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Freshman campus separates guidance counselor team

Freshman campus separates guidance counselor team

Madison Sklaver, Regulars Managing Editor

January 10, 2020

How do you rearrange the guidance counselors to account for the Old Lincoln School (OLS) campus but still keep everyone happy? The guidance department was faced with the challenge of rearranging staff and redistributing caseloads this year. They hope changes can be made so they can do their jobs to...

Fall cheer qualifies for regionals

Fall cheer qualifies for regionals

Madison Sklaver, Regulars Managing Editor

January 2, 2020

Inversion to lib, full up to extension, twist cradle, switch up, and Baja. After years of building the team up and a season of hard work, the cheerleading team qualified for regionals in the fall season for the first time. According to junior and captain Emily Lieberman, it was the team’s goal...

Student-made trackers simplify schedule transition

Student-made trackers simplify schedule transition

Madison Sklaver, Regulars Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

Wondering what block is next while walking through the halls between classes, many students are looking down at their phone, scrolling through an app that will tell them just that. It hasn’t been easy for students and teachers alike to adjust to the new schedule. However, junior Yuen Ler Chow and...

“Sweeney Todd” to be last musical before director retires

“Sweeney Todd” to be last musical before director retires

Madison Sklaver, Longform Editor

January 17, 2019

Before each musical, Christian Polos jumps on stage to introduce the show and the cast. He talks about all the hard work the cast has done, the subject of the musical, and immediately jokes around with the audience. Even from just his short introduction to the musical, his personality shines through....

Student political activists stand up to make a difference

Student political activists stand up to make a difference

Madison Sklaver, Longform Editor

January 8, 2019

“Students doing what they can to get involved in politics and general issues that are being faced by the country and the world at large.” That is how junior Simon Grossman defines student political activism. There are many student political activists who are willing to speak up and make a difference at the hig...

May 8 budget override vote: a guide to its potential effects

May 8 budget override vote: a guide to its potential effects

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018

Students and residents have been hearing for years that enrollment is increasing and schools are overcrowding, and now Brookline voters will have the opportunity to vote on a potential budget override. On May 8, Brookline voters will vote on two questions: if property taxes should be raised permane...

Students develop lifelong art skills through high school classes

Students develop lifelong art skills through high school classes

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

Dancing across the stage, playing interactive games in drama classes or singing in a concert; many students participate in art classes at the high school. For many, skills learned or added to at the high school are ones that could be made into a career. A wide range of artistic students have learn...

Day of Silence gallery: Why did you choose to be silent?

Day of Silence gallery: Why did you choose to be silent?

Madison Sklaver, Renata Shen, and Sidonie Brown

March 20, 2018

  Day of Silence is an annual day during which students show support for the LGBTQ+ community by choosing not to speak for a whole day or to be a vocal ally. Students can pick up "silent supporter" or "vocal ally" stickers in the Atrium at the beginning of the day. The silence is meant to...

Review: “Fighting Words”

Review: “Fighting Words”

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

“You’ll never know how it feels until it happens to you.” Light illuminates the ten actors standing at the back of the stage. Their expressions show their frustration as they step up one by one to share what words mean to them.   The introduction to the characters’ opinions kick off th...

Poetry Out Loud 2018

Poetry Out Loud 2018

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

February 3, 2018

As the judges huddle in the corner, conferring, contestants wait. Some look relieved, but most are anxious. Some chat with one another, others stare off into space and bounce their legs up and down, patiently waiting to find out who won. On Feb. 1, 17 students of all grades performed and competed at t...

Certain students elect to not participate in social media

Certain students elect to not participate in social media

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

January 27, 2018

Scrolling through your Instagram feed, your thumb repeats the same action over and over again; you go from picture to picture, stopping every once in a while to double tap. Does this sound familiar? Most high school students go through these motions continually, thumbs scrolling while walking down th...

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