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Naked Pizza

Naked Pizza

December 1, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

Misleading is the one word I would use to describe Naked Pizza. Walking into the Coolidge Corner pizzeria, I was pleasantly surprised by how modern an establishment it was. The layout of the restaurant naturally appeared to my high-tech nature, due to the two iPads sitting in the store for customer...

August Ramos

August Ramos

December 1, 2011
Filed under Artists Of The Month

Succeeding as a classical musician is a difficult task, but junior August Ramos, driven by his love of music, is determined to try. Ramos played the guitar at a young age and later transitioned to the double bass in fourth grade when the music teacher at Lawrence School asked him to choose an instrument...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes a unique turn

A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes a unique turn

November 23, 2011
Filed under Arts

Performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream was never going to be an easy task, as it easily has one of William Shakespeare’s most chaotic scripts. Involving an enormous cast and a complex plot, the play is an anomaly in the world of comedy. But this year’s adaptation of Dream managed to spin the ...

Open Mic nights create a supportive atmosphere

Open Mic nights create a supportive atmosphere

November 21, 2011
Filed under Arts

Cheese and candy soaring through the air. What else could be a better environment for one’s first gig? Open Mic Night allows students of varying experience and talent to perform in front of an accepting group of their peers. According to performing arts teacher Carolyn Castellano, Open Mic Night is ...

Elective policy raises concern

Elective policy raises concern

November 21, 2011
Filed under Arts

When junior Anna Russo explains her passion for art, she leans forward, eyes wide and eager. Yet this dedicated arts aficionado has obtained only one elective credit. “I love the arts,” said Russo. “I just don’t have time for them.” Russo takes Chinese and French in addition to Advanced...

Heading into art schools

Heading into art schools

November 15, 2011
Filed under Arts

Every year, hundreds of students participate in the school’s vast array of art classes. While most choose to keep art as a hobby, others decide to pursue a career in art and apply to art school. Senior Maya Carlisle-Swedberg, who is a student in AP Studio Art, is applying to the College of Fine Arts at Bosto...

Ben Sherak

Ben Sherak

November 15, 2011
Filed under Artists Of The Month

For some people, writing might be an outlet for emotions, but for senior Ben Sherak, rapping is an outlet for cockiness and for a different side of him that he does not normally express in his daily life. “Like my rapper named ‘Hunger,’ it’s about hunger for success and the blood of an oppo...

Race Reels stimulates discussion

Race Reels stimulates discussion

October 30, 2011
Filed under Arts, Race Reels

“What you say is offensive,” says Nik Walker to his girlfriend in the movie Hoodwinked. “You do not know what it’s like to be black.” In 2006, seniors Walker and Dylan Lazerow created Hoodwinked for their senior project in the African-American studies class. Six years later, on S...

A risk pays off in originally undesired electives

A risk pays off in originally undesired electives

October 29, 2011
Filed under Arts

What do you do when you are put in an elective you did not sign up for and were never interested in? When sophomore Jenna Brewer had to drop Digital Photography I last year, she had to take Art Studio I, since it was the only open elective. Although she was uninterested at first, she found herself relaxin...

Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl

October 28, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

Have you ever reviewed a restaurant? I was nervous as I strolled into Brookline Village’s Oriental Pearl and realized my answer was no. However, as I gave the issue more thought, I realized I review food every day. We all do. Most people make comments like, “This is really good,” “that is...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s cast dresses up

A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s cast dresses up

October 24, 2011
Filed under Arts

This year’s Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is a cocktail of southern Republican politicians, vampires the ‘80s and the border debate. The original play’s fairies have been replaced with vampires, and Theseus, the Athenian duke, is a Texas senator. With such a plethora of char...

Poetry Fest: Beyond the nerves

Poetry Fest: Beyond the nerves

May 30, 2011
Filed under Arts

The small basement of the Brookline Booksmith was overflowing as adults and teenagers shifted excitedly in their seats, their faces bright with anticipation. The buzz faded when one clear voice cut through the silence, lighting the room with rhythm and expression. Every poem that was ...

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