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  • March 27School Committee Meeting: March 30 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

  • March 27 Brookline High School Dance Marathon for Boston Children’s Hospital: April 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Brookline Teen Center.

  • March 27College panel for students with learning differences will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm in the MLK room

Knitting for a Cause club weaves stress relief and charity

Knitting for a Cause club weaves stress relief and charity

Sabrina Zhou, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under Arts

What do blankets and community have in common? Warmth. At the high school, there is a club that provides both. Typically, youthful high schoolers are not associated with knitting. Regardless, Knitting for a Cause, a club at the high school, offers students an opportunity to relax, socialize and do...

Freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth, debuts

Freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth, debuts

Gabe Lee, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under Arts

Imagine you find a mysterious package in your room one day and it changes your life forever. This is exactly what happens to Milo, the protagonist of the upcoming freshman play, The Phantom Tollbooth. The play is based on the popular children’s book by Norton Juster and debuts on Dec. 7. According to dr...

Novice jazz band group develops musical skills

Novice jazz band group develops musical skills

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under Arts

Instruments are taken out and tuned as students talk and shuffle on music stands as the band prepares to play an especially difficult piece. Upstairs, jazz band teacher Carolyn Castellano works on basics with a smaller group of quiet but enthralled musicians. These musicians are part of a feeder group f...

PhDs worthwhile for educators in the long run

PhDs worthwhile for educators in the long run

Zoe Videlefsky, Staff Writer
December 3
Filed under Arts

“It’s a universal experience that graduate school is hell,” said chemistry teacher Dr. Julia Speyer. Brookline High teachers with PhDs said that getting their doctorate was a grueling process but ultimately worthwhile. A PhD is the most advanced postgraduate degree a student can get. Over t...

Review: William Merritt Chase at MFA Boston

Review: William Merritt Chase at MFA Boston

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer
November 29
Filed under Arts, Showcase

As one walks down the stairs to the dark lower level for the big exhibition at the art museum, a bright screen is seen, showing a sequence of Impressionist works, accompanied by a piano version of a waltz from the turn of the century. This sets the stage for the brilliant artwork of the same time period...

Review: Micsgiving

Review: Micsgiving

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
November 27
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Feet tapping, heads bouncing and students lined up for turkey sandwiches. This was the scene at the annual Micsgiving open mic event on Nov. 24, hosted by band director Carolyn Castellano. The show began with a student who performed a song and played guitar along with it. The band Lemon Juice, which...

Backstage crew plays critical role in shows

Backstage crew plays critical role in shows

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer
November 22
Filed under Arts

An electric guitar is heard strumming the national anthem, followed by a video of a news report. Lights shine on a group of actors onstage wearing elegant business suits. A framework of industrial pipes and exposed lights set the scene. Before the actors even speak, the work of a whole team of student...

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Daisy Elliot, Staff Writer
November 19
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium filled with students and eager parents on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., all gathered to watch the first Needs Improvment and BETCo performance of the year. The crowd chuckled, gasped, and applauded throughout Needs Improvment’s entire performance. BETCo (Brookline Educatio...

Manhater Gazette sparks feminist discourse

Manhater Gazette sparks feminist discourse

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor
November 18
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Maybe you’ve seen the pamphlet, or maybe you visited their content-rich website.  Maybe you’ve seen the shirts.  Maybe you’ve just heard the word around the high school: Manhater. The Manhater Gazette is a student-run online and print publication that features articles about feminism. Thro...

Artist of the Month: Carolyn Fahrner

Artist of the Month: Carolyn Fahrner

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts

Imagine the melodious, cheerful tune of an acoustic guitar followed by upbeat  and contemplative lyrics. Junior Carolyn Fahrner is a self taught musician and songwriter, who has an Extended Play (EP) “Bones,” out on iTunes and Spotify.  Both of Fahrner’s parents are musicians and she played ce...

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