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Artist of the Month: Makena Binker-Cosen

Artist of the Month: Makena Binker-Cosen

Mairin Quillen, Layout Manager

October 24, 2015


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By Mairin Quillen Two cartoonish characters appear in a brightly colored room, discover a book about Ancient Greek culture and proceed to hunt down their professor, who teaches them about the legacy left behind by the Greeks throughout the arts and sciences. Junior Makena Binker-Cosen produce...

AOM: Michée Mande

AOM: Michée Mande

April 26, 2015


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On an average weekday afternoon, junior Michée Mande can be found sitting in a quiet area of the Brookline Teen Center, drawing and watching other young artists on Youtube and Instagram. According to Mande, his inspiration comes from watching other talented people on the internet. Once he sees a ...

Artist of the month: Shirley Wu

Artist of the month: Shirley Wu

April 8, 2015


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  by Lily Bermel Sophomore Shirley Wu must tape fake nails onto her hands in order to practice her instrument, a Guzheng or Chinese Zither. The Guzheng is more than 2,000 years old. The 6 foot wide instrument is hollow, with 21 strings, and can be played with either one or two hand...

Artists of the month: Sam Pollak and Sarah Dreyfus

Artists of the month: Sam Pollak and Sarah Dreyfus

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor

February 24, 2015


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by Sofia Georgaklis While creating everything from artistic music videos to poignant public service announcements, sophomores Sam Pollak and Sarah Dreyfus have developed their own unique style for producing many genres of video. "I love filming because I like to look at things through a different...

Artist of the Month: Johanna Kepler

Artist of the Month: Johanna Kepler

Sara Hogenboom, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015


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by Sara Hogenboom Every two years junior Johanna Kepler returns to her native Guatemala. She is not on vacation, however. She is there to work. She is there to teach dance.   Kepler works with an organization called Common Hope, which helps Guatemalan kids complete school. The organization...

Artist of the month: Joseph Pierre

Artist of the month: Joseph Pierre

December 18, 2014


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by Yoel Abulaf   From the streets of France to the halls of Brookline, sophomore Joseph Pierre has used his passion for graffiti to help him rise above conflicts in his personal life. Before moving to the United States last year, Pierre lived in France, where he saw a lot of graffiti on the...

Artist of the month: Eema Karim

Artist of the month: Eema Karim

November 14, 2014


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When you walk into room 200, you find a hidden gem of the high school. This Chinese classroom looks more like an art gallery, with colorful drawings and paintings hanging from the walls and sculptures resting on the countertops. Among the exhibited works are several of junior Eema Karim’s. After starting to dr...

Artist of the Month: Nicholas Gallitano

Artist of the Month: Nicholas Gallitano

Sasha Saias, Opinions Writing Editor

October 27, 2014


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Senior Nicholas Gallitano is standing at the ready, his viola balanced on his shoulder. He takes his time, making sure the instrument is tuned just right and that no string is pulled too taut. When he plays, the notes are clear and piercing. For Gallitano, playing the viola is not merely a chore or ex...

Zoe Bentley

Zoe Bentley

May 28, 2014


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Line by line, frame by frame, senior Zoe Bentley creates fluid motion in the form of animation, one of a plethora of artistic forms she uses to express herself. Animation, however, is unique in the level of spontaneity required. Bentley has had a long history with visual art, having started d...

Andrew Cornish

Andrew Cornish

May 6, 2014


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Scrolling through senior Andrew Cornish’s YouTube channel, it is evident that his life is ruled by rhythm. Besides the four videos he has uploaded, all of which feature personal renditions of bluegrass remixes as well as original work, his channel is flooded with “tips and tricks” for playing b...

Hannah Weighart

Hannah Weighart

April 9, 2014


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Before ballet class, junior Hannah Weighart can be found tying her hair into a bun and chatting with her friends in the studio. But when she is about to step onstage, she takes a moment alone to reflect, focus and curb her excitement. She tells herself, “I can do it.” Weighart has been dancing sinc...

Sam LoPiccolo

December 18, 2013


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Looking around the room, there is only one escape. You jump onto the fire-truck and activate the button on the side. A ladder extends forward, and you scramble up. As you reach the top, you dive into the vent. This is the virtual world that senior Sam LoPiccolo has created. LoPiccolo is pa...

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