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Artist of the Month: Nicholas Gallitano

Artist of the Month: Nicholas Gallitano

Sasha Saias, Opinions Writing Editor
October 27, 2014
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Senior Nicholas Gallitano is standing at the ready, his viola balanced on his shoulder. He takes his time, making sure the instrument is tuned just right and that no string is pulled too taut. When he plays, the notes are clear and piercing. For Gallitano, playing the viola is not merely a chore or ex...

Zoe Bentley

Zoe Bentley

May 28, 2014
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Line by line, frame by frame, senior Zoe Bentley creates fluid motion in the form of animation, one of a plethora of artistic forms she uses to express herself. Animation, however, is unique in the level of spontaneity required. Bentley has had a long history with visual art, having started d...

Andrew Cornish

Andrew Cornish

May 6, 2014
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Scrolling through senior Andrew Cornish’s YouTube channel, it is evident that his life is ruled by rhythm. Besides the four videos he has uploaded, all of which feature personal renditions of bluegrass remixes as well as original work, his channel is flooded with “tips and tricks” for playing b...

Hannah Weighart

Hannah Weighart

April 9, 2014
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Before ballet class, junior Hannah Weighart can be found tying her hair into a bun and chatting with her friends in the studio. But when she is about to step onstage, she takes a moment alone to reflect, focus and curb her excitement. She tells herself, “I can do it.” Weighart has been dancing sinc...

Sam LoPiccolo

December 18, 2013
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Looking around the room, there is only one escape. You jump onto the fire-truck and activate the button on the side. A ladder extends forward, and you scramble up. As you reach the top, you dive into the vent. This is the virtual world that senior Sam LoPiccolo has created. LoPiccolo is pa...

Kent Hisada

Kent Hisada

November 19, 2013
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Lights, strings, woodwinds—and in front, a boy with a violin. This past spring, sophomore Kent Hisada shattered the mesmerized silence of the auditorium and earned a thunderous standing ovation. One of the winners of the high school’s concerto competition in February, Hisada, accompanied by the orchestra, opened the first night...

Georgiana Pagounis

Georgiana Pagounis

October 16, 2013
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Photos by Ethan Roubenoff Junior Georgiana Pagounis unrolls a thick scroll of paper and gingerly presses it flat on the table. It is a drawing of a shirt, done in charcoal. The lines are sculpted with a surgeon’s precision, and the depth of the shading makes it look like an actual shirt lying on the t...

Audrey Stitt

Audrey Stitt

May 23, 2013
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Dark shadows consume the pale white faces of the two subjects, each focused, staring at something known only to the artist. Their inky black hair cushions the heavy polished crowns, which seem to furrow the eyebrows of the grimacing man and woman. When sophomore Audrey Stitt was assigned a creative p...

Emma Gallion

Emma Gallion

April 23, 2013
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For most, the course catalogue signifies stress, confusion and panic. One moment you are opening the catalogue for the first time, and the next you inevitably find yourself in a long line of tense students waiting to see their guidance counselors. But for sophomore Emma Gallion, the course catalog...

Nina Goodheart

Nina Goodheart

March 23, 2013
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The show is Urinetown, and the girl on stage, wearing a flirty pink dress and heels, skips around and talks in a high-pitched voice. This girl is nothing like the one seen crashing into the stage in an airplane in last year’s musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Or the one found within the school, ...

Ian Chin

Ian Chin

March 23, 2013
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Chin said his favorite thing to make is something that involves his entire family: dumplings. “We’ll just all sit around the kitchen table and make these dumplings together,” he said. “It’s not so much about the food but more about the community.” According to his sister, sophomore Vanessa...

Sophia Moreno

Sophia Moreno

January 27, 2013
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“In dance, you really have to be patient and you have to be determined,” sophomore Sophia Moreno said. “Nothing comes easily and it will take time to get things right. You can’t just expect to do something perfectly on the first try, or to get it right all the time.” Moreno, in addition to...

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