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Black Lives Matter gallery opens

Black Lives Matter gallery opens

Lauren Ho and Hannah Katzke

September 18, 2020

Crowds fill up Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the streets of New York. Posters in hand demand justice. Police officers watch as protesters link arms in solidarity. This fall, photographs by Julian Silverman (11), Ailill Walsh (11), Armaan Kakodkar (12), and Campus Photographer Barry Mason are on...

State of the arts: Music Department

State of the arts: Music Department

Emily Sun, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

The Music Department will not allow students to sing or to play wind and brass instruments in school and will move concerts online this year. Though masks or instrument coverings may decrease the spread of respiratory droplets, students will not use them because there is not enough data to prove tha...

State of the arts: Theatre, Dance & Film Studies Department

State of the arts: Theatre, Dance & Film Studies Department

Madison Xu, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2020

This year, the Theatre, Dance & Film Studies Department and Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly have replaced the annual fall, winter, and spring productions with smaller monthly performances centered around specific themes or holidays, Chair of the Theatre, Dance & Film Studies Department Alison Kolin...

State of the arts: Visual Arts Department

State of the arts: Visual Arts Department

Lauren Ho, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

The Visual Arts Department will safely continue sparking creativity this year through the use of new studio layouts, individual art kits and cubbies, and smaller art projects. To prepare for in-person classes, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly and Director of Facilities Management Gordon Jensen gave rec...

Book Rec: “How to Do Nothing” by Jenny Odell

Book Rec: “How to Do Nothing” by Jenny Odell

Ben Kafoglis, Math Teacher

May 14, 2020

Jenny Odell is a writer and artist, and in this book she calls for people to resist what she calls the “Attention Economy.” The Attention Economy is made up of all those businesses that live off our attention: think social media and others. These are capitalist entities that, instead of our dollar...

Book Rec: “Overstory” by Richard Powers

Book Rec: “Overstory” by Richard Powers

Andrew Fippinger, English Teacher

May 14, 2020

I’ve just finished Richard Powers’s 2018 novel The Overstory, a 500-page-long, Pulitzer-Prize-winning tome about trees. Doesn’t that sound exciting? Trust me, it is. Although Powers develops a wide cast of finely-drawn characters whose complex narrative arcs deftly weave in and out of one anothe...

Book Rec: “Origin” by Dan Brown

Book Rec: “Origin” by Dan Brown

Zachary Kurtz, Contributing Writer

May 14, 2020

The world we live in is full of different systems of belief such as Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, all of which rest upon the ideas of creationism. But what if you were to pit scientific facts against creationism? This evidence would be seen as a threat to religion and its creationist ideas. In Ori...

Benefiting from Bach: HarMonia raises $32,000

Benefiting from Bach: HarMonia raises $32,000

Devin Allard-Neptune and Emily Salzhauer

May 14, 2020

As notes of Bach emanated from audience members’ computers, HarMonia’s annual benefit concert raised $32,000 for non-profit Summer on the Hill (SOH). On Saturday, May 9, the ensemble performed in a virtual concert to raise money and connect the school’s community through musical harmony. To ...

Kirshner’s Movie Reviews Part 3

Jaden Kirshner, Movie Reviewer

May 8, 2020

Sorry about the hiatus, but I am back! In this article, I decided to condense my suggestions to accomodate for the increase in school work. Hope you enjoy these recommendations!   During the week- Teen Comedy Eighth Grade (2018) Rating: R Plot: Introverted teenage girl Kayla Day (Elsie Fi...

Harmonizing from home: Choirs perform virtually

Purvi Jonnalagadda and Ayesha Sen

May 8, 2020

Most of the school’s concerts look the same: dozens of parents, teachers, and students come together to showcase the hard work of the school’s talented musicians. However, the upcoming choir performance will be running differently: with the help of members of Music teacher Timothy Ho and Accompan...

The knead to relax: Cooking in quarantine

The knead to relax: Cooking in quarantine

Hanna Hornfeld and Jillian Lee

May 8, 2020

Matthew Brand (6) has used his free time in quarantine to discover a new passion: cooking tagliatelles in sausage ragus and pistachio crusted rack of lambs with carrot ginger purées, lamb tallow onions, and chicken bouillon sauces. “It’s a mouthful to say, but it was really good,” he said. In q...

TV series to binge during quarantine: Love is Blind

Hannah Katzke, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2020

This February, Netflix released a new show called Love is Blind that puts a twist on the typical dating show in order to test whether or not an emotional connection can lead to a successful relationship. In the show, thirty single adults date one another from individual rooms, called “pods,” that...

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