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Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japan-U.S. friendship

Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japan-U.S. friendship

May 13, 2015
Filed under News

By Ashley Lee The 4th annual Cherry Blossom Festival was held on May 9 at the high school. The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the cherry trees given to the United States by Japan 103 years ago. The quad overflowed with crowds of people enjoying Japanese festival activities, food and performances....

Successful Alumni in the Arts

Successful Alumni in the Arts

Sara Hogenboom, Staff Writer
December 14, 2014
Filed under News

By Ashley Lee and Sara Hogenboom Sarah Lamb When Sarah Lamb ’98 wore unusual outfits to school (like a towel—a bet with her father) and memorized the poem “Il pleure dans mon cœur” for Dean of Students Scott Buchart’s French class (she can still recite it in its entirety), she did no...

Originality of graduation speeches questioned

Originality of graduation speeches questioned

October 14, 2014
Filed under Hard News, News

by Ashley Lee For two consecutive years, a speech delivered by a student speaker during the high school’s graduation ceremony has raised concerns of plagiarism. Aspects of the graduation speech made by N.I. ’13 were similar to those of the high school graduation speech made in the movie ...

Redesigned SAT leads to varied student reactions

Redesigned SAT leads to varied student reactions

May 5, 2014
Filed under News

On March 5, the College Board announced that there will be a redesigned SAT exam starting in 2016. According to the College Board, changes to the exam include: a focus on more relevant vocabulary; an optional essay (although school districts and colleges may require its completion); a scoring system ...

A look at student movie favorites

A look at student movie favorites

April 9, 2014
Filed under Arts

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Student charged after multiple in-school thefts (Infographic)

February 12, 2014
Filed under News

After several thefts throughout first semester, a student at the high school has been charged with larceny, according to Lt. Philip Harrington of the Brookline Police Department. Interim Dean of Students Scott Butchart confirmed that money had been stolen from the cash register of Restaurant 108 multiple...

Seniors calmly prepare for competitive college auditions

January 21, 2014
Filed under Arts

[su_youtube url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORxPl0SPSsI&feature=youtu.be" width="280" height="200" responsive="no"] From ballet barres to dramatic monologues to percussion, auditions for college performing arts programs can take many forms. However, they are all a crucial part of determinin...

Race Reels opens dialogue

December 18, 2013
Filed under News, Race Reels

With thought-provoking films and discussion time in a circle, Race Reels is not the average high school movie night. From topics that range from post-911 discrimination to racism in high school to Chinese adoption, the program shows a movie about race and racial identity each month and engages the audience...

Kent Hisada

Kent Hisada

November 19, 2013
Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts

Lights, strings, woodwinds—and in front, a boy with a violin. This past spring, sophomore Kent Hisada shattered the mesmerized silence of the auditorium and earned a thunderous standing ovation. One of the winners of the high school’s concerto competition in February, Hisada, accompanied by the orchestra, opened the first night...

Preview: Shakespeare troupe tackles unsung work

Preview: Shakespeare troupe tackles unsung work

October 17, 2013
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

In the modern mind, Hermione is to Harry and Ron as Juliet is to Romeo. But J. K. Rowling did not invent the name for bushy-haired Granger. A lesser-known Hermione also appears in this year’s annual Shakespeare play, The Winter’s Tale, which runs from Nov. 6 to Nov. 9. Set during the Civil War era,...

Genki Ya

Genki Ya

March 17, 2013
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

“Two more people?” our hostess repeated, eyeing our table of seven. “Two,” we confirmed, and with just one look around Genki Ya, we could understand her surprise. The Japanese sushi restaurant had no more than 10 tables with little space in between. The effect, however, was not one of cramped...

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