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Science resource aid serves as backbone for lab preparations

Science resource aid serves as backbone for lab preparations

Nina Rogers, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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Do you actually know who sets up the labs for your science class? A hint: it is probably not your science teacher. Vedha Nathan, the high school’s resident science resource aid, has been working diligently at the school for the past two years. Her position is vital; without Nathan’s work, mo...

School introduces Day of Healthy Relationships

School introduces Day of Healthy Relationships

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

February 13, 2019


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According to a student survey, one in five female identifying students at the high school have experienced sexual contact against their will. Having noted the abundance of unhealthy relationships both at the high school and in society, student peer leaders, the Students Against Human Trafficking ...

Brookline staff rallies to raise awareness for Brookline School Staff Children’s Center

Brookline staff rallies to raise awareness for Brookline School Staff Children’s Center

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

January 23, 2019


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“If it’s possible to fall in love with a childcare center, then with BSSCC, it was love at first sight,” reads a sign in the atrium during the Brookline School Staff Children’s Center’s (BSSCC) rally. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, a rally was held to raise awareness for BSSCC and its unique curri...

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


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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 ...

World Scholars Cup club hopes to excite and engage

World Scholars Cup club hopes to excite and engage

Jeremy Suh, Staff Writer

January 12, 2019


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Less than a year after fate brought them together, they were competing on the global stage. Sophia Maehl, Sophie Tsekov and Julia Riesman have found global success in the World Scholar’s Cup competitions, an international academic competition which quizzes participants on a variety of school subjects...

Judiciary discusses disciplinary powers of deans

Judiciary discusses disciplinary powers of deans

Gabe Hernan, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018


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With the ability to carry out punishments for school rule violations, deans are some of the most powerful figures in the school. Does Judiciary, the student-faculty branch of student government, have the right to question their decisions? This question arose after a student complained to Judiciary that...

Asking for Courage Day 2018

Asking for Courage Day 2018

December 11, 2018


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On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the high school held a series of assemblies and discussions related to race and racism for the annual Asking for Courage Day. Below is detailed coverage of many of the events and conversations from the day.

New dean brings fresh perspective and rich experience

New dean brings fresh perspective and rich experience

Elsie Wessels-Mains, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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Growing up, Dean Lisa Gilbert-Smith attended The Boston Technical High School(now called the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science). She was living in poverty and working full time, and often did not attend school regularly. She was a straight A student, but no one noticed her absences...

New South Brookline bus system elicits mixed reactions

New South Brookline bus system elicits mixed reactions

Nick Cloney, News Editor

November 8, 2018


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It’s 7:45 a.m., and you’re starting to get nervous.  Your school bus has yet to arrive to its new stop, and there’s no sign of it anywhere.  If it comes any later, you’ll be late for class. By the time the bus arrives, you’re starting to wonder if there’s any other way you could be ge...

The high school weighs benefits and risks of dual-leveled classes

The high school weighs benefits and risks of dual-leveled classes

Rachel Nguyen, News Editor

November 1, 2018


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Curriculum coordinators have turned to making a few specific classes in the science, world language and English departments dual-leveled. These classes are either split into standard and honors, honors and advanced or honors and Advanced Placement (AP). Many students and teachers alike agree that d...

Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Renata Shen, News Editor

October 26, 2018


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In his 1744 will, Edward Devotion donated his estate to the Town of Brookline. Scattered between land holdings, livestock and household goods, Devotion’s property inventory included a human being. “1 Negrow,” the will said. Devotion valued his slave at 30 pounds sterling, or $38 U.S. Altho...

Author Ted Dintersmith visits the high school

Author Ted Dintersmith visits the high school

Yuen Ting Chow and Tree Demb

September 29, 2018


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If you find yourself questioning the way Brookline’s education system is structured, you aren’t alone. Ted Dintersmith, an advocate of innovation in education and author of What School Could Be, visited the high school on Sept. 20 during G-block. The visit was organized by the Brookline High School ...

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