Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Students perform in end-of-year dance showcase

Advanced Dance I and II students performed solos, duets and group pieces in the annual end-of-year showcase in the dance studio May 3. To open the show, the juniors of Advanced Dance II danced to “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley to commemorate the fun times they experienced this year, choreographer and Advanced Dance II student Rileigh […]

Picture This

Art is a language, a way to express oneself to a broader audience. Photographer Annabel Zimmer ’20 said she equates the excitement and nerves she feels when the school hangs her art to the opening night of a musical. At the Middle School, Zimmer said she often used the photography studio after school to find […]

Spotify-ing Talent

Spotify-ing Talent

As his Spotify follower count ticked up by the minute, Graham Berger-Sacks ’20 grew increasingly curious about what was happening. Checking his phone anxiously between classes, possibilities began to race through his mind. When the metrics on his Spotify developer account finally updated at 9 p.m., Berger-Sacks said he could not believe his eyes. His […]

Accepting this Rose

At the beginning of every year, Nathan Russel ’21 observes all the buzz surrounding the new mystery man of “The Bachelor.” Due to the show’s popularity and older teens being the majority of dating show audiences according to a 2018 Statista study, Russel said he’s faced with a dilemma. He either has to watch a […]

You are going to Hollywood

You are going to Hollywood

Elizabeth Gaba ’17 advanced through the audition stage of “American Idol” with “All I Ask” by Adele, which premiered on ABC on March 17. “I was mostly surprised at how genuine and kind all of the other contestants were,” Gaba said. “Everybody sat in the audience for everyone’s performances and cheered everyone on. We all […]

Play-ing for Progress

Students performed a redesigned version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Feb. 8-10 including LGBTQ characters. In directing the show, performing arts teacher Rees Pugh decided to put a progressive twist on the old Shakespearean story. The comedy portrays the events surrounding the forbidden marriage of two characters. In Shakespeare’s version, these characters […]

Write of Passage: Student playwrights announced

Performing arts teachers Ted Walch, Rees Pugh and Michele Spears announced this year’s plays for the Playwrights Festival. A committee comprised of both faculty and alumni selected 18 plays, which 19 students wrote. The Playwrights Festival produces one-act plays written by students in two programs, applicant Andrea Yagher ’20 said. “[The Playwrights Festival] is such […]

Dancing in the Starry Night

Sophia Nuñez ’20 frantically grabbed the costume box as she got ready to run onto the stage, excited for her upcoming dance. As the lights came up, she began her Lady Gaga dance, trying to mimic the performer’s unique persona in this year’s annual Dance Concert. “We spend hours even after rehearsal ends practicing and […]

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