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Sara Luzuriaga    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tackling topics of race and identity in his spoken-word poetry, acting and hip-hop dancing, Rob Rush ’14 makes his audience reconsider any preconceived notions they may have had about those subjects.“Dance is how I express myself when I run out of words or don’t feel like verbal communication is necessary,” said Rush. “Acting, however, I see in the same way as my poetry: it gives me another outlet express my opinions and perceptions through a more creative venue. In my poetry, I talk about many...
Julia Boyd & Sara Luzuriaga    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Amidst complicated set lists, extravagant set designs and hectic costume fittings, Adam Brody ’14, Esther Cohen ’14 and Casey Durant ’14, can be found at the center of all the action during the weekly DramaLabs – and loving every minute of it.As the DramaLab Producers, Brody, Cohen and Durant oversee the production and execution of brief plays, all of which are entirely student-directed and student-performed. Each Friday night, students, faculty and parents gather in a large crowd in the...
Tiffany Bauman    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Every day, Caroline Sambuco ’14 spends two and a half to three hours singing.“Music has become the defining aspect of my Andover experience. Most people don’t realize this, but I actually spend an equal amount of time, if not more, practicing my music than a varsity athlete, whether I am practicing solo or in one of my various ensembles,” said Sambuco.When Sambuco began her Junior year at Andover, she never imagined that classical singing would turn out to be her passion. Even though she...
Julia Donovan    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Maita Eyzaguirre ’14’s passion for musical composition began only three years ago when she fell in lovewith the simple 16-measure composition assignments she was given in her Music 235-A class. With a musical background and skills on the piano and viola, Eyzaguirre challenged herself with every assignment, working extensively to make her compositions as complex and interesting as possible.Since then, she has taken full advantage of the music programs at Andover, joining the Academy...
Jessica Lee    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
When Harvey Wu ’14 was younger, his parents thought that he would have a tilted neck for the rest of his life if he played the violin. With this in mind, he decided to take up the piano instead.“Part of the reason why I enjoy playing the piano so much is because I want to expose people to the music I play. I also enjoy [playing] for myself. I have learned a lot about myself through music that I could not through other factors. Through practice, you learn to pay attention to the details,”...
Sharan Gill    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
When Emily Ewing ’14’s parents dropped her off at a quaint local dance studio for weekly classes at the age of three, they had no idea she would find a passion that she would continue to pursue through the age of 18.“While most kids drop out of dance when they’re five or six because they find sports and other things, I did not. Dance was something for me that naturally clicked. Dance was a place for me where I could feel confident and feel that I was doing something beautiful that I really...
Julia Boyd    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Visiting his father’s office as a small child, Graham Johns ’14 would often get distracted by the dance studio on the first floor of the office building. Taken by the grace and quality of the dancer’s movement, Johns felt the urge to experience the art form for himself. Johns’ fascination and passion for dance has only grown stronger since then, and continues to develop as he pursues his dance career.“I started dancing when I was 11, so about six, seven years now. Before that, I had done some...
Michelle Koh    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Sophie Landay ’14 did not intend to be a dancer when she first came to Andover. Though she had been taking ballet classes since age three, she was beginning to lose interest in them and was planning to stop dancing in high school.Landay initially returned to dance only to fulfill her Winter Term sport requirement during her Junior year. It was during these winter dance classes that she was exposed to modern dance for the first time, reigniting her love for dance.“I didn’t like it at first...
Scarla Pan    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Before she came to Andover, Mayze Teitler ’14 saw her love for creative writing as a solitary, even isolating, pursuit. Yet through Andover’s writing community, she has discovered a new way to explore writing alongside fellow classmates who shared her passion.“Writing was something I did by myself… Here, though, I made great friends who shared my passion. I’ll never forget one night during Lower year, I was sitting in the chapel with a bunch of my friends at 10 p.m. and writing poetry, and I...
Sara Luzuriaga    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
“When someone, particularly a young person, is able to use creative writing as a catalyst for addressing conflicts around the world, theresult can be pretty extraordinary,” said Madeleine Lippey ’14. As the author of a children’s book, founder of the Do Write Campaign and Editor in Chief of “The Courant,” Lippey is no stranger to the extraordinary.Lippey has been writing for as long as she can remember, making it her main form of self-expression. She strives to immortalize her thoughts and...
Alexis Lefft    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Is the pen mightier than the sword? If you were to ask Lily Rockefeller ’14, a three-year Senior, New York City native and creative writer, the answer to this question would be a no-brainer.“[Last year for Spanish class], I was doing this research for an essay, and I was reading this semiotic linguist, and he was saying that the word for table and the table itself are inherently linked. What’s cool about that is that you can’t separate the word and the thing. In a way, words can describe...
Sharan Gill    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
“STOMACH SUNK IN WHISKY PEE INSIDE PANTS I SAW A LITTLE STAR WHERE IS MY BABY TONIGHT,” wrote Chinese-American poet and artist Walasse Ting on one page of his poetry book called “1¢ Life.” Accompanying Ting’s words is artwork by Tom Wesselmann showing a nude woman reclining on a bed in a room that has four large, white stars on vivid blue walls.“1¢ Life” is a book of poetry with artwork from 28 different artists, including Wesselmann, that corresponded to Ting’s writing. The book was published...

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