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C.I.A. completes art contest

C.I.A. completes art contest

Patrick Kearney, Arts Editor

April 14, 2015

The winners of the Compassion In Action art competition were announced last month. Compassion in Action is a new club that was founded by the counseling office as a way for students and teachers to promote compassion towards one another. “I wanted students to think about what compassion looks like,...

‘Fully Committed’ Review: LB’s Laboratory Theatre performs a show with only one character, but plenty of voices

‘Fully Committed’ Review: LB’s Laboratory Theatre performs a show with only one character, but plenty of voices

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

In a laboratory, scientists use experimental methods to cut into the bleeding edge of scientific innovation. In Lake Braddock’s Laboratory Theatre, thespians stage nontraditional productions that defy theatrical standards. This season, Lake Braddock Theatre (LBT) put on Fully Committed, a comedy about...

Band and chorus take show on the road

Band and chorus take show on the road

Devon Lee, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

Spring time is the time LB music branches decide to take trips to other places in the country to compete with other schools and to get even closer with their fellow musicians. Last month LB’s symphonic band took a trip to Indianapolis to perform at an exclusive national festival. “There is...

Tiny dancers learn from Golden Girls in clinic

Devon Lee, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

After a long day of learning new dances and meeting other girls who have the dream of being on the LB varsity dance team, future Golden Girls excitedly performed a routine during a girl’s varsity basketball game against West Springfield on Feb. 1. “[My daughters] both get very excited about the...

Harper Lee returns with new novel

Harper Lee returns with new novel

Bunyamin Sevim, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

In the world of literature, the “one-hit wonder” is rare; most authors, especially famous ones, release multiple novels, barring death or illness. So it was something of a mystery that Harper Lee, author of the renowned novel of racism in the South, To Kill a Mockingbird, retreated from public life...

‘Fully Committed’ To Putting On A Great Show

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

Lake Braddock Theatre’s Laboratory Theatre puts on a show every winter that is, like the name suggests, experimental. This year’s production, Fully Committed, is just that. Fully Committed follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, the man (or woman) who works behind the reservations line of a...

Final Curtain Call: Levi Meerovich

Final Curtain Call: Levi Meerovich

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

After a captivating performance as O’Brien in Lake Braddock Theatre’s 1984, senior Levi Meerovich has returned as Lennie in LBT’s one-act rendition of Of Mice and Men. This play has already won the VHSL Patriot Conference Championship, earned second place in the VHSL Northern Region Championship and...

The Main Thing is still the Main Thing

The Main Thing is still the Main Thing

Nathan Zelalem, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

The Main Thing is making a return to Lake Braddock. Led by English teacher Bill McCabe and a clever advertising campaign, last year’s event showcased great performances of the collaborative arts. Everything from dance to writing to even choral and instrumental performance was presented, and McCabe...

Winner Take All: Ranking the Best Picture Race

Winner Take All: Ranking the Best Picture Race

February 22, 2015

It’s been a long and winding road to the Oscars. Only eight films remain in contention for the night’s most prestigious award—Best Picture. And of these eight films, most Americans admit to having seen a grand total of....none of them. I’ve watched all eight contenders--starting in March and ...

LBT sets up for spring with comedy “Rumors”

LBT sets up for spring with comedy “Rumors”

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

February 19, 2015

Lake Braddock Theatre (LBT) puts on two mainstage productions a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Normally, the “Cappies” show—the show that is judged by a group of student critics, the Cappies—is performed in the spring; however, LBT’s fall show (1984) took on that role. For th...

Grammys 2015: Highs and Lows

Grammys 2015: Highs and Lows

Thomas Kendziora, Copy Chief

February 9, 2015

At last night’s Grammy awards, there were 23 live performances, and nine different prizes were handed out. However, it seemed as though a single song dominated the entire evening: Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” The ballad won Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and the British singer also took...

LBT takes second in Regionals; moves on to States

LBT takes second in Regionals; moves on to States

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

After unanimously winning the Patriot Conference One-Act Play competition on Jan. 31 with its production of Of Mice and Men, Lake Braddock Theatre (LBT) again impressed judges, earning second place in the VHSL 6A Northern Regional One-Act Play competition. With second place, LBT qualified for the st...