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Review: Yes Fest

Review: Yes Fest

Harris Bubalo and Evan Suk

January 10, 2019


Filed under Arts

From the roaring guitars to the bombastic drums, there is an emotion that is felt at a good concert. It is a feeling of energy derived from the pure heart and soul that the performers put into their music. It makes you want to nod your head, sing, shout and jump up and down. This is exactly the atmos...

Review: Needs Improvment

Review: Needs Improvment

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

From Irish pirates in 1647 to a group of people in heaven explaining how a banana peel led to their humorous deaths, the Needs Improvment show on May 11 made hilarious and witty dialogue out of bizarre scenarios. The event took place in the Robert-Dubbs Auditorium and left the audience laughing from...

Performance Review: Acapellafest 2018

Performance Review: Acapellafest 2018

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts

A line of students stands centerstage, with light shining solely on them. Dressed in jeans and black shirts, the students begin to sing a cover of “Roses” by The Chainsmokers, filling the room with a symphony of a capella. On Mar. 16th and 17th, 2018, the annual Acapellafest took place in Dance ...

Album Review: Revival by Eminem

Album Review: Revival by Eminem

Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

The recent return of Eminem in his latest album, Revival, brought us his trademark wordplay and imagery along with goofy beats. It brought us several features from other artists, such as Beyonce, Pink, Ed Sheeran and more. Most importantly, it gave us a peek into the mind of Eminem like never before....

Album Review: Saturation III by BROCKHAMPTON

Album Review: Saturation III by BROCKHAMPTON

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

On their third album of the year, West Coast rap crew BROCKHAMPTON further cements their place as an industry phenomenon. The group has been turning heads and breaking necks throughout the rap scene. In truth, they are not a hip hop collective, nor are they “America’s favorite boy band” like they hav...

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Performance Review: Chamber Music Festival 2018

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

A group of students sit in the center of the black box auditorium, instruments in hand. In one seat, the cellist adjusts his endpin, in another, a pianist opens her music to the right page. All sit silently, holding a collective breath of anticipation. With the slightest nod from the first chair violin...

Review: “Fighting Words”

Review: “Fighting Words”

Madison Sklaver, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

“You’ll never know how it feels until it happens to you.” Light illuminates the ten actors standing at the back of the stage. Their expressions show their frustration as they step up one by one to share what words mean to them.   The introduction to the characters’ opinions kick off th...

Album Review: Oblivion by T-Pain

Album Review: Oblivion by T-Pain

Colby Sutton, News Writing Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts, Showcase

After six years out of the public eye, the beloved rapper and singer T-Pain dives back into the spotlight with his upbeat and energetic comeback album: Oblivion. The title track, “Who Died,” jumps right into the album with a fun, rhythmic party anthem. It is reminiscent of his older work, with large autotu...

Movie Review: The Last Jedi

Movie Review: The Last Jedi

Tina Little, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi The lights dim as the familiar words “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” appear. Everyone waits in anxious anticipation, wondering what this movie will mean for a franchise that has lasted over 40 years.  Star ...

Freshman Play 2017 Review: “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Freshman Play 2017 Review: “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The lights fade in as many different characters sit, staggered across the stage. A young boy, Peter, exclaims “When I was a boy I wished I could fly.” Moments later, pirates flood the stage aboard ships, ready to head off along the many adventures to come. This year’s freshman play, “Peter and th...

Album Review: Reputation by Taylor Swift

Album Review: Reputation by Taylor Swift

Sarah Groustra, News Writing Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Album Review, Arts, News, Showcase

This summer, I heard the early Taylor Swift song “Speak Now” for the first time. It’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that it changed my life. Having missed out on a Taylor Swift phase in middle school, I reveled in the strong narrative arc and heartfelt belts of the song. So naturally, I wa...

Review: First Light

Review: First Light

Taeyeon Kim, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

The cold night in Coolidge Corner was filled with the glow of shops and fairy lights, bustling activity and the sounds of harmonious music and laughter. It was officially First Light. First Light is a 20-year-old annual event held in Brookline to encourage people to shop locally and support the ...

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