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Not throwing away his shot: a high school alum takes Broadway stage in Hamilton

Not throwing away his shot: a high school alum takes Broadway stage in Hamilton

Gabe Lee, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Showcase

From his humble beginnings on the stage of the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium, alumni Nik Walker is now behind the curtains of the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway. Walker pursued his passion of performing arts and is currently preparing for his role in the critically acclaimed musical Hamilton. He graduated ...

ROM: Shawarma King

ROM: Shawarma King

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

Shawarma King is a Lebanese restaurant on Beacon Street just outside of Coolidge Corner. At first glance, it seems like another fast food joint; a white sign taped to the window reads, “Don’t feel awful, eat Shawarma King falafel!” You pick up your food on paper plates at a counter, then sit d...

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

In pitch black lighting, low voices began to cry, “You’re in the doldrums.” The audience found itself transfixed as deep voices, illuminated by gradually increasing red lights as fascinating characters rose up into full posture. The Lethargarians had appeared, clothed in hooded grey sweats, encircli...

Peeps on the Street: What are your favorite museums in Boston?

Peeps on the Street: What are your favorite museums in Boston?

Marco Georgaklis, Breaking News Writing Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Peeps on the Street

  photos by Marco Georgaklis/Sagamore Staff  

Review: Jazz Improv Music Festival

Review: Jazz Improv Music Festival

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer
December 4, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

With both the audience and the musician on stage, a very personal experience occurred on Dec. 2 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium.  This concert was led by three groups of musicians. The first group was led by Jorrit Dijkstra and were called Matchbox Trio. The second group was the Junior Music Collective, and the third group was the A...

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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