The Sagamore

Annual Day of Dialogue provides platform for LGBTQ voices

Annual Day of Dialogue provides platform for LGBTQ voices

Edmund Geschickter, Kendall McGowan, Sofia Tong, Rosa Stern Pait, Sarah Gladstone, Juliana Kaplan, and Jeremy Margolis

April 16, 2015

  B block: Telling Our Stories B block was the first of two “Telling Our Stories” assemblies today. Moderated by sophomore Sara Hogenboom and senior Arielle Knight, the assembly featured senior Izzy Trask, junior Jory Cherry, senior Steven Bushey, senior Thea Hobson, junior Lea Ch...

Teachers fuse artistic interests with school

Teachers fuse artistic interests with school

January 20, 2015

by Juliana Kaplan Science teacher Tyler Wooley-Brown stands in front of his audience, ready to perform. However, unlike the band he used to perform with, Miller’s English, Wooley-Brown is the only performer, and his audience holds notebooks and pencils in their hands. “For me, personally, most...

Protesters take center stage at MLK celebration

Protesters take center stage at MLK celebration

January 19, 2015

by Juliana Kaplan During today’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the Coolidge Corner Theater, titled “Keeping the Promise: Post-Racial America?”, Leslie K. Epps, owner of Finesse Florist, unexpectedly interrupted the ceremony to deliver an address about race in Brookline. After ke...

A conversation with the candidates: the Massachusetts Youth Governor Forum

A conversation with the candidates: the Massachusetts Youth Governor Forum

October 30, 2014

A personal account Martha Coakley, Charlie Baker, Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick all sat at a table. This may sound like the punchline of a strange, politically savvy joke, but the questions presented at The Youth Vote: Massachusetts Youth Governors Forum were far from humorous, tackling issues s...

Mayor Thomas Menino passes away

Mayor Thomas Menino passes away

October 30, 2014

Following an announcement that he would be discontinuing his treatment for cancer, the former Boston mayor passed away at about 9 a.m. this morning, according to a statement released by his family. Menino won his first election in 1993, and was continually reelected until 2014, when he made the decision...

Restaurant of the Month: Fairsted Kitchen

Restaurant of the Month: Fairsted Kitchen

October 27, 2014

Fairsted Kitchen, a Washington Square eatery, made us feel like family. The homey decor, which ranged from fairy lights draped over outdoor seating to wooden mantels and antique-looking lamps dripping off walls, instantly created an inviting atmosphere. The warm and open layout was accentuated by the stell...

Discrepancies in English classes frustrate students

Discrepancies in English classes frustrate students

April 2, 2014

English classes have wide discrepancies in terms of grades, according to data from the 2012-2013 academic year provided to The Sagamore. While Burchenal said the freedom afforded to teachers attracts them to Brookline, some students are frustrated by the disparities in the amount and grading of work among English courses of the same level. Accord...

Student charged after multiple in-school thefts (Infographic)

February 12, 2014

After several thefts throughout first semester, a student at the high school has been charged with larceny, according to Lt. Philip Harrington of the Brookline Police Department. Interim Dean of Students Scott Butchart confirmed that money had been stolen from the cash register of Restaurant 108 multiple...

Independent study allows artists freedom and opportunity

Independent study allows artists freedom and opportunity

February 2, 2014

Students can face many impediments to accessing art in the high school. Scheduling issues and constrained class offerings often drive students to turn to independent studies in the visual arts department, according to Visual Arts Curriculum Coordinator Alicia Mitchell. According to students in in...

METCO mentoring group members depart changed people

December 11, 2013

by Juliana Kaplan Freedom and responsibility. And Ubuntu. Those are their mantras. It started as a wisp of an idea: an informal group consisting of two or three African-American boys in eighth grade at Pierce School designed to help the students prepare for the challenges they would face in high...

Racially-charged scene leads to administrative involvement, staff and student reflection

Racially-charged scene leads to administrative involvement, staff and student reflection

November 22, 2013

In response to Headmaster Deborah Holman’s request, a scene in the production of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale was altered on Nov. 4 to replace intentionally racist gestures and sounds. After viewing a portion of the show on Friday, Nov. 1, Holman said she felt uncomfortable with certain conten...

Student boom may begin to affect high school

Student boom may begin to affect high school

November 11, 2013

Due to a rapid increase in the town’s student population, the town has considered possible additions or changes to the high school in the coming years. This past summer, the Brookline School Population and Capacity Exploration (BSPACE) committee looked at all the possible issues involving this infusion of students and ...

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