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  • April 24Class Of 2020 Parent/Caregiver's Meeting: Wednesday, May 3 from 7-8 pm in the Cafeteria

  • April 24The Food Justice Club is hosting a food drive from April 26th to May 4th

New technology in library provides immersive experience for students

New technology in library provides immersive experience for students

Leon Yang, Writing Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under News, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Exploring ancient cities. Walking through the streets of a bustling metropolis. Riding on a rollercoaster. All these interesting and immersive experiences are usually inaccessible to most people. However, with the emergence of virtual reality technology, people can begin to envelop themselves in worlds...

Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Jillian Goldstein, Staff Writer
January 10, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

Needs Improvment, the improvisational acting group at the high school, performs with such a natural feeling, fluidity and joy, it is difficult to tell that performers make up their lines in the moment. On Friday, Jan. 8, in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium, the group once again wowed an audience with t...

December Open Mic Night: A Merry Little Mic

Ceci Cipullo, Contributing Writer
December 23, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

Christmas Tree lights of blue and green were hanging on the walls and the holiday themed cookies and candy canes made attendants feel cozy and festive. This wintery theme inspired many of the performers to perform holiday music at the event.

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Feature: Brookline Ballet School’s “The Nutcracker”

Feature: Brookline Ballet School’s “The Nutcracker”

Izzy Gonzalez, Staff Writer
December 15, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  Sophomore Tim Hartshorn began dancing as a 5-year-old, dreaming of the day he would dance in winter’s most beloved ballet production, The Nutcracker. Little did he know that less than a decade later it would be yet another season of landing an important role in the production at The Broo...

Review: The Giver Freshman Play

Review: The Giver Freshman Play

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer
December 9, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

Sofia Tong / Sagamore Staff Futuristic music plays as the audience settles in their seats. The music pauses, and a group of actors dressed head to toe in the color gray enter the stage. This year’s freshman play “The Giver” debuted on December 9th in the black box. The play is based on...

Review: TeenWord Poetry Slam

Review: TeenWord Poetry Slam

Ani Mathison, Staff Writer
December 7, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

Art is a tool for storytelling. Unlike many other artists, poets are unable to take advantage of costumes and dance routines to share their stories. Poets rely on their choice of words and their limited, but powerful, body movements that enable the story to come alive. The slam poetry competition took pl...

Review: Micsgiving

Ido Kushner
November 29, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The night kicked off with a performance by senior Zach Altshuler and band director, Carolyn Castellano. The duet performed the song “It’s Too Late” by Carole King, while the audience clapped their hands to the fast tempo. Micsgiving, the high school’s November Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Nov....

Movie Review: Spotlight

Movie Review: Spotlight

Sarah Groustra, Staff Writer
November 21, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  On Jan. 2, 2002, the Boston Globe Spotlight news team published an article revealing a sexual abuse scandal that hit close to home for many of its readers--the offenders were all officials in the Catholic Church and had molested hundreds of young children for years. The new movie "Spotlight...

Review: Orchestra/Camerata Concert

Review: Orchestra/Camerata Concert

Mia Abulaf, Staff Writer
November 15, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  MIA ABULAF/SAGAMORE STAFF The first Camerata-Orchestra concert of the year took place on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. As the lights dimmed, the orchestra crew prepared for playing on the stage. They first performed an exciting but short excerpt of a piece while...

Review: Needs Improvment/BETCo

Benjamin Mandl, Staff writer
November 13, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  The Needs Improvment and BETCo showcase began with all the actors marching onstage while happy music played. Shortly afterward, there was an opening monologue by an actor, senior Gabe Doyle, to which the rest of the cast told him, “You need improvement!” On Thursday, Nov. 12, Needs Improvment...

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Shakespeare Review: Lear

Kayla McKeon, Staff Writer
November 6, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  From strutting down the runway to family feuds, Queen Lear keeps the audience on its toes. A new take on the Shakespeare classic King Lear brings the audience into a world of high fashion and misplaced love. Queen Lear, directed by Mary Mastandrea, takes the classic Shakespearean tale ...

Review: October Open Mic Night

Ani Mathison, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

  The night began with band director Carolyn Castellano, senior Tristan Geary, and senior Jory Cherry singing a song about dirt. “This is a song about dirt. Nothing else,” said Castellano, before beginning their number that set the mood for the evening: fun, casual and funny. The song fe...

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