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Advisory lesson prompts discussion on race

Advisory lesson prompts discussion on race

Sasha Saias and Rosa Stern Pait

November 11, 2015

  A schoolwide advisory lesson on Tuesday Nov. 10 prompted students to address racial tensions at the high school and offer their opinions. In the past month there have been some racially charged incidents, all of which contributed to a growing sense of inadequate racial awareness for some,...

Driscoll teacher to resume job after allegedly saying curse

Driscoll teacher to resume job after allegedly saying curse

Sasha Saias, Arts Managing Editor

October 24, 2015

Driscoll School social studies teacher Larry Chen, who was threatened with possible termination, has recently had his position reinstated, according to a statement from the superintendent’s office. “Mr. Chen's employment with the Public Schools of Brookline has not been terminated. Mr. Chen will r...

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...

Recap: “Asking For Courage” Day of discussion on race and racism

Recap: “Asking For Courage” Day of discussion on race and racism

Daniel Hayes, Izzy Meyers, Kendall McGowan, Rosa Stern Pait, Sasha Saias, and Sofia Tong

March 3, 2015

Tell Your Story - A and C-block These assemblies gave students, mainly students of color, a platform to share their stories about racial identity and racism. The speakers, who spoke in one or both of the blocks, were junior Alicia Landry, senior Elijah Goodman, junior Kerimal Suriel, junior Naw...

Day of discussion about race and racism to be held Tuesday

Day of discussion about race and racism to be held Tuesday

March 2, 2015

“Often in our classes we’re moving through curriculum, and when huge events happen in the United States and in the world that have to do with race and racism, sometimes we don’t actually stop and pause and discuss those events as much as we should,” history and Social Justice program teacher...

Big classes curtail learning

Big classes curtail learning

Sasha Saias, Opinions Writing Editor

November 21, 2014

Learning is hard. In fact, it is often the hardest aspect of life, whether it is learning to read, ride a bike, or cope with a difficult situation. As a child matures, this fact becomes increasingly evident, and by the time one reaches high school, learning becomes a driving force in one’s life....

Artist of the Month: Nicholas Gallitano

Artist of the Month: Nicholas Gallitano

Sasha Saias, Opinions Writing Editor

October 27, 2014

Senior Nicholas Gallitano is standing at the ready, his viola balanced on his shoulder. He takes his time, making sure the instrument is tuned just right and that no string is pulled too taut. When he plays, the notes are clear and piercing. For Gallitano, playing the viola is not merely a chore or ex...

Player profile: Celia Cummiskey, girls crew

May 28, 2014

Sag: How has joining crew affected your life? Cummiskey: When I’m doing crew, I’m much more focused on actually doing my schoolwork because I have less time to do it, so I don’t procrastinate. I like feeling like I’m fit, like I’m active. I think it makes me less jumpy during the day because...

No criteria constitute a “real woman”

No criteria constitute a “real woman”

May 6, 2014

Marilyn Monroe never had a thigh gap. Nevertheless, she became a sex symbol to millions. When we picture her, we do not think of how flat her stomach was or how toned her arms were. We picture a confident woman, smiling, taking the world by storm. It was her body that brought her fame, but it...

Summer internships extend learning opportunities

February 14, 2014

FELICE LIANG On June 20, 2014, students will turn in the last of their finals and the majority of juniors will walk out of school, done with biology. Junior Felice Liang, however, aspires to continue learning biology for six weeks at the Broad Summer Scholars Program in Cambridge, Mass. “I’m hoping...

Body Art: Students and staff share their stories

January 21, 2014

Photos by Isabel Meyers and Sasha Saias [su_note note_color="#c0c0c0"][ezcol_1half]Maeve Kelly, sophomore [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]Yesenia Arroyo, sophomore [/ezcol_1half_end][/su_note][su_spacer] Sarah Kornell, English teacher [su_quote]“I would never get a tattoo that d...

Sam LoPiccolo

December 18, 2013

Looking around the room, there is only one escape. You jump onto the fire-truck and activate the button on the side. A ladder extends forward, and you scramble up. As you reach the top, you dive into the vent. This is the virtual world that senior Sam LoPiccolo has created. LoPiccolo is pa...

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