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MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This spring, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System—the standardized testing of public school students—will continue the shift from the traditional paper and pencil to online. For now, this affects only students from grades three to eight, but as the state transitions to technology...

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 25, there was a minor fire in the Unified Arts Building, requiring the immediate evacuation of all students and teachers. According to Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason, no one was injured, as the teachers and students in career and technology education teacher Elizabeth Brennan...

Greek carvings bear historical significance

Greek carvings bear historical significance

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

During 180 days of the school year, hundreds of students stream through the front doors of the high school and pass through the atrium on their way to class. But how many of them are aware that, hanging just above their heads, is a piece of history that is one of only three of its kind in the entire...

Absence of parking spaces around the high school creates issues for students

Absence of parking spaces around the high school creates issues for students

Maisie Kramer, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

Imagine you just had an extremely stressful day at school. Your English teacher assigned a five-page essay and you failed a huge math test. All you want to do is go home and relax, but when you get in your car, you see a slip of paper with the word TICKET written in big red letters. The lack of leg...

Administration neglects authority of Legislature

Administration neglects authority of Legislature

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

Legislature provides an outlet for student and teacher voices to effect policy changes changes. It consists of 34 students, teachers and members of the Administrative Council who together are given jurisdiction over all policy decisions at the high school. Legislature plays an important role in the h...

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Population increase demands new renovation plans

Conor Ross, Staff Writer

January 29, 2017


Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

What do we know about the overcrowding problem? Enrollment in Brookline schools is increasing at a fast rate. According to 2016 enrollment projections, the high school has about 2,000 students, but in five years this will increase to almost 2,400. The rapid surge in enrollment creates issued r...

Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under News

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

Food Justice Club plans mural to encourage food donations

Food Justice Club plans mural to encourage food donations

Lauren Mahoney, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016


Filed under Arts

Passengers rarely notice the back wall of the Tappan Gym as the green line hurries past the high school. However, the Food Justice Club has approval for a mural to adorn the blank wall. Seniors Caroline Cutlip and Emma Kelley, members of the Food Justice Club, are leading the design process for a...

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