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Two sports compete for field use

Two sports compete for field use

Tina Little and Emily Trelstad

November 25, 2019

Stand on the 40-yard line of the Downes Field. It’s 3:20 p.m. and the student-athletes start to arrive. Two speakers compete for the sound space. Cleats storm the pavement and soften as they hit the track and then the turf. Football pads and field hockey bags hit the ground. Practices for both the...

Brookline students fight climate change through Sunrise Movement

Brookline students fight climate change through Sunrise Movement

Tina Little, Sports Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

“You're going to die from old age, but we are going to die from climate change.” Ever since the Boston Climate Strike in September, these words have been ingrained in the minds of many youth in the Boston Area. For members of the Sunrise Movement at the high school, this warning motivated them...

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Select Board candidate Raul Fernandez emphasize importance of voting

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Select Board candidate Raul Fernandez emphasize importance of voting

Tina Little and Emily Trelstad

May 7, 2019

Do you know who is running for town-wide office in the Brookline elections on Tuesday, May 7? Did you even know there is an election? Brookline has had problems with low voter turnout in local elections, but candidate for the Select Board Raul Fernandez is trying to change that. And Congresswoman of the ...

Spartan racing helps athletes battle challenges

Spartan racing helps athletes battle challenges

Tina Little, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

Eight-foot wall climbs, 20-foot rope climbs, barbed wire crawls, monkey bars, swinging rings. One of the few places you will find these daunting obstacles is in a Spartan Race. Spartan races are obstacle course competitions held all over the US and in 42 countries around the world. Within Spartan r...

Blue takes 2018 Powderpuff title after a fantastic pep rally

Blue takes 2018 Powderpuff title after a fantastic pep rally

Tina Little, Sports Editor

November 21, 2018

Powderpuff   One of the few sporting events the entire high school unites behind is the annual flag football game between the junior (red, class of 2020) and senior (blue, class of 2019) girls. After a hard-fought game, the seniors won.   After senior Jordan Dias scored a ...

Programs lend a helping hand to international students

Programs lend a helping hand to international students

Tina Little, Staff Writer

September 15, 2018

When students start high school, many already have a group of friends, an understanding of the culture and an idea of what the experience will be like. But for international students, this transition is more difficult because of the added challenge of learning a new language and adjusting to a new lifestyl...

Teacher Feature: Karen Harris

Teacher Feature: Karen Harris

Tina Little, Staff Writer

June 16, 2018

Have you ever wanted to take a class like Friendship in Literature or Spirituality in Literature? Well, both of these theme-based classes are taught by School Within a School (SWS) teacher Karen Harris. Many students think Harris is a skillful teacher because she engages her students through thought...

Review: M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions

Review: M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions

Tina Little, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

One of the most well-known “impossible” shapes is the Penrose Triangle, a shape seemingly visually possible, but physically impossible. Well, the inspiration for this triangle did not come from intense mathematics, but rather prints by Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher. In the 1920s, Escher began crea...

Movie Review: The Last Jedi

Movie Review: The Last Jedi

Tina Little, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi The lights dim as the familiar words “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” appear. Everyone waits in anxious anticipation, wondering what this movie will mean for a franchise that has lasted over 40 years.  Star ...

Students attend women’s business conference at Harvard

Students attend women’s business conference at Harvard

Tina Little, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017

Business has been a male-dominated profession for a long time. But recently, many women have started their own businesses and taken positions in business. On the weekend of Nov. 4, high school girls from all over the country gathered together for the first time at Harvard Business School to learn how to...

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