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Ballerina paintings portray emotional aspect of dance

Ballerina paintings portray emotional aspect of dance

Zoe Tseng, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

The typical image that comes to mind at the word “ballerina” is a girl in a pink tutu holding an excruciating pose. Many paintings of dancers center on the beauty of this pose and the ballerina’s serene expression. Edgar Degas is especially known for these types of paintings, but a new exhi...

Students use their clothing as a canvas for expression

Yiming Fu, Opinions Editor

January 7, 2019

Whatever you want, wherever you want. Go crazy, bold, simple, or subdued, send a message, display your talent. The best part is, you can change into something else at the end of the day. Clothing customization allows high school students to express their creativity and individuality in a unique way...

Student artist explores and excels in various mediums

Student artist explores and excels in various mediums

Phoebe Kallaher, Staff Writer

December 30, 2018

From watercolor painting, to t-shirt design, to acting and helping out backstage, Naomi Mirny has done it all. No one medium can contain Mirny’s artistic passion. She uses painting, drawing, slam poetry, theatre and creative writing in order to express herself physically and visually. For Mirny...

Costume teams set creative tone for productions

Costume teams set creative tone for productions

Jade Kwitkiwski, Arts Editor

December 16, 2018

Bright lights illuminate the young actors and actresses as they flit across the futuristic stage. Eloquent words of Shakespeare tumble off their tongues, captivating the room with words written hundreds of years ago. Now imagine that everyone on the stage, instaed of being adored with captivating details...

Tomtsu grows as a band and develops a unique sound

Tomtsu grows as a band and develops a unique sound

Rachel Lee, Arts Editor

December 15, 2018

The beat begins, slow and subtle at first, and then it grows, becoming louder and filling the room, then a bass kicks in, and then finally a guitar and then vocals. Improvised guitar riffs, Tuesday practices and 63,000 plays on Spotify all make up Tomtsu, a band of four juniors whose music falls somew...

Artist of the Month: Matt Litster

Artist of the Month: Matt Litster

Jackie Perelman, Arts Managing Editor

November 27, 2018

Most visual artists go to a paint store and buy a canvas or paper and use that as the base of their creations. Then they paint it with a sunset or the stars and moon and then have it to display forever. Junior Matt Litster creates art that is far less permanent, and he uses an entirely different can...

Needs Improvment and BETCo performance sparks humor and deeper thought

Needs Improvment and BETCo performance sparks humor and deeper thought

Phoebe Kallaher, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

From ranting about all the reasons to hate doors to an impromptu country song about skater boys, girls and people, the dual performance of Needs Improvment and the Brookline Education Theatre Company (BETCo) was both hilarious and captivating. In their first show of the year, Needs Improvment and BETCo perf...

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” mirrors modern day issues

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” mirrors modern day issues

Sidonie Brown, Arts Editor

November 5, 2018

A man abusing his power to prey on women is an unfortunately familiar image. It is the story that has occupied countless headlines, provoked outrage and caused victims to come forward themselves. Now, this narrative has taken the stage in the form of this year’s production of “Measure for Measure,” o...

Movie Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Movie Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Becky Perelman, Sports Managing Editor

November 4, 2018

Claire Standish and John Bender, Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson, Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan, and now Sierra Burgess and Jamey. Every romantic high school movie has those two characters that you root for to fall in love. From the very beginning, you know that they will end up together and it is ...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” movie delves deep into Queen’s intricacies

“Bohemian Rhapsody” movie delves deep into Queen’s intricacies

Oliver Fox and Graham Krewinghaus

October 29, 2018

In the modern era, the band, Queen, is a household name. Everyone knows hits like “We Will Rock You”, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and “Another One Bites The Dust”. This, however, wasn’t always the case. Freddie Mercury and his band of misfits rose to fame because they never followed the formula. It ...

Company One uses theater as a vehicle for change

Company One uses theater as a vehicle for change

Anna Dong, News Editor

October 26, 2018

Undocumented immigrants. The American education system. A new lense on the Vietnam War. Boston’s award-winning Company One Theater produces thought-provoking plays that explore social justice issues. Since its inception in 1999, Company One has strived to use theater as a vehicle for social change. ...

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