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Sets and lights: a look backstage

Marina Kazarian and Adrian Arnaboldi

April 29, 2019

Behind the scenes of the school’s production of Sophisticated Ladies, members of the crew and set design team have been setting the stage for an exhilarating show with their work on set and lighting design. Their designs will be front and center during the performances of Sophisticated Ladies. Typi...

Sophisticated Ladies: Origins and inspiration

Natalie Sweet and Yotam Hahn

April 29, 2019

The Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) and Horace Mann Dance Company (HMDC) approached the production of Sophisticated Ladies eager to celebrate the music and talent of Duke Ellington. The original 1981 production featured a predominantly African American cast, and though the school’s production is...

Sophisticated Ladies: Featured faculty shine in production

Julia Goldberg and Nshera Tutu

April 29, 2019

Not only are the school’s faculty devoted to our academic community, they can also get down to the rhythm of the Duke. Since February, ten faculty members have dedicated hours of their out-of-school time to the Upper Division production of Sophisticated Ladies. The faculty include science, foreig...

Following the arts: student artist share their creative works on social media

Following the arts: student artist share their creative works on social media

Victor Dimitrov and Abigail Beckler

April 12, 2019

Serving as an online gallery and creative platform, social media allows student artists to share their artwork, ranging from photography, sculpture, ceramics, and illustration. One such artist, Rachel Zhu (10) began to post her illustrations to Instagram as a means to share her work beyond her close...

Surya Gowda’s (12) Independent Study sheds light on mass incarceration through prison gallery

Surya Gowda’s (12) Independent Study sheds light on mass incarceration through prison gallery

Eliza Poster and Katya Toluynsky

April 12, 2019

Peering through the grey bars which enclose the model jail cell pitched within Fisher Gallery, one gets a glimpse into the realities of prison life. On one side of the room, a timeline reveals the history of mass incarceration in America, detailing the legislation that permits the current imprisonme...

From HMTC to playwriting: Halley Feiffer’s (‘03) journey in theatre

Liliana Greyf, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2019

From acting in productions in Gross to writing plays for the Geffen Playhouse, Playwrite Halley Feiffer ’03 possesses a love for the performing arts that extends beyond the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC). Having dedicated hours of rehearsals to HMTC, Feiffer believes that the school’s theatr...

Naomi Mishkin ‘07 makes her mark on the fashion industry

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

Naomi Mishkin (’07) first started working in fashion in the Middle Division, when she sold her homemade hand bags to her friends. Her journey to holding a trunk show for her own fashion label, Naomi Nomi, has not been a straight shot, but nonetheless, last Saturday she debuted five new silk scarves ...

Fisher Gallery features works from HM 246 Program

Fisher Gallery features works from HM 246 Program

Liliana Greyf, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019

The school’s second annual HM 246 Gallery, which showcased a diverse and colorful selection of art ranging from paintings to handmade catapults, opened this past Wednesday in the Fisher Gallery. HM 246 is a community service program led by the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) in whic...

Orchestras and Wind Ensembles perform in annual Winter Concert

Lauren Kim and Morgan Smith

March 8, 2019

With composer Eric Ewazen watching on in the audience, students performed in the UD Winter Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert directed by Music Teachers Michael Bomwell and Nathan Hetherington in Gross Theatre on Thursday. Both the wind ensemble and sinfonietta played pieces by Ewazen, a composer at...

Baseball Player Bernie Williams performs with steel band in concert

Baseball Player Bernie Williams performs with steel band in concert

Abby Beckler and Julia Robbins

March 1, 2019

Minutes before the second steel drums performance started, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly and drummer Donald Howard (11) stood in Olshan Lobby being interviewed by Channel 11 News. Most performances at school don’t garner such media attention, but when a famous baseball player turned guitarist comes to play...

Teen Art Gallery opens ninth annual gallery

Teen Art Gallery opens ninth annual gallery

Nshera Tutu and Stephen Chien

March 1, 2019

From nailing in a piece of artwork to the wall, or hand-picking submissions of artwork from 22 states and 3 continents, the Teen Art Gallery (TAG) is entirely run and curated by teenagers around the country. TAG will run from March 2nd to March 7th in lower Manhattan. The gallery’s main theme is Gene...

The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

Isabella Abbott, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

Solo cellist Elad Babillo filled Olshan Lobby with warm melodies, marking the beginning of a week full of music and learning for the school community. A group of students gathered before the start of A Period to witness this inaugural performance, and throughout the rest of the day, the halls of Tilli...

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