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Comic potential behind the scenes

Hanna Hornfeld, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

At the start of Tuesday’s rehearsal, the air was filled with excitement and laughter as actors hurriedly dressed in shining, futuristic costumes, had their hair done, and prepared to run through Act Two for the second-to-last time before their performances on November 7, 8, and 9. Since mid-September,...

Muhaiminul on the mic: Ashraf ‘19 drops beats

Muhaiminul on the mic: Ashraf ‘19 drops beats

October 18, 2019

Working in the library during his gap year, Muhaiminul Ashraf ’19 can often be found roaming the school as he was known to throughout his high school career: wearing headphones. Ashraf is an avid music fan and producer, and despite graduating last year, he still frequents the HM Music Studio to make...

Swingin’ to salsa and other Latin dances

Yin Fei, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Among the lively events of Hispanic Heritage Month were several dance workshops. These workshops offered students the chance to release stress and swing to colorful and vivacious Latin music. A mixture of styles, ranging from different types of salsa to bachata to merengue, were featured in workshops...

When the beat drops

When the beat drops

Yotam Hahn and Patrick Stinebaugh

September 27, 2019

Ever hear a crisp bass drop while walking through the Music Department? It’s probably coming from the recording studio, home to many of the school’s student music artists. The room is in the basement of Fisher Hall, containing “six workstations, the capacity to record sixteen separate microphones,...

Summer art shines in Fisher Hall

Summer art shines in Fisher Hall

Nathan Zelizer, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Vibrant colors and captivating artwork surround the walls of the Fisher gallery, which has been showcasing student projects from the school’s various summer programs. The exhibit features artwork from the Summer Film Institute (HMSFI), Summer on the Hill, the previous school year’s Global Architecture...

HMTC changes fall production due to appropriation concerns

Hanna Hornfeld, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Last Friday, theater teacher and director Joseph Timkó confirmed to members of the Horace Mann Theatre Company’s (HMTC) fall production that the rumors which had been circulating throughout the week were true: they would not be performing The Good Person of Szechwan (GPS). Concerns about the play’s...

Lombardo’s political, progressive Printmaking

Lombardo’s political, progressive Printmaking

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

When walking through the Fisher Art Gallery, it is impossible not to notice the striking new display of student art created this summer, with contrasting colors and mediums all laid out deliberately. These works were arranged by Studio Arts Technician Emily Lombardo, who came to the school this year...

Summer students learn musical theater history

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

This year’s session of summer school offered a larger variety of classes, including the new summer course History of American Musical Theater (HAMT), taught by theater teacher Benjamin Posner. The class, which is also taught during the regular academic year, covers “operetta, vaudeville, and bu...

Lights, Camera, Action: HMSFI 2019

Ryan Reiss, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

For the second year, the school offered the Summer Film Institute (SFI) course for students to explore their interests in filmmaking. Taught by film teacher Jordan Rathus, the free four-week course was offered to any incoming Upper Division student, and aimed to “teach you everything you need to know...

America’s favorite workplace takes center stage

America’s favorite workplace takes center stage

Henry Owens, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

As a musical theatre nerd who is also addicted to The Office, I was intrigued when I heard about the off-Broadway show, “The Office: A Musical Parody.” Could a two-hour musical really do justice to my favorite TV show? I was skeptical, but I decided to walk in with an open mind and Jim Halpert o...

Euphoria’s Gen-Z: the kids are not alright

Euphoria’s Gen-Z: the kids are not alright

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

“I’m envious of your generation,” a middle-aged man murmurs as he caresses the face of Jules Vaughn, an underage transgender girl timidly posing as 22, in a seedy motel room. “You guys don’t care as much about the rules.” The nature of rules, and specifically of rule breaking, is the theme ...

Summer Salt wows crowd with dreamy performance

Summer Salt wows crowd with dreamy performance

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Awash in a dreamy red light, one of many men dressed in straw hats and gray jeans smiled at the small crowd. Clearly, the event was no Governor’s Ball - with approximately a hundred people spread across the floor, the audience members could’ve set up sleeping bags if they wished. Summer Salt, an indi...

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