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Review: Emerson Play

Review: Emerson Play

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The mustard yellow walls are decorated with picture frames and quotes all around. A refrigerator is covered with art and family pictures. Once in the black box, the audience is transported to the home of a family in the ‘70s. Kids on the Sidewalk, written and directed by senior Sarah Groustra, takes plac...

Composting helps school become more environmentally friendly

Composting helps school become more environmentally friendly

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under Informational, News, Showcase

Three tons. Six thousand pounds. The same weight as an African Forest Elephant. That is how much compost was collected per month since September from the cafeteria. Although composting in the cafeteria is additional work for all students, the behind-the-scenes work done by the Environmental Action ...

Performance Review: Winter Concert 2017

Performance Review: Winter Concert 2017

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Uncategorized

Delicate white projections of snowflakes danced on either side of the grand stage, the red velvet curtains framing a glowing stage. Orderly rows of black chairs sat in curved lines along the stage, waiting in anticipation for the next applause-worthy performance. On Dec. 14th, 2017, the Performing Arts Depa...

Gallery Review: Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada

Gallery Review: Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada

Nick Eddinger, Arts Writing Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Arts, News, Uncategorized, Visual Arts Reviews

Tucked away in the back hallways of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, “Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada,” contains an engaging and informative experience, comparing two brilliant woodblock print artists of the 1800s, Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Utagawa Kunisada. The grandeur of these two artists is well-ca...

Review: Student-selected art show

Review: Student-selected art show

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

December 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Danish-French Impressionist Camille Pissarro once said, “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” This quote decorates the starry background of Brookline sophomore Ourie Ophir Azoulay’s painting, which is a recreation of Pissarro’s own Boulev...

Students create journals to express their thoughts and stay organized

Students create journals to express their thoughts and stay organized

Mia Abulaf and Chloe Barber

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The art of balancing schoolwork, sports and extracurricular activities is seldom mastered in high school. To de-stress and be creative, many students find keeping a journal to be an essential part of their lifestyle. Junior Dafna Williams started keeping a journal at the end of 8th grade. She initia...

Sonia’s Kitchen: Chicken Tikka Masala

Sonia’s Kitchen: Chicken Tikka Masala

Sonia Bhattacharyya, News Writing Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

One of my favorite Indian recipes is my grandmother’s Chicken Tikka Masala! It tastes amazing with basmati rice or naan, and the ginger and spices infuse the chicken with flavor. This recipe is super delicious and fun to cook on the weekends when you have a serious craving for Indian food. Yield: 6-8 ...

Instagram provides young artists with feedback and inspiration

Instagram provides young artists with feedback and inspiration

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Arts, Informational

The internet connects people all over the world. Social media has succeeded in helping people reach larger audiences. Instagram has achieved both of these by helping people share their passions, while inspiring others from all parts of the globe. Art accounts feature young dancers, artists and musicians, and a...

Review: First Light

Review: First Light

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The cold night in Coolidge Corner was filled with the glow of shops and fairy lights, bustling activity and the sounds of harmonious music and laughter. It was officially First Light. First Light is a 20-year-old annual event held in Brookline to encourage people to shop locally and support the ...

Levels of skill impact experience in art classes

Levels of skill impact experience in art classes

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts

Sitting on a cold metal stool in the art classroom, a student considers her drawing. She then looks at her neighbor’s drawing, noting the good points and flaws so that she can improve her own artwork. Why are they so different? Having students with different levels of experience and ability in art classe...

Teachers share meaningful stories with their tattoos

Teachers share meaningful stories with their tattoos

Josh Mandl, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

You’ve probably seen a tattoo poke out of a teacher's sleeve and not given it much thought. These images represent something meaningful. For Sarah Kornell, the Special Education English teacher in the Excel Program, the tattoo of a bridge that covers the upper portion of her right arm represent...

Artist of the Month: Julia Van

Artist of the Month: Julia Van

Milena Kitterman, Staff Writer

November 23, 2017


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts, Showcase

It begins with a stroke of a pencil, paintbrush or lump of charcoal. Something so simple results in emotion-filled art, intricate and full of insight.   Senior Julia Van uses artistic exploration to stimulate self-discovery, while working to stay true to her artistic identity. Van’s artis...

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