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The Student News Site of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

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‘Filling in the gaps:’ Amplify Muslim Voices hosts second annual Iftar

‘Filling in the gaps:’ Amplify Muslim Voices hosts second annual Iftar

Ahmad Khalid, Contributing Writer May 17, 2024

“We may not know what is beyond, but we can see in each other’s hearts that we are the same in our dependence on the Earth and on God’s creation. This can be our foundation of how to get along.”...

Josh Levy P ’14 ’16 ’20 aids in shutting down commercial sex ring

Josh Levy P ’14 ’16 ’20 aids in shutting down commercial sex ring

Alexandra Kluzak, Editor in Chief May 17, 2024

Just two miles from the Upper School campus, in Watertown’s Arsenal Yards, one location in an interstate commercial sex ring was in operation until its ringleaders were arrested in November 2023. Trafficking...

¡Celebramos! Latin and Hispanic community unites at Noche Española

¡Celebramos! Latin and Hispanic community unites at Noche Española

May 17, 2024

Entering the Community Room on April 3, one thing was clear: it was Noche Española, also known as Spanish Night. Attendees got a full taste of Hispanic culture with a live DJ shuffling between Shakira...

William (left) embraces his American pen pal, Will (right).

United at last: Will Benjamin ’25 meets pen pal of nine years in Malawi

Yancheng Zhao, Contributing Writer September 6, 2023

With the rapid rise of digital communication, hand- written letters may seem antiquated. Will Benjamin ’25 disagrees. He has spent nine years forging a friendship with his 16-year-old pen pal, William...

Wildfires burn in Canada.

Climate change strikes throughout the summer

Kate Rice, Sports Editor September 6, 2023

Record-breaking temperatures and raging wildfires are just two of the ways the burning of fossil fuels and other human activity have damaged the planet this summer. A heightened concern in recent years,...

Seniors follow passions during SSP

Seniors follow passions during SSP

Gabe Cooper, Contributing Writer June 6, 2023

For her Senior Spring Project (SSP), Katie Baker ’23 volunteered at Spruce Street, a nursery school for children ages 2-5 she herself attended, and interned at Locke Lord Law Firm, where she conducted...

It’s no trivial matter: Trivia team wins state championship

It’s no trivial matter: Trivia team wins state championship

Rahdin Salehian and Alexandra Kluzak June 6, 2023

“This is still very close for the state championship, everybody,” Billy Costa, host of High School Quiz Show, told the school’s team, Mansfield High School's team, and the live audience at Great...

Aleeza Riaz ’25 (left) leads a Q&A with Mayor Sumbal Siddiqui (right).

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui headlines school’s first Iftar celebration

Beckett Dubovik, Features Editor April 29, 2023

“I hope as we share our meal together this evening, we all reflect on the ways that we are working together in our communities to address injustice,” City of Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui said as...

In defense of the ‘boring’ story

Nnema Epee-Bounya, Media Maven April 29, 2023

I have always gravitated toward character-driven stories— worlds in which the cast is so complex and compelling that it makes you want to travel to their alternate universe and yell at them for their...

Keegan fellows: Emilia Khoury ’25 (left) and Alexandra Kluzak ’24 (right).

Kluzak and Khoury named Keegan fellows

Kate Rice, Sports Editor April 29, 2023

Fifteen years since Marina Keegan’s class of 2008 graduated, and 10 years since the Marina Keegan ’08 Summer Fellowship’s creation in 2013, students continue to take advantage of the opportunity...

Aaron, Chloe, and Graham stand outside the World Debate Championship in South Africa.

Debaters bring home hardware from World Championship

Will Benjamin, Contributing Writer April 29, 2023

More than eight thousand miles away in Durban, South Africa, Graham Bateman ’23, Chloe Taft ’25, and Aaron Rai ’24 competed as part of a U.S. delegation against teams from 70 countries in the World...

Silicon Valley Bank

April 29, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a state-chartered commercial bank based in Santa Clara, California, declared bankruptcy on March 10. SVB was the 16th largest bank in the United States, holding $209 billion...

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