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Review: Progressions 2016

Review: Progressions 2016

Cleo Falvey and Lizzy Filine

May 5, 2016

  The lights dimmed, and the audience watched as dancers, illuminated only by the glow of the cell phones they were holding, walked onstage during the first dance of the night in Progressions 2016, which was called “Honey.” Progressions, which runs from May 5-7 in the Roberts / Dubbs Audito...

Glassblowers dedicate themselves to unique medium

Glassblowers dedicate themselves to unique medium

Lizzy Filine, Arts Writing Editor

January 26, 2016

  Behind each cool, smooth colored piece of glass lies hours of heat, careful handling and thought. Although glassblowing is challenging, it provides a medium for self-expression and dedication. Glasswork takes on different styles depending on the artist's preference. Senior Jess Newman ...

Teachers continue to protest lack of contract

Teachers continue to protest lack of contract

Lizzy Filine, Arts Writing Editor

January 22, 2016

A month after the first teacher demonstration, high school teachers and staff members gathered once again in front of the high school on Thursday, Jan. 21 to raise awareness about the lack of a contract from the Brookline School Committee.

Learn to make a paper crane

Learn to make a paper crane

Lizzy Filine, Arts Writing Editor

January 14, 2016

Watch and follow along as senior SoMi Park makes a paper crane!

Parents encourage artistic development

Parents encourage artistic development

Lizzy Filine, Arts writing editor

November 9, 2015

  Junior Bobby Stitt worked with his father on a painting, filling in blocks of color in the sketched shapes. His father, Ed Stitt, is a professional artist who works on landscape paintings. Bobby Stitt, in turn, had the chance to be a part of the artwork. “He did the general outline, and I helpe...

Community reacts to Columbus Day

Community reacts to Columbus Day

Lizzy Filine, Arts Writing Editor

October 12, 2015

Freshman Emily Jacobus What does Columbus day weekend make you think of? "It makes me think of Christopher Columbus discovering America, but I'm sure it was discovered before that." How do you feel about Columbus Day? "I like it because it's a nice break from school, but I really don't think...

Easter represents unity and fun family tradition

April 17, 2015

What makes Easter so important for me? The religious significance? The unusual and beautiful church service which runs from around 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.? Or is it simply that after seven weeks of Lent, the prospect of chocolate and cheese and eggs seems appealing? For my family, Easter has become muc...

Redesigned SAT leads to varied student reactions

Redesigned SAT leads to varied student reactions

May 5, 2014

On March 5, the College Board announced that there will be a redesigned SAT exam starting in 2016. According to the College Board, changes to the exam include: a focus on more relevant vocabulary; an optional essay (although school districts and colleges may require its completion); a scoring system ...

Influx of young talent breeds success for boys hockey team

Influx of young talent breeds success for boys hockey team

February 17, 2014

[metaslider id="9566"]The boys varsity hockey team gathers in a tight group at the center of the rink. The huddle holds for a moment for a few words. The team, consisting largely of freshmen and sophomores, discusses strengths and weaknesses of the practice as well as future games. A collective cry of...

Health unit sheds light on depression

January 31, 2014

Some common attitudes about depression: “It’s just sadness,” or “They should just snap out of it.” The high school’s health and fitness department is working to clear up misconceptions and help students get the help they need with the Break Free From Depression program from Boston Children’s...

Sophomore commits verbally to UMass Amherst for lacrosse

Sophomore commits verbally to UMass Amherst for lacrosse

December 19, 2013

Sophomore Jesse Leung might seem to be a man of few words, but it does not stop him from being one of the fiercest players on the field or rink. As a member of the boys varsity lacrosse and hockey teams, Leung’s speed, awareness, emphasis on teamwork and finesse attracted the attention of lacrosse coaches from Division ...

Review: Winter’s Tale delivers great performances, purposeless setting

Review: Winter’s Tale delivers great performances, purposeless setting

November 14, 2013

In the first act, the audience is taken back to an 1800s Civil War battlefield. Only the silhouettes of the musicians are visible as they use their instruments to battle soldiers against a dark background. The sounds of gunshots pierce the silent night. The violin is used as a fatal weapon to stab a so...

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