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Needs Improvment and BETCo performance sparks humor and deeper thought

Needs Improvment and BETCo performance sparks humor and deeper thought

Phoebe Kallaher, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, reviews, Showcase

From ranting about all the reasons to hate doors to an impromptu country song about skater boys, girls and people, the dual performance of Needs Improvment and the Brookline Education Theatre Company (BETCo) was both hilarious and captivating. In their first show of the year, Needs Improvment and BETCo perf...

Movie Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Movie Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Becky Perelman, Sports Managing Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts, electives, Movie Review

Claire Standish and John Bender, Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson, Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan, and now Sierra Burgess and Jamey. Every romantic high school movie has those two characters that you root for to fall in love. From the very beginning, you know that they will end up together and it is ...

Company One uses theater as a vehicle for change

Company One uses theater as a vehicle for change

Anna Dong, News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts

Undocumented immigrants. The American education system. A new lense on the Vietnam War. Boston’s award-winning Company One Theater produces thought-provoking plays that explore social justice issues. Since its inception in 1999, Company One has strived to use theater as a vehicle for social change. ...

Wave of Asian representation in film fights stigma

Wave of Asian representation in film fights stigma

Sidonie Brown, Arts Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

To see yourself on screen is not a privilege available to all. For Asian-American viewers, representation has long been wishful thinking, an airy hope of a future without whitewashing or yellowface, stereotypical depictions or racist narratives. By perpetuating stereotypes and effectively ignoring a large pop...

Z-block performing arts classes provide rewarding start to day

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Bright, vibrant sounds and notes crash one after another in harmony. Stage lights shine on the performers, reflecting off the instruments and into the dark crowd where the audience listens intently. With a flick and wave, the conductor cues the players and the orchestra starts, launching into an enthu...

Love, Simon Movie Review

Love, Simon Movie Review

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018


Filed under Arts

In an accepting community like Brookline, many would assume that a topic such as coming out would be easy to talk about. The movie, Love, Simon tells the story of a high school student who lives in a very similar community to that of Brookline and his journey of coming out. Simon Spier (played by...

Review: Progressions 2018

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

A red-lit backdrop and a cluster of black silhouettes begin the performance. Still dancers quickly come to life, throwing their arms in all different directions to the first sharp beats of the music. Hands quickly retracting back inward, the group moves together, functioning like one single body as they tw...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Cassiann Foster

Jilli Goldstein and Izzy Gonzalez

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

Fierce competitor sophomore Cassiann Foster threw her oven mitt into the annual Top Chef gauntlet on Tuesday, May 1 at Restaurant 108. Foster, having two years of restaurant experience under her apron’s belt, previously participated in Top Chef competitions by helping competitors in their quest for ...

Student dancers commit to outside classes

Student dancers commit to outside classes

Sonia Bhattacharyya, News Writing Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

Imagine dancing two hours per day, six days per week, for nine straight years. Fine-tuning your skills and honing your craft outside of school, to such an extent that you could turn one of your hobbies into a profession. For many committed dancers at the high school, this is their reality. Many danc...

Alumnus Jonathan Mande spreads importance of rhythm

Alumnus Jonathan Mande spreads importance of rhythm

Gabe Lee, Sports Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

Jonathan Mande '11 has been inspired by drums since an early age when he listened to his favorite music and wanted to learn how to play along. He created his own drum kit at the age of five using small branches of bamboo that he found in the woods, cinder blocks and cardboard. Mande wants to teach studen...

AOM: Bradley Wolf

AOM: Bradley Wolf

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts

You’ve likely heard about a double threat and a triple threat. What about a quintuple threat? Through participation in orchestra, choir, dance, gymnastics and musical theatre, sophomore Bradley Wolf’s extensive resume includes almost every aspect of performing arts. For him, performing is not jus...

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