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MLK assembly focuses on challenging institutional racism

MLK assembly focuses on challenging institutional racism

Jake Brodsky and Chris Bell

January 21, 2016

By channeling the former leader of the civil rights movement, speakers challenged the audience on how they would deal with racial issues, both in Brookline and around the country.

Where will they go?

Where will they go?

Kendall McGowan and Jake Brodsky

December 2, 2015

  Population Growth Why is Brookline’s school system in need of expansion? In recent years there have been an average of 650 students entering kindergarten town wide, according to Interim Superintendent Joe Connelly. Meanwhile, the number of students graduating the high school has been about 450...

“Sneakerheads” build businesses through reselling shoes

“Sneakerheads” build businesses through reselling shoes

March 26, 2015

It is 5 a.m. on a Saturday. Outside of Nike Town, a sneaker store, tents are sprawled out across the sidewalk, tired teens slouch barely awake in cheap lawn chairs, and fast food wrappers litter the ground. While not everyone would find this an appealing Saturday morning, for those known as “s...

Low drinking age benefits teens

Low drinking age benefits teens

January 29, 2015

The drinking age of 21 years old in Massachusetts does not keep those who are underage away from alcohol. To the contrary, it transforms alcohol into something “cool” and desirable in the eyes of teenagers and drives them to break the law to obtain it. A late drinking age also contributes to the l...

Emerson play examines theme of mental illness

Emerson play examines theme of mental illness

January 20, 2015

by Jake Brodsky Despite its prevalence in today’s world, mental illness is an issue that continues to carry a stigma. Writer and director senior Noa Goihberg plans to change this in the upcoming Emerson play, which she said strives to both educate and entertain audiences. The Emerson play is...

Graphic design redefines ‘art’

Graphic design redefines ‘art’

December 18, 2014

by Jake Brodsky While the first connotation with the word “art” is often a drawing or painting, the high school’s community of digital artists have expanded this definition. According to sophomore Louis Mathieu, who takes Graphic Design I, the ability to continue revising pieces and the accessi...

Needs Improvment/BETCO Review

Needs Improvment/BETCO Review

November 16, 2014

When the doors to Robert-Dubbs Auditorium closed to mark the start of the show, the lights in the theatre did not go out and the stage lights did not flicker on. In fact, the stage itself was bare with the exception of one chair, a chair which was not even involved in the entire first performance. The...

Injuries fail to deter strong leadership

Injuries fail to deter strong leadership

November 8, 2014

Fall sports are now in full swing; the fans roar as the ball sails into the back of the net, a blindingly fast wide receiver touches down in the endzone and a runner crosses the finish line in record time. All of these are telltale signs of success, signs that send shockwaves of enthusiasm throu...

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