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Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, May 8, 2014
This weekend, Andover welcomed spring with the celebration of the Asian Arts Festival’s 25th anniversary. Traditional Asian dress, music, food, henna designs and origami cranes were just some of the attractions of this year’s festival.Over the past three weeks, Asian Arts has taken campus by storm with events such as a film screening of “Linsanity,” a Southeast-Asian Fiesta featuring performances by a Vietnamese dance troupe and a Filipino-American music ensemble, an All-School Asian Arts...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Students and faculty clapped, snapped, hooted and hollered as Harry Shum, Jr., who plays character Mike Chang on the hit TV show “Glee,” walked onto the stage and busted a dance move in Kemper Auditorium last Friday.Kicking off Andover’s 25th annual Asian Arts Festival, Shum’s appearance was funded by an Abbot Academy Association Grant, as well as the Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) and Asian Society.“Asian-American men are extremely underrepresented in films and...
Michelle Koh    Thursday, May 8, 2014
Led by the Andover Korean Society, audience members at Saturday’s Asian Arts Talent Show warmed up with the “Korean National Stretch.” A YouTube video of an energetic Korean man marched the audience through intense back stretches, squats and more, though most audience members opted to instead exercise their abdominal muscles in fits of laughter. The “Korean National Stretch” act marked the conclusion of a successful 25th Annual Asian Arts Festival. This year, the Asian Arts Talent Show...
Michelle Koh    Thursday, May 8, 2014
In the spirit of the Asian Arts Festival, the mailroom of George Washington Hall could hardly be recognized as students blasted K-Pop music under bright streamers, surrounded by the diverse aromas of the Asian Arts Bazaar. “The Bazaar is an excellent way to showcase one of the most prominent parts of a culture — its food! Restaurants are, in my experience, the most common form of cultural assimilation. The Asian Arts Bazaar creates a market air and also allows students to identify with a...
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...

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