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Thriftamore: Edition 3 – Flea Markets

Thriftamore: Edition 3 – Flea Markets

Anoushka Mallik and Phoebe Kallaher

January 4, 2020

No matter what holiday you celebrate, gift shopping is an essential part of the season. Flea markets are a great spot to find truly one of a kind gifts for that special family member. Flea markets began in Paris as a place to buy second-hand goods that might contain fleas. Today, they are flea-free...

Gantetsu-Ya serves up Japanese flavors and comfort

Sidonie Brown and Jade Kwitkiwski

December 18, 2019

Traditional Japanese music bubbles out of the doorway, spilling into the lobby of the Coolidge Corner Arcade. A curious onlooker might notice that this hip new spot closely resembles Ganko Ittetsu Ramen, its sister restaurant opened by the same owner. Stepping inside, we were immediately transported i...

“Parasite” presents a masterclass of cinematic craft

“Parasite” presents a masterclass of cinematic craft

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

December 18, 2019

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about the international spectacle of "Parasite". The Washington Post called it “enlightening,” while the Wall Street Journal called it, simply, “a masterpiece.” Even the agency that believes it is the end all of movie reviews despite only sampling one type...

Casual food spot offers quality Mexican cuisine

Casual food spot offers quality Mexican cuisine

Amanda Kravitz, Sports & Social Media Managing Editor

December 3, 2019

You step into this small restaurant off of Commonwealth Avenue, and you are instantly hit with the smell of fresh guacamole and grilled tacos. In one corner, an employee is rolling dough for the soft tacos, and in another corner, churros are sizzling in the deep fryer. The line is almost out the door,...

Popcorn Dance Club unites range of cultures

Popcorn Dance Club unites range of cultures

Charlotte Foote, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

The Popcorn Dance Club members get into formation, each going to their respective positions on stage. The popular K-pop song “Uh-Oh” by (G) I-DLE blasts from the speakers. Immediately, arms are thrusted up in the air and hair tosses around. Led by sophomore Emerson Lin, the Popcorn Dance Club...

“Spongebob the Musical” reflects on present-day politics

“Spongebob the Musical” reflects on present-day politics

Nina Rogers, Regulars Editor

November 22, 2019

“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” If you don’t know the answer to that question and don’t subsequently yell it over-enthusiastically when asked, are you really a member of Generation Z? Set along the streets of Bikini Bottom, “The Spongebob Musical,” based on the book by Kyle Jarrow...

“The Lighthouse” provides psychological horror

“The Lighthouse” provides psychological horror

Elena Su, Arts Editor

November 22, 2019

A body lies in the moonlight, motionless, drowned in the sea. Underwater, a woman comes into focus; her eyes are open, and she is lovely. As the camera pans downwards, more details appear: scales, a fish’s tail. The mermaid’s face contorts hideously. She opens her mouth and begins to scream––a...

Budget shortfalls impact Visual Arts classes

Budget shortfalls impact Visual Arts classes

Hallie LeTendre, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Four sheets of white paper, scissors, glue, and wire. For students in the the high school's visual arts department, simple items like these are often used to transform everyday objects into unique and creative art projects. This year all high school departments have faced funding shortages. This has...

“Joker” spurs controversy

“Joker” spurs controversy

Katherine Picker and Elsie Wessels-Mains

November 22, 2019

Blaring shootings, chaotic riots and raging fires. When watching a movie, one might hardly focus on what lies behind action like this. However, for the new “Joker” movie, many find the background themes to be the most important part. “Joker” came out on Oct. 4 and has been stirring up controversy...

“LOVE IS CALLING”: Immersive infinite beauty at the ICA

“LOVE IS CALLING”: Immersive infinite beauty at the ICA

Sidonie Brown, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

Over her 90 years of life and artistic innovation, Yayoi Kusama has accomplished a great deal with polka-dots as her medium, often finding larger ideas of existence and meaning within their forms. She once said, “Dots are a symbol of the world, the cosmos. The earth is a dot, the sun, the stars are...

“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...

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