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Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Review: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Sabrina Zhou and Mia Thompson

June 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

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 ...

High Times at Brookline High

High Times at Brookline High

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News, Showcase

The popularity of recreational substance use by teenagers floods the media and student social life. Though there has been a reported decrease of use at the high school, it still affects a wide range of students. In the United States, by the time students are seniors, 70 percent will have tried alcohol, ...

Q&A with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

Q&A with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III

Emma Kahn, News Editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

What issues are closest to your heart and why? I think broadly speaking, the role of our government is to try to make sure that every person in this country gets to make the most of what they got, so that means that they have a chance to succeed, it means that they’ve got a chance to provide for ...

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

MCAS to undergo drastic online revamping

Natalie Jew, Regulars Editor

June 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This spring, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System—the standardized testing of public school students—will continue the shift from the traditional paper and pencil to online. For now, this affects only students from grades three to eight, but as the state transitions to technology...

Budget override could enable changes to South Brookline bus

Budget override could enable changes to South Brookline bus

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It is 3:04 p.m. on a school day. Students sprint out of the building toward the growing crowd in front of the Tappan Gym. Students who are already waiting peer anxiously at the quickly-filling MBTA bus, wondering if there’s enough room for them. Once the clock strikes 3:05 p.m., the bus leaves, filled...

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Chocolate and vanilla and strawberry, oh my!

Susanna Kemp, Co Editor in Chief

May 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

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 ...

Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

From Irish pirates in 1647 to a group of people in heaven explaining how a banana peel led to their humorous deaths, the Needs Improvment show on May 11 made hilarious and witty dialogue out of bizarre scenarios. The event took place in the Robert-Dubbs Auditorium and left the audience laughing from...

Seniors thank teachers for a wonderful four years

Seniors thank teachers for a wonderful four years

Maddie Nagler, Sports Managing Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Video

We asked seniors to tell us about some of the teachers who changed their lives. Here is what they said.

May 8 budget override vote: a guide to its potential effects

May 8 budget override vote: a guide to its potential effects

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students and residents have been hearing for years that enrollment is increasing and schools are overcrowding, and now Brookline voters will have the opportunity to vote on a potential budget override. On May 8, Brookline voters will vote on two questions: if property taxes should be raised permane...

Review: M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions

Review: M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions

Tina Little, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Visual Arts Reviews

One of the most well-known “impossible” shapes is the Penrose Triangle, a shape seemingly visually possible, but physically impossible. Well, the inspiration for this triangle did not come from intense mathematics, but rather prints by Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher. In the 1920s, Escher began crea...

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Fire prompts evacuation of the Unified Arts Building

Jordan Watts, News Writing Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, April 25, there was a minor fire in the Unified Arts Building, requiring the immediate evacuation of all students and teachers. According to Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason, no one was injured, as the teachers and students in career and technology education teacher Elizabeth Brennan...

Meet the a capella groups: Testostatones

Meet the a capella groups: Testostatones

Iman Khan, Arts Managing Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Video

The Testostatones meet during X-block and on Sunday nights. If you are interested in joining, the auditions will be held on May 29 through June 1.

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