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Sol Azteca

Sol Azteca

January 22, 2012
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

It was not snowing. It was raining. It was the middle of winter. It was cold but not cold enough to snow. This was just the kind of day that breaks a student’s spirit. A meal at Sol Azteca was quite possibly the perfect remedy to such dark, dreary weather-induced depression. Stepping into the rest...

Refractions offers oasis for creative writers

Refractions offers oasis for creative writers

January 18, 2012
Filed under Arts

When junior Ariel Robinson goes even a few nights without writing in his journal, he is unable to concentrate in class. “After this happened the first time, I realized that I needed to have an outlet, some way to get all these extra thoughts out of my head,” said Robinson. “I did that with journal...

ReVisions attracts artists from across school

ReVisions attracts artists from across school

January 17, 2012
Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews

Throughout the school, yellow posters have sprung up, advertising the 2012 student variety show, also known as ReVisions. The entrance fee was $5 at Dance Studio One at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 and Friday, Jan. 13. Unlike Progressions, the Creative Music Festival or Needs Improvment, ReVisions...

Students explore social issues through The Wire

Students explore social issues through The Wire

January 3, 2012
Filed under Arts

Under seven students’ shared critical gaze, television becomes a tool to better understand their place in the world. The students belong to an independent sociology course focused on social institutions, such as school and family, through which children learn cultural norms. Led by Social Studies Cu...

Luisa Ortiz

Luisa Ortiz

December 23, 2011
Filed under Artists Of The Month

Expressive. Strong. Emotional. These are the words that senior Luisa Ortiz uses to describe her paintings. “Feelings, things that I go through, are inspirations,” said Ortiz. After entering high school, Ortiz found that she was struggling with classes, which caused her to feel frustrated, a...

Students and teachers share their favorite holiday recipes

Students and teachers share their favorite holiday recipes

December 23, 2011
Filed under Arts

Rebecca Hayden (English teacher) Under all the meats and sweets comes the vegetables. Children and teens often groan at eating vegetables, but English teacher Rebecca Hayden has an easy and delicious recipe for roasting Brussels sprouts. “Brussels sprouts are a very undervalued vegetable,” sai...

The Abbey

The Abbey

December 20, 2011
Filed under Restaurant Reviews

As a large party of eight, our table taking up half of the space in the restaurant, dinner at The Abbey pleased our stomachs, but not our wallets. Our general first impressions of the staff suggested that we would eat a good meal for a hefty price. Our assumptions were correct. An average high sc...

Teachers trade classroom for the stage

Teachers trade classroom for the stage

December 20, 2011
Filed under Arts

One night every year, students flock to the Roberts-Dubbs Auditorium to watch their teachers put on crazy costumes, dance, sing and play instruments on stage in Moonlighting, an annual fundraiser for Friends of the Performing Arts. Why do teachers spend so much of their free time towards rehearsing for...

Orchestra and Camerata collaborate for the annual show

Orchestra and Camerata collaborate for the annual show

December 20, 2011
Filed under Arts

The annual Camerata Choir and Orchestra joint performance on Nov. 18 drew an auditorium full of fans eager to see the individual and collaborative performances of vocal and instrumental music. “These are two very different musical groups that came together and collaborated, and this performance...

Freshman play showcases 24 actors in one leading role

Freshman play showcases 24 actors in one leading role

December 19, 2011
Filed under Arts

The freshman play Shipwrecked did not have a lead role. It did not have two, or even three, lead roles. Instead, each of the 24 actors cast in Shipwrecked starred as the main character, Louis de Rougemont. Based on an historical figure, Shipwrecked follows the life of Rougemont, a Englishman who leaves Lo...

Students share their musical tastes

Students share their musical tastes

December 9, 2011
Filed under Arts

The ‘60s had The Beatles and the ‘80s had Michael Jackson. And the 21st century has... LMFAO? Many students at the school believe that the quality of today’s popular music is declining. According to a recent Sagamore survey, 55 percent of students polled indicated that today’s popular musi...

Ceramics fosters free expression

Ceramics fosters free expression

December 6, 2011
Filed under Arts

As soon as you enters room UA20, the resounding rumble of the potter’s wheel and the earthy aroma of moist clay immediately ignite an atmosphere of free expression. The ceramics studio and its deeply fixated students are alive and bustling. Approximately 200 students every spring request to join the class for the next school year. To meet this demand, there are now five block...

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