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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,...

“Is it Worth it?”: Discussing representation in theater

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

Acting is a process of occupying another individual’s world, and actors often have to assume roles that have identities which contrast with their own. When performing works that ask difficult or provocative questions of the audience, there is a risk of misrepresenting culture. The first question that...

Students forge connections with cultures through music

Students forge connections with cultures through music

Talia Winiarsky and Julia Goldberg

November 25, 2019

Listening in on chorus classes, one may be surprised to hear sounds originating from a region that traditional Western music classes rarely explore: Hawaii. Music teacher Timothy Ho incorporates Hawaiian music into the choral curriculum because the language contains pure open vowels, allowing him to...

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,...

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