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Spartan Warrior selected as mascot

Spartan Warrior selected as mascot

May 28, 2014

Two years of work by the Athletic Department, Brookline Superfans, Student Council and Legislature have culminated in the selection of the Spartan Warrior as the new school mascot. For years, teams at the high school have identified as the Brookline Warriors. While the word “warrior” has been ad...

Players take varied approaches to captainship

Players take varied approaches to captainship

April 2, 2014

When New York Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter announced his retirement after the 2014 season last month, it sent shockwaves throughout the baseball world. It was not so much the timing of the statement – at 37, Jeter has seen better days – but the sheer prospect of a Jeter-less Yanke...

Teachers who dress well

January 24, 2014

Students sometimes wonder about the secret lives of their teachers, but one thing they often overlook is what is right before their eyes: The clothing they wear. When asked to rank their coworkers based on style, faculty members produced a group of nominees with diverse fashion interests. Faculty me...

Temptations Cafe

Temptations Cafe

December 18, 2013

From the outside, Temptations Cafe was hardly anything to look at. Temptations looked like any other cafe where you can grab a coffee and a muffin and be done—nameless, but purposeful. The inside, however, was a very different environment. Upon stepping through the glass doors, the soft lighting and wood-patterned walls were comfortable and un...

Teachers unlock creativity in all artistic disciplines

Teachers unlock creativity in all artistic disciplines

December 3, 2013

How do you teach creativity? This is a question teachers in the arts ask themselves every day. Art teachers constantly look for ways to help students expand their creativity. “Ms. Sartanowicz gives you the tools you need but then she gives you the freedom to be creative yourself,” Thea Hobson, a stu...

The new teachers of 2013

The new teachers of 2013

October 22, 2013

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Teacher Profile: Sara Snow

Teacher Profile: Sara Snow

Sophia Rintell and Sofia Tong

October 22, 2013

After years of working in the theater industry and selling her own line of baby food, English teacher Sara Snow uses her experiences to not only teach, but open students’ minds. “I started off working as an actor’s manager in the theater. That was my first job out of college,” Snow said. ...

Audrey Stitt

Audrey Stitt

May 23, 2013

Dark shadows consume the pale white faces of the two subjects, each focused, staring at something known only to the artist. Their inky black hair cushions the heavy polished crowns, which seem to furrow the eyebrows of the grimacing man and woman. When sophomore Audrey Stitt was assigned a creative p...

Body and Mind combines exercise with study

Body and Mind combines exercise with study

April 23, 2013

High school students often wonder, “when will this class ever be useful to me after this year?” It is frustrating to learn something that may never be of importance to you ever again. Seniors in Body and Mind, however, experience the benefits of the material they are learning firsthand. The...

Putnam champions interactive learning

Putnam champions interactive learning

December 14, 2012

World languages teacher Dean Putnam takes teaching to the next level by teaching from a coach’s perspective. Whether students are shooting baskets while conjugating verbs, listening to French music, or discussing the results of the latest Steelers vs. Patriots game in French, Putnam keeps students’...

Freshman play You Can’t Take it With You “convincing”

Freshman play You Can’t Take it With You “convincing”

December 11, 2012

Photos by Jackie Merrill Click-clack goes the typewriter—the sound of a Mrs. Penny Sycamore writing one of her famously abhorred plays. Click-clack goes her grown daughter, Essie, who is practicing, though not very skillfully, a dance routine. Ping! Essie’s husband, the unsuccessful printmaker Ed Carmi...

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