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Julia Donovan    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Coordinating her daily outfits is an opportunity for Issraa Faiz ’15 to experiment with new fashion trends while incorporating tradition and personal values. “I absolutely love fashion,” said Faiz. “I think it’s one of the most effective ways for people to express themselves. When I was younger, I wanted to be a fashion designer, and I had binders full of my designs. I still design outfits for fun when I have free time.” Faiz can be seen sporting a pink sweater dress with a navy down...
Peyton McGovern    Thursday, January 16, 2014
When Shawn Fulford, Instructor in Mathematics, began to create her garden, she pictured her yard as a Cartesian plane divided by the line y = x. Using her extensive mathematical background, Fulford designed the garden based off of inverse functions and careful symmetry. Though the inverse functions disappeared as the garden grew, Fulford’s garden continues to brighten the landscape of the Quads. According to Fulford, her garden is designed to bloom continuously from April through October...
Staff Report    Friday, January 10, 2014
Photos by: Emmie Avvakumova, Lucius Xuan, Alex Westfall, Jessica Schmitt, Tom Johst, Lauren Luo, Charlotte Berry, Sitara Rao, Christian Cruz, and Jing Qu. Mr. Palfrey"Volley more." Paulina Munn '15"Keep a calm mind,live cruelty freeand sleep." Gabe Braunstein '16"To rock more than I roll." Rachel Gerrard '15"To watch 'The Bachelor' every week." Gina Soutendijk '15"To speak more nicely to people." Olivia LaMarche '16"To go on Facebook and Instagram less and waste my...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Combining graceful movement and harmonious live music, Andover’s production of Henry Purcell’s opera, “Dido and Aeneas,” transports audience members back to 20 B.C.E. for a tragic love story. Dancers from the Andover Dance Group (ADG), directed by Judith Wombwell, Instructor in Dance, and singers from the Fidelio Society, directed by Christopher Walter, Instructor in Music, will collaborate to provide a stunning reenactment of the iconic theatrical work. Student instrumentalists will assist...
Alexis Lefft    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Jessica Lee ’16 woke up one morning to find that a wall in her backyard had been covered with scribbles of spray paint. Instead of feeling angry, however, Lee used the act of vandalism as inspiration for her own art. Attracted to the non-restrictive nature of graffiti, Lee, who had before focused primarily on more traditional media, began incorporating spray paint into her work.Courtesy of Jessica Lee.Exploring art without constraints is a vital principle for Lee, a new Lower from Seoul, South...
Peyton Mcgovern    Thursday, January 9, 2014
Alex Thomas ’15 reminisces about her childhood outfits and the matching dresses she and her sister wore as little girls. As she’s grown older, her love for fashion has only grown stronger. “Fashion has always intrigued me. It’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” said Thomas. Thomas said that although her style varies, it is mostly polished with a little edge. According to her friends, Thomas is not afraid to challenge the norms of fashion. “I love how Alex can create a...
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Julia Boyd     Thursday, December 12, 2013
Breathing life into words written centuries ago, student actors in the play “The Comedy of Errors,” written by William Shakespeare, performed with energizing theatrical spirit that would have made Shakespeare proud. Directed by Kevin Heelan, Instructor in Theater, the play combined dramatic sound effects with humorous acting and over-the-top costumes. The circular-shaped performance space of the play allows audience members to surround the performers on every side. “The most noticeable...
Julia Boyd & sharan Gill    Thursday, December 12, 2013
Lined by a new collection of large suspended metal sculptures, pastel-hued monoprints and other artworks, the Gelb Gallery now houses this term’s new faculty art exhibition. The exhibition features visual pieces by six members of the Art Department’s faculty.As one walks through the entrance of Gelb Gallery, it is difficult to miss the intricate sculptures by Therese Zemlin, Instructor and Chair in Art. The three tall structures are notable for their minute details. E.Kaufmann-Laduc/The...
Claire Park    Thursday, December 12, 2013
In the spirit of the holiday season, the Andover Music Department donated the proceeds from their 25th annual holiday performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” to support local non-profit organizations such as the First African Foundation, American Red Cross and Neighbors in Need Food Pantry. The concert featured a musical partnership between members of the Andover Chamber Orchestra, Community Chorus and a number of distinguished guest soloists, including Barbara Kilduff O’Farrell...
Sofia Barbosa    Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Director Nisha Pahuja brings her audience into the lives of young Indian women affected by Westernization in India in her award winning documentary “The World Before Her.” The film screening, sponsored by the Hindu Student Union (HSU), presents two contrasting sides of the nation’s story: the lives of girls at a Hindu extremist camp and those of young women competing in the 2011 Miss India pageant.“One of the things that the film features is Hindu fundamentalist, or Hindu extremist, camps for...
Julia Boyd    Friday, November 29, 2013
As a teenager, Susan Giangrande crafted Muppets out of foam and fleece and put on puppet shows for her siblings and their friends. Though Giangrande now works with a different medium, her love of art persists. Giangrande, Frontline Manager of Paresky Commons, is the woman behind the intricately drawn designs that decorate the Paresky windows. Using only computer-printed images for reference, Giangrande creates many detailed designs that give regular Paresky meals an engaging edge. “[I’m...

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