Powderpuff culture examined by community

Powderpuff culture examined by community

November 21, 2012

Headmaster Deborah Holman held a meeting with Athletic Director Pete Rittenberg, the deans, the Powderpuff coaches and the junior and senior girls on the Powderpuff teams on Thursday, Nov. 15 to discuss Powderpuff’s role at the pep rally. In years past, both the junior and senior teams choreographed  entrance routines that they performed at the beginning of the rally. Followin...

Teams struggle to unite under single logo

Teams struggle to unite under single logo

November 19, 2012

“It started with team spirit,” Athletic Director Pete Rittenberg said. “The girls volleyball team was in the playoffs and they wore Native American headdresses before the game. Some people in the school found it offensive. It started a conversation and many school committee meetings were held to...

Golf’s seniors lead the drive

Golf’s seniors lead the drive

November 19, 2012

Coming off a strong sixth-place finish at the state tournament last year, the boys golf team enjoyed an eighth-place finish this year due in large part to the leadership of three players: seniors James Wronoski, Jacob Dana and Jack Corcoran, according to head coach Bill Camelio. Although Corco...

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