The Sagamore

Absence of AP English Classes Sparks Debate

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017

  While the English department offers a variety of courses, unlike many other high schools, AP English is not among them. Still, many students take one or both of the AP English exams. According to English Curriculum Coordinator Mary Burchenal, AP English classes are less important than fostering a...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Bertina Xue and Cleo Falvey

April 12, 2017

This week’s Top Chef: Restaurant 108 featured the final competitor: Senior Sammy Hernandez. Hernandez created a host of amazing dishes that were inspired by his Puerto Rican roots. The deliciousness of the dishes and the high quality of the service made for an excellent overall dining experience. ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel

Evan Marohn and Bertina Xue

April 7, 2017

The third installment of the annual Top Chef competition in Restaurant 108 featured three chefs, rather than the usual one, as seniors Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel collaborated on an Italian-themed menu with several appetizer, entree and dessert options. First, we were served a bas...

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor

April 3, 2017

https://youtu.be/B8VbR94rDRE “Does your dad ever hit you?” “So… you must not date because of the whole....scarf thing.” “Did your brother make you wear that?” “Are you going to have an arranged marriage?” “You must be REALLY conservative.” “Honey, you can tak...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis

Jason Altshuler and Cleo Falvey

March 28, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, Restaurant 108’s Top Chef Competition brought about another round of delicious student-created dishes. This week’s competitors, juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis, constructed a menu inspired by the theme of “comfort foods.” Haber and Kassis’s appetizer menu consiste...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Bertina Xue and Jason Altshuler

March 22, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21 head chef and senior Mikayla Woodberry began the first installment of the annual competition with a Latin-American inspired menu, titled “Garifuna Flava.” For an appetizer, we ordered the shrimp and avocado stuffed plantain cups (tazón de plátano con camarones y aguacat...

Review: Enlightened Princesses

Review: Enlightened Princesses

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

Grand portraits of three clearly dominant princesses greet the viewers at the entrance of the exhibit with slightly condescending smiles and stone cold gazes, making the observer feel small. Though they do not look alike, all three women are similar in their outfits and atmosphere. They all wear...

Artist of the Month: Rae Bell

Artist of the Month: Rae Bell

Jackie Perelman, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

She stands in the wings, preparing to take the stage. When she walks out, she is momentarily blinded by the light, but is no stranger to this feeling. She waits for the roar of the crowd to die down, relishing the feeling, and then she commences her twenty minute monologue. Senior Rae Bell is an 18-year-old...

Gallery: Elementary School Art

Gallery: Elementary School Art

Maddie Kostant-Greeley, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

The Sagamore asked students from the high school to submit their old art from elementary school. Click through the gallery to view the adorable results!

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud

Sofia Georgaklis and Nick Eddinger

February 2, 2017

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 ...

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