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Halloween Coffeehouse showcases school communitys creativity

Halloween Coffeehouse showcases school community’s creativity

Hannah Shahidi November 17, 2022

Prefect Council hosted the first Coffeehouse of the year in Chalmers lounge after school Oct. 31. The Halloween-themed event featured performances from students in music, comedy and poetry. Prefect Council...

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What’s New: Fall Reviews: “Smile”

Eden Conner November 17, 2022

"Smile" is one of 2022's most popular horror film's whose successful blending of genres has allowed the movie to reach wider audiences. The film, released Sept. 30, was incredibly successful at the box...

Whats New: Fall Reviews: Midnights

What’s New: Fall Reviews: “Midnights”

Alden Detmer November 17, 2022

Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated "Midnights" Oct. 21 at midnight on the East Coast. But forstudents in Los Angeles, it was 9 p.m. That is a metaphor for this album, it should have felt as exciting...

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What’s New: Fall Reviews: “The School for Good and Evil”

Natasha Speiss and Jade Harris November 17, 2022

Netflix's film "The School for Good and Evil," released Oct. 18, attempts to spin classic fairy tale motifs into something fresh and original but sorely misses the mark. Based on the book by Soman Chainani,...

Following his anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter, Ye has lost brand deals with Adidas, Chase Bank, Gap and Balenciaga, among others. He has been locked out of social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram, as well.

Separating the Art from the Artist: Ye or Nay?

Kriste An, Assistant A&E Editor November 16, 2022

Scrolling on her phone, Jewish Club Leader Charlotte Newman '24 said she was disappointed to see a Jewish activist share anti-Semitic remarks that American rapper, songwriter and record producer Ye, born...

Students listen as vocalists perform in the first of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

Student vocalists perform in St. Saviour’s Chapel

Hannah Shahidi, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer November 16, 2022

The Upper School Performing Arts Department hosted the first vocal performance of the year as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series in St. Saviour’s Chapel on Oct. 28. The showcase featured performances...

Carter Staggs ’23, in character as Tectonic Theater Project member Greg Pierotti, interviews Elise Fried ’24 and Clara Berg ’25, in character as Reggie Fluty and Marge Murray, respectively. The play uses the real words of Laramie residents gathered through interviews.

Fall Play: ‘The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later’

Davis Marks and Alden Detmer November 16, 2022

The Performing Arts Department opened the fall play, “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” to audiences in Rugby Theater on Oct. 28, 29 and 30. The show centers on how the community of Laramie, Wyoming...

Jayden Huang 23 stands on a street, posing in an outfit he specifically arranged for the day. Hung said he chooses his outfits based on ideas of characters that he wants to embody.

Contending with the Trending

Iona Lee and Vasilia Yordanova September 30, 2022

Looking in the mirror as he gets ready each morning, Jayden Huang '23 said he tries to decide what character he would like to embody with his outfit. Huang said his clothing choices are inspired by who...

Wednesday Addams, a fictional character, stands at the center of various Latino actors. For decades, Addams has been portrayed by white actors, though her character is written to be of Latin descent.

Representation Rebooted

Kriste An, Assistant A&E Editor September 30, 2022

Scrolling through Instagram, Muskaan Schievink ’24 said she was drawn to a post in which Netflix announced that they would be producing an eight-part series dedicated to Wednesday Addams, a member of...

Visiting artists display work in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Visiting artists display work in Feldman-Horn Gallery

Ella Yadegar, Assistant Features Editor September 29, 2022

The Upper School Visual Arts Department hosted an opening reception for the year’s first visiting artist series in Feldman-Horn Gallery on Sep. 16. The exhibition displays work from four artists at Slanguage...

BLACKPINK Review

Fallon Dern, Presentations Managing Editor September 28, 2022

BLACKPINK is the revolution — they said so themselves. The K-pop quartet released their second studio album, “BORN PINK,” on Sept. 16, reaffirming their international pop-diva-status to fans and...

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“House of the Dragon” Review

Jackson Tanner, Assistant Opinions Editor September 28, 2022

For millions of dedicated fans and me, the last season of HBO’s "Game of Thrones" was a complete and utter disaster. The quality of writing went out the window, character arcs were destroyed and the...

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