Monkey business on stage

By David Lim Clad in their usual brightly-colored shirts, the Scene Monkeys ran down the aisles cheering and jumped on stage to kick off two performances of their annual improv show in Rugby Theater on May 18. In each 90-minute show, the 17 members of the all-student comedy group acted in scenes ranging from a […]

Photo Ready

By Mariel Brunman Mazelle Etessami ’14 quietly stood at attention, surveying the people around her. She brought her Nikon D40 up to eye level and snapped, causing the shutter to whir. Etessami has honed her photography skills to act as a bridge between subjects she meets abroad and characters in her life at home. “The […]

Lights, camera, action

By Alex McNab Hitting her Target First agent, first audition, first time on TV, she hit her target in more ways than one. After three years of trying to get an agent, Autumn Witz ’15 is the star of a new Target commercial that aired May 13 on CBS, NBC, ABC and the CW. The […]

Seniors display art, perform individually

By Sarah Novicoff The Senior Art Show, displaying the achievements of senior artists in Photography, 3-D Art, Advanced Drawing and Painting and AP Studio Art, opened in Feldman Horn Gallery at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. “It is really a celebration of seniors,” Melissa Flores ’12 said. “It is a time to show off work that […]

Jazz bands perform at club, to hold benefit concert

By Jivani Gengatharan and Lauren Sonnenberg Three upper school jazz ensembles hit the stage May 22 at the Catalina Jazz Club as a part of the Young Artist Jazz Series. Founded in 1996, the Series aims to provide young musicians the opportunity to exhibit their talent in front of a live audience. The ensembles included […]

Dance inspired by real events and stories

By Emily Segal Upper school dance classes Advanced Dance I and Advanced Dance II showcased their dances during sixth and eighth periods Tuesday. The performances included solos, duets, trios and group dances, inspired by events in the students’ lives or stories they wanted to tell. All of the choreography in the dances was done by […]

3 students win national art awards

By Gabrielle Franchina Three students were honored nationally by the Scholastic Art and Writing Award after regional recognition in January. Jake Schapiro ’12 received a gold medal for his glass vase titled “Caesar’s Cup.” Chloe Lister ’12 received a silver medal for her photograph titled “Watched.” Matthew Mantel ’12 was also awarded a silver medal […]

Seniors choose themes reflecting interests

By Claire Hong Food, family and imagination are some of the themes that make up the artwork featured in the senior art show that opened on April 16. Seniors of Drawing and Painting III and AP Studio Art have been working on these pieces since Thanksgiving break, although some also include work from their junior […]

Admiration for classical music inspires new club

By Jessica Barzilay Four students stroll into choir director Rodger Guerrero’s office, dump their backpacks on the ground and chatter excitedly about their weekends and their workloads. “Guess what? I beat my high score on Temple Run!” “Do you understand that physics lab?” “All right guys, let’s listen to Haydn’s concerto,” Michael Zaks ’13 says, […]

Film festivals to screen student films

By Rachel Schwartz and Emily Segal Two public service announcements featuring Holocaust survivors created by students who are part of the Righteous Conversations Project will be shown on April 29 at the Newport Film Festival Youth Film Showcase, and five student-made films will be featured in the Archer Film Festival on May 11. Rebecca Hutman […]

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