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A capella groups provide insight on misconceptions

A capella groups provide insight on misconceptions

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts

Perfect Pitch and Note-A-Fy: two all-girls a cappella groups, fighting for the top a cappella spot at the high school. Are they rivals? Not so much. Contrary to popular belief and the fact that they are often compared to each other, Perfect Pitch and Note-A-Fy are actually more similar than not....

AOM Upgraded: Emma Staff

AOM Upgraded: Emma Staff

Josh Fleishman, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts, Multimedia, Showcase

Senior Emma Staff has always had a passion for art. In 4th grade, she started sewing and designing clothes. As she grew older, she became interested in drawing, painting, metal working, jewelry making and photography. She learns most of her skills through classes at the high school, but she also expan...

Review: All-Town Chorus Concert

Review: All-Town Chorus Concert

Elene Chamberlin, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium overflowed with parents excitedly chattering in anticipation of seeing their kids singing on the big stage. An animated energy buzzed in the auditorium as K-12 students darted in and about the crowd dressed in formal attire.  Nearly every seat was filled and nearly ever...

Makeup Tutorial #1 featuring Lia Rosenblatt

Makeup Tutorial #1 featuring Lia Rosenblatt

Vera Targoff, Staff Writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

When did you start doing makeup? I started in 8th grade, but I only got okay at it this year. Why do you wear makeup? It’s fun! I get to experiment with colors on my eyes. It’s like drawing, but on my face. I don’t have to show people a drawing, they can just look at my face and they’re like, ...

What does your hair mean to you?

What does your hair mean to you?

Jackie Perelman, Staff Writer
January 9, 2017
Filed under Arts

Travis Morgan Travis Morgan’s hair was inspired by a picture in a barber shop. They did it to be rebellious and to show school spirit. They see their hair as having the potential to be both feminine and masculine. To Travis, hair plays a large role in how they look and how others see them. Claire Lockwood Claire Lockwood expresses herself through her hai...

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase

Maisie Kramer, Staff Writer
January 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Enthusiastic theatergoers filed into the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium before the performance started. Most of the audience members sat in the first 10 rows of the auditorium as soft music played in the background, giving the vibe of a chill, intimate coffeehouse show. The Needs Improvment show on Friday, Jan. 6 ...

Lounge shows celebrate SWS music and artistry

Lounge shows celebrate SWS music and artistry

Zoe Videlefsky, Staff Writer
January 7, 2017
Filed under Arts

Fairy lights line the stage. There is a brimming aura of positivity and support. The room is full of people on couches and on the floor at the School Within a School Lounge Show. The SWS Lounge Show allows students to express their creative side in an accepting environment. Students say that the show...

AOM: Yana Lazarova-Weng

AOM: Yana Lazarova-Weng

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017
Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts, Showcase

Pitch black, pure white, and every shade in between: a zoomed-in subject looking up towards something bright, irises reflecting the light. Swift, dark markings represent the shadows. After taking an art class her freshman year, sophomore Yana Lazarova-Weng developed a passion for drawing, especially...

Review: Caffè Nero

Review: Caffè Nero

Chloe Jepsen, News Writing Editor
January 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

Bookshelves line the walls, freshly baked pastries and sandwiches are laid out in display cases, and the room is filled with dark coffee and soft light. Caffè Nero, an Italian-inspired coffee shop, opened last week in Brookline Village. It is located across from a Dunkin Donuts and a few doors down...

Music trips enrich cultural perspectives

Music trips enrich cultural perspectives

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer
December 20, 2016
Filed under Arts, Showcase

A crowd gathers around a small group of musicians on a pier in San Francisco. The beautiful sound of jazz drifts across the dock, drawing more people into the audience to watch the high school’s Jazz Band/Music Collective perform. Trips provide bonding within a musical group, as well as a chanc...

Review: Winter Concert 2016

Review: Winter Concert 2016

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer
December 17, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With snowflakes projected on the walls and green, red and blue lights shining on the stage, excited families and students found their seats on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. to witness the amazing musicians and vocalists at the high school. First up was the Concert Band, who started the night off with Of ...

Grease cast combines focus with fun

Grease cast combines focus with fun

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Arts, Showcase

The music stops, the actors complete their dance, and the cast immediately bursts into laughter. For some productions, rehearsals are serious, but for the cast of Grease, the element of fun is equally significant. Although organizing a musical requires a great deal of hard work, the cast and crew o...

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