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Review: Student Directed

Review: Student Directed

Leon Yang, Raven Bogues, and Karina Lorenzo

May 31, 2016


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Student Directed, which was performed on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 featured a series of twenty-minute plays directed and performed by students.   Friday, May 20 “High School Musical”: Adapted and directed by sophomores Felicia Rosen and Emily Gerson and written by Peter Ba...

Review: Spring Music Festival

Review: Spring Music Festival

Elizabeth Filine and Leon Yang

May 18, 2016


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Spirituals and psalms, jazz and marches, pop and movie scores. The Spring Music Festival, which features musical groups at the high school, took place on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18. The Festival blended a light atmosphere with a serious approach to performing and music. The Festival is s...

Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Review: Don’t Knock Opportunity

Rosa Stern Pait, Co-Editor in Chief

May 18, 2016


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A high school senior who got into his dream college in another state but decides not to go because he needs to take care of his younger sisters. A biracial girl who isn’t sure which box to check for “ethnicity” on official documents. A 19-year-old who learns about confidence and identity while d...

Review: Needs Improvment Spring Performance

Review: Needs Improvment Spring Performance

Izzy Gonzalez

May 15, 2016


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Unlike any other kind of acting, improvisation brings an extra element of excitement to the stage: neither the audience nor the performers know exactly how a scene will play out.   On Friday May 13th at 7:30 p.m., the high school’s enthusiastic Needs Improvment group had their spring performance in th...

Review: Progressions 2016

Review: Progressions 2016

Cleo Falvey and Lizzy Filine

May 5, 2016


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  The lights dimmed, and the audience watched as dancers, illuminated only by the glow of the cell phones they were holding, walked onstage during the first dance of the night in Progressions 2016, which was called “Honey.” Progressions, which runs from May 5-7 in the Roberts / Dubbs Audito...

Review: Baltimore

Review: Baltimore

Yoel Abulaf, News Layout Editor

May 3, 2016


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A racist drawing on a college dormitory door sparks a fire that leads to a school-wide conversation. This year's spring play, “Baltimore,” ran from April 6 to April 9. The play, written by Kirsten Greenidge and directed by drama teacher Summer L. Williams, included a cast of nine actors. Seniors ...

Gallery: Progressions Preview 2016

Gallery: Progressions Preview 2016

Cleo Falvey, Arts Writing Editor

May 3, 2016


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Progressions, the high school dance department's annual showcase, debuts Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Roberts / Dubbs Auditorium. Until then, browse the gallery below, which was taken during the dress rehearsal for the show. ...

Review: Music Collective Concert

Review: Music Collective Concert

Evan Marohn, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


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  The 16 members of the Music Collective entered the stage wearing black pants and shirts, the dark-colored pattern broken only by the colorful scarves each member wore around their neck. Each musician then donned a pair of dark sunglasses before launching into their performance. The Musi...

Review: Camerata Masterworks Concert

Review: Camerata Masterworks Concert

Chloe McKim Jepsen, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016


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The Camerata Masterwork Concert began at 7:30 p.m. in the atrium crowded with eager spectators. Before the performance, chorus director Michael Driscoll, expressed positive sentiments about the upcoming performance. “This is all Italian Baroque, so 1700-1750 era, featuring Camerata and a subgroup...

Review: Orchestra Concert

Review: Orchestra Concert

Sascha Wolf-Sorokin, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


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  The Robert Dubbs Auditorium stage was filled with performers dressed in all black. The students began playing their instruments: violins, violas, cellos and basses. The music had a fast tempo, but did not feel rushed. Suddenly, it came to a halt and the musicians drummed their feet against the flo...

Review: Choreography Showcase

Review: Choreography Showcase

Sarah Groustra, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


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The air was casual as members of the high school’s choreography class stretched, chatted and straightened each other’s hair on the floor of Dance Studio One. Dance teacher Christian Polos gave the girls a signal, and the lights dimmed and the dancers lined up against the wall. On Friday, March...

Review: Catutstrophe

Review: Catutstrophe

Lauren Mahoney, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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A high-stakes lightsaber battle is not a scene you would expect to take place in front of the tomb of King Tut, but that is exactly the climax of the high school’s festival play, “Catutstrophe.” The show, directed by drama teachers Mary Mastandrea and Mark Vanderzee, was performed on March 10 and 1...

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