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Editorial: Miscategorization obscures the benefits of certain drugs

Editorial: Miscategorization obscures the benefits of certain drugs

Rachel Vin, Opinions Editor

June 9, 2018


Filed under Opinions

How many of your peers are on psychiatric drugs? Ritalin, Prozac, Ativan: there are many different drugs, and far more adolescents taking them. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 7.5 percent of youth were on psychostimulant medication as of 2014, and those numbers are rising...

Editorial: Corporations exploit social movements’ core messages

Editorial: Corporations exploit social movements’ core messages

Rachel Vin, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under Opinions

“You don’t have to know the theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” And as the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. faded away, the advertisement cut to th...

Review: Making Modern at the Museum of Fine Arts

Review: Making Modern at the Museum of Fine Arts

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

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Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Mouse control policies raise ethical questions

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under News

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Mouse trap usage at the high school deemed inhumane

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

A mouse “glue trap” is a flat, adhesive board that immobilizes mice on the sticky surface. Once caught on the board, assuming that the mouse doesn’t collapse into the glue and suffocate, the mouse will die over several days of starvation and dehydration. These traps are largely viewed as inhumane, ...

21st Century Fund launches novel courses

21st Century Fund launches novel courses

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under electives, News, Uncategorized

While many kids sit in class answering questions from  traditional textbooks, visual arts teacher Thato Mwosa watches her students’ eyes light up as they work. Each one learns new skills and expresses themselves creatively as they make their own mini-documentaries for the newly introduced History as...

Dr. Tina Bozeman

Dr. Tina Bozeman

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Dr. Tina Bozeman is the new Health and Fitness Department Chair for Brookline Public Schools. She’s originally from Nashville, Tennessee, and has been working in education for 25 years. She enjoys strength training, walking her dogs and travelling. What was highschool like for you? I was a b...

Summer art camps help refine talents

Summer art camps help refine talents

Maddie Nagler, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Summer means freedom from school, warm weather and countless ways to fill the free time. Students seeking a program or camp have a large selection of camps to choose from, due to the wide variety of camps that incorporate of one’s interests. Sophomore Rachel Vin has been attending the Pennsylvania...

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