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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...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, April 17, 2014
Next fall, as the lights dim and the crowd erupts in applause in George Washington Hall’s black box theater, Emma Kukielski ’15, Michaela Barczak ’15 and David Benedict ’15 will lead the show as DramaLab Producers for the 2014-2015 school year. According to Barczak, the Producers organize every aspect of DramaLabs, weekly student-produced plays. Their tasks include choosing directors for each production, helping student writers edit their plays and teaching newcomers acting techniques....
Julia Boyd    Thursday, April 17, 2014
The flute’s light melody floated over the audience, intertwining with the rough, brassy undertones of the French horn, the throaty oboe, the deep clarinet and the forceful bassoon. What should have been chaos among five vastly different instruments instead formed unity, representative of the whole of Sunday’s Solar Winds Quintet concert. The Solar Winds Quintet, a Boston-based, five-person woodwind group featuring Charlyn Bethell and Neil Fairbarin, Adjunct Instructors in Music, focused its...
Tucker Drew    Thursday, April 17, 2014
At Friday’s Faculty Jazz Concert, President Barack Obama’s catchphrase for the Affordable Care Act, “You Can Keep Your Doctor and Your Plan,” became the centerpiece of the night. Bob Baughman, Adjunct Instructor in Music, used the saying as inspiration for an original new song. Baughman, who claimed that Obama has used the phrase 37 times, based the main phrase of his song “You Can Keep Your Doctor and Your Plan” on the line. He meant not to make a political statement, but rather to play on...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, April 10, 2014
In her piece, “Victorious Secret,” artist Angela Lorenz ’83 uses nine mosaic panels based on ancient depictions of women as athletic competitors in an effort to restore the image of women as elite athletes and not “dancing bikini girls.” Lorenz was one of eight alumni artists whose work was featured in the collective exhibit “What Artists Study.” Their pieces were organized around four major themes: Material Culture, Nature, Dystopia and Allegory. The exhibition was coordinated by the...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Crowded around a blushing Lila Dolan ’15, the MIT Logarhythms delivered a romantic musical mashup to the delight of the audience in Kemper Auditorium. The Friday night performance was part of A Capella Night, which featured harmonized live performances from a variety of local groups including Azure, The Yorkies, Keynotes and the MIT Logarhythms, MIT’s all-male a cappella group. The singers of Azure, all donning black clothing, opened the night with a lively rendition of “Big Girls Don...

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