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Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” mirrors modern day issues

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” mirrors modern day issues

Sidonie Brown, Arts Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, reviews, Showcase

A man abusing his power to prey on women is an unfortunately familiar image. It is the story that has occupied countless headlines, provoked outrage and caused victims to come forward themselves. Now, this narrative has taken the stage in the form of this year’s production of “Measure for Measure,” o...

Movie Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Movie Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Becky Perelman, Sports Managing Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts, electives, Movie Review

Claire Standish and John Bender, Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson, Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan, and now Sierra Burgess and Jamey. Every romantic high school movie has those two characters that you root for to fall in love. From the very beginning, you know that they will end up together and it is ...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” movie delves deep into Queen’s intricacies

“Bohemian Rhapsody” movie delves deep into Queen’s intricacies

Oliver Fox and Graham Krewinghaus

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

In the modern era, the band, Queen, is a household name. Everyone knows hits like “We Will Rock You”, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and “Another One Bites The Dust”. This, however, wasn’t always the case. Freddie Mercury and his band of misfits rose to fame because they never followed the formula. It ...

Company One uses theater as a vehicle for change

Company One uses theater as a vehicle for change

Anna Dong, News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts

Undocumented immigrants. The American education system. A new lense on the Vietnam War. Boston’s award-winning Company One Theater produces thought-provoking plays that explore social justice issues. Since its inception in 1999, Company One has strived to use theater as a vehicle for social change. ...

Wave of Asian representation in film fights stigma

Wave of Asian representation in film fights stigma

Sidonie Brown, Arts Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

To see yourself on screen is not a privilege available to all. For Asian-American viewers, representation has long been wishful thinking, an airy hope of a future without whitewashing or yellowface, stereotypical depictions or racist narratives. By perpetuating stereotypes and effectively ignoring a large pop...

Poet provides an eye-opening experience for the high school

Poet provides an eye-opening experience for the high school

Yiming Fu, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

“I’m lazy,” poet Martin Espada jokes when asked why he writes poems instead of books or journalism articles. Elaborating, Espada describes how poems convey stories concisely and powerfully, allowing him to pack in more “oomph,” and then release the intensity into the air when read aloud. ...

“Mid90s” movie delights universally with its unique message

“Mid90s” movie delights universally with its unique message

Mia Thompson, Rachel Nguyen, and Graham Krewinghaus

October 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

"Mid90s" is an outlier; a movie about teenagers that does not fall into the trope of coming of age stories that society loves. Through its raw emotion and deliberate yet understated screenplay, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut provides a necessary redefinition of what it means to grow up. Hill’...

Emily Lew combines art and activism in AP Portfolio

Emily Lew combines art and activism in AP Portfolio

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts

Art is fueled by passion. It takes raw emotions like love, sadness, or pride, and refines them into pieces that express the subject matter on a deeper level of understanding. Graduate Emily Lew '18 recognizes that this power of art of can be used for something other than just human emotion: animals. ...

Z-block performing arts classes provide rewarding start to day

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Bright, vibrant sounds and notes crash one after another in harmony. Stage lights shine on the performers, reflecting off the instruments and into the dark crowd where the audience listens intently. With a flick and wave, the conductor cues the players and the orchestra starts, launching into an enthu...

Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Sabrina Zhou and Mia Thompson

June 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The stage lights shined a myriad of colors onto the iridescent backdrop. The warm glow of chandeliers accentuated the gold accents on the walls. It is the summer of 1963 at a resort in the Catskills, a mountain range in New York. This resort is the main setting of a beloved movie and a new musical, Dirty ...

Love, Simon Movie Review

Love, Simon Movie Review

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018


Filed under Arts

In an accepting community like Brookline, many would assume that a topic such as coming out would be easy to talk about. The movie, Love, Simon tells the story of a high school student who lives in a very similar community to that of Brookline and his journey of coming out. Simon Spier (played by...

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