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Hispanic Heritage Month: Maricel Presilla

Renata Shen, News Breaking and Longform Managing Editor

October 10, 2019

E-cigarette use prompts legislature members to pass new bill

E-cigarette use prompts legislature members to pass new bill

Renata Shen, News Editor

March 27, 2019

“Have you ever realized, like, that our entire generation is going to get cancer in 30 years and die because we’re all addicted to nicotine?” —Overheard in the girl’s bathroom.

Length of commute affects student lifestyle

Length of commute affects student lifestyle

Renata Shen, News Editor

January 10, 2019

A 5:30 a.m. alarm, three minute walk to the bus stop, 10 minute wait for the bus and a 50 minute ride. To students who live near the school, this commute may seem unfathomable. But for students from South Brookline and other nearby towns, these trips are a routine part of daily life. Commuting to and ...

Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Students at Coolidge Corner School reflect on changes

Renata Shen, News Editor

October 26, 2018

In his 1744 will, Edward Devotion donated his estate to the Town of Brookline. Scattered between land holdings, livestock and household goods, Devotion’s property inventory included a human being. “1 Negrow,” the will said. Devotion valued his slave at 30 pounds sterling, or $38 U.S. Altho...

Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

June 9, 2018

A group of girls dance on the auditorium stage, emotion written into their every move and facial expression. Soft music plays in the background, as the dancers move about, seeking an answer to an age-old question: what does it mean to beautiful? Last year, choreographer Christien Polos asked guest choreograph...

Students showcase skills through LiveInspired Program

Students showcase skills through LiveInspired Program

Renata Shen and Sophia Stewart

May 4, 2018

On the night of Monday, April 30, in the MLK Room, students from the Boston area got a chance to show the Brookline community their career-oriented magazine projects and celebrate their hard work.   They created magazines about a subject they felt passionately for, from makeup to marketing. Th...

AOM: Bradley Wolf

AOM: Bradley Wolf

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

You’ve likely heard about a double threat and a triple threat. What about a quintuple threat? Through participation in orchestra, choir, dance, gymnastics and musical theatre, sophomore Bradley Wolf’s extensive resume includes almost every aspect of performing arts. For him, performing is not jus...

Perspectives class provides alternative math education

Perspectives class provides alternative math education

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018

By the end of high school, an average math student can write a geometric proof, solve a quadratic equation and maybe even calculate a derivative. Give the student a traditional math textbook and a sheet of lined paper, and they’ll know exactly what to do -- but ask that same student about non-euclidea...

Day of Silence gallery: Why did you choose to be silent?

Day of Silence gallery: Why did you choose to be silent?

Madison Sklaver, Renata Shen, and Sidonie Brown

March 20, 2018

  Day of Silence is an annual day during which students show support for the LGBTQ+ community by choosing not to speak for a whole day or to be a vocal ally. Students can pick up "silent supporter" or "vocal ally" stickers in the Atrium at the beginning of the day. The silence is meant to...

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018

A group of students sit in the center of the black box auditorium, instruments in hand. In one seat, the cellist adjusts his endpin, in another, a pianist opens her music to the right page. All sit silently, holding a collective breath of anticipation. With the slightest nod from the first chair violin...

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