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Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Kavanaugh hearings divide parties further

Jordan Watts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The latest political discord in a long line of disputes divided along partisan lines has been over Trump’s nomination for an associate justice position on the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, which subseq...

Retirement Feature: Shelley Stevens

Retirement Feature: Shelley Stevens

Jordan Watts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 10, 2018


Filed under News

Speech and language pathologist Shelley Stevens has taught at the high school for 30 years now. After decades of working with and improving the lives of countless students, she retired from the high school at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. How long have you worked at the high school, and what...

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...

Town reconciles with Black history

Town reconciles with Black history

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under News

In 1619, a Dutch ship carried over 20 African slaves to the British colony of Jamestown, VA. This would be just the beginning of one of the most historically cruel and dehumanizing American traditions. American history is filled with stories of racial injustices against many different minority grou...

Success in “APUSH” possible despite daunting reputation

Success in “APUSH” possible despite daunting reputation

Jordan Watts, News Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Opinions

There are many classes at the high school that are known to be difficult, but none can compare to the daunting stigma surrounding Advanced Placement U.S. History, or “APUSH.” Considered by many to be one of the hardest classes in the school, the mere thought of long hours of notes every night turn...

UrbanPlan project exposes students to work in local government

UrbanPlan project exposes students to work in local government

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The government of the United States was, and still is, truly revolutionary, and it has served as a model for many other countries around the world since its creation. The Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics class focuses on many of the broad aspects of U.S. government, but what ex...

Steven Goose

Steven Goose

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Steven Goose is a first-year paraprofessional at the high school this year. Prior to working at the high school, he worked with kids as a camp counselor and as a teacher at a middle school in Natick. In his free time, he enjoys writing, as well as watching sports, specifically his favorite basketbal...

Heath principal receives widespread support after coming out as transgender

Heath principal receives widespread support after coming out as transgender

Jordan Watts and Sascha Wolf-Sorokin (multimedia)

October 18, 2017


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

Last spring, Heath School principal Asa Sevelius publicly came out as transgender, becoming the first openly transgender school leader in Brookline, and one of only a couple in the United States.  On Jun. 7, Sevelius came out through an email to the parents of students enrolled at Heath, but thi...

A boxing essayist? A teacher? An inspiring man? ExCEL teacher Springs Toledo is all of the above.

A boxing essayist? A teacher? An inspiring man? ExCEL teacher Springs Toledo is all of the above.

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer

January 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

    Springs Toledo is a hardworking member of the ExCEL Program, but there are many things about him that students don’t know. In addition to being a teacher at the high school, he is also a boxing historian, an essayist for multiple boxing magazines and an author. He has publish...

Danny Costigan

Danny Costigan

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Danny Costigan was born in Boston and grew up in North Reading before moving to Brookline in first grade. Last year, he finished at Lawrence as a paraprofessional and has joined the special education department at the high school this year. He is interested in sports and coaches freshmen football and j...

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