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Wrestlers grapple with common misconceptions

Wrestlers grapple with common misconceptions

Sandeep Gingipalli, Sports Editor

January 13, 2019

THUD! A wrestler is forcefully thrown down onto a table outside the ring. While common World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) theatrics like this may be the first image that people get when they hear the word “wrestling”, real wrestling in no way resembles the fictional wrestling that is WWE. Si...

Culture and spirit around athletics changes over time

Culture and spirit around athletics changes over time

Sandeep Gingipali, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

Championships, crushing defeats and miracle seasons are just a few of the words that can be used to describe the storied history of athletics at the high school. Throughout the school’s rich history, there have been tremendous highs and lows that have characterized the athletics program. Although ...

Lack of field space leads to disputes over Downes turf

Lack of field space leads to disputes over Downes turf

Sandeep Gingipalli, Sports Editor

November 8, 2018

Student athletes furiously sprint across the campus in an effort to make it to practice on time. It is a common sighting throughout the year, but it is especially prevalent with the coming of the brisk air that heralds the fall sports season. In addition to the problems related to the distance of the pract...

Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018

From Irish pirates in 1647 to a group of people in heaven explaining how a banana peel led to their humorous deaths, the Needs Improvment show on May 11 made hilarious and witty dialogue out of bizarre scenarios. The event took place in the Robert-Dubbs Auditorium and left the audience laughing from...

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Students remain committed despite stigma surrounding vegetarianism

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

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...

Health and fitness class popularity differs by sport

Health and fitness class popularity differs by sport

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Despite sports being a tremendous part of the high school’s culture, the student athlete population is small in comparison to the whole student body. Instead of participating in school sports, many students elect to take a health and fitness class, with each class catering to different interests. Des...

Courtney Valentine

Courtney Valentine

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

A Brookline High alumnus, Courtney Valentine recently started his position as METCO Coordinator this school year and has an extensive background in education. Most recently, he worked as guidance counselor at Brighton High School, and before that, as a dean of discipline at Madison Park High School. Valent...

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