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Poetry Fest: Beyond the nerves

Poetry Fest: Beyond the nerves

May 30, 2011


Filed under Arts

The small basement of the Brookline Booksmith was overflowing as adults and teenagers shifted excitedly in their seats, their faces bright with anticipation. The buzz faded when one clear voice cut through the silence, lighting the room with rhythm and expression. Every poem that was ...

An inside look at student bands

An inside look at student bands

May 30, 2011


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In the vast sea of extracurricular activities that students dive into, student bands are certainly evident throughout the school. But unlike sports and clubs, students are free to practice based on their own schedules. Though student schedules may be packed, it’s the passion that compels bands to con...

Progressions ’11 simply stunning

Progressions ’11 simply stunning

May 25, 2011


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As hats glowed in a black light, shadows danced on the back drop and dancers created deliberate lines with their bodies, “Oooh”s,“Aaaah”s and “Wow”s rang through the crowd. Each piece ended with wild cheering and applause. Progressions captivated audiences each evening from May 12-14 in...

Sasha Khetarpal-Vasser

Sasha Khetarpal-Vasser

May 25, 2011


Filed under Artists Of The Month

When senior Sasha Khetarpal-Vasser reaches into all of the corners of his mind, he reaches further back than the comprehensible limits towards the Hindu goddess of simultaneous destruction and chaos, and brings her here to fuse her ancient image with the Western one. “A lot of my art is particularly inspired by the goddess Kali. I...

Boston-Brookline Unity Through Intellijam

Boston-Brookline Unity Through Intellijam

May 21, 2011


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The Boston Public School administration announced in Decemeber 2010 that the Emerson Elementary School, a K2-5 Boston Public School, would be closing its doors. The effect was felt within Brookline High School’s walls as members of the Brookline Literacy Partnership (BLP) mourned the loss of the b...

Khayyam & Bottega Fiorentina

Khayyam & Bottega Fiorentina

May 1, 2011


Filed under Restaurant Reviews

If you’re looking for a restaurant with belly dancing, we don’t recommend Khayyam.  We thought that some belly dancing and Middle Eastern food would be a great way to end a year’s worth of restaurant reviews, and Khayyam was conveniently located right in Coolidge Corner.  It proved to be disastrous. We walked in at 7:45 p.m. on a Wednesday.  Belly dancing was scheduled to sta...

Tal Scully

Tal Scully

April 30, 2011


Filed under Artists Of The Month

School band. Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble. Freshman play. Drama class. Boston Ballet. “Sometimes it’s a little hard to balance it all,” said freshman Tal Scully. A little hard to balance it all? “Well, I used to dance five times a week, but now it’s too much, so I just do three,” s...

Kookoo Café

Kookoo Café

March 21, 2011


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Though the name may suggest otherwise, the atmosphere at Kookoo Café is the opposite of crazy. It’s the perfect place to go at any time of day to sip a warm or cold drink, eat a delicious meal or simply snack and relax. The restaurant is conveniently located, but not easy to find. It’s across...

Justin Sketch

Justin Sketch

March 21, 2011


Filed under Artists Of The Month

Justin Drayton hopes to find himself at the forefront of rappers from the Boston area in the years to come. “Not too many artists have made it big out of Boston, but within the next couple of years, I feel like all that’s going to change,” said Drayton, a senior. With four mix-tapes und...

Dok Bua

Dok Bua

February 21, 2011


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I had never been to Dok Bua before. All I knew was that my friends had gone and raved about it. After Rod Dee (my go-to Thai food restaurant) moved from Coolidge Corner to Washington Square, I was happy to hear that I could still get quality Thai food in Coolidge Corner. When we went to Dok Bua...

Amelia Thelen

Amelia Thelen

February 21, 2011


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While NBA players like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce dominate Boston basketball courts, our own Amelia Thelen was there too, but she brought a different kind of game. On Feb. 4, Thelen performed twice with her dance group Contemporarily Out Of Order with both the Junior Company and Adult Compan...

Shabu Zen

Shabu Zen

January 21, 2011


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Someone once told me that you can judge an Asian restaurant based on the number of Asian people who are eating in it. So even at first glance, I could tell that Shabu Zen was going to be good. The most unique thing about the restaurant is that it’s completely acceptable to play with your food there. Think of it as plaster-fun time, but instead of painting clay, you are creating yoursel...

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