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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. ...

Gallery: Prom 2016!

Gallery: Prom 2016!

Cleo Falvey and Louie Goldsmith
May 31, 2016
Filed under Arts, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The high school's Senior Prom was held on May 31, 2016. The Sagamore caught up with the attendees as they prepared to board buses to the Fairmont Copley Plaza. See the pre-prom pictures by clicking on the gallery below.

Review: Progressions 2016

Review: Progressions 2016

Cleo Falvey and Lizzy Filine
May 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

  The lights dimmed, and the audience watched as dancers, illuminated only by the glow of the cell phones they were holding, walked onstage during the first dance of the night in Progressions 2016, which was called “Honey.” Progressions, which runs from May 5-7 in the Roberts / Dubbs Audito...

Inspired by Olmsted Contest: Q & A with Mark Swartz

Inspired by Olmsted Contest: Q & A with Mark Swartz

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, Showcase

The celebration of the centennial of the National Parks Service and the Organic Act of 1916 approaches. The Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is offering a contest open to high school students who can artistically portray the importance of Olmsted and the Organic Act in a two-dimensiona...

Ace Chili Fest to raise money for senior trip

Ace Chili Fest to raise money for senior trip

Cleo Falvey, Arts Online writing editor
April 11, 2016
Filed under Arts, News, Showcase

The Alternative Choices in Education held an annual Chili Fest in the Martin Luther King Jr. Room on Thursday, April 7, during first and second lunch. According to ACE Program Coordinator Amy Bayer, the Chili Fest helps fund scholarships for seniors and a senior trip, this year senior will go to Pro...

“TextLess Live More” day raises awareness of phone use

“TextLess Live More” day raises awareness of phone use

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

As students filed into the Textless Live More assembly in the auditorium, a powerpoint presentation projected the facts: “It takes 1.5 seconds for drivers to perceive a need to stop and move their foot to the brake pedal. Driving at 50 km/h, a car will travel at least 34.9 meters before coming to a f...

Review: Best of Broadway Musicals

Review: Best of Broadway Musicals

Marco Georgaklis, Staff Writer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

An inspiring orchestral harmony of piano, guitar, bass, percussion, violin, and woodwinds set the vibrant tone for the high school's Best of Broadway Musicals on Thursday, Feb. 4., at the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium. A series of 29 songs from a variety of musicals, this well executed performance impressed ...

Gallery: Best of Broadway Dress Rehearsal

Gallery: Best of Broadway Dress Rehearsal

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The Sagamore goes behind the scenes for exclusive pictures of the Best of Broadway Musicals' dress rehearsal. Cleo Falvey / Sagamore Staff

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Seven Songs: Playlist Preview

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under Arts, Seven Songs

Want to contribute your own playlist of seven songs to the Sagamore? Fill out the Google Form in the article!

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51 bus to South Brookline late and inconsistent in arrivals

51 bus to South Brookline late and inconsistent in arrivals

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
January 29, 2016
Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

For many students who live in South Brookline, getting home after school is no small task: Living four or more miles from the school, they must take the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) supplemental 51 Bus, which is a special route that picks up high school students on campus after school. According to students, the bus is problematic due to its tardiness and inconsistency in arrivals, however, administrators said that they can’t do much about it because the bus is operated and run by the MBTA.

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Review: Revisions

Review: Revisions

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Variety is the spice of life, and variety was certainly in abundance at Revisions 2016. Held in Dance Studio One in the Tappan Gym at 7:30 p.m., the showcase of dancing, singing and improv had the theater crowded. A supportive audience was engaged throughout the entirety of the 90-minute show. The n...

Review: Opening Open Mic’s laid-back setting encourages performers to express freely

Review: Opening Open Mic’s laid-back setting encourages performers to express freely

September 19, 2015
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

by Cleo Falvey The atmosphere in the band room before the school’s first Open Mic began was casual, relaxed and friendly as about 10 performers and 10 audience members chatted, reclined on couches, pillows and comfy chairs and snacked on chips, bagels and juice provided by the organizers. The...

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