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Voruganti wins poetry scholarship

Emily Shi and Nathan Zelizer

May 29, 2019


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Rather than continue at the school for her senior year, Priyanka Voruganti (11) will spend her final year of high school nestled between two lakes in rural Michigan, where she will pursue her passion for creative writing at the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy Voruganti is among nine students selected...

Orchestra splits

Yesh Nikam and Andie Goldmacher

May 29, 2019


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“I mean if you can’t fit on stage you can’t fit on stage,” Orchestra conductor Nathan Hetherington said. Hetherington is referring to spatial problems in the Recital Hall—the Orchestra’s rehearsal space—that has required him to split the Orchestra into underclassmen and upperclassmen rehearsal gr...

Shaw ‘14 works for laughs

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019


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Rebecca Shaw’s ’14 journey to becoming a staff writer on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ began in the third trimester of her senior year, when she replaced Physics with a Senior Initiative Project. Instead of learning about the trajectory of an air-pumped rocket, Shaw and classmates So...

Collage Concert ends year on high note

Sam Singer and Chloe Choi

May 20, 2019


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Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Gross Theater will be brimming with eager teachers, parents, and students, as student musicians perform in the anual end-of-year concert: the Collage Concert. The concert will feature performances by three Steel Bands, Glee Club, Concert Glee, Treble Choir, Sinfonietta, Orchestra, ...

‘Endgame’: Superheroes and Spoilers

Marina Kazarian and Patrick Stinebaugh

May 20, 2019


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James Thomas (9) was on Fandango at 8:00 a.m. on April 2, eagerly reloading the page, determined to score tickets for the opening night of the much-anticipated action film ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ The movie, which premiered on April 26, is the final chapter of Marvel’s 22-film anthology, the Infinit...

Imai and Kaiser to pursue dual degrees in music

Talia Winiarsky and Yin Fei

May 16, 2019


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For some students, making music is more than a hobby; it is a lifelong passion. Cindy Kaiser (12) and Mieu Imai (12) will continue their study of music in college as they pursue degrees in both music and an academic subject. A dual-degree program allows students to study two different fields at the sam...

Looking into Laucharoen: An artist in our midst

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019


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“It’s absurd how so many students still don’t know about Mr. Laucharoen’s prolific career as an amazing artist, despite the fact that he’s been at the school for so long,” Amrita Acharya ‘18 said. Unbeknownst to many students, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and drawing and painting tea...

Talent show raises funds for music education charity

Andie Goldmacher and Katya Tolunsky

May 3, 2019


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The Show, taking place after school next Friday, will feature student talent in music, comedy, slam poetry, beatboxing, and more. Bernie Williams, a Grammy-nominated artist, former Yankee, and school alumnus, will also perform in the Show. “We are hoping older Yankees fans and music fans will s...

Student Art Showcased at Met

Emma Colacino, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2019


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Exhibiting the works of Gold Key Awardees for the scholastic art competition for fifth consecutive year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will features over 600 original works of art at Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education from March 22nd to May. The Alliance of Young Artists and Writers holds the scholasti...

Students and Alumni Music Producers explore music-sharing platforms

Adam Fromer and Abby Beckler

May 3, 2019


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In the surge of rappers engaging in music-sharing platforms, Student and alumni music producers have entered the scene singing, writing, and inspiring as they pursue their love of music. “Right now, [SoundCloud] is where popular music is. I might have more enjoyment writing jazz; it is all a compromi...

Sophisticated Ladies review: energy and passion take the stage

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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Over the course of its one-and-a-half hour run time, Sophisticated Ladies creates an energetic, effervescent, and highly entertaining celebration of both Duke Ellington’s superb work and the diverse talents of the production’s cast and crew. The jazz’s discordance produces a harmony of its own...

Sets and lights: a look backstage

Marina Kazarian and Adrian Arnaboldi

April 29, 2019


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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...

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