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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 ...

AALSP provides aid throughout all highschool years

AALSP provides aid throughout all highschool years

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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A new school with over 2,000 students. What sports should I join? What clubs are offered? Where can I get help to balance all of my classes? All of these questions run through incoming freshmen’s minds. Fortunately for students of the African American Latino Scholars Program , they have support nav...

Personal strategies help students stay organized

Personal strategies help students stay organized

Cassidy Washburn and Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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A stream of crumpled papers overflows out of the backpack and onto the floor, but senior Sam Esquivel just smiles, thankful that he does not have to worry about such things, as all of his papers are neatly organized into color-coded binders.   For some seniors, staying organized means priorit...

Retirement Feature: Shelley Stevens

Retirement Feature: Shelley Stevens

Jordan Watts, Co-Editor-in-Chief

July 10, 2018


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Speech and language pathologist Shelley Stevens has taught at the high school for 30 years now. After decades of working with and improving the lives of countless students, she retired from the high school at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. How long have you worked at the high school, and what...

Snow days cause stress for AP students

Snow days cause stress for AP students

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

June 25, 2018


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As buckets of snow drift down from above on one cold, wintry morning, most high schoolers sigh with relief and bury themselves back under their covers. However, for students in Advanced Placement classes, snow days can also be a cause of stress. Due to a set testing date for AP classes, snow days can create d...

Red Cross Club holds blood drive at the high school to raise awareness of regulations involved

Red Cross Club holds blood drive at the high school to raise awareness of regulations involved

Sarah Hughes, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2018


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According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood donated to them every two seconds, and one blood donation has the potential to save three lives. Although the need is high, a significant proportion of the U.S. population is ineligible to donate life-saving blood due t...

Speech and Debate club reinstated

Speech and Debate club reinstated

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

May 14, 2018


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Five members sit around a table. They laugh, poking fun at each other before junior Jocelyn Zhou, the club’s leader, straightens the papers in her hands and announces the day’s agenda: prep time. This is the Speech and Debate club, which provides an outlet for students to voice their opinions lo...

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


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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...

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

April 29, 2018


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On Wednesday, April 25, there was a minor fire in the Unified Arts Building, requiring the immediate evacuation of all students and teachers. According to Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason, no one was injured, as the teachers and students in career and technology education teacher Elizabeth Brennan...

Global Leadership trips provide unique experiences for students

Global Leadership trips provide unique experiences for students

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018


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Last October, sophomore Zeb Edros found himself surrounded by other people who truly cared about health issues in the world. The catch? He, along with other students from the high school, were the only non-professionals at this conference. Oh, and they were in Berlin. Every year, students have the opportunity to...

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...

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