The Sagamore

Fluffy friends join Shakespeare cast in latest production

Fluffy friends join Shakespeare cast in latest production

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

Two fluffy dogs, Teddy and Marco, weave in and out of cast members' laps, tripping over scripts with their tails held high in the air. Students run their hands through their curly fur, letting their muscles relax, as they watch them bounce around. There were two dogs cast in this year’s Shakespeare play, Two ...

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Review: BETCo’s “Sheeple Magazine”

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Album Review: Sorry is Gone by Jessica Lea Mayfield

Album Review: Sorry is Gone by Jessica Lea Mayfield

Nick Eddinger, Arts Writing Editor

November 6, 2017

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s fourth studio album, “Sorry is Gone,” is, at times, a charming and emotional piece of artistry. However, at other times, it is a monotonous sloth of guitar and percussion. Mayfield’s guitar riffs are the source of her sound. The use of sorrowful, distorted acoustic strums coupl...

Album review: Ibeyi’s Ash addresses Sexism

Album review: Ibeyi’s Ash addresses Sexism

Nick Eddinger, Arts Writing Editor

November 3, 2017

Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz (Ibeyi) are fairly new artists, but with their new album, the twins have created a sound that is both addictive and unique. “Ash” deals with the modern day struggle of misogyny. Their music combines Latin styled bass lines with hooks touting a clean, mellow electroni...

Review: An Evening with Nik Walker

Review: An Evening with Nik Walker

Sabrina Zhou and Sarah Hughes

June 13, 2017

The excited chatter of Hamilton fans could be heard throughout the auditorium. People of all ages, both families and individual students, anxiously waited for the anticipated alumni to speak. The overwhelming response to the event was evident, as the tickets sold within hours and the auditorium consi...

Música y Cultura 2017

Música y Cultura 2017

Jamie Martinez and Sascha Wolf-Sorokin

June 3, 2017

The auditorium shook with the powerful beating of the drums and strumming of guitars. The strong voices of the combined choruses sang an arrangement of traditional Puerto Rican bombas. This was the beginning of the annual music and dance performances in Música y Cultura. The Música y Cultura assembly, which has be...

AOM: Genevive Bondaryk

AOM: Genevive Bondaryk

Lauro Demb, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

“Dance is who I am; if I introduce myself I always say,  ‘I am Genevive, I am 18, I am a good student and I am a dancer.’”   Genevive Bondaryk has been dancing since she was four years old, and the 18-year-old has covered a wide range of styles. Originally, she began with ballet, jazz and ta...

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