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Review: A Cappella Fest

Review: A Cappella Fest

March 15, 2015
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By Reeham Choudhury The lights were out, except for the spotlight centered on the floor of Dance Studio 1. All the seats were filled, forcing some to sit on on the floor. Although Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky, those who were at A Cappella Fest this Friday night, were most certainly luck...

Review: Spring Play delves into subject of rape culture

Review: Spring Play delves into subject of rape culture

March 6, 2015
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by Cleo Falvey Talking about rape, expression of sexuality and gender stereotypes isn’t easy, but the spring play, “Good Kids,” hopes to unpack some of the stigmas surrounding rape culture. “Good Kids,” by Naomi Iizuka, centers around the gang rape of a teenage girl, Chloe (Rachel Speyer Besancon), after a p...

Review of States Festival piece: “Down Came the Rain”

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief
March 3, 2015
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By Rosa Stern Pait This year’s student written High School Festival piece, Down Came the Rain, performed on Saturday, was one of three shows to advance to the semifinals. The show was an exploration of the effects of parental pressure,  and was both insightful and delightful. The protag...

Review of Musical: “Hairspray”

Review of Musical: “Hairspray”

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor
February 5, 2015
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By Sofia Georgaklis The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium was bustling with anticipation and excitement as it filled at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 for the debut showing of “Hairspray.” Directed and choreographed by S. Christien Polos, the lively performance was the perfect way to celebrate the end ...

Review of Emerson Festival play: “Manic Panic”

Review of Emerson Festival play: “Manic Panic”

Louie Goldsmith, Staff Writer
January 31, 2015
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By Louie Goldsmith In the Black Box on Friday, January 30 the cast of the Emerson Festival play debuted their show “Manic Panic”. The show was written and directed by senior Noa Goihberg, and follows a family that has been greatly affected by mental illness. Protagonist Lee Kirshner (Kaitlynd ...

Review of Jan. 9th Needs Improvment show

Review of Jan. 9th Needs Improvment show

Sara Hogenboom, Staff Writer
January 13, 2015
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By Sara Hogeboom A piano plays pop power ballads in the corner of the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. The audience mills around while listening to classics such as “Tell Me More” from “Grease” and “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from “Hairspray.” The audience members take their seats in fr...

BETCo previews their show “Netflux”

BETCo previews their show “Netflux”

January 13, 2015
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By Maya Morris The theater group BETCo began the preview of their show “Netflux” with a girl sitting in a cafe with her laptop. The girl, named Mel, is surrounded by chaos caused by drama between multiple different characters. Mel manages to finds her escape in the comfort of the website Netf...

Winter Concert Review

Winter Concert Review

December 22, 2014
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By Bertina Xue Holiday themed decorations, including snowflake projections on either side of the stage and a smattering of santa hats set a festive mood for the 2014 Winter Concert on Friday Dec. 19 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium. The concert featured engaging performances from the Concert Ba...

Freshman play review

December 14, 2014
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By Yoel Abulaf The Black Box was as full as it could be at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10. This year’s freshman play is “Holes,” an adaption of the book by Louis Sachar. The show ran for 90 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. The show followed pretty much the same structure as the book....

Slam Poetry team hosts second annual TeenWord poetry slam

Slam Poetry team hosts second annual TeenWord poetry slam

Sofia Tong, News Editor
December 7, 2014
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By Sofia Tong The bounce and rhythm of words, the intricate stressing of rhymes, the flow and ebb of phrases accompanied by the quiet patter of snaps: the sounds of a poetry slam are unmistakable. The TeenWord poetry slam was hosted for its second year Saturday night by junior Josh Grossman. It to...

Improvised Music Festival Review

Improvised Music Festival Review

Sam Klein, Sports Layout Editor
November 22, 2014
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by Sam Klein The Brookline High Music Collective came on stage decked out in every color of the rainbow. The front row of the Music Collective included saxophonists junior Zach Altshuler, freshman Evan Jacobson, seniors Gabriel Mininberg and Jared Shanks, and trumpeters senior Korey Caron and freshmen...

Needs Improvment/BETCO Review

Needs Improvment/BETCO Review

November 16, 2014
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When the doors to Robert-Dubbs Auditorium closed to mark the start of the show, the lights in the theatre did not go out and the stage lights did not flicker on. In fact, the stage itself was bare with the exception of one chair, a chair which was not even involved in the entire first performance. The...

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