Creativity for the Community

Ben Brill ’21 Ben Brill ’21 has been designing his own clothes since he was in tenth grade and only recently began selling his handmade T-shirts.  “Usually the pieces I make are made to fit me,” Brill said. “This time, I wanted to make something that others could wear too.”  Brill said that because he […]

‘Mulan’ neglects global issues

‘Mulan’ neglects global issues

With questionable writing and external controversies, Disney brings dishonor to its live-action “Mulan” by mishandling human rights issues, Chinese customs, feminism and the material from the original animated version. Plot of the movie Based off the Chinese legend Hua Mulan, the film tells the story of a young woman, Mulan (played by Yifei Liu), who […]

‘Boys State’ highlights politics through the eyes of the youth

A24’s 2020 documentary “Boys State” is a profound, compelling and important look at American politics through the eyes of its youth, proving itself to be a must-see film in election season. The movie follows 1000 boys as they travel to Austin, Texas for an annual political event called Boys State. The concept is simple enough: […]

The HW Project allows for student collaboration during quarantine

The HW Project allows for student collaboration during quarantine

The performing arts department created the first ever HW Project, a multi-media time capsule that will allow the Upper School community to reflect on the year and express themselves through storytelling. The project is student-centered, but the entire operation is co-directed by performing arts teacher Michele Spears and Broadway veteran Jennifer Leigh Warren. In a […]

Repainting the Past

As Lena Bagley ’22 walked to her local grocery store June 14, she passed a long procession of protesters turning onto Fairfax Avenue, brandishing signs emblazoned with the phrase “All Black Lives Matter.” The following day, Bagley noticed the phrase again, this time in the form of a large and brightly-colored street mural on Hollywood […]

Retro Revival

Retro Revival

 As Kate Hassett ’22 scrolled through Depop, she became intrigued by the bright colors, faded denim fabrics and ’80s patterns she discovered.  Hassett attempted to navigate through the myriad of overpriced accounts, leading her to the real treasures hidden within the more niche profiles on the app. Hassett is among many students who use Depop […]

Covid Creations

Covid Creations

   As weeks in isolation stretched to months, Skylar Liu ’21, normally a prolific painter, found herself struggling to find inspiration. Nevertheless, Liu said art has always helped her find solace, and for that reason, she pushed herself to focus on tactile art forms.  After the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in June, […]

Industry Insiders

Industry Insiders

Producer and songwriter Gabe Yaron ’22 sat down at his piano to play and sing to his pop song “No Obligation.”  Throughout quarantine, he has been constantly making new music and collaborating with other creators, including his brother Ari Yaron ’18. However, he said that producing music remotely has posed new challenges.  “I’ve had much […]

Reconciling with remote learning

Reconciling with remote learning

Remote Learning has changed future plans for art classes When news of the school’s sudden closure broke out, the quad erupted with cheers, but Elias Peter ’21 did not join the celebration. With a sinking feeling, Peter realized the announcement was not a free four-day weekend, but the cancelation of a long-anticipated Jazz Band trip […]

Inspirations in Isolation

Inspirations in Isolation

In light of quarantine life causing new daily routines, students share how they are still able to express their unique, artistic mediums even within the confines of their own homes.

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