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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...

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, ...

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