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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...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, November 7, 2013
Yellow lights decorated Samuel Phillips Hall this past week, marking the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, and Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday. As in past years, IndoPak hosted an elaborate show last Friday featuring traditional dances, religious prayers and a fashion show to celebrate Diwali and Eid. Diwali is an important holiday in the Hindu religion. In India, diyas, a type of lantern, are lit up all night to welcome the arrival of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, November 7, 2013
The George Washington Hall mailroom was transformed into a bustling food market last Saturday night for iFeast, a student-run food bazaar that gave the Andover community the opportunity to sample a wide variety of international cuisine. iFeast was organized by the International Club, part of the Office for Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD). “We hope that students get the chance to reach out of their comfort zone and have a taste of a wide variety of cultures, especially...
Sara Luzuriaga & Julia Donovan / Photos by Emmie Avvakumova    Friday, November 1, 2013
 
Tiffany Bauman / Photos By Olivia Picchione    Thursday, October 31, 2013
This year’s Art 500 class put a fresh spin on modern art with their indoor exhibition in the Gelb Gallery. The exhibition features a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, photography and film and demanded two projects from each Art 500 student: a conceptual piece and a self-portrait. This was the second exhibition put together by the class of three students. Emmie Avvakumova ’14, Emilia Figliomeni ’14 and Shanice Pimentel ’14, reimagined their work for a different environment than...
Michelle Koh    Thursday, October 31, 2013
The beating of drums, ringing of cymbals and harmonizing of guitars merged together to provide a modern, highly dynamic performance in the Faculty Jazz Concert. The concert took place last Sunday in the Timken Room of Graves Hall. The show started off with “Never Will I Marry” by Frank Loesser. Drummer Bertram Lehmann, Adjunct Instructor in Music, picked up a lively beat, while Raleigh Green and Peter Cicco, both Adjunct Instructors in Music, strummed electric guitars. Dave Zox, Adjunct...

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