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Music listeners grapple with accusations against singers

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts, In-Depth, News

R. Kelly, Michael Jackson and Chris Brown were hugely popular musicians, who have now had their reputations defiled following accusations of sexual violence. Their songs have redefined R&B, hip hop and pop. All of them were named “kings” of their respective musical genres. But with sexual...

Somewhere to Call Home

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News

There are close to 20,068 people who call the streets of Massachusetts their home, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, each one with an uncertain future. Though the median household income in Brookline is more than the average median income of the United Stat...

New cannabis store smokes up school

New cannabis store smokes up school

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

The first recreational marijuana store in Greater Boston is not expected to open for a week. But, given that it is going to be in Brookline—on the corner of Washington Street and Route 9, less than a mile away from the high school—there has already been a lot of talk about it. It is safe to say...

Community comes together to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.

Community comes together to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the choir started singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the “Black National Anthem,” by James Weldon Johnson, students settled down to listen. On Jan. 17, students walked into the Schluntz Gymnasium for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. assembly. “Today we celebrated Dr. Martin ...

A wave of uncertainty hits in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

A wave of uncertainty hits in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Natalie Jew, Longform Managing Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Oct. 2, 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after going into the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. It was believed that after an interrogation he was left dismembered, and while Turkish investigators have concluded his death, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Moh...

Horoscopes: What’s up with that?

Horoscopes: What’s up with that?

Natalie Jew and Daisy Elliot

October 14, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News

Astrology holds a correlation between the placement of planets and stars, and their effect on human affairs. In astrology, someone’s personality, feelings, behavior and sometimes future can be read through their horoscope sign - the position of certain celestial bodies at the time of their birth. ...

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...

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