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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...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, April 10, 2014
The musical works of classical masterminds Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Frédéric Chopin filled Cochran Chapel Sunday afternoon as John Gibson ’15 performed in a piano concert. The concert began with “Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Minor” by Bach. With a slow, simple melody and underlying chords, the piece gradually added more and more layers as it progressed. It centered around two complementary melodic voices, which created a dynamic musical conversation in...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Dressed in floor-length white skirts, Emily Ewing ’14, Marion Kudla ’15 and Elizabeth McGonagle ’16 twirled across the stage in Tang Theater, using their high kicks to let the white material billow and fly around them. Backed by student jazz musicians, they executed their precise routine in front of vividly colored projections on the stage wall. Dancers from Andover Dance Group (ADG), led by Erin Strong, Instructor and Chair in Theater and Dance, student jazz musicians, overseen by Peter...
Indiana Sobol    Thursday, April 10, 2014
American students are currently ranked 32nd in the world in mathematics, a statistic that Ethan Brown ’17 calls “embarrassing” and hopes to combat. Brown, who calls himself a “mathemagician,” has been performing what he calls “math with jazz hands” for four years. He became interested in mathemagics after discovering complex mental math strategies through a book by Dr. Arthur Benjamin, who performs shows similar to Brown’s. Through his shows, which include a variety of math tricks,...
Michelle Koh    Thursday, April 3, 2014
With a crimson apple at his side, a newsboy armed with fresh, hot-off-the-press newspapers grins down from a painting at visitors entering the gallery. Holding a copy of The Phillipian tucked under one arm, a live model mimics the boy’s pose in the painting “News Boy” by Henry Inman in front of an audience of diligent artists. On Sunday afternoon, the Addison Gallery of American Art invited visitors to a drawing session at 2:00 p.m., featuring the Addison’s new exhibition “Eye on the...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, April 3, 2014
Equipped with a pair of white lint-free gloves, Jamie Kaplowitz moves from photo to photo, drawing an English class’s attention to the details of images selected for the class. Kaplowitz’ job, a natural extension of her lifelong love for art, centers on creating meaningful connections between students and art. “I’ve always been an art kid. I always loved expressing myself and always took art classes after school when I was younger. Art has been a big part of the way I express myself and a...
Alexis Lefft    Thursday, April 3, 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...
Lily Rockefeller    Thursday, April 3, 2014
The two of them are walking in the field, stepping against the bend of snow-dusted grasses under which mice and wood voles scrounge. Winter is not far away. “It’s nice to be back,” he says, breaking their silence. The wind bends the grasses, scatters the light snow in ghosts of gusts. It catches the edges of their jackets, billowing them open; he crosses his arms over his quilted coat to keep it closed. “I missed this landscape,” she agrees as if she were just thinking the same thing,...

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