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Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Teacher Desk Feature: World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman

Sara Hogenboom and Sofia Tong

January 22, 2016

Click on the text to hear excerpts of our interview with World Language Teacher Elizabeth Gorman!

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 11, 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...

Red vs. Blue: Powderpuff Preview 2015

Red vs. Blue: Powderpuff Preview 2015

Mia Abulaf and Sofia Tong

November 23, 2015

Seniors huddle up around coach Christopher Vick during practice. The senior team, as well as the junior team, has been preparing for the Powderpuff game on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Photo by Sofia Tong / Sagamore Staff This Wednesday, Nov. 25, the junior and senior girls flag football teams will co...

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...

BHS Alumnus shot and killed in Roslindale

BHS Alumnus shot and killed in Roslindale

Izzy Meyers, Rosa Stern Pait, and Sofia Tong

June 5, 2015

  On Tuesday June 2, Usaamah Rahim '07 was shot and killed by an anti-terrorism task force in Roslindale. He allegedly had planned several attacks on police officers and was shot after he approached a police officer with a knife. See below to learn more about this story.   Superi...

Students unclear about free and reduced lunch options

Students unclear about  free and reduced lunch options

Kendall McGowan and Maya Piken

May 27, 2015

For most students, a trip to the cafeteria is routine and does not inspire much stress or concern. However, students who qualify for free or reduced lunch face the risk of confusion and embarrassment because they are uncertain of which foods are available to them on their meal plans. Senior Karina Da Ro...

Override vote draws debate

Override vote draws debate

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor

May 4, 2015

In an election on May 5, Brookline residents who are eligible to vote will have to decide whether or not they support a tax override which will raise taxes by $7.67 million in order to support the Brookline school system. The results of this override vote will affect the high school and how it de...

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...

Want to teach part time? It’s complicated…

Want to teach part time? It’s complicated…

Sofia Tong and Rosa Stern Pait

March 25, 2015

In August 2011, English teacher Amy Morrissey gave birth to her second son, Gabriel. She took maternity leave during the first semester of the 2011-2012 year. While her contract would have allowed her to extend her leave for up to two years for the purpose of childrearing, Morrissey wanted to return...

Calculus Project graduates second “cohort”

Calculus Project graduates second “cohort”

Sofia Tong, News Editor

March 13, 2015

Senior members of the Calculus Project, a program geared toward bringing more African-American and Latino students to high level math classes, gathered in the MLK Room today with dean and Calculus Project leader Melanee Alexander and former dean Adrian Mims to celebrate their success in the program. ...

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...

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