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Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud

Sofia Georgaklis and Nick Eddinger

February 2, 2017


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The high school's Poetry Out Loud competition took place on Thursday, Feb. 2 during X-block. A group of 15 students recited poems and were judged by teachers Robert Levine, Christina Shen, Sarah Kornell and Peter Sedlak. Senior Makena Binker-Cosen won first place, and Freshmen Justin Chiu and Sarah ...

Review: Borne into the Clouds

Review: Borne into the Clouds

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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Under the white sheets of a hospital bed, junior Jacob Zachary Flanders is unrecognizable. A taut cap covers his hair, and dark lesions are strewed across his face and neck. His arms tremble at the smallest attempt of movement. Flanders is playing Peter, the protagonist in this year’s Emerson play, Bour...

Review: New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties @ MFA

Review: New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties @ MFA

Nick Eddinger, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Informational, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were critical in defining Japanese cultural identity. The depiction of women and how they reflected the country’s struggle to preserve their culture while remaining relevant in the modern world is beautifully displayed in the ongoing exhibition of  “New Women...

Review: All-Town Chorus Concert

Review: All-Town Chorus Concert

Elene Chamberlin, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017


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The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium overflowed with parents excitedly chattering in anticipation of seeing their kids singing on the big stage. An animated energy buzzed in the auditorium as K-12 students darted in and about the crowd dressed in formal attire.  Nearly every seat was filled, and nearly eve...

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase

Maisie Kramer, Staff Writer

January 7, 2017


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Enthusiastic theatergoers filed into the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium before the performance started. Most of the audience members sat in the first 10 rows of the auditorium as soft music played in the background, giving the vibe of a chill, intimate coffeehouse show. The Needs Improvment show on Friday, Jan. 6 ...

Review: Winter Concert 2016

Review: Winter Concert 2016

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer

December 17, 2016


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With snowflakes projected on the walls and green, red and blue lights shining on the stage, excited families and students found their seats on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. to witness the amazing musicians and vocalists at the high school. First up was the Concert Band, who started the night off with Of ...

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Freshman Play Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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In pitch black lighting, low voices began to cry, “You’re in the doldrums.” The audience found itself transfixed as deep voices, illuminated by gradually increasing red lights as fascinating characters rose up into full posture. The Lethargarians had appeared, clothed in hooded grey sweats, encircli...

Review: Jazz Improv Music Festival

Review: Jazz Improv Music Festival

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016


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With both the audience and the musician on stage, a very personal experience occurred on Dec. 2 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium.  This concert was led by three groups of musicians. The first group was led by Jorrit Dijkstra and were called Matchbox Trio. The second group was the Junior Music Collective, and the third group was the A...

Review: Micsgiving

Review: Micsgiving

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer

November 26, 2016


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Feet tapping, heads bouncing and students lined up for turkey sandwiches. This was the scene at the annual Micsgiving open mic event on Nov. 24, hosted by band director Carolyn Castellano. The show began with a student who performed a song and played guitar along with it. The band Lemon Juice, which...

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Review: Needs Improvment Showcase and BETCo’s Other Things

Daisy Elliot, Staff Writer

November 19, 2016


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The Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium filled with students and eager parents on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., all gathered to watch the first Needs Improvment and BETCo performance of the year. The crowd chuckled, gasped, and applauded throughout Needs Improvment’s entire performance. BETCo (Brookline Educatio...

Review: Julius Caesar

Review: Julius Caesar

Jason Altshuler, Arts/Breaking News Writing Editor

November 2, 2016


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With elements that will resonate with anyone and everyone, the high school’s Shakespeare play Julius Caesar sheds light on the politics and inner workings of human society. The Drama Society’s take on William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, directed by Mary Mastandrea, places the classic narr...

Review: Needs Improvment Battle

Susanna Kemp, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


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The Needs Improvment “Battle” on May 28 in the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium pitted alumni against current members of the improv troupe in a good-natured competition that was both hilarious and bittersweet, as it marked the last performance for the seniors. The current members of the troupe marched on...

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