The Sagamore

Teachers continue to pursue learning outside the classroom

Sarah Gladstone, Opinions Managing Editor

January 16, 2016

There are some teachers at the high school who choose to put themselves in the position of a student and decide to take outside classes or pursue different avenues of learning.

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 question equity of sports contracts

Athletes question equity of sports contracts

Izzy Meyers, Editor-in-chief

April 27, 2015

While the high school boasts over 25 separate after school sport options and fitness classes, not all student athletes find what they are looking for on that list. If their sport is not offered, or if they do not want to play on the school’s teams, students can take advantage of outside clubs and activities...

Annual Day of Dialogue provides platform for LGBTQ voices

Annual Day of Dialogue provides platform for LGBTQ voices

Edmund Geschickter, Kendall McGowan, Sofia Tong, Rosa Stern Pait, Sarah Gladstone, Juliana Kaplan, and Jeremy Margolis

April 16, 2015

  B block: Telling Our Stories B block was the first of two “Telling Our Stories” assemblies today. Moderated by sophomore Sara Hogenboom and senior Arielle Knight, the assembly featured senior Izzy Trask, junior Jory Cherry, senior Steven Bushey, senior Thea Hobson, junior Lea Ch...

BRYT paints mural to honor former classmate

BRYT paints mural to honor former classmate

February 20, 2015

By Sarah Gladstone Cartoonish nachos spill out of a bowl in front of a light purple background. These illustrated nachos, which cover six canvases, will soon be hung up in the Brookline Resilient Youth Team (BRYT) classroom. The mural, painted by past BRYT students, is in honor of José Vá...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Should we teach it?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Should we teach it?

February 13, 2015

Starting last school year, 11th grade English teachers were given a new choice: whether or not to teach “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” This choice resulted from a curriculum change. Previously, all juniors read “Death of a Salesman,” “The Great Gatsby,”  “Song of Solomon,...

Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Recap: Students Against Human Trafficking Day of Awareness

Sarah Gladstone, Sofia Tong, Rosa Stern Pait, Conor Amrien, Kate Finnerty, and Jeremy Margolis

February 12, 2015

by Sarah Gladstone, Sofia Tong, Rosa Stern Pait, Conor Amrien, Kate Finerty and Jeremy Margolis   The day began in B-block with a panel of three women working at My Life My Choice, a survivor-led organization dedicated to fighting the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents. The three speakers, Ann, Tina and Latiana, are all survivors of sexual explo...

Hernandez

Hernandez

November 21, 2014

by Sarah Gladstone For many high school students, school can be a very stressful place. Fortunately, a space exists where students can both relax and push themselves artistically. While trying new things and taking risks can be daunting, dance, health and fitness and yoga teacher Mayra Hernandez is...

Player Profile: Jack Moyer, boys varsity basketball

February 14, 2014

Sag: What values have you drawn from playing basketball? Moyer: It has played a huge role in my life. I started playing basketball in kindergarten, playing rec basketball in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and I have been playing ever since. I've drawn many values from it, including teamwork, hard work and de...

Player Profile: Elena Brown, girls varsity indoor track

February 14, 2014

Sag: Why do you choose to run? Brown: It’s a good way to release stress because you just get everything out of you, and you just try to go as fast as you can. It taught me how to deal with stress and how to stay determined and reach for goals and achieve them. You meet a lot of new people, and you ...

Simple process leads to Vine fame

Simple process leads to Vine fame

January 21, 2014

Six: Tumblr picture with the words “when boys smile at you mysteriously.” Five, four, three...slow music in the background. Two...junior Ollie Costolloe on a couch stretching his face into a smile in a mock imitation of the lyrics. One...done. While six seconds does not seem like a lot of time, Costolloe is able to manipulate tha...

Player Profile: Ben Pollak, swimming

December 19, 2013

Sag: What have you learned from your sport that you can use in everyday life? Pollack: Swimming is a sport where you really have to work hard to get better and see your hard work pay off when you race. You can definitely take the same kind of lessons into everyday life. You work hard, and you see y...

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