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Peyton McGovern    Thursday, February 20, 2014
“Have you ever been in a crowded room, only feeling neglection? Reached out left and right for a helping hand, only to receive rejection?” asked Robert Rush ’14, throwing a chair into the wall. Rush presented his spoken word poem, “Innovation,” as part of the Black Arts talent show last weekend.The powerful poem depicted issues and stereotypes affecting African Americans. Rush commanded the stage as he paced from one side to another, depicting his frustration through sudden hand motions and...
Claire Tao    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thanks to a recent student-organized Abbot grant providing the Academy Concert Band with new alto and bass flutes, the group’s concert on Sunday hummed with more diverse sounds than ever.The concert, organized by the Phillips Academy Music Department, featured the Academy Flute Ensemble, the Academy Concert Band and L’Insieme di Martedi Sera.The performances started off lightly and cheerily with the Academy Flute Ensemble, which presented an alluring rendition of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s “...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, February 20, 2014
In 2010, on the streets of Haiti, Andover alumnus Hyun Woo Kim ’13 met a native Haitian artist named Desulme struggling to afford art supplies after the 2010 earthquake and forced to make his paintbrushes out of twigs. Kim was touched by the plight of Haitian visual artists who, like Desulme, have found it difficult to afford the resources they need to express themselves.Hyun Woo Kim created the Haitian Arts Relief Project (HARP) to raise money for Desulme and other Haitian artists and to...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, February 20, 2014
You have a date, a dress and a craving for the chocolate fountain, but what about your hair? Let hair stylist Kinsey Yost ’15 help, as she creates three stunning looks on model Annie Littlefield ’15 that you can recreate easily to shine at Blue and Silver this year. Whether you are ready for an up-do to highlight those shoulders that have been trapped under long sleeves all winter long, or want to freely whip your hair on the dance floor, we have a fantastic look for everyone this winter.The...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Dressed in plaid wool “knickerbocker” pants sewn by his mother, eight-year old Rennie Harris headed to a neighborhood party hosted by a girl in his class. With a small crush on the girl lingering in his heart, Harris joined in on a line dance, hoping to impress. “I heard someone say, ‘Oh, he’s a good dancer,’ and that made me dance more. I just went off, and, of course, this was at the girl’s party, and she was there, so I was going extra. In retrospect, there was some sort of value to...
Alexis Lefft    Thursday, February 13, 2014
On Friday night, Jenny Wang ’16 made her way to Fuess House, equipped with her computer and a charger, ready for a late night of writing and editing. Wang, a screenwriter and participant in Saturday’s Flash Films, coordinated by the Andover Moviemakers’ Club (AMC), was on her way to meet a number of other student screenwriters, actors and directors to begin the process of writing, directing and editing a film in under 24 hours.Ben Yi ’14, Co-Head of AMC, said, “The Flash Films were based on the...
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Written by Tyler Tsay ’15 and directed by Kastan Day ’16, “Perspective” tells the story of Lucius, a guy who has just broken up with his girlfriend, Claire. Shortly after the breakup, Lucius, portrayed by Zach Bamford ’14, spends a night with one of Claire’s friends, portrayed by Auguste White ’17. At the film’s culmination, Lucius receives a call from Claire’s father, who tells him that Claire has been hit by a car and is in a coma. Lucius is overwhelmed and breaks down with sadness and...
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Written by Jenny Wang, “A Smile for Eugene” tells the story of Eugene, a zombie boy, portrayed by Cem Vardar ’15 , who cannot smile. Through a series of activities, a hippie, portrayed by Karissa Kang ’17, attempts to help him. It is determined in the end that all the zombie needed were glasses. Max Chung ’15, an Associate board member of AMC, and a director of the film, choose from the pile scripts last, hoping to give himself and his actors a challenge. “As I hoped, this script turned out...
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Written by Avery Jonas ’16 and directed by the AMC board, “Anything You Can Do” follows a male track star, and a woman with a strong interest in fashion, who meet each other at a bus stop. Through bickering, the two characters, played by Zizo Bahnasy ’17 and Adriana Alovisetti ’15, end up competing against each other in two challenges: the fashion-driven woman must run against the track star, while the track star must prove that he can dress fashionably. As the competitions progress, the...
    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...

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