The Sagamore

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Administrators and Police Chief hold private meeting with students involved in altercation on Back to School Night

Haley Bayne and Sofia Tong

December 12, 2015

In response to an altercation that involved four students on Back to School Night, Thursday, Oct. 15, Headmaster Deborah Holman, Interim Superintendent Joseph Connelly and Brookline Police Chief Daniel O’Leary met on Thursday, Dec. 10 during both X- and E-blocks in Holman’s office with a total o...

Administration removes insensitive mural

Administration removes insensitive mural

Haley Bayne and Sam Klein

November 10, 2015

A mural depicting several athletes was painted over on Tuesday, Oct. 27 after students told administrators that the depiction of an African-American girl was an offensive caricature. In an announcement at the beginning of T-block on Tuesday, Nov. 10, Headmaster Deborah Holman explained the incident. “Two...

Holman buys students’ artwork for $600

Holman buys students’ artwork for $600

Sam Klein, Visuals Manager

November 4, 2015

Drawings by seniors Jackson Moreno-Field, Tony Ji and Jess Newman hang in Headmaster Deborah Holman's office. Photo by Sam Klein. Headmaster Deborah Holman’s office is adorned with colorful, elaborate prints and drawings. A few hang directly above her desk, strikingly prominent against the blan...

Alumna and author Danzy Senna visits high school

Alumna and author Danzy Senna visits high school

Sam Klein, Visuals Manager

September 29, 2015

by Sam Klein, Valentina Rojas-Posada and Sofia Tong. Danzy Senna, alumna and author of junior and senior summer reading book Caucasia, came to the high school today for a day of discussions with students and faculty. Senna, who went to Stanford University and has published two novels, a memoir a...

Welcoming the Class of 2019

Welcoming the Class of 2019

September 4, 2015

“I like the school. I’ve never been to the states. I’m from Brazil, where little things are different. Like, in Brazil the teachers move instead of the students.” "I’m kind of nervous because the classes are already a lot harder.” "Which class are you the most worried about?" “Spanish....

STEAM explores integration of project-based learning in the classroom

STEAM explores integration of project-based learning in the classroom

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor

June 18, 2015

  Geometry and physics classes will dedicate some of their time this spring to designing and building mini-golf courses. A group of teachers called the “STEAM group,” one of the BHS 2020 working committees, have been exploring the idea of integrating project-based learning into thei...

This Year’s Retiring Teachers

This Year’s Retiring Teachers

Sam Klein, Kendall McGowan, Edmund Geschickter, Mairin Quillen, Sarah Gladstone, and Rosa Stern Pait

June 11, 2015

  Richard Calleja by Sam Klein and Mairin Quillen It is difficult for current students in Spanish teacher Richard Calleja’s classes to accept that his enthusiasm in the classroom will not be present next year. “He’s about to retire and yet he’s not grumpy and doesn’t se...

Athletes transfer to boost college exposure

Athletes transfer to boost college exposure

Sam Klein, Sports Layout Editor

January 30, 2015

When junior Mark Gasperini of the Brimmer and May School or his teammates touch the basketball during a game, the eyes of a college basketball coach are often following their every move. Not many high school athletes have this privilege. And according to Gasperini, athletes competing for most...

Where are they now? 1988 girls varsity soccer team

Where are they now? 1988 girls varsity soccer team

Sam Klein and Kendall McGowan

December 23, 2014

The girls varsity soccer team lost this November in the first round of the playoffs. 26 years ago, the 1988 girls varsity soccer team also lost in the first round of the playoffs. The team members from 1988, drawn from the classes of ‘89 through ‘92, are now long past high school and into...

Improvised Music Festival Review

Improvised Music Festival Review

Sam Klein, Sports Layout Editor

November 22, 2014

by Sam Klein The Brookline High Music Collective came on stage decked out in every color of the rainbow. The front row of the Music Collective included saxophonists junior Zach Altshuler, freshman Evan Jacobson, seniors Gabriel Mininberg and Jared Shanks, and trumpeters senior Korey Caron and freshmen...

Student gains insight while volunteering at suicide hotline

Student gains insight while volunteering at suicide hotline

Sam Klein, Sports Layout Editor

November 12, 2014

by Sam Klein If you need assistance, the Samaritans can be reached here. Twenty-four hours a day, every single day of the year, there is someone by the phones, waiting for a call. When a phone rings, a volunteer answers it without knowing what to expect. Sometimes, the person on the phone is ...

Policy limits Testostatones selections

Policy limits Testostatones selections

Sam Klein, Sports Layout Editor

October 15, 2014

While the three a cappella groups, Note-A-Fy, Perfect Pitch and Testostatones are run and organized by students,  some students faced difficulties during the audition process this year because of a policy that the groups didn’t institute. There is an agreement between Director of Choirs Michael Drisco...

The student news site of Brookline High School
Sam Klein