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I watched “Cats” so you don’t have to

I watched “Cats” so you don’t have to

Eve Jones, Contributing Writer

January 14, 2020

As I sat in the car on the way home from seeing “Cats,” directed by Tom Hooper, the Greek myth of Medusa came to mind. In the story, Medusa is a monster with snakes for hair, who turns anyone who looks at her into stone statues that line her entryway. The king-to-be, wishing to rid himself of his...

Movie Review: Last Christmas

Movie Review: Last Christmas

Sophia Stewart, Opinions Managing Editor

January 10, 2020

“Last Christmas” had all the elements to make it the season’s guilty pleasure: English accents, charming London scenery, screenplay writing by Emma Thompson, well-known, likeable actors, music by George Michael and a heartwarming trailer. Unfortunately, these parts didn’t add up to a whole...

Boston-area doughnuts excel in taste and creative style

Boston-area doughnuts excel in taste and creative style

Nina Rogers and Zoe Tseng

January 10, 2020

Doughnuts: not just for lazy cops who are slacking off work. A delicacy within their own right, Brookline and Boston are home to many different stores that specialize in all things doughnuts. We have broken down the best doughnuts for the next time you’re craving something sweet. The Stops: We went to four dif...

“Frozen II” uses humor to appeal to older audience

“Frozen II” uses humor to appeal to older audience

Phoebe Kallaher, Arts Editor

January 10, 2020

Today’s five-year-olds weren’t born when the original Frozen movie came out in 2013. As anybody older than five will remember, the movie was everywhere for the following year (“Let it Go” ranked #19 on officialcharts.com’s list of most-streamed songs for 2014). “Frozen II” lacks that...

Thriftamore: Edition 3 – Flea Markets

Thriftamore: Edition 3 – Flea Markets

Anoushka Mallik and Phoebe Kallaher

January 4, 2020

No matter what holiday you celebrate, gift shopping is an essential part of the season. Flea markets are a great spot to find truly one of a kind gifts for that special family member. Flea markets began in Paris as a place to buy second-hand goods that might contain fleas. Today, they are flea-free...

Gantetsu-Ya serves up Japanese flavors and comfort

Sidonie Brown and Jade Kwitkiwski

December 18, 2019

Traditional Japanese music bubbles out of the doorway, spilling into the lobby of the Coolidge Corner Arcade. A curious onlooker might notice that this hip new spot closely resembles Ganko Ittetsu Ramen, its sister restaurant opened by the same owner. Stepping inside, we were immediately transported i...

“Parasite” presents a masterclass of cinematic craft

“Parasite” presents a masterclass of cinematic craft

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

December 18, 2019

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about the international spectacle of "Parasite". The Washington Post called it “enlightening,” while the Wall Street Journal called it, simply, “a masterpiece.” Even the agency that believes it is the end all of movie reviews despite only sampling one type...

Casual food spot offers quality Mexican cuisine

Casual food spot offers quality Mexican cuisine

Amanda Kravitz, Sports & Social Media Managing Editor

December 3, 2019

You step into this small restaurant off of Commonwealth Avenue, and you are instantly hit with the smell of fresh guacamole and grilled tacos. In one corner, an employee is rolling dough for the soft tacos, and in another corner, churros are sizzling in the deep fryer. The line is almost out the door,...

Popcorn Dance Club unites range of cultures

Popcorn Dance Club unites range of cultures

Charlotte Foote, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

The Popcorn Dance Club members get into formation, each going to their respective positions on stage. The popular K-pop song “Uh-Oh” by (G) I-DLE blasts from the speakers. Immediately, arms are thrusted up in the air and hair tosses around. Led by sophomore Emerson Lin, the Popcorn Dance Club...

Budget shortfalls impact Visual Arts classes

Budget shortfalls impact Visual Arts classes

Hallie LeTendre, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Four sheets of white paper, scissors, glue, and wire. For students in the the high school's visual arts department, simple items like these are often used to transform everyday objects into unique and creative art projects. This year all high school departments have faced funding shortages. This has...

Thriftamore: Edition 1 – Allston

Thriftamore: Edition 1 – Allston

Anoushka Mallik and Phoebe Kallaher

October 28, 2019

Building on the tradition of recycling and re-purposing old clothing, thrift stores offer an opportunity to find vintage clothing items for little more than a few dollars. While it can take some time to find your style, thrifting is an awesome way to find unique vintage items for a tiny fraction of wh...

Student artists release music on Spotify through Brookline Teen Center

Student artists release music on Spotify through Brookline Teen Center

Jade Kwitkiwski, Arts Features Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

The room pulses with an electric energy as synths, songs and strings swirl around the recording studio and into the ears of delighted listeners. Born from the brains of creative student musicians and crafted with professionalism, their songs are ready to cross the finish line on legitimate streaming ap...

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