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Review: Progressions 2018

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

A red-lit backdrop and a cluster of black silhouettes begin the performance. Still dancers quickly come to life, throwing their arms in all different directions to the first sharp beats of the music. Hands quickly retracting back inward, the group moves together, functioning like one single body as they tw...

Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

From Irish pirates in 1647 to a group of people in heaven explaining how a banana peel led to their humorous deaths, the Needs Improvment show on May 11 made hilarious and witty dialogue out of bizarre scenarios. The event took place in the Robert-Dubbs Auditorium and left the audience laughing from...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Jonah Lenoch

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Jonah Lenoch

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

On May 8, freshman Jonah Lenoch competed in the fourth installment of Restaurant 108’s Top Chef competition with a barbecue-themed menu. As I entered the restaurant, I was greeted with the sweet smell of barbecue sauce and roasted meat and vegetables. Lenoch said he was inspired by his family traditi...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Jilli Goldstein and Izzy Gonzalez

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

Fierce competitor sophomore Cassiann Foster threw her oven mitt into the annual Top Chef gauntlet on Tuesday, May 1 at Restaurant 108. Foster, having two years of restaurant experience under her apron’s belt, previously participated in Top Chef competitions by helping competitors in their quest for ...

Review: Poetry Fest

Review: Poetry Fest

Rachel Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

On April 26 in the basement of Brookline Booksmith, the Brookline community, including students and faculty members of the high school, were ecstatic. It was a full house and everyone was on the edge of their seats. It was the annual Poetry Fest. This event encourages students, staff members and ...

Student dancers commit to outside classes

Student dancers commit to outside classes

Sonia Bhattacharyya, News Writing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

Imagine dancing two hours per day, six days per week, for nine straight years. Fine-tuning your skills and honing your craft outside of school, to such an extent that you could turn one of your hobbies into a profession. For many committed dancers at the high school, this is their reality. Many danc...

Alumnus Jonathan Mande spreads importance of rhythm

Alumnus Jonathan Mande spreads importance of rhythm

Gabe Lee, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

Jonathan Mande '11 has been inspired by drums since an early age when he listened to his favorite music and wanted to learn how to play along. He created his own drum kit at the age of five using small branches of bamboo that he found in the woods, cinder blocks and cardboard. Mande wants to teach studen...

Review: M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions

Review: M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions

Tina Little, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Visual Arts Reviews

One of the most well-known “impossible” shapes is the Penrose Triangle, a shape seemingly visually possible, but physically impossible. Well, the inspiration for this triangle did not come from intense mathematics, but rather prints by Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher. In the 1920s, Escher began crea...

AOM: Bradley Wolf

AOM: Bradley Wolf

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts

You’ve likely heard about a double threat and a triple threat. What about a quintuple threat? Through participation in orchestra, choir, dance, gymnastics and musical theatre, sophomore Bradley Wolf’s extensive resume includes almost every aspect of performing arts. For him, performing is not jus...

Artists give advice to aspiring underclassmen

Artists give advice to aspiring underclassmen

Emma Kahn, News Writing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts

Close your eyes and listen: there is beautiful music floating through the air. Open your eyes and look: incredible pieces of art line the walls with no end in sight. Where are you? A concert hall? A museum? No. You are simply at Brookline High School, a school filled with incredible artists. How...

Meet the a capella groups: Testostatones

Meet the a capella groups: Testostatones

Iman Khan, Arts Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

The Testostatones meet during X-block and on Sunday nights. If you are interested in joining, the auditions will be held on May 29 through June 1.

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Ben Haber

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Ben Haber

Daisy Elliot, Opinions Writing Editor

April 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

On April 10, junior Ben Haber cooked in the second of five Top Chef competitions in Restaurant 108. This week's menu showcased Spanish classics with modern interpretations. This is Haber’s first year working at Restaurant 108, but he has experience working at Barcelona Wine Bar and is one of the top ...

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