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    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Written by Lane Unsworth ’15 and directed by Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’15, this untitled film chronicles a love story between a boy, portrayed by Rahmel Dixon ’17 and a snowman. One day, the boy leaves the snowman, returning to find that it has melted. Weeping, the boy meets a girl, portrayed by Michaela Barczak ’15, who is also mourning the loss of her snowman. Finding comfort in each other, the boy and girl skip happily into the distance at the end of the film. Given the time constraints,...
Tucker Drew    Thursday, February 13, 2014
“Hello, Red Hat, I like your red hat.” Those were the first words Ravn Jenkins ’15 heard when she met one of her best friends, Leta Elias ’13. With a hat for every occasion, Jenkins stands out in a crowd. Whether the day calls for one of the four berets, four brimmed hats, two hats with horns or five other miscellaneous hats that Jenkins keeps in her wardrobe at Andover, she is prepared for whatever the day may bring. “I like a hat with character. I like to look in a lot of thrift...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Ten students showed off their interpretations of various pieces this Wednesday in a Student Recital. The recital featured performances by David Benedict ’15, Eunji Kim ’14, Catherine Liu ’15, Katherine Vega ’14, Amanda Reichenbach ’14, Wei Han Lim ’16, Nathan Sheng ’14, Ian Jackson ’16, Marcus Thompson ’15, John Gibson ‘15 and Harvey Wu ’14. The following is a Q...
Sharan Gill, Peyton McGovern and Sofia Barbosa    Thursday, February 6, 2014
 - Sharan Gill -COURTESY OF THE ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ARTJames Abbott McNeill Whistler, Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge, 1859-1863, oil on canvas mounted on masonite, 25 1/8 in. x 29 15/16 in. (63.82 cm x 76.04 cm), gift of Cornelius N. Bliss, 1928.55, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MASketchbook in hand, American-born artist James McNeill Whistler spent countless hours staring out the window of his London home, watching ships pass through the blue...
Abby Czito    Thursday, February 6, 2014
In the short film “West Bank Story,” a pair of Palestinian and Israeli families meet in the middle of a desert landscape between their two falafel shops, singing and dancing opposite one another in an intense showdown. On Sunday morning, members of the Jewish Student Union (JSU) and other students gathered for a screening of the film, accompanied by a brunch of bagels, lox and traditional babka bread as a part of Jewish Cultural Weekend. The film supplemented the weekend’s other events,...
Julia Boyd    Thursday, February 6, 2014
“Turn up,” said Ellie Walker ’17 as she approached the microphone to deliver an acoustic ukulele version of “Type of Way” by Rich Homie Quan with her prefect from Nathan Hale House and vocal accompanist Rebecca Somer ’15. Abbot Cabaret, which was directed by Esther Cohen ’14 and organized by Robert Rush ’14, Abbot Cluster President, highlighted some of Andover’s best and, in some cases, unknown talent. All proceeds raised by the $5 admission fee went directly to We Are The World Kids, a...
Scarla Pan    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Initially, it was her interest in extreme sports, like skydiving, that spurred Sheena Hilton, Instructor in Chemistry, to begin taking trapeze lessons about a year ago. But after learning her first move, the knee-hang, Hilton discovered that flying trapeze was truly a form of artistic expression. A year later, Hilton still continues to take lessons. Since her introduction to flying trapeze, Hilton has flown to practice routines in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Boston. In May...
Abby Czito    Friday, January 31, 2014
After a few months of hiatus, Andover’s WPAA radio station is back in action. The club kicked off its reopening last Sunday by welcoming the public to its newly revamped studio for open recording sessions. Throughout the afternoon, eager students showed up to record their acts, including duets and solos. The club hopes to generate new interest in Andover’s radio amongst the student body by allowing campus musicians to host their own radio show or record themselves performing ...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, January 30, 2014
As a fifth grader, Graham Johns ’14 began his career as a fashion designer by creating hundreds of pencil sketches of his designs and taking sewing classes. By his Lower year at Andover, he had acquired the skills to design and construct a complete gown, fitted to the model’s exact dimensions. “My parents supported me from the very beginning. They put me in sewing classes and have been very supportive of my interests,” said Johns. “It was my dad that taught me that it’s important to take...
Chloe Lee    Thursday, January 30, 2014
In the first Senior Concerto of the Winter Term, three Senior musicians playing three very different instruments showcased their capstone musical repertoire on Saturday night. Hyunji Koo ’14 kicked off the night with a masterful rendition of the fourth movement of Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E Minor,” which maintained a balance between contemplation and melody. According to Koo, she chose the fourth movement because of the piece’s numerous tempo and key changes, two factors that...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, January 30, 2014
As a young boy, Paresky Commons staff member Victor Garcia and his siblings would go down to the river near his home in the Dominican Republic to catch fish, which they later cooked. While he fished, Garcia would collect stones that resembled other objects or creatures and assemble them into sculptures. This love of sculpture has carried into his life today. Garcia’s intricately carved food sculptures of different animals and objects greet students and faculty at special dinner events in...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, January 30, 2014
As the first stop in the Dwight-Englewood School String Ensemble’s tour, Andover hosted student musicians from the private school in Englewood, NJ, for an ode-to-strings performance titled “StringJam.” The recital featured student musicians performing different string numbers, including pieces by renowned composers as well as ones written by Dwight-Englewood’s own students. One of the highlights of the recital was a performance by 18-year-old Garret Finn D-E’14. Finn performed his own...

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