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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...

Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

June 9, 2018


Filed under Arts

A group of girls dance on the auditorium stage, emotion written into their every move and facial expression. Soft music plays in the background, as the dancers move about, seeking an answer to an age-old question: what does it mean to beautiful? Last year, choreographer Christien Polos asked guest choreograph...

Darkroom Feature

Darkroom Feature

Yiming Fu, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Arts

Snap a selfie, put a filter on it and send it to a friend. Photo taking and sharing is becoming quicker and simpler as higher quality cameras become commonplace on phones. In the Photography Foundations class offered at the high school, students are exposed to the medium of film photography and the...

Review: SWS Art Show

Review: SWS Art Show

Sophia Stewart, Staff writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Arts

As storm clouds gathered on the evening of Tuesday, May 15, art lovers assembled on the fourth floor to appreciate works of the high school’s visual artists. But this was not just art for art's sake: all proceeds from the admission fee and some from the sale of works went to Rosie’s Place, a wome...

AOM: Chella Garcia

AOM: Chella Garcia

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


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During the summer of 2017, senior Chella Garcia accomplished what few can say they have done—she turned her dreams into a reality. With only some paint, a two-by-four piece of wood and a whole lot of hard work, she was able to complete a massive project and see her artwork ultimately reach the hands of h...

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Susanna Kemp, Co Editor in Chief

May 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

I love ice cream. And you probably do too. I originally pitched this article because almost all the ice cream and frozen yogurt places in Brookline closed. No more Emack & Bolio’s, 16 Handles or Yogurtland. So here’s the question: is J.P. Licks really the best ice cream there is? Boston has so ...

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 ...

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