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Behind The Scenes With Bella Barbosa

We all come to school, go to class, and go home. But what about the students who are more involved in the CB school community? Bella Barbosa (‘21) is an asset with her involvement with many CB programs. You may have heard her strumming her guitar on Open Mic Night — eight shows to be […]
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Maslen’s Band Of Beginners

Chritsian Brothers’ three A’s are Academics, Athletics and Arts. One of CB’s most underrecognized arts programs is band, directed by Mr. Travis Maslen. Beginning Band is a class with an informative and fun learning environment where the only hard part is leaving the classroom. It’s no shocker that learning an instrument is no easy feat, […]

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    Falcon Forum: Coping With Quarantine

    On Tuesday March 17th, Christian Brothers High School reached a new milestone under difficult circumstances; for the first time in its 144 year history, all classes would take place online. Due to restrictions caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, games were cancelled, retreats postponed, activities rescheduled, and much of student life and life […]
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    Behind The Scenes With Bella Barbosa

    We all come to school, go to class, and go home. But what about the students who are more involved in the CB school community? Bella Barbosa (‘21) is an asset with her involvement with many CB programs. You may have heard her strumming her guitar on Open Mic Night — eight shows to be […]
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Horoscope of Prince Iskandar, grandson of Tamerlane, the Turkman Mongol conqueror. This horoscope shows the positions of the heavens at the moment of Iskandar's birth on 25th April 1384.
This is a fly leaf from the personal horoscope of Iskandar Sultan (died 1415), grandson of Timur, who ruled the province of Farsin, Iran. He is best known for his early military career and his patronage of the arts and sciences. 

Apart from being a horoscope, this manuscript is an exquisite work of art and an exemplary production of the royal kitabkhana 'publishing house' or 'workshop'. The manuscript of 1411 is lavishly illustrated and reflects the efforts of a whole range of specialists: astronomers (among them Imad ad-Din Mahmud al-Kashi), illuminators, gilders, calligraphers and craftsmen, and specialists in paper-making. 

The manuscript was bought in Iran in 1794 by John H. Harrington, who had started his career as a clerk in the East India Company. In 1932, it was auctioned at Sotheby's and bought for £6/15d by Sir Henry Wellcome who added it to his collection of Oriental books and manuscripts.
1411 By: Imad al-Din Mahmud al-KashiThe book of the birth of Iskandar, {European foliation, L to R}.
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Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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    CB March Horoscopes: Finding All The Puzzle Pisces

    Not only has 2020 began a new decade, but 2020 also holds many rare planetary transits in one year, meaning lots of opportunities, as well as some struggles. March begins with Pisces season, so some of you may feel a bit more in touch with your emotions than usual — and that’s okay! Pisces season […]
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    A Day Of AcaDeca

    Overdressed and anxious, my teammates and I pushed around the food on our plates while we waited for the awards ceremony to begin at the Academic Decathlon Banquet. This was the climax to nine months of preparation and countless hours of reading, studying, memorizing, and stressing. Was it arrogant to wonder if they would pronounce […]