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Review: An Evening with Nik Walker

Review: An Evening with Nik Walker

Sabrina Zhou and Sarah Hughes

June 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

The excited chatter of Hamilton fans could be heard throughout the auditorium. People of all ages, both families and individual students, anxiously waited for the anticipated alumni to speak. The overwhelming response to the event was evident, as the tickets sold within hours and the auditorium consi...

Música y Cultura 2017

Música y Cultura 2017

Jamie Martinez and Sascha Wolf-Sorokin

June 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

The auditorium shook with the powerful beating of the drums and strumming of guitars. The strong voices of the combined choruses sang an arrangement of traditional Puerto Rican bombas. This was the beginning of the annual music and dance performances in Música y Cultura. The Música y Cultura assembly, which has be...

AOM: Genevive Bondaryk

AOM: Genevive Bondaryk

Lauro Demb, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts, Showcase

“Dance is who I am; if I introduce myself I always say,  ‘I am Genevive, I am 18, I am a good student and I am a dancer.’”   Genevive Bondaryk has been dancing since she was four years old, and the 18-year-old has covered a wide range of styles. Originally, she began with ballet, jazz and ta...

Absence of AP English Classes Sparks Debate

Emma Kahn, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under News

  While the English department offers a variety of courses, unlike many other high schools, AP English is not among them. Still, many students take one or both of the AP English exams. According to English Curriculum Coordinator Mary Burchenal, AP English classes are less important than fostering a...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Sammy Hernandez

Bertina Xue and Cleo Falvey

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

This week’s Top Chef: Restaurant 108 featured the final competitor: Senior Sammy Hernandez. Hernandez created a host of amazing dishes that were inspired by his Puerto Rican roots. The deliciousness of the dishes and the high quality of the service made for an excellent overall dining experience. ...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel

Evan Marohn and Bertina Xue

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews, Showcase

The third installment of the annual Top Chef competition in Restaurant 108 featured three chefs, rather than the usual one, as seniors Nathan Lourie, Mona Dias and Isaac Dassel collaborated on an Italian-themed menu with several appetizer, entree and dessert options. First, we were served a bas...

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Student clarifies the meaning of the headscarf/Hijab Tutorial

Iman Khan, Arts Writing Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Editorials, Opinions, Showcase

https://youtu.be/B8VbR94rDRE “Does your dad ever hit you?” “So… you must not date because of the whole....scarf thing.” “Did your brother make you wear that?” “Are you going to have an arranged marriage?” “You must be REALLY conservative.” “Honey, you can tak...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis

Jason Altshuler and Cleo Falvey

March 28, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 28, Restaurant 108’s Top Chef Competition brought about another round of delicious student-created dishes. This week’s competitors, juniors Annika Haber and Maya Kassis, constructed a menu inspired by the theme of “comfort foods.” Haber and Kassis’s appetizer menu consiste...

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Restaurant 108 Top Chef: Senior Mikayla Woodberry

Bertina Xue and Jason Altshuler

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 21 head chef and senior Mikayla Woodberry began the first installment of the annual competition with a Latin-American inspired menu, titled “Garifuna Flava.” For an appetizer, we ordered the shrimp and avocado stuffed plantain cups (tazón de plátano con camarones y aguacat...

Review: Enlightened Princesses

Review: Enlightened Princesses

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Grand portraits of three clearly dominant princesses greet the viewers at the entrance of the exhibit with slightly condescending smiles and stone cold gazes, making the observer feel small. Though they do not look alike, all three women are similar in their outfits and atmosphere. They all wear...

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