Upper school dance showcase released

The Upper School Dance program released a video of their latest multimedia project, entitled “Windows,” to the student body on Thursday, January 21. Their video was entirely filmed and performed by the 30 student participants. The theme of “Windows,” according to Greta Zumbrunnen ’21, was a vessel for the students to communicate their personal experiences and thoughts […]

“Evermore” Album Review

In a pandemic that has put  thousands into quarantine with an abundance of spare time, no musician has been more productive than Taylor Swift. Less than five months after the release of her ninth album, “Folklore,” another surprise release, “Evermore,” arrived Dec. 10. Produced by the same creative team as “Folklore,” “Evermore” is both a foray […]

“BE” Album Review

BTS’s latest album “BE” embodies the band’s experiences of the year 2020, culminating their highs and lows in a self-produced, eight-track album. Though COVID-19 postponed the Korean group’s international tour, their impeccable work ethic and continued success proves that, if you’re the biggest band in the world, life goes on. Rather than taking a single […]

“Man on the Moon III: The Chosen” Album Review

Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi has released the highly anticipated Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. In his first addition to the “Man on the Moon” series in 10 years, Kid Cudi dives, once again, into the hip-hop genre, utilizing strong instrumental work, heartfelt and expressive lyrics and perceptive storytelling. Cudi arranged a craveable sound with a high […]

Stone-Cutters release Winter Tabloid virtually

The HW Stone-Cutters released their Winter Tabloid this week, featuring 16 student works spanning six artistic mediums. The 24 student team has accepted and refined submissions since November and celebrated their publication with a Zoom open mic. The group met weekly to discuss their plans, record notes, promoting and evaluating pieces and eventually entered the […]

Making the Season Bright

Making the Season Bright

With the holidays fast approaching in the midst of a pandemic, one remnant of normalcy will be the brilliant holiday lights and decor around Los Angeles. Although the pandemic has led to the cancellation of many holiday events, communities around Los Angeles County have come together to ensure that other long-standing traditions continue to brighten […]

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 […]

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