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Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Bertina Xue and Cleo Falvey
April 12, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

This week’s Top Chef: Restaurant 108 featured the final competitor: Senior Sammy Hernandez. Hernandez created a host of amazing dishes that were inspired by his Puerto Rican roots. The deliciousness of the dishes and the high quality of the service made for an excellent overall dining experience. ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel

Evan Marohn and Bertina Xue
April 7, 2017
Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

The third installment of the annual Top Chef competition in Restaurant 108 featured three chefs, rather than the usual one, as seniors Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel collaborated on an Italian-themed menu with several appetizer, entree and dessert options. First, we were served a bas...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Bertina Xue and Jason Altshuler
March 22, 2017
Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 21 head chef and senior Mikayla Woodberry began the first installment of the annual competition with a Latin-American inspired menu, titled “Garifuna Flava.” For an appetizer, we ordered the shrimp and avocado stuffed plantain cups (tazón de plátano con camarones y aguacat...

Which style are you?

Which style are you?

Bertina Xue, Layout and Social Media Manager
January 30, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Teachers address modern-day issues

Teachers address modern-day issues

Bertina Xue, Layout/social media news media
November 10, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News

Do you ever wish your classes talked about real world events more, or do you wish they talked about it less? Have you ever wondered how teachers choose whether or not to include current events in their lessons? Some teachers incorporate current events into their social studies classes because they want the...

Music recording inspires future careers

Music recording inspires future careers

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
May 27, 2016
Filed under Arts, Showcase

Scrolling through SoundCloud and finding a song featuring the familiar voice of a student at the high school is a rare treasure. Many students at the high school write and record their own music, learning skills such as using a variety of equipment, music programs and song-writing. SoundCloud is the main mu...

Members of the community express their opinions on race after claims of prejudice and discrimination in the Brookline Police Department

Members of the community express their opinions on race after claims of prejudice and discrimination in the Brookline Police Department

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

Steps to Success adviser Dan Arroyo “I grew up facing a lot of different racial terms, situations and if anybody has some shade on their skin, they know what I’m talking about. For all my allies and friends who are White, caucasian, any other color you want to speak about, you’ll never know wha...

Brookline community discusses racial discrimination in the police force

Brookline community discusses racial discrimination in the police force

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
January 6, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

The room was packed at a meeting held at Town Hall on Jan. 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. Over 40 people signed up to speak in response to Officers Prentice Pilot and Estifanos Zerai-Misgun of the Brookline Police Department’s claims that they encountered racial discrimination within the police force and that they...

2015 Winter Sports Preview

2015 Winter Sports Preview

Ben Mandl and Bertina Xue
December 14, 2015
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

  BOYS HOCKEY Head Coach: Steve Trundle Captain: junior Brian Greenstein Last Year’s Record: 10-6-2 The boys hockey team finished their 2014-2015 season with a 10-6-2 record. Returning players juniors Eli Hopkins and Colby Ferrigno said there are a lot of young players who add to the tea...

Teachers find connections between sports and teaching

Teachers find connections between sports and teaching

Bertina Xue, Arts layout editor
November 20, 2015
Filed under Sports

PHOTO PROVIDED BY NICK ROTHSTEIN Many students are involved in athletics at the high school. However, many teachers also participate in a physical activity routinely, ranging from boxing to soccer to running. These teacher athletes find that there are many parallels between coaching, teaching and pla...

New players improve dynamic of volleyball team

New players improve dynamic of volleyball team

Bertina Xue, Arts Layout Editor
November 7, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Sports

With only two returning varsity players this year, the volleyball team finds themselves with a very new and young team. Coach James Watson has introduced the players to a new philosophy. Watson said that because the team is made up with so many new players, with many transplanted junior varsity players,...

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