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Jorge Soto invigorates dynamics of orchestra

Jorge Soto invigorates dynamics of orchestra

January 21, 2015

by Hannah Lowenstein While students rushed about with their instruments and sheet music during the tech rehearsal for the Winter Concert, orchestra director Jorge Soto stood out as both a calm and driving presence. He talked passionately with students about the music before they began to play, and ...

Students question adequacy of sex education

Students question adequacy of sex education

December 16, 2014

by Hannah Lowenstein For many students, high school is a time of discovery. The purpose of the high school’s health classes is to ensure that students are well-equipped to make healthy decisions as they come face-to-face with real world situations. However, some students said they feel the health cl...

Video: Black Lives Matter Protest

Video: Black Lives Matter Protest

November 26, 2014

http://youtu.be/oeCKn2eyH8g At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, a grassroots organization called Black Lives Matter led a planned protest in Boston to bring justice to and awareness of police brutality. It was held on the day after the grand jury officially decided to not indict Ferguson police officer...

Students attend Black Lives Matter protest

Students attend Black Lives Matter protest

Kendall McGowan and Sofia Tong

November 26, 2014

Photos by Kendall McGowan, Maya Morris, Sofia Tong, and Hannah Lowenstein. Gallery made by Eoin Walsh. Kendall McGowan, Maya Morris, Sofia Tong, Eoin Walsh, and Hannah Lowenstein can be contacted at bhs.sagamore@gmail.com...

New law moves smokers farther away from school

New law moves smokers farther away from school

October 22, 2014

By Hannah Lowenstein A new smoking law was passed by the town of Brookline, stating that students and faculty are not allowed to smoke within a 400-foot radius of school buildings. The law, which was supported by students in the high school’s legislature, was passed at the start of the school ye...

Welcome Summer with seasonal foods

Welcome Summer with seasonal foods

May 28, 2014

  For people all around the world, food is a critical aspect of their culture, inviting an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Summer is an especially good time to share these experiences and recipes through a variety of lighter foods with vibrant in taste, color and smell. ...

Music helps athletes push past mental blocks

Music helps athletes push past mental blocks

May 2, 2014

Socks?  Check.  Waterbottle? Check.  iPod?  Check.  For many athletes at the school, music is as critical to a successful workout as a good pair of sneakers.  It’s been commonly studied how music affects the human brain, and it comes as no surprise that music is what helps athletes across ...

Students struggle with limited food options

April 3, 2014

High school students already have a lot of things to worry about: grades, friends, family, sports, interests and mental well-being, to name a few. Students with eating restrictions get to add one more thing to the list since vegetarians, vegans and students with food allergies always have to exercise...

Wooley-Brown creates fun and stress-free environment

Wooley-Brown creates fun and stress-free environment

February 17, 2014

Science teacher Tyler Wooley-Brown stands at the front of the classroom. All eyes are on him as he goes over what will be on the midterm yet again, trying to alleviate the typical freshman jitters that arise in the weeks before exams. Cracking a sarcastic joke, he immediately lightens the mood, a...

Henry Morehouse freshman play lead profile

Henry Morehouse freshman play lead profile

December 1, 2013

The lights switch on, illuminating the brightly colored set at the front of the Blackbox.  Bradley, a thirteen-and-two-fifths-year-old boy clothed in rolled-up faded jeans, black work boots, and a red jacket pulled over a t-shirt dashes onto the stage, falling swiftly onto the dusty floor.  Always wit...

Nitara Vishwanath, Rachel Gubar and Sophie Allen, freshmen

Nitara Vishwanath, Rachel Gubar and Sophie Allen, freshmen

November 22, 2013

How do you want the world to perceive you, either now or who you strive to be? Vishwanath: “I want the world to perceive me as someone who’s strong, someone who doesn’t take it if someone tries to make fun of me or insult me–like I won’t take it. And I want people to see me as focused and...

Charlie Dicero-Dikter, junior and Zoe Mulford, junior

Charlie Dicero-Dikter, junior and Zoe Mulford, junior

November 8, 2013

How do you think you’ve changed since the start of high school? Dicero-Dikter:  “Since freshman year? I think I’ve definitely started to really care less about the opinions of others.” Mulford:  “Yeah, I think I’ve learned kind of how to value myself a lot more.” Was there a spe...

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