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Ben Del Vecchio    Thursday, May 8, 2014
So, you have all been watching “Game of Thrones,” right? No? Well, if you have not been, drop everything you are doing – even you, Uppers, and especially you, Seniors – and catch up on the most action-filled, talked-about, ‘oh-my-god’-inducing TV show around. With spine-tingling dialogue, a multitude of characters that you’ll fall in love with just before you begin to hate them again and…c’mon, dragons!But seriously, it is at the point where “Thrones” does not even need an introduction –...
Andrew Zheng    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Above the dirty laundry and an unmade bed, posters of famous musicals grace the presence of Alex Rubin ’14’s dorm room. Following his passion for musicals, Rubin held his Senior Recital in an overflowing Timken Room last Friday. Surrounded by friends, family and music enthusiasts, Rubin performed a handpicked set of 14 songs, many of which came from the musicals he has posted on his wall Growing up in New Paltz, NY, just an hour outside of New York City and Broadway, Rubin’s love of...
Sara Luzuriaga    Thursday, May 8, 2014
“Playing the viola has been a constant throughout my life, yet I continue to be surprised by the way it mirrors my life outside of music,” said Isabel Bolo ’14. Born and raised in New Jersey, Bolo devoted the majority of her adolescence to playing the violin before picking up the viola at the age of 12. Alongside weekly private lessons and orchestra rehearsals, Bolo also attends chamber music camps and festivals in the summer and takes lessons at the New England Conservatory Preparatory...
Haley Suh     Thursday, May 1, 2014
Illuminated only by the faint glow of the lanterns lining the indoor track, 285 Andover students, faculty and staff walked around the Case Memorial Cage last Saturday as part of the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life.” Organized by Andover’s Campuses Against Cancer, Relay for Life is a community fundraising walk that raises awareness and funds for cancer research and support. This year marked Andover’s first year hosting the event, and, as of April 30, 33 teams raised $45,429.08 to...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, May 1, 2014
“My brick is going to live next to me on my bed at home,” exclaimed a girl from the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club when a teacher asked her what she wanted to do with her newly-decorated brick. The decoration project was part of a Non-Sibi Weekend collaboration between Andover, Lawrence High School, the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club and Chris “Daze” Ellis, Andover’s Edward E. Elson Artist in Residence, all of whom came together to create an art installation made of a collection of decorated...
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...

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