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Composers visit music class

Composers visit music class

Yin Fei and Emily Salzhauer

October 15, 2020

Contrary to the name of the course, the Bach to Stravinsky: History of Music class decided to focus on the contemporary side of the music world by welcoming professional composers Anna Clyne, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, and Dr. Reena Esmail to visit their class via Zoom to share their experie...

Shenanigan Show shines

Shenanigan Show shines

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

“It’s fun to be in the H-M-T-C!” sang Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) leadership in a catchy remake of the classic song Y.M.C.A. The song continued as students logged onto Zoom to watch the first HMTC production of the year, the Shenanigan Show, a compilation of six comedy skits put togethe...

Kolinski: A life’s purpose

Kolinski: A life's purpose

Hannah Katzke, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

From the big Broadway stage to the television screen, Theatre, Dance & Film Studies Department Chair Alison Kolinski is no stranger to a large audience. When Kolinski was three years old, her mom began teaching her to dance, she said. By the time Kolinski was seven, she already knew that she wa...

Paulson (10) turns doodles into dancers

Paulson (10) turns doodles into dancers

Ayesha Sen and Madison Xu

October 2, 2020

When Giselle Paulson (10) began scribbling dancing stick figures into the corner of her French textbook in fifth grade, she didn’t realize that the hobby would later become a cherished part of her life. Within a week of experimental doodling, Paulson found herself choreographing technical dance routines for he...

From Hawaii to Horace Mann, Ho pursues music

From Hawaii to Horace Mann, Ho pursues music

Lucas Glickman and Zachary Kurtz

October 2, 2020

 “It’s impossible for me to separate myself from my Hawaiianess,”  Music Department Chair Timothy Ho said. “The way I relate to music and the way that I have learned to teach music is from a significantly Hawaiian perspective.”  Ho was first exposed to music through the Diablo Valley Hui o Al...

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...

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