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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...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Theater Department held a reading of Robin Soans’s food-themed play “Arab-Israeli Cookbook” this past weekend, highlighting the issues of the Arab-Israeli conflict using theatrical methods. The play, which is based on real-life interviews, focuses on different characters’ first-hand experiences as residents of the Israeli West Bank or the Palestinian Gaza. Since the play is based entirely on interviews, the dialogue in “Arab-Israeli Cookbook” are actual quotes about real-life events,...
Abby Czito    Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Addison Gallery of American Art, teaming up with the Community Service Office, will jump-start a community initiative called the Addison Ambassadors Program (AAP) beginning this winter. The program, which will consist of ten students, hopes to use student input to generate ideas that will help Addison events appeal to a wider audience. The Addison staff will be receiving the help from this select group of students to provide constructive input during the planning of public events such...
Julia Boyd    Thursday, October 24, 2013
Stepping out of their musical comfort zones, Fidelio Society, the Academy Chorus and a number of soloists incorporated arrangements in foreign languages into their concert repertoire this past Family Weekend. Kicking off the concert, Nolan Crawford ’15 sang a solo in Italian, Giuseppe Torelli’s “Tu lo sai.” The song’s title translates to “You Now Know,” and expresses an unrequited love towards another. Crawford’s voice rose and fell dramatically with emotion. “Nolan sounded great on his...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Academy Orchestras and Concert Band joined forces to create a collaborative repertoire for a Family Weekend performance last Friday. Opening the recital with “Salvation is Created” by Russian composer Pavel Chesnokov, the Academy Concert Band began the piece with an eerie, lethargic tune that gave way to a thematic performance. The band’s interpretation of the piece’s majestic melody allowed the brass and percussion sections to stand out. “[The piece] has such a beautiful chord...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sixteen student musicians performed pieces with a variety of instruments on Saturday for Family Weekend. Of the sixteen students, five students, flutist Diana Ding ’16, vocalist Josephine Pandji ’16, flutist Cathy Liu ’15, flutist David Benedict ’15 and vocalist Wei Han Lim ’15, agreed to share their opinions on the student musical recital. What was your favorite piece in the performance and why? Ding: I thought everyone played and sang really beautifully, but what I liked best was...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, October 17, 2013
Naomi Markman ’15, a new Upper this year, has only been at Andover for a month, but she is already known for her cool, laid-back style. Markman says her relaxed but edgy look is heavily influenced by her Los Angeles upbringing. “I’m from LA, where we’re surrounded by [fashion] from a very young age... I had a uniform up until sixth grade, so when we got to seventh grade, my friends [and I] just blew into it,” said Markman. “We got so interested in what everyone was wearing.” On a warm...

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