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High Times at Brookline High

High Times at Brookline High

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

The popularity of recreational substance use by teenagers floods the media and student social life. Though there has been a reported decrease of use at the high school, it still affects a wide range of students. In the United States, by the time students are seniors, 70 percent will have tried alcohol, ...

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This spring, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System—the standardized testing of public school students—will continue the shift from the traditional paper and pencil to online. For now, this affects only students from grades three to eight, but as the state transitions to technology...

Teen dating violence: What is and isn’t love

Teen dating violence: What is and isn’t love

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Domestic violence is the repeated abuse of any kind -- physical, sexual, psychological or financial -- by an intimate partner. It is a widespread, and often overlooked issue, that affects approximately 20 people per minute according to Women’s Advocate, a program which offers services for people affe...

Expansion Committee envisions a unified campus

Expansion Committee envisions a unified campus

Natalie Jew, Regulars Writing Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

On the first day of school in 2021, students will arrive at a new high school campus if all goes according to a current proposal. The high school expansion design calls for a new freestanding building on the 111 Cypress St. property, and the current main building would be renovated to include state-of-the-art...

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese culture

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese culture

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer

May 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On May 13, when the cherry tree flowers came out of their buds, the high school celebrated the sixth annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Students, friends, family and alumni of the high school gathered in the quad to see a part of Japanese culture play out in front of them. According to Japanese teacher and ...

Being multilingual

Being multilingual

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer

January 22, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Teachers and students speaking languages from all around the world can be found throughout the high school. In this video they talk about their stories and the challenges of being multilingual. Carefree Melody by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://crea...

Summer Dreams sponsors youth in need

Summer Dreams sponsors youth in need

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Summer Dreams basketball fundraiser was anything but ordinary. On the court, students fought to give inner city children the chance to go to summer camp: an opportunity these children would not have without the funds raised by the tournament. “I played for you today,” junior Richard Kh...

Students appreciate stress-free intramurals

Students appreciate stress-free intramurals

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tappan Gymnasium intramurals: a place where athletes work out in the off-season, newcomers try something for the first time and friends can go to hang out. Intramurals are recreational sports for all highschoolers, where students can move their bodies in a social and active environment. They offer ...

Jani Rodrigues

Jani Rodrigues

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Bilingual, dancer-actress, artist, “coffee-sniffer,” “tea sampler,” Jani Rodrigues is a Brookline High Spanish teacher. She’s been teaching for eleven years from Spain to New York and now in Massachusetts. She Flamencos and travels likes Fridays and ballet. What made you want to teach, and why Spanish? ...

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