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Paraprofessionals unrewarded for work

Paraprofessionals unrewarded for work

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2019

According to the official town contract between the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) and the School Committee, a new, full-time paraprofessional is paid $18.64 an hour. According to a tool developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the living wage in Norfolk county for a single parent is...

Changes to freshman advisory build community

Changes to freshman advisory build community

Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor

October 28, 2019

The high school had many changes to make before receiving this year’s freshman class at Old Lincoln School (OLS). The schedule was reworked, many teachers moved campuses and classes were modified to accommodate travel time and the new schedule. For the class of 2023, the 9th grade experience is com...

New METCO Coordinator J. Malcolm Cawthorne helps students thrive

New METCO Coordinator J. Malcolm Cawthorne helps students thrive

Jake Zucker, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

15,000 names on the waiting list, with many of the names belonging to infants or toddlers. The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) buses students of color in Boston to high-achieving public schools in other parts of the state, and it provides the high school with around 5 percent of...

LiveInspired displays student passions through art

LiveInspired displays student passions through art

Graham Krewinghaus, News Editor

October 25, 2019

It is all too easy to feel lost whenever thinking about the future. Given the complexities of higher education, the prevalence of new and developing technology and constantly changing career options, it can be overwhelming to try to look too far ahead.  For 12 students this summer, the LiveInspire...

Student-made trackers simplify schedule transition

Student-made trackers simplify schedule transition

Madison Sklaver, Regulars Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

Wondering what block is next while walking through the halls between classes, many students are looking down at their phone, scrolling through an app that will tell them just that. It hasn’t been easy for students and teachers alike to adjust to the new schedule. However, junior Yuen Ler Chow and...

Linda Chiu

Linda Chiu

Vikrant Sabharwal, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Linda Chiu was born and educated in Taiwan. She came to America for her advanced studies, and received a masters degree in linguistic studies and instructional design from Syracuse University in New York. After that, she went back to Taiwan for a few years, and came to Boston in 2011. A few of Ms. Ch...

Áron Boros

Áron Boros

Eliza Brown, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Math teacher Áron Boros grew up in Rochester, New York and attended Amherst College in Western Massachusetts. He has always enjoyed math, and he rides his bike to the high school each morning. He has two kids and is planning on taking a big trip to different national parks all around the country ne...

Jason Heitler-Klevans

Jason Heitler-Klevans

Anastasiya Semyannikova, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Jason Heitler-Klevans grew up in Cheltenham, Pa.  Heitler-Klevans then moved to Ohio to attend Oberlin College. At college, he met his current fiance and is expected to get married later this year. Last year, Heitler-Klevans worked at Somerville High School as a physics and chemistry teacher part-time...

Marisel Figueroa-Marrero

Marisel Figueroa-Marrero

Kazi Stafford, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Raised in Dorchester and still living there, Associate Dean Marisel Figueroa-Marrero has been invested in the Boston area for her whole life. She went to Boston Latin School and loves to read in her spare time. Now a hockey mom, Figueroa-Marrero enjoys spending time with her two kids. What was your ...

Day of Dialogue preparation proves rewarding

Day of Dialogue preparation proves rewarding

Graham Krewinghaus, Staff Writer

May 11, 2019

To some students, the Day of Dialogue means a break from classes and a couple hours of sitting in the auditorium. To others, it is a meaningful day of watching their peers, friends and teachers share their stories and talk about their identities. To those who organize and facilitate it, it can mean s...

Tappan’s future renovations to refresh building and classes

Tappan’s future renovations to refresh building and classes

Yuen Ting Chow, News Editor

May 11, 2019

Rock climbing, strength and conditioning, yoga, tennis and more: the Tappan Gymnasium is currently home to a myriad of health and fitness classes and sports teams. In the next two years, however, the Tappan Gymnasium will undergo renovations. Although it will interrupt some classes and school activit...

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