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Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, September 18, 2014
Making her debut during “Think Fast” four years ago at Junior orientation, Lane Unsworth ’15 shielded her face with a black hoodie as she walked across the stage. Once the cheers from her classmates subsided, she made her way to the microphone. When asked her name, she said, without hesitation, “Anonymous.” While Unsworth has since become known as a comedic prodigy at Andover, she regards her extensive knowledge about Saturday Night Live (SNL) as her greatest achievement. “I’m inspired by...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, September 18, 2014
A man travels slowly down a dirt path under a murky, blue-grey sky in Dwight Tryon’s 1883 oil painting “Views of South Dartmouth.” Surrounded by a meadow of faded green grass, the man is accompanied by two cows on his journey. The painting’s muted hues convey a sense of serenity that pervades “Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism,” a new exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art that includes “Views of South Dartmouth.” “Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism” showcases eight of Tryon’s...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, September 18, 2014
Flipping through pages of a novel, Gloria Bañuelos ’16 puts down the book mid-chapter. Reaching for a pencil and notepad, Bañuelos begins to sketch. The book has given Bañuelos inspiration for a new dress design. “I can’t say that there is only one thing where I get [inspiration for my designs] from. Whether it’s a book or novel I read, a place I have been to, a piece of advice someone told me, a squirrel I saw during my morning run, etc., I can find inspiration even in the most ordinary...
Ben Del Vecchio Film & Tv Columnist    Thursday, September 18, 2014
“Forget it, it’s too risky.” The first line of Quentin Tarantino’s defining film “Pulp Fiction” hits on a couple of levels. It kick-starts an incredible, incendiary and sometimes indecipherable two-and-a-half hours of risk, reward and revenge.“Pulp Fiction” is impossible to pigeonhole. On one hand, you’ve got a gangster flick with guns, violence and one-liners to keep even the giddiest action fan happy. On the other, the two lead characters spend as much time talking about French cheeseburgers...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, September 18, 2014
Surrounded by balloons, darts, baseball caps and markers, members of Art for Expression (AFE) gather for their weekly meeting. Using these supplies, AFE members will spend the meeting throwing the darts at the paint-filled balloons and decorating the white hats using markers and acrylic paint. AFE plans unconventional activities such as these in an effort to make art accessible and enjoyable for all students, even those who do not consider themselves to be serious artists. Originally...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, September 11, 2014
Through movement, music and fine arts, students conveyed themes of struggle and triumph in their performances of “Rhythms of Hope,” which they took to South Africa over the summer. Dancers executed choreography set to a blend of American and South African jazz music. Erin Strong, Instructor and Chair in Theater and Dance, Peter Cirelli, Instructor and Chair in Music, and Therese Zemlin, Instructor and Chair in Art, chose South Africa as the focus of the performance and the location of the...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, September 11, 2014
Clutching a glass in his hands and tilting his head slightly to the right, a man sits alone on the bed of a drably decorated room in William Eggleston’s 1978 photograph “Untitled (man on bed).” The man’s defeated expression, coupled with his simple surroundings, creates a somber mood which is maintained throughout the exhibit “Exterior Spaces, Interior Places.” “Untitled (man on bed)” is one of many works of art currently on display in “Exterior Spaces, Interior Places,” a new fall...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, September 11, 2014
“We long to reach our fingers out and feel the reverberations through the empty air of a heart that is not our own. We yearn enough to make the stars rush in towards us… ‘Blueshift’ is the yearning, the telltale sign that we have never been alone,” reads the mantra of “The Blueshift Journal,” a new literary arts magazine run by Andover students and alumni along with many other young artists throughout the nation. Inspired by other online literary magazines and the promising writers they...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, September 11, 2014
Both on-stage and in the snow, Haille McKenzie ’15 rocks a pair of beat-up black Converse sneakers that she has decorated continuously since she bought them in the sixth grade. An avid music listener and musician, McKenzie gathers inspiration for her wardrobe from musicians and celebrities to create a “soft grunge” look. “I feel like it’s fun to dress kind of tomboyish but do your makeup really nice, wear nice jewelry and have your hair really nice, so it’s a touch of femininity. I try...
Ben Del Vecchio Film & Tv Columnist    Thursday, September 11, 2014
The school year erupted with excitement as Blue Keys cheered, new students arrived and old friends rejoiced and reunited. The sun shined, the skies blued, the lawns greened… and then nighttime happened. Back in the dorms and, specifically, back in bed, another old friend rejoiced.Yes, that’s right. Your laptop — and its endless hours of late night TV — is back with a relentless need to destroy your GPA and social life alike. So what should you waste your late nights on this fall? Here are three...
Tiffany Bauman    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
No instruments? For the Yorkies, Andover’s all-male acapella group, it’s no problem. Famed for their heart-melting performances throughout the community, the Yorkies are well known as a small group with a big sound.Auditions were held in September as girls rushed to Paresky’s Lower Left in hopes to be serenaded by one of the boys trying out. With this traditional try-out, the Yorkies gained several new members to add to the experienced vocalists.“This year, we broke tradition by letting in two...
Chloe Lee    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Hypnotiq, Andover’s premiere hip-hop dance crew, focuses on telling stories through dance.“We’ve done stories from ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ to interpretations of urban street life. I think that’s the way we best connect with the audience. We find something to dance with or for and it gives the audience and us a certain link and anticipation… Our dances have all the elements of a story too, a conflict, climax and solution.” said Thomi Pamplin ’14, Head of Hypnotiq. “It’s amazing...

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