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Wave of Asian representation in film fights stigma

Wave of Asian representation in film fights stigma

Sidonie Brown, Arts Editor

October 24, 2018

To see yourself on screen is not a privilege available to all. For Asian-American viewers, representation has long been wishful thinking, an airy hope of a future without whitewashing or yellowface, stereotypical depictions or racist narratives. By perpetuating stereotypes and effectively ignoring a large pop...

Poet provides an eye-opening experience for the high school

Poet provides an eye-opening experience for the high school

Yiming Fu, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2018

“I’m lazy,” poet Martin Espada jokes when asked why he writes poems instead of books or journalism articles. Elaborating, Espada describes how poems convey stories concisely and powerfully, allowing him to pack in more “oomph,” and then release the intensity into the air when read aloud. ...

“Mid90s” movie delights universally with its unique message

“Mid90s” movie delights universally with its unique message

Mia Thompson, Rachel Nguyen, and Graham Krewinghaus

October 7, 2018

"Mid90s" is an outlier; a movie about teenagers that does not fall into the trope of coming of age stories that society loves. Through its raw emotion and deliberate yet understated screenplay, Jonah Hill’s directorial debut provides a necessary redefinition of what it means to grow up. Hill’...

Emily Lew combines art and activism in AP Portfolio

Emily Lew combines art and activism in AP Portfolio

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

Art is fueled by passion. It takes raw emotions like love, sadness, or pride, and refines them into pieces that express the subject matter on a deeper level of understanding. Graduate Emily Lew '18 recognizes that this power of art of can be used for something other than just human emotion: animals. ...

Z-block performing arts classes provide rewarding start to day

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018

Bright, vibrant sounds and notes crash one after another in harmony. Stage lights shine on the performers, reflecting off the instruments and into the dark crowd where the audience listens intently. With a flick and wave, the conductor cues the players and the orchestra starts, launching into an enthu...

Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Sabrina Zhou and Mia Thompson

June 14, 2018

The stage lights shined a myriad of colors onto the iridescent backdrop. The warm glow of chandeliers accentuated the gold accents on the walls. It is the summer of 1963 at a resort in the Catskills, a mountain range in New York. This resort is the main setting of a beloved movie and a new musical, Dirty ...

Love, Simon Movie Review

Love, Simon Movie Review

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018

In an accepting community like Brookline, many would assume that a topic such as coming out would be easy to talk about. The movie, Love, Simon tells the story of a high school student who lives in a very similar community to that of Brookline and his journey of coming out. Simon Spier (played by...

Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

June 9, 2018

A group of girls dance on the auditorium stage, emotion written into their every move and facial expression. Soft music plays in the background, as the dancers move about, seeking an answer to an age-old question: what does it mean to beautiful? Last year, choreographer Christien Polos asked guest choreograph...

Darkroom Feature

Darkroom Feature

Yiming Fu, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018

Snap a selfie, put a filter on it and send it to a friend. Photo taking and sharing is becoming quicker and simpler as higher quality cameras become commonplace on phones. In the Photography Foundations class offered at the high school, students are exposed to the medium of film photography and the...

Review: SWS Art Show

Review: SWS Art Show

Sophia Stewart, Staff writer

June 7, 2018

As storm clouds gathered on the evening of Tuesday, May 15, art lovers assembled on the fourth floor to appreciate works of the high school’s visual artists. But this was not just art for art's sake: all proceeds from the admission fee and some from the sale of works went to Rosie’s Place, a wome...

AOM: Chella Garcia

AOM: Chella Garcia

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

During the summer of 2017, senior Chella Garcia accomplished what few can say they have done—she turned her dreams into a reality. With only some paint, a two-by-four piece of wood and a whole lot of hard work, she was able to complete a massive project and see her artwork ultimately reach the hands of h...

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Susanna Kemp, Co Editor in Chief

May 28, 2018

I love ice cream. And you probably do too. I originally pitched this article because almost all the ice cream and frozen yogurt places in Brookline closed. No more Emack & Bolio’s, 16 Handles or Yogurtland. So here’s the question: is J.P. Licks really the best ice cream there is? Boston has so ...

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