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Student Written One Acts: Meditating on misogyny in ‘Advanced Placement’

Student Written One Acts: Meditating on misogyny in ‘Advanced Placement’

Ayesha Sen, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

Months of hard work put in by actors, directors, set designers, costume designers, and shop keepers will be showcased on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th in a captivating performance about feminism and how it developed over time through art and daily experiences. “Advanced Placement,”...

Student Written One Acts: ‘Ode Of’: Generation Z’s take on tragedy

Hannah Katzke, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

“Ode Of” is a student-written One-Act play by Evann Penn Brown (11). Contrary to the other plays’ humorous plots, “Ode Of” tells the story of the tragic loss of a close friend. “The entire show is composed of different meaningful odes to that character,” performer Luke Weber (12) said....

Student Written One Acts: Rap as a release in ‘Teens of Denial’

Student Written One Acts: Rap as a release in ‘Teens of Denial’

Abby Beckler and Max Chasin

February 7, 2020

Every year, the school hosts a show of multiple one act plays that illustrate a variety of different things. This year, the One Acts features a play written by Eliza Bender (12) called “Teens of Denial,” starring Spencer Kahn, Ishaan Kannan, and Bailey Hecht. Teens of Denial is about a high school...

‘Will You Take This Rose?’: the reality behind reality TV

‘Will You Take This Rose?’: the reality behind reality TV

Frankie Dogramaci, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

When we watch shows like The Bachelor we never fully understand what goes on behind the scenes. Everett Kagan’s ‘19 One Act Play “Will You Accept This Rose” dives into concepts such as authenticity while still being a lighthearted satire of the reality TV show. The play takes you behind the...

HMDC presents Dancing through The Decades

Hanna Hornfeld and Yin Fei

January 24, 2020

Together, in the Thursday and Friday matinees, members of the Horace Mann Dance Company (HMDC) enthusiastically disco-danced their way into the new year. The student-choreographed dance concert “Dancing Through the Decades” teleported the audience back in time as they traveled throughout a century...

The Captivating Tragedy of Walter White

The Captivating Tragedy of Walter White

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Most chemistry teachers do not keep a gun and hundreds of thousands of dollars in their lab-coat pockets. But in Breaking Bad, timid, meek chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) becomes a machine-gun slinging murderer, standing in his white briefs in the middle of a rural New Mexico highway,...

Designs of the decade

Designs of the decade

Liliana Greyf, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

You can tell a lot about a person from the way they dress: you can look at someone and be impressed with their unique style, or you can immediately tel they watch Emma Chamberlain on YouTube, Eliza Bender (12) said. In the last decade, the fashion world has gone from oversized sweaters, to expensive...

Lady Bird Grows Up

Lady Bird Grows Up

Eliza Poster, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 17, 2020

Any student who confronts the college process knows the dread of sitting down with parents to have the inevitable “where do you want to go to school?” talk, but few of us would imagine hurling ourselves out of a moving car in order to avoid our mother’s condemnation. Yet when Lady Bird McPherson...

Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, Iconic Album.

Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, Iconic Album.

Rish Sinha, Arts Contributer

January 17, 2020

In 2012, Kendrick Lamar released his second studio album, Good Kid m.A.A.d City, an hour-long concept album about the pressures that come with poverty which force an ordinary child to turn to crime, drugs, and a life of general apathy. While many critics prefer his following album, To Pimp a Butterfly,...

Hamilton Blew Us All Away

Hamilton Blew Us All Away

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Talk less, smile more, Aaron Burr said—and that’s exactly what throngs of theatergoers have been doing upon entering the doors of Richard Rogers Theater since Alexander Hamilton’s Broadway debut on August 5th, 2015. The story of the first Treasury Secretary and other founding fathers has long...

A contemporary take on the teenage love story

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

“Maybe okay will be our always.” Along with a multitude of One Direction fanfiction writers and diehard Arctic Monkey fans, I must have pored over that line a hundred times over the course of middle school. The quote, from John Green’s New York Times Bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, encapsulates...

Not Far Away, Not Long Ago: Museum remembers Auschwitz

Not Far Away, Not Long Ago: Museum remembers Auschwitz

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

The wheels on a train that took people to Auschwitz sit in a dark room, looking as though the slightest touch could send them into motion. The metal wheels signal the entrance of a macabre exhibit and act as an ominous warning. The viewer must prepare themselves to see harrowing objects, ranging from...

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