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Baking with Susanna: Pie Edition

Baking with Susanna: Pie Edition

Susanna Kemp, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, hands down. It’s the only time of year when my entire dad’s side of the family gathers in one place, and I love the food! My family always has both an apple pie and a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, and we all eat a slice of each. These are my recipes for both. ...

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Nine students sit in chairs facing a podium from which Headmaster Anthony Meyer would soon address them. The students chat amongst themselves, but the constant presence of phones distract them from the important issues, such as the lack of girls in the science classes, a concern that only two student...

Review: Needs Improvment show

Review: Needs Improvment show

Mia Thompson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

An angry vegan at a meat festival, a girl with a lot of Eggos and two friends with strong feelings towards activism were just a few hilarious characters in Need’s Improvements comedic skits on Friday. Needs Improvment’s first show of the school year took place on Nov. 17, and they did not disapp...

Students attend MSAN conference to decrease discipline gap

Students attend MSAN conference to decrease discipline gap

Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

November 18, 2017


Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

Imagine a school in which there is no racial discipline gap, no disparity in numbers of minorities in higher level classes and one in which students have the power to make a change. Can you? The group that visited the Minority Student Achievement Network conference can. Ten Brookline students and t...

Thanksgiving week schedule

Thanksgiving week schedule

November 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase

Twin skating standouts continue to improve

Twin skating standouts continue to improve

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Jump, turn, glide, leap, spin- all on ice. To the average person these tasks seem difficult, but to twins Mia and Daisy Riley, it is second nature. The Riley twins, who are juniors, have been skating since they could walk. However, it was not until they turned 12 that they became seriously intereste...

Review: Riverdale fails to connect with today’s youth

Review: Riverdale fails to connect with today’s youth

Ani Mathison, Photo Manager

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

At first glance, The CW’s new hit show Riverdale checks off all the boxes needed for a success among teens: love triangles, murder, and perfectly curled hair. As the show progresses, however, the veil of intrigue and novelty pulls back to reveal contrived writing and shallow characters. The sto...

Crew team loses boathouse

Crew team loses boathouse

Gabe Lee, Sports Multimedia Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Riverside boathouse has been the center of Brookline rowing for almost 30 years. Serving as a social hub for the crew team, the boathouse has proved to be an integral part of the high school rowing experience. This past March, however, the team’s funding was decreased considerably due to high costs ...

Album Review: Younger Now by Miley Cyrus

Album Review: Younger Now by Miley Cyrus

Nick Eddinger, Arts Writing Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Artists can go through many changes throughout their career. Miley Cyrus has changed her image in the public eye more times than anyone can count. With her new album “Younger Now,” Cyrus has chosen to reinvent herself yet again. Cyrus is still churning out radio pop, but now with an added touch of...

Breaking Boundaries: Male-bodied students use makeup to push against societal norms

Breaking Boundaries: Male-bodied students use makeup to push against societal norms

Jackie Perelman, Arts Writing Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Prince were at the forefront of androgyny. They wore makeup before it was socially acceptable for a man to do so, and their uniqueness earned them an enormous fan base. Why, then, has it taken so long for the first male Covergirl to be chosen? Why are so many people still ju...

Turkey Time

Turkey Time

Sofia Reynoso, News Multimedia Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Q&A with athletic trainer Alex Jzyk

Q&A with athletic trainer Alex Jzyk

Lauren Mahoney, Sports Managing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Alex Jzyk has been the athletic trainer for the past decade. Celebrating ten years of hard work, Jzyk looks back on his experience working with the Brookline community. He has worked with every team and has created many lasting relationships.   What’s your favorite part of being an athletic t...

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