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Young Republicans Club and Students Against Institutional Racism debate affirmative action

Young Republicans Club and Students Against Institutional Racism debate affirmative action

Nick Cloney, News Editor

March 11, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 7, the Young Republicans Club debated Students Against Institutional Racism (SAIR) in a spirited panel on the subject of affirmative action. The debate, moderated by social studies teachers Dr. Oyeshiku Carr and Marcie Miller, consisted of a five-member panel from each club. Each s...

School Committee oversees critical decisions

School Committee oversees critical decisions

Nick Cloney, News Editor

February 13, 2019

The superintendent is the head of the Brookline school system. That information is common knowledge. But who hires the superintendent? Who manages issues like school expansion projects and budgeting for all of Brookline’s public schools? The answer to that question is much less well-known. The Br...

New South Brookline bus system elicits mixed reactions

New South Brookline bus system elicits mixed reactions

Nick Cloney, News Editor

November 8, 2018

It’s 7:45 a.m., and you’re starting to get nervous.  Your school bus has yet to arrive to its new stop, and there’s no sign of it anywhere.  If it comes any later, you’ll be late for class. By the time the bus arrives, you’re starting to wonder if there’s any other way you could be ge...

Daunting stress can be made manageable

Daunting stress can be made manageable

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

You’re panicking. You just realized you have a test next period that you completely forgot to study for, and it is in your hardest class! You are so stressed that you feel like you might explode—but you don’t. It might feel impossible, but you make it through that test, and the next one, and the...

Banner size limits display of recent success

Banner size limits display of recent success

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

The high school is often seen as focused exclusively on academics, without producing particularly strong sports teams.  But this belief is nothing more than a myth. In fact, it almost couldn’t be further from the truth. The sports teams have actually had so much success that there isn’t enou...

Greek carvings bear historical significance

Greek carvings bear historical significance

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

During 180 days of the school year, hundreds of students stream through the front doors of the high school and pass through the atrium on their way to class. But how many of them are aware that, hanging just above their heads, is a piece of history that is one of only three of its kind in the entire...

Margaret Metzger Fellowship recognizes exceptional teachers

Margaret Metzger Fellowship recognizes exceptional teachers

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018

The clock reads midnight. Bleary-eyed, your teacher finally finishes grading the last of the 80 tests from their classes. Time and time again, this scenario plays out over the course of a school year, only to begin again at the start next fall. So why would anyone want to do such a job? While the source of m...

“Write for Rights” campaign inspires activism

“Write for Rights” campaign inspires activism

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017

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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