The Sagamore

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


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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...

Coffee conundrum: Restaurant 108 drops iced coffee

Coffee conundrum: Restaurant 108 drops iced coffee

Tina Little, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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In recent years, many new guidelines have been passed restricting which foods can be sold to students in schools. From beverages to snacks, certain organizations have been trying their best to make healthier options for students. These rules have been established across the country and prevent sugar-f...

Students attend MSAN conference to decrease discipline gap

Students attend MSAN conference to decrease discipline gap

Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

November 18, 2017


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Imagine a school in which there is no racial discipline gap, no disparity in numbers of minorities in higher level classes and one in which students have the power to make a change. Can you? The group that visited the Minority Student Achievement Network conference can. Ten Brookline students and t...

Baker teacher named finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

Baker teacher named finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

Emma Kahn, News Writing Editor

October 15, 2017


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  PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY LAURA RICHARDSON   Most first grade classes consist of finger painting, reading groups and arithmetic. Laura Richardson’s first grade class consists of a room full of live insects, lessons on coding and robotics and video chats with classrooms in China. ...

Absence of AP English Classes Sparks Debate

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


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  While the English department offers a variety of courses, unlike many other high schools, AP English is not among them. Still, many students take one or both of the AP English exams. According to English Curriculum Coordinator Mary Burchenal, AP English classes are less important than fostering a...

Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Update: The other side of the argument for Baldwin location

Valentina Rojas, Breaking News Managing Editor

January 31, 2017


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In response to the Sagamore’s Q&A with Superintendent Andrew Bott and Susan Wolf-Ditkoff, the Sagamore was made aware that the issue of the Baldwin location has sparked a lot of debate in the town. The Baldwin location was selected in October 2016 to be the location of the new elementary school...

Special education teacher aims to make the school experience positive

Special education teacher aims to make the school experience positive

Jamie Martinez, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


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Jake Barrett What are your main responsibilities? Within the classroom, I’m responsible for providing support and services for students who have been diagnosed with a disability that adversely impacts their ability to access the curriculum of the class.  I also work with the content and tea...

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