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Review: An Evening with Nik Walker

Review: An Evening with Nik Walker

Sabrina Zhou and Sarah Hughes
June 13, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The excited chatter of Hamilton fans could be heard throughout the auditorium. People of all ages, both families and individual students, anxiously waited for the anticipated alumni to speak. The overwhelming response to the event was evident, as the tickets sold within hours and the auditorium consi...

Baking with Susanna: trail mix cookies

Baking with Susanna: trail mix cookies

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
June 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

As much as we would all love to pretend it isn’t so, finals are fast approaching. For me, cookies are a must-have during long periods of studying. These cookies are awesome because you can throw in a little of whatever you have on hand or whatever you’re in the mood for. If you’re allergic to nu...

Música y Cultura 2017

Música y Cultura 2017

Jamie Martinez and Sascha Wolf-Sorokin
June 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

The auditorium shook with the powerful beating of the drums and strumming of guitars. The strong voices of the combined choruses sang an arrangement of traditional Puerto Rican bombas. This was the beginning of the annual music and dance performances in Música y Cultura. The Música y Cultura assembly, which has be...

AOM: Genevive Bondaryk

AOM: Genevive Bondaryk

Lauro Demb, Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts, Showcase

“Dance is who I am; if I introduce myself I always say,  ‘I am Genevive, I am 18, I am a good student and I am a dancer.’”   Genevive Bondaryk has been dancing since she was four years old, and the 18-year-old has covered a wide range of styles. Originally, she began with ballet, jazz and ta...

Review: Political Intent and Beyond Limits at the Museum of Fine Arts

Valentina Rojas-Posada, Breaking News Managing Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Walking into the Political Intent and Beyond Limits exhibits, it is immediately evident that they are not your typical art exhibits. The mix of abstract and contemporary pieces highlights social issues and has the potential to redefine how we think about art. The exhibits are placed in parallel inst...

Teacher Feature: Elizabeth Brennan

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Drawing and painting do not always come naturally to many students at Brookline High. Many students arrive in the Drawing I classroom just to inform the teacher that “they aren’t really an artist.” For visual arts teacher is Elizabeth Brennan, playing a role in cultivating each and every student’s artistic talent has...

Restaurant of the Month: Coolidge Corner Pizza Comparison

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

Who doesn’t like pizza? It would be hard not to in Brookline. We visited three well-loved pizza places on Harvard Street in Coolidge Corner: Oath Craft Pizza, Otto and the Upper Crust Pizzeria to see which one was the best. Each restaurant provided a variety of services, ranging from food quality to ae...

Free Music Lessons Promote Strong Relationships Between Students

Free Music Lessons Promote Strong Relationships Between Students

Natalie Jew, Staff Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

The Brookline Music Program brought to life the idea of a place where high school and middle school musicians could come together to learn how to play an instrument. The student-run organization, which is currently held at the Brookline Teen Center, creates a relationship in which a high school volunteer gives free music lessons to a middle school child. The...

Annual Student Directed Festival emboldens creative growth

Annual Student Directed Festival emboldens creative growth

Paul Miller-Schmidt, Opinions Writing Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Adaptations of the cartoon show Bob’s Burgers, satires on the ungratefulness of Brookline and classics like The Rhinoceros are just a few examples of the vast range of performances at the Drama Society’s Student Directed Festival. Student Directed is a two day festival during which groups of st...

New Post-Secret U display aims to increase mental health dialogue

New Post-Secret U display aims to increase mental health dialogue

Ani Mathison, Assistant Photo Manager
May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

BHS Active Minds is a new club that exists nationwide and is active in many colleges. The goal of the club is to destigmatize mental health, open up conversations about mental health and create a safe space to have those conversations.The 21st Century Fund granted the club money to put together the Po...

A Brookline landmark: the Coolidge Corner Theater

A Brookline landmark: the Coolidge Corner Theater

Sarah Groustra, Arts Writing Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

The iconic, art deco marquee of the Coolidge Corner Theater has presided over Brookline since 1933, drawing in cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike. In its more than eighty years of operation, the screens have shown a range of films from Modern Times to Get Out. However,  it is not just the smell...

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