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“Hamlet” transcends original story to explore social media and mental health

“Hamlet” transcends original story to explore social media and mental health

Jade Kwitkiwski and Rachel Lee

November 8, 2019

Unsheathing a pair of lightsabers in Google-esque headquarters, employees dressed in professional office clothing engage in a playful, yet skilled, fencing duel. This surprising moment of sudden excitement established that this rendition of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was speaking, even shouting, to...

Tik Tok phenomenon takes Generation Z by storm

Tik Tok phenomenon takes Generation Z by storm

Katherine Picker, Arts Editor

November 3, 2019

It would be impossible to ignore the global scale explosion Tik Tok, a video creating mobile app that bought and replaced the now retired Music.ly, has recently acquired. On Tik Tok, creators can post 15 second videos of them dancing, speaking or lip-syncing to thousands of different sounds. Users can al...

Powerhouse alum takes on fashion design in NYC

Powerhouse alum takes on fashion design in NYC

Yiming Fu, Editor-in-chief

November 3, 2019

There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise. - W.E.B. DuBois Her colorful handbag designs make a statement, and her values ring confidently clear on her website and social media accounts. Positivity. Inclusivity. She’s here for the working woman. Janeica Hance ’11 has always been det...

Freshman play offers a musical twist on classic Alice in Wonderland

Freshman play offers a musical twist on classic Alice in Wonderland

Phoebe Kallaher and Anoushka Mallik

October 30, 2019

“Off with her head! Off with her head!” chants the Queen of Hearts, played by freshman Mila Stojanov. The line, repeated throughout the freshman play, built suspense in the bizarre and absurd world of Alice in Wonderland. Truly standing the test of time, Alice in Wonderland is the classic tale...

Thriftamore: Edition 1 – Allston

Thriftamore: Edition 1 – Allston

Anoushka Mallik and Phoebe Kallaher, News Editor and Arts Editor

October 28, 2019

Building on the tradition of recycling and re-purposing old clothing, thrift stores offer an opportunity to find vintage clothing items for little more than a few dollars. While it can take some time to find your style, thrifting is an awesome way to find unique vintage items for a tiny fraction of wh...

Parlour offers a new twist on traditional-style cuisine

Parlour offers a new twist on traditional-style cuisine

Anna Dong and Rachel Lee

October 28, 2019

Walking down the well-loved streets of Coolidge Corner, you may notice something different nestled between the familiar shops and food spots. Across the street from J.P. Licks, a new restaurant beckons with a simple blue sign reading “parlour.” On the sidewalk, a small chalkboard stand welcomes diner...

OLS poses challenges to freshman play rehearsal

OLS poses challenges to freshman play rehearsal

Sophia Stewart, Opinions managing editor

October 28, 2019

Sometimes putting on a drama can be quite a drama.  The cast and crew of the freshman play faced some unusual challenges this year, but they adapted to the demanding circumstances. Along the way, cast and crew have creatively shaped the classic, “Alice in Wonderland,” allowing students to le...

Movie Review: The Joker

Movie Review: The Joker

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

October 25, 2019

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche claimed that laughter was an invention born out of despair; its creation was a mere byproduct of our suffering, spurred by a desire to forget why we suffer.  In a way, “Joker” is based on that worldview. A man with so little to live for and nowhere to run...

Student artists release music on Spotify through Brookline Teen Center

Student artists release music on Spotify through Brookline Teen Center

Jade Kwitkiwski, Arts Features Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

The room pulses with an electric energy as synths, songs and strings swirl around the recording studio and into the ears of delighted listeners. Born from the brains of creative student musicians and crafted with professionalism, their songs are ready to cross the finish line on legitimate streaming ap...

ICA exhibit takes a closer look into the ordinary

ICA exhibit takes a closer look into the ordinary

Elsie Wessels-Mains, Staff Writer

August 18, 2019

Summers might be for beaches and campfires, but the indoors still has a lot to offer with the “Entangled in the Everyday” exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).  The gallery, which will be featured until Aug. 25, showcases a series of mundane objects and pictures captured from e...

Review: Música y Cultura 2019

Review: Música y Cultura 2019

Peter Finnerty, Staff Writer

June 20, 2019

The loud beat of the drum swirled with the cheers from the audience; Música y Cultura was underway. People gathered in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium for the Música y Cultura performance to watch musicians and dancers celebrate Latin American, Caribbean and African culture through exciting song and dan...

Review: Camerata-Orchestra Concert

Review: Camerata-Orchestra Concert

Peter Finnerty, Staff Writer

June 20, 2019

The conductor raised her hands as the lights dimmed. The room went silent as each person focused their attention onto the stage and waited for the performance to begin. The Camerata-Orchestra Concert in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium featured a variety of different music, from Beethoven’s works to Iri...

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