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The Captivating Tragedy of Walter White

The Captivating Tragedy of Walter White

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Most chemistry teachers do not keep a gun and hundreds of thousands of dollars in their lab-coat pockets. But in Breaking Bad, timid, meek chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) becomes a machine-gun slinging murderer, standing in his white briefs in the middle of a rural New Mexico highway,...

Designs of the decade

Designs of the decade

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

You can tell a lot about a person from the way they dress: you can look at someone and be impressed with their unique style, or you can immediately tel they watch Emma Chamberlain on YouTube, Eliza Bender (12) said. In the last decade, the fashion world has gone from oversized sweaters, to expensive...

Lady Bird Grows Up

Lady Bird Grows Up

Eliza Poster, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 17, 2020

Any student who confronts the college process knows the dread of sitting down with parents to have the inevitable “where do you want to go to school?” talk, but few of us would imagine hurling ourselves out of a moving car in order to avoid our mother’s condemnation. Yet when Lady Bird McPherson...

Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, Iconic Album.

Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, Iconic Album.

Rish Sinha, Arts Contributer

January 17, 2020

In 2012, Kendrick Lamar released his second studio album, Good Kid m.A.A.d City, an hour-long concept album about the pressures that come with poverty which force an ordinary child to turn to crime, drugs, and a life of general apathy. While many critics prefer his following album, To Pimp a Butterfly,...

Hamilton Blew Us All Away

Hamilton Blew Us All Away

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Talk less, smile more, Aaron Burr said—and that’s exactly what throngs of theatergoers have been doing upon entering the doors of Richard Rogers Theater since Alexander Hamilton’s Broadway debut on August 5th, 2015. The story of the first Treasury Secretary and other founding fathers has long...

A contemporary take on the teenage love story

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

“Maybe okay will be our always.” Along with a multitude of One Direction fanfiction writers and diehard Arctic Monkey fans, I must have pored over that line a hundred times over the course of middle school. The quote, from John Green’s New York Times Bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, encapsulates...

Not Far Away, Not Long Ago: Museum remembers Auschwitz

Not Far Away, Not Long Ago: Museum remembers Auschwitz

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

The wheels on a train that took people to Auschwitz sit in a dark room, looking as though the slightest touch could send them into motion. The metal wheels signal the entrance of a macabre exhibit and act as an ominous warning. The viewer must prepare themselves to see harrowing objects, ranging from...

Metalhead Donny Howard pursues passion in music

Metalhead Donny Howard pursues passion in music

Sam Chiang and Devin Allard-Neptune

January 10, 2020

Donny Howard’s (12) love for music began the day his parents played songs from classic rock artists such as Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. As he grew older, they played louder and more intense music, like heavy metal band Iron Maiden and Grunge performers Pearl Jam, he said. Once he got access to...

Choral ensembles perform at Tiffany’s & Co. store opening

Choral ensembles perform at Tiffany’s & Co. store opening

Yesh Nikam and Aden Soroca

December 13, 2019

Inside the festively decorated 57th street space, the Concert Glee Club and Treble Choir performed several holiday songs in celebration of the opening of the new Tiffany’s and Co. store. Over the years, the school developed a relationship with the jewelry store, as Head of School Tom Kelly often buys...

Bands perform holiday jingles at winter all bands concert

Bands perform holiday jingles at winter all bands concert

Avi Kapadia and Vivien Sweet

December 13, 2019

Though a typical holiday concert might consist of ensemble classics such as “Jingle Bells,” “The Chanukah Song,” and “Let It Snow,” this year’s Winter Bands Holiday Concert dazzled the audience with a less-than-traditional collection of Caribbean songs, modern pop hits, and even a Spanish...

The clay-crazed citizens of the ceramics studio

The clay-crazed citizens of the ceramics studio

Hanna Hornfeld, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

For some students, like Taimur Moolji (12), taking ceramics may start as a way to check off a credit requirement, but sometimes, it can unexpectedly become a new passion. Watching those students grow as artists has been a profound experience for Visual Arts teacher Keith Renner, he said. This year,...

Profile of A Potter: Mr. Renner

Profile of A Potter: Mr. Renner

Sam Chiang, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Ceramics teacher Keith Renner never thought that he would learn to love clay when he signed up for a ceramics night class while attending the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. To him, ceramics was just a requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree and certification to teach in Pennsylvania,...

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