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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 ...

Movie Review: “Black Panther”

Movie Review: “Black Panther”

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts

Everyone knows the age-old trope: the honorable and infallible protagonist versus the nefarious bad guy, a stark contrast of good against evil. We see it all the time, but in a fresh turn, Marvel has provided us with a nuanced villain with Erik Killmonger (portrayed by Michael B. Jordan) in this year...

Custodian Richard Freeman’s passion for art inspires others

Custodian Richard Freeman’s passion for art inspires others

Sophia Stewart, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts

Have you ever wondered what a custodian does when he’s not keeping our school in order? In the case of Richard Freeman, a custodian at the high school for the past 11 years, the answer is in the paintings on the walls of the main office, English department and other rooms throughout the buildin...

Movie Review: The Post

Movie Review: The Post

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts

Steven Spielberg brings yet another gripping and thrilling drama to the big screens. Pairing up Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks for the first time, he has produced a great film. The Post, released on Jan. 12, follows the story of the Washington Post and its decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, a ser...

Review: Open Mic

Review: Open Mic

Dan Friedman, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

Open Mic Night is exactly as it sounds: a casual and friendly event for which students sign up to perform, and then do. Open Mic Night is primarily student-run and performed. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting: At the front of the room, there were the instruments, and then directly in front, t...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

On April 3, team leader senior Nathan Lourie kicked off the first of five Top Chef competitions with what he called a sandwich themed menu. Last year Lourie won Top Chef with two seniors. Lourie has been working at Restaurant 108 for two years, as well as a restaurant called Jakes. For the appet...

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