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Music room finally sounds like one

Music room finally sounds like one

Nicholas Fields, Arts & Culture Editor

May 14, 2018

After three years in the new building, classroom 308 -- the Jonny and Brigitte Schoen Music Room -- has finally been reconstituted into a proper practice venue for the Choirhawks, while still serving as a classroom during most of the day. Improvements started last summer, when a carpet and a n...

Modern-day issues, captivating scenes in Drama’s ‘The 10 Plagues’

Modern-day issues, captivating scenes in Drama’s ‘The 10 Plagues’

Aidel Townsley, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018

An adolescent frog recites a sonnet about wanting to sing to wild frogs, away from her pet shop tank. The idea of the exodus as a tale of escape from different kinds of “enslavement” – and the ingenuity, in this case, of a connection to Pharoah’s plague of the frogs -- were seen throughout the ap...

Gathered on the roof, students become a giant choir to celebrate Israeli Independence Day

Gathered on the roof, students become a giant choir to celebrate Israeli Independence Day

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Features Editor

April 22, 2018

In under an hour on a sunny Yom Ha'atzmaut morning, choir teacher Mrs. Joelle Keene was able to turn an unorganized gathering of 140 students into a full-on musical group. It was an effort to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday April 19 by doing something they do there, and it succeeded beyond organizers’...

Rabbi Bouskila’s journey comes together on stage in ‘The Chosen.’

Rabbi Bouskila’s journey comes together on stage in ‘The Chosen.’

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2018

When Judaic Studies teacher Rabbi Daniel Bouskila was 12 years old, he aspired to be an actor. With a father in the entertainment industry as a wardrobe specialist, Rabbi Bouskila easily found an agent and headshots. His first audition was for a role as an Arab prince in The Six Million Dollar Ma...

REVIEW: With cast and plot, ‘Black Panther’ leaps over Hollywood barriers

REVIEW: With cast and plot, ‘Black Panther’ leaps over Hollywood barriers

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Features Editor

March 5, 2018

The world has seen many superhero movies. Black Panther is much more. The 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- a series of movies based on Marvel comic book characters --- director Ryan Coogler’s depiction of the African superhero is a refreshing and groundbreaking masterpiece that addres...

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Sadie Toczek and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Sadie Toczek and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks and Sadie Toczek

March 4, 2018

This page is being updated throughout the Oscars awards ceremony by BP Lifestyles Editor Sadie Toczek and Features Editor Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks. Click here to read short reviews of the nine movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year’s Academy Awards. 8:53 Sadie - Thank you all for tuning in! Hope you enjoyed. 8:52 JJLB - But thank you to everyone that read this!...

THE NINE: Short reviews of the 2018 Best Picture nominees

THE NINE: Short reviews of the 2018 Best Picture nominees

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Aidel Townsley, and Jacob Feitelberg

March 2, 2018

  Below are short reviews of all nine movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year's Academy Awards by BP Features Editor Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz-Brooks, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jacob Feitelberg, and Opinion Editor Aidel Townsley. Winners will be announced this Sunday at 5 ...

REVIEW: In ‘Ladybird,’ a teenager finds clarity in an old genre made new

REVIEW: In ‘Ladybird,’ a teenager finds clarity in an old genre made new

Aidel Townsley, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018

imdb.com The classic coming-of-age story, known as abildungsroman, has been written and rewritten throughout history, its name coined in the late 18th century and the form itself documented since Homer’s Odyssey, 1,000 years before that. Ladybird is a classic bildungsroman with a modern twist. Set in 200...

Student show reflected feminism through modest fashion

Student show reflected feminism through modest fashion

Hannah Jannol, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2018

This year’s fashion show had two major stars: modest clothing and a feminist theme. These two highlights may seem contradictory: asking women to cover up is viewed in many feminist circles to be anti-woman, and a fashion show might not seem like the place to showcase feminist values.

From schools to market, Choirhawks share a capella in Seattle

From schools to market, Choirhawks share a capella in Seattle

Rebecca Cohen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Twenty-five teenagers are wandering around the famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, indistinguishable from the rest of the crowd that is chatting, laughing and admiring the produce. At one moment, a few teens break seem to break out into song, and gradually they are joined by more who have walked over, u...

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

TWO BOILING POINTS OF VIEW: The VINZ: Groundbreaking or grotesque?

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Arts & Culture Editor

January 31, 2018

  Innovative: The VINZ takes brave architectural steps Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect and visionary famous for Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, once said, “You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.” The Vinz, a mixed-use apartm...

Senior AP Art student helps teach Comp and Design class, inspiring sophomores

Senior AP Art student helps teach Comp and Design class, inspiring sophomores

Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks, Arts and Culture Editor

January 13, 2018

Before Sydney Gross starts drawing a face for her class, she asks the students what they have the most trouble with in art.

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