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More of Kirshner’s Movie Recommendations

More of Kirshner’s Movie Recommendations

Jaden Kirshner

April 2, 2020

I’m back with 7 new movies for you to watch! I would also like to mention that most of these movies are on Amazon Prime; however, if you are having trouble finding them, Google will tell you where you can watch each film. Monday- Family Night Movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Genre: Animation,...

Dive into the world of trivia with Ken Jennings in Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

Dive into the world of trivia with Ken Jennings in Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Even though we’ve never met, I suspect Ken Jennings and I would be great friends. In his book Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, he manages to be unapologetically nerdy without the usual pretentiousness of know-it-alls. Jennings, the winner of Jeopardy!’s...

Kirshner’s Movie Recommendations

Jaden Kirshner, Movie Reviewer

March 21, 2020

First and foremost, I hope everyone is staying safe during these difficult and confusing times. You, like many others, may start to feel bored and disconnected from your fellow peers. Many of you are locked in your house running out of Office episodes to rewatch. I thought that by recommending some of ...

Steeling the show: Drummers showcase their skills

Aden Soroca and Devin Allard-Neptune

February 28, 2020

The school's steel bands performed tunes from all across the globe yesterday, from Jamaica, Trinidad, Columbia, and the United States. Last night’s performance was not the only concert the steel band has played. In December, the steel band performed alongside the school’s Wind Ensemble, Concert...

From NY to Florida: Heymann (12) plays piano for the nation

From NY to Florida: Heymann (12) plays piano for the nation

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

The poetic and melodious flow emitted from Jasper Heymman’s (12) piano performance for the National Public Radio (NPR) captivated both a live audience of 350 people and many others people listening at home nationwide. As a part of the organization’s “From The Top” classical music program featuring...

Teachers and musicians jazz up Olshan Lobby

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Though many students know English teachers Rebecca Bahr and Harry Bauld for their pas- sion for literature and poetry, they saw the duo’s musical connection come to life in their performance on Thursday. During F period, Olshan Lobby swelled with the warm vibrato of Bahr’s voice and Bauld’s flowing...

Bach at it: music outreach kicks off music week

Emily Sun, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

Intertwined melodies from Dora Woodruff (12)’s oboe, Margalit Patry-Martin (12)’s clari- net, Abigail Morse (11)’s alto saxophone, and Johanna Scher (10)’s flute danced through Olshan Lobby this Monday during I period. As the final act on the first day of Music Week, the HM Music Outreach...

Cyrus Aaron X BLK Hours performance

John Mauro, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Fusing music with creative storytelling, Cyrus Aaron X BLK Hours performed a selection of live, mellow music with reflective poetry in the Olshan Great Room on Thursday, Feb 13 during H period. The band—composed of creative storyteller Cyrus Aaron, singer Karlea Lynné, bass guitarist Max Jacob,...

How Strippers Outhustled Wall Street’s Most Powerful Men

How Strippers Outhustled Wall Street’s Most Powerful Men

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

The first time we see Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers feels like looking at a strip club through a magenta kaleidoscope. The shaky camera moves through the sensory pandemonium of flying bills, whipping pink strobe lights, and pumping music to focus in on her character, “The one, the only, Raamoonna,”...

Little Women: Gerwig breathes life into a classic story

Little Women: Gerwig breathes life into a classic story

Vivien Sweet and Adam Frommer

February 14, 2020

“I have lots of troubles; so I write jolly tales,” wrote Louisa May Alcott, author of the original 1868 novel “Little Women.” In the opening seconds of director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation, Alcott’s quote appears on the screen, which is ironic considering the film’s storyline: the plot is...

Parasite unmasks South Korean class division to global audience

Parasite unmasks South Korean class division to global audience

Izzy Abbot, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Drama, comedy, horror, and social commentary are intertwined in Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite. Like parasites, the impoverished Kim family slowly infiltrates the home of the wealthy Parks through scamming, forgery, and lies. The Kim’s deception begins when Ki-woo is offered a chance to fill...

Questioning the importance of Oscars amid cultural change

Questioning the importance of Oscars amid cultural change

Henry Owens and Arushi Talwar

February 14, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards took place last Sunday, raising questions among students about the relevance of these awards in 2020. Over the years, the Oscars have been criticized for nearly everything, from the host to the nominees’ lack of diversity, and this year was no exception. Former hosts Steve...

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