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Cover design for Player. Written and produced by Sarah Parmet 25

Junior releases debut single “Player”

Hannah Shahidi and Sabrina Hamideh October 21, 2023

Sarah Parmet ’25 released a debut single titled “Player” on all music streaming platforms Oct. 16. Parmet wrote and produced the song, and collaborated with her brother James Parmet ’27 for instrumentals...

Bottoms

Bottoms

Eze Baum, Staff Writer September 2, 2023

While they may not be the films recognized by the Academy Awards, some of the most remembered and cherished movies we’ve grown up with are comedies. Each decade has a raunchy high school comedy that...

1989 (Taylors Version)

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)”

Camryn Banafsheha and Donna Enayati September 2, 2023

Eight years, nine months and 13 days after the original release of the pop album “1989,” Taylor Swift’s global fanbase is buzzing with excitement. To many, these seemingly random numbers may appear...

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Katelyn Kim, Assistant A&E Editor September 2, 2023

The second season of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” takes a significant turn and dives into a more mature and somber narrative that captures the delights, sufferings and changes of summer. The show's...

Bad Idea Right? - Olivia Rodrigo

“Bad Idea Right?” – Olivia Rodrigo

Analeigh Nava, Staff Writer September 2, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo released “Bad Idea Right?" as a pre-release to her upcoming album, “GUTS,” on Aug. 11. The track rose to the No. 3 spot on Spotify the day it was released and gaining over eight million...

Heads Up! Lights Up!

Heads Up! Lights Up!

William Liu and Alex Lee May 25, 2023

Sarah Parmet ’25 stared at the curtains as she waited backstage, listening to audience members clapping at the previous performance. Her heart pounding, Parmet prepared to sing with her choir in the...

Student artists show photographs

Student artists show photographs

Ella Yadegar, Assistant Features Editor May 25, 2023

The Visual Arts department hosted a photography exhibit featuring selected works by Photography I and II students in Feldman Horn Gallery May 12. Students invited family and friends to view projects they...

Three seniors selected as 2023 Presidential Scholars in the Arts

Three seniors selected as 2023 Presidential Scholars in the Arts

MeJo Liao, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer May 25, 2023

Photography Editor Raisa Effress ’23, Presentations Managing Editor Fallon Dern ’23 and Alejandro Lombard ’23 were chosen as 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, selected by the White House...

Choir and orchestra members perform set at Carnegie Hall

Sara Segil, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer May 25, 2023

Students in the Upper School Choir and Orchestra programs performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 28. They traveled as a group, visiting Bel Canto member Maya Ray '25 said the trip was...

Often, students are forced to cram and make up school work to go to concerts. Students and teachers agree that going to concerts can threaten students academic responsibilities and that achieving a balance is important for this purpose.

Concert Culture

Kriste An and Olivia Phillips March 22, 2023

Driving through deserts and barren plains, Nikki Dadlani ’25 said she could feel the minutes ticking as she neared the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, to attend Coachella. She said she could not...

Student filmmaker and presenter at Westflix Ian Kims film My Sisters in the Stars: The Star of Lee Yong-Soo received the Audience Choice Award for his film.

20 Years of Westflix

Kriste An, Assistant A&E Editor March 22, 2023

Edie Cohen ’24 said she felt her heart flutter as she sat in the Million Dollar Theater, awaiting the screening of the 16 student films about to be showcased at Westflix. Cohen stared at the screen,...

Students screen video art projects

Sabrina Hamideh, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Students in Honors Senior Seminar: Video Art showcased their films in an exhibition in Feldman Horn from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28. The exhibition, titled “SPECIAL TV MICROWAVE COMPUTER,” featured immersive...

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