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Julia Donovan    Thursday, May 1, 2014
“From spray-painted murals to textured words and quotes, street artists across the globe share a desire to be seen and to use the world around them as a public canvas,” said Rebecca Hayes, Curator of Education at the Addison Gallery of American Art. Hayes, among other members of the Addison community and an acclaimed modern artist, spoke at a “Screening and Discussion” event celebrating the expressionism behind street art. The event introduced a temporary street-art-inspired exhibition that...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, May 1, 2014
Growing up, Ben Del Vecchio ’15 loved sitting around the television with his family watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” every Christmas. As he grew older, Del Vecchio realized that much of his love for film and television had come from their abilities to transcend boundaries. He recalls hearing about how his Chinese mother was exposed to American movies, which later became a way for her to bond with Del Vecchio’s Italian father. “We all come from very different backgrounds, different...
Chloe Lee    Thursday, May 1, 2014
Though she is now an accomplished vocalist, Ali Decker came to Andover intending to pursue piano and visual arts. “As an artist, going from a pianist to a singer felt natural. As a pianist, any shy person can play an aggressive piece. But as a singer, it has to be in you to play such a character or part. That is what is new and different, but I like this aspect of it. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t come here and had stayed with the piano,” said Decker. Since she...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, May 1, 2014
While planning his violin recital, Joshua Kim ’15 arranged his repertoire to resemble a formal dinner. He designed his performance like a three-course meal, starting with a welcoming “appetizer,” before going into a darker and heavier “main course” and wrapping the recital up with a lively “dessert.” Kim performed the recital last Friday in the Timken Room, accompanied by Harvey Wu ’14 and John Gibson ’15, both on piano. Kim began the evening with “Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-Flat...
Michelle Koh & Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, April 24, 2014
In the upcoming months, Olivia Berkey ’15, Marion Kudla ’15, Vivian Liu ’15 and Elizabeth McGonagle ’16 will assume their positions on the Dance Committee, a group of four dance students who work to organize and improve Andover’s dance program. As members of the Dance Committee, they will work towards building and uniting a strong community of passionate students, from beginner to advanced dancers. The outgoing members of the 2013-2014 Dance Committee include Emily Ewing ’14, Andover Dance...
Jessica Lee    Thursday, April 24, 2014
In February 2012, NBA player Jeremy Lin went from being a benchwarmer and a backup point guard to a world-famous star player after he carried his team to a seven-game win streak. Lin’s breakout performance sparked a basketball phenomenon known as “Linsanity,” the subject of a documentary of the same name that was screened in Kemper Auditorium last Friday night, followed by a talk by Evan Jackson Leong, the film’s director. Lin is the first Asian-American NBA player in the modern era, and...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, April 24, 2014
Although transporting a hefty cello case to Graves Hall is not an enviable task, David Shin ’14 finds great reward in this burdensome trek. Shin has played the cello for 13 years and has been an active participant in the Music Department throughout his three years at Andover. In his time at Andover, he has juggled private lessons with rehearsals for several different musical ensembles. In addition to participating in the highly selective Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Shin has played...
Sofia Barbosa & Sharan Gill    Thursday, April 24, 2014
Dancing over bamboo sticks, members of Filipino music group Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla (IP Rondalla) created a rapid beat to accompany traditional music played on Filipino string instruments. The group’s performance was part of the Southeast Asian Festival, organized by Southeast Asian Club (SEA Club). The festival, which infused Southeast Asian performances and food, marked the 25th anniversary of the Asian Arts Festival. “As it is Asian Arts’ 25th anniversary, we decided to...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, April 24, 2014
“To me, fashion is a big way to continuously take risks,” said Jaleel Williams ’15. Donning green-blue Dr. Martens, lilac denim shorts, fishnet tights and a black-and-white, alphabet cropped top he made himself, Williams dresses to stand out from the crowd and to give the world a glimpse of his bold personality. Williams strives to dress every day in a way that makes his style completely his own through a combination of subtle basics and daring statement pieces. Blending masculine and...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, April 17, 2014
Laura van den Berg, an acclaimed writer from Orlando, Florida, keeps her readers’ attention with provocative prose in her short story “The Greatest Escape,” which she read to a group of students gathered in the Museum Learning Center in the Addison Gallery of American Art on Wednesday night. “The Greatest Escape” follows a 17-year-old girl, Crystal, who moves to Hollywood, Florida, with her mother to perform their magic act in a small theatre. Although their target audience is initially...
Laura Van Den Berg    Thursday, April 17, 2014
I let the man stroke my neck. He rested a hand on my waist. I didn’t know his name, but in my mind I had started calling him Bill. Poor Bill. Didn’t he know that you should never trust a half-naked girl in a bar at this hour of the night? Bill asked where else I could make flowers appear from. I fluttered my eyelashes. I leaned forward and slipped my hand inside his pocket. He sighed dreamily. I pulled out his wallet, rolled it up my arm, and slipped it into the back of my bathing suit....
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, April 17, 2014
“I like to keep it funky without being too over-the-top,” said Alana Humes ’15. Wearing a simple white shirt layered with an oversized suede jacket, jeans, white ankle socks and burgundy Dr. Martens boots, it is clear that Humes is an expert on looking casual, yet cool and unique. “Sometimes, I feel like my style is a bit all over the place,” said Humes. “I wear a blend of different styles because I get my clothing from lots of different stores — I even wear clothing from different countries...

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