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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...
Sara Luzuriaga    Friday, November 29, 2013
Stephen Cushman, visiting scholar and lauded poet, read verse addressing torture and animal cruelty, in addition to incorporating sexual innuendo, last Wednesday. Despite the dark themes of a few of his poems, Cushman gave the reading a light and informal feeling, inviting the audience to interject at any point with any questions, comments or criticisms. “I enjoyed his sense of humor because it lightened the mood in the room and created a fun atmosphere, which is especially necessary...
Claire Zhong    Friday, November 29, 2013
Last week’s Fall Student Recital featured a diverse range of student performances, including a solemn piano piece, an upbeat flute piece, two emotional vocal renditions, and an elegant violin concerto, which showcased the talents of Andover’s musical scene. The recital featured both expressive and serious pieces in an effort to display the students’ passion and facility in their musical endeavors. The recital started off with a performance by Michael Kim ’15, who played Rachmaninoff’s “...
Julia Boyd    Thursday, November 14, 2013
As a teenager, Susan Giangrande crafted Muppets out of foam and fleece and put on puppet shows for her siblings and their friends. Although 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 a bit of flair. “[I’...
Morgan Kuin    Thursday, November 14, 2013
Under The Bed started the night with one of their more familiar games, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Always a crowd pleaser, the game requires one actor to leave while the audience members suggest characters for each “dinner attendee” to play. While the audience members know the performers’ characters, each actor attempts to figure out the character she is portraying through hints dropped during the “party.” Under the Bed (UTB) is Andover’s student improvisational comedy troupe. “I...
Sofie Zhang    Thursday, November 14, 2013
The sound of strings and woodwinds intermingled, accompanying the Senior concerto performances of violinist Graydon Tope ’14 and pianist Harvey Wu ’14 in Cochran Chapel last Sunday afternoon. Tope, accompanied by the Academy Chamber Ensemble, performed an ethereal interpretation of “The Lark Ascending” by English symphony composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Tope’s performance of the piece, which was written about a skylark, started with a calm, pastoral melody. The combination of Tope’s...
Viv Garth    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A signature late-October dessert, baked apples complete any cozy, fall meal in Paresky Commons. Campus is Cookin’ has made this classic recipe easier than ever with the following three steps. 1. CUT APPLE: Select one large green apple. Use a knife to cut through and around the stem to remove the apple core. Shave where the core was removed until there is a tunnel about one inch in diameter all the way through the apple. 2. MIX FILLING: In a small bowl, melt a spoonful of butter in the...
Chloe Lee    Thursday, November 7, 2013
Unlike previous years, this year’s iTalent and iFashion Show paraded a more creative set of talent and traditional costumes as part of the International Festival (iFest). The student-organized event included a performance of the guzheng, a traditional 18-string Chinese instrument and a Filipino bamboo folk dance. The show opened with Resonate, a student-run orchestra group, performing “B Rosette,” a song from a Korean drama. Tony Choi ’15, Co-Head of Resonate, who played first violin, led...

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