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High school graduates join City Year to combat educational inequality

High school graduates join City Year to combat educational inequality

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2018


Filed under News

Last year, Rosa Stern Pait ‘16 woke up at 5 a.m. every weekday. She put on a red uniform and went to Mattapan, where she was an assistant teacher in a 3rd grade classroom. Compared to working with 8 and 9-year-olds everyday, Stern Pait said that her freshman year of college, which she just finishe...

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Susanna Kemp, Co Editor in Chief

May 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

I love ice cream. And you probably do too. I originally pitched this article because almost all the ice cream and frozen yogurt places in Brookline closed. No more Emack & Bolio’s, 16 Handles or Yogurtland. So here’s the question: is J.P. Licks really the best ice cream there is? Boston has so ...

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Marathons: Boston and Beyond

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

Junior Ellie Sloane, who is running the Providence Marathon this year, says that most people ask, “Why would you do that to yourself?” when runners talk about their love of the sport. But Sloane said that after you’ve run a couple miles, it’s fairly easy to keep going. “It gives you something...

Baking with Susanna: Passover desserts

Baking with Susanna: Passover desserts

Susanna Kemp, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

Those of us celebrating Passover can’t eat anything with flour for eight days, which makes finding dessert to eat a challenge! Now, some people might use the holiday to take a break from sweets, but I like dessert, so . . . not me. Meringues are one of the classic Passover desserts, so I knew I wanted to make t...

Baking with Susanna: Espresso cinnamon rolls

Baking with Susanna: Espresso cinnamon rolls

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

I’m impatient when it comes to breakfast. I eat cereal almost every morning, and I hardly ever make pancakes because I don’t feel like waiting half an hour after I wake up before I can eat. I’ll be honest, these cinnamon rolls still take about an hour and a half, but most cinnamon roll recipes ...

Architects involve students and teachers in renovation plans

Architects involve students and teachers in renovation plans

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For all of you whose biggest pet peeve is getting stuck in the narrow halls behind a group of meandering students spread across the hallway, you’re in luck. Well, you yourself might not be, but future Brookline High School students will, because the renovation plans for the school include wider co...

Senior brings ASL class to high school

Senior brings ASL class to high school

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Room 409. 8:30 a.m. Tired students sip their coffee. A girl walks in late, binder in hand. Except for the occasional giggle, students are now silent; class has started. Despite numerous hurdles, senior Sophie Arnstein has managed to bring a new class to the high school that she sees as necessary and...

Headmaster alerts community to existence of third racially insensitive video, similar graffiti

Headmaster alerts community to existence of third racially insensitive video, similar graffiti

Susanna Kemp and Jason Altshuler

December 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Friday, Dec. 1, Headmaster Anthony Meyer sent out an email informing families of a third video that has surfaced. The third video shows the three students from the first video that was addressed to an African-American and Latino Scholars Program (AALSP) student, using the same racial epithet. In add...

Astronaut Mike Massimino lands at BHS

Astronaut Mike Massimino lands at BHS

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Most of us will never get to see Earth from among the stars. But on Wednesday, Nov. 2, a group of students got to do the next best thing: hear from someone who has been to space. Former astronaut Mike Massimino, now a professor of engineering at Columbia University, visited the high school to speak about his journey to...

Baking with Susanna: granola

Baking with Susanna: granola

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

I eat a lot of granola. Like, a ridiculous amount. Some will say that granola is meant to go with yogurt, or even milk, but I am here to tell you otherwise. Granola is for eating by the handful, sans yogurt. The first thing I do almost every day when I get home from school is to go into the kitchen, open...

Baking with Susanna: Honey Cake

Baking with Susanna: Honey Cake

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

It’s a Jewish tradition to dip apples in honey or eat honey cake on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, to represent the beginning of a sweet year. This week is not only the beginning of the Jewish new year, but also just the second full week of school. School may be more hectic than sweet for we seni...

This year’s retiring teachers

This year’s retiring teachers

June 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Two teachers are retiring this year: dance and yoga teacher Kathleen Exar and health and fitness teacher Roberta Skoff. Read about their time at the high school and watch videos of their students and colleagues speaking about them below.

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