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Firefighting: it’s more than just extinguishing fires

Firefighting: it’s more than just extinguishing fires

Chloe Barber, Arts Editor

April 23, 2018


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You have seen them around when we file out to the streets during fire drills. Their bright red trucks stand out with the piercing sirens that alert you that there’s been some kind of emergency. Although the main purpose of the Brookline Fire Department is to help prevent and extinguish fires, its...

Tenacity Challenge showcases Scholars’ skills

Tenacity Challenge showcases Scholars’ skills

Milena Kitterman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


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Twelve students from the high school prepared for months: studying trivia, creating a mural, preparing presentations and practicing for their debate. Each one had the chance to walk away with a $1,000 scholarship. The Tenacity Challenge is an academic competition for students of color from all ov...

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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The aroma of meat fills the cafeteria’s air as hungry students rush in to get their meals. While many students choose to buy sandwiches or nachos filled with beef and chicken for lunch, a growing number of students are skipping the meat and are heading for the veggies. Although a minority in comparis...

Legislature’s Fighting Words Bill debated and vetoed

Legislature’s Fighting Words Bill debated and vetoed

Becky Perelman, Sports Writing Editor

March 5, 2018


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Fighting words were first defined by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1942 as words that, "by their very utterance, inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace." The Brookline High School Student Handbook does not address the subject. Dean of Students Melanee Alexa...

Recent graffiti sparks debate and inspires change

Recent graffiti sparks debate and inspires change

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

March 4, 2018


Filed under Hard News, News

You wake up in the morning early so you can get dressed nicely; you do your hair, put on some nice clothes and head to school. You get compliments on your outfit and all in all you’re having a great day. You go to the bathroom in between classes to check yourself out, but as you look in the mirror, ...

All Creatures Great and Small club looks for homes for needy animals

All Creatures Great and Small club looks for homes for needy animals

Amanda Kravitz, Staff Writer

March 3, 2018


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Have you seen the the adorable dog faces staring at you with sweet eyes on flyers around the school? Are you curious as to who is putting them up? The All Creatures Great and Small (ACGS) Club at the high school is determined to help these homeless animals find a loving family. The ACGS Club is ...

UrbanPlan project exposes students to work in local government

UrbanPlan project exposes students to work in local government

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

February 2, 2018


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The government of the United States was, and still is, truly revolutionary, and it has served as a model for many other countries around the world since its creation. The Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics class focuses on many of the broad aspects of U.S. government, but what ex...

MASS award recognizes students’ accomplishments in the face of challenges

MASS award recognizes students’ accomplishments in the face of challenges

Anna Dong, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


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“When we’re here, we’re here. We’re smiling,” senior Carolyn Parker-Fairbain said. For Parker-Fairbain and seniors Tiara Ranson and Evan Yu, however, the act of smiling has not come so easy. Each of the three seniors has overcome life-changing challenges during their high school experie...

Composting helps school become more environmentally friendly

Composting helps school become more environmentally friendly

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Informational, News, Showcase

Three tons. Six thousand pounds. The same weight as an African Forest Elephant. That is how much compost was collected per month since September from the cafeteria. Although composting in the cafeteria is additional work for all students, the behind-the-scenes work done by the Environmental Action ...

Terracotta Warrior statues link Brookline and China

Terracotta Warrior statues link Brookline and China

Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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“Wouldn’t it be the coolest to buy two of these life size ones?” former headmaster Dr. Bob Weintraub asked. When you enter the atrium, you are immediately greeted by two Terracotta Warrior statues towering high on pedestals. These statues were purchased at The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor...

Thanksgiving event welcomes international students to community

Thanksgiving event welcomes international students to community

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


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There is an extensive spread of containers and plates that sport dumplings, sushi, dips, pastas, meatballs, rice and many other international foods. A carved up turkey sits on a grand plate in the center of it all. Students bustle and buzz around the display, loading all sorts of foods from different c...

“Write for Rights” campaign inspires activism

“Write for Rights” campaign inspires activism

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Human rights should be both unalienable and applicable to all, yet around the world, there are many people whose human rights have been violated.  Many have even been falsely imprisoned by their governments. But how is any American high school student supposed to change that? The high school’s Am...

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