The Sagamore

Review: Presidential Portraits

Review: Presidential Portraits

Ella Kitterman, Co- Editor in Chief

April 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Visual Arts Reviews

Former President Barack Obama’s presidency was full of firsts. He was the first Black President of the United States. The first to legalize gay marriage during his term. The first to refuse campaign finance from the government. He took our country in a different direction and his final statement as he l...

Jim Papoulis composes songs with help from the Brookline schools

Jim Papoulis composes songs with help from the Brookline schools

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

Working with Beyonce, Snoop Dogg and Aretha Franklin, as well as the United Nations, are only part of world renowned composer and conductor Jim Papoulis’s lengthy resume. Papoulis founded the Foundation for Small Voices in 2000 with the goal of bringing music to underprivileged communities. P...

Students develop lifelong art skills through high school classes

Students develop lifelong art skills through high school classes

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

Dancing across the stage, playing interactive games in drama classes or singing in a concert; many students participate in art classes at the high school. For many, skills learned or added to at the high school are ones that could be made into a career. A wide range of artistic students have learn...

Review: All-Town Orchestra Concert

Review: All-Town Orchestra Concert

Yiming Fu, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The white shirts worn by the middle school students contrasted against the black clothing that the high schoolers dressed in. With violins tucked away in rest position, they all sat side by side and tapped their shoes against the stage floor in excitement. The unified rumble slowly crescendoed and b...

Baking with Susanna: Passover desserts

Baking with Susanna: Passover desserts

Susanna Kemp, Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

Those of us celebrating Passover can’t eat anything with flour for eight days, which makes finding dessert to eat a challenge! Now, some people might use the holiday to take a break from sweets, but I like dessert, so . . . not me. Meringues are one of the classic Passover desserts, so I knew I wanted to make t...

Meet the a cappella groups: Note-A-Fy

Meet the a cappella groups: Note-A-Fy

Iman Khan, Arts Managing Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

Note-A-Fy meets on Thursday and Sunday nights. If you are interested in joining, auditions will be held on April 30 and May 1, 2 and 4 from 3-5 p.m.  

Cantico cultivates strong bonds through performance

Cantico cultivates strong bonds through performance

Anna Dong, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Clad in black with pops of red and blue, the members of the Cantico dance group beat powerfully to the rhythmic pulses of music at the annual Pep Rally. While this showcase is an essential part of Cantico, the group also performs at Progressions, the high school dance show, as well as during the hal...

Cooking with Sabrina and Jamie: Chexican Taco

Cooking with Sabrina and Jamie: Chexican Taco

Sabrina Zhou and Jamie Martinez

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

We decided to combine our differing heritages to create a culinary masterpiece. The combination of the Mexican taco with classic Chinese scallion pancakes proves to be a surprisingly delicious meal. We hope you get to try this out for yourselves, enjoy! Yield: about 6 tacos, depending on the si...

Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

In his biggest hit, “Electric Love,” singer-songwriter Garrett Borns—BØRNS—describes a love interest as “Candy... sweet like candy in my veins.” BØRNS’ music is like candy, too: smooth, sweet and syrupy. The Los Angeles-based artist made a name for himself with colorful, falsetto-d...

Review: (un)expected families

Review: (un)expected families

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Visual Arts Reviews

Both color and black-and-white photographs fill the the gray room with dimmed lighting. The silvery-gray background helps to really showcase the bold images. Many photographs fill the exhibit all made with the same media, but all so different at the same time. From black and white photos from the 19th ...

AOM: Sage Uhl

AOM: Sage Uhl

Rachel Nguyen, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts

Listening to music in her headphones and with a pencil in her hand, senior Sage Uhl is busy concentrating on creating her next masterpiece. Uhl grew up in an artistic household which contributed to her own passion. Visual Arts teacher Donna Sartanowicz, one of Uhl’s many art teachers at the high...

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