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Charlotte Berry    Thursday, September 12, 2013
Whether it is working on a brain-numbing industrial product design or a beautiful visual artwork, Claire Zhong ’15 is always up to the challenge. A new Upper from Shanghai, China, Zhong finds relief in turning to different kinds of art whenever she feels stressed about school work. Zhong has always been fascinated by various fields of art. Her interest in the arts stems from a very young age, and she has enjoyed drawing and other forms of two-dimensional art since she was a child. Since...
Staff Report    Thursday, September 12, 2013
A/E Weekend Held near the end of the Fall Term, Andover/Exeter Weekend is full of excitement, spirit and sports! Taking place at Exeter this year, the Fall Andover/Exeter Weekend will be a chance to show support for our athletic teams by dressing in blue, putting on face paint and cheering our hearts out. Student Activities offers free fan buses to Exeter that come back in time for the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Quad Day What better way to spend a sunny, late September Sunday than with...
Peyton Alie    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Joining forces for the Spring Term musical play production, the Music and Theatre Departments presented a satirical take on middle school spelling bees in the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The play is an adaptation of the Tony-award winning musical that centers on a group of quirky adolescents competing in a highly-intense county spelling bee. The actors and actresses playing the young competitors in “Bee” successfully captured the emotional rollercoasters of each...
Charlotte Berry    Thursday, May 30, 2013
A thunderous applause greeted Senior recitalists Vincent Lau ’13 and Miki Nagahara ’13 as they performed their last Andover musical performance accompanied by the Academy Symphony Orchestra. The first to take the stage, Corelli Ensemble captivated the audience with a performance of “St. Paul’s Suite for String Orchestra” by Gustav Holst. The piece combined many different elements in one piece, transitioning smoothly between haunting and triumphant melodies. “I once visited St. Paul’s...
Victoria Skrivanos    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Theater-901 will present William Shakespeare’s satire, “Much Ado About Nothing” with a theatrical twist: a choose-your-own-story plotline for the audience. “In any relationship you only get half the story. If your friends are in a relationship, they are only going to tell you their perspective,” said Arianna Chang ’13, who directed the show. “The show is based off that same concept. So, when audience members come in, they will be placed with either the male or female half of the show. They...
Victoria Skrivanos    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Putting an Andover twist on “Saturday Night Live,” Under the Bed (UTB), Andover’s improvisational comedy troupe, packed Kemper Auditorium twice on Saturday night with two shows of Andover Night Live (ANL). The sketch comedy show was structured with a similar format to “SNL,” featuring an intro montage, digital shorts, Weekend Update, live sketches and a musical interlude by the band Doran Doran, which consists of Arthur Doran ’15, Noah Hornik ’15, Hemang Kaul ’13, Co-Head of UTB, Sophia...
Scarla Pan    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Showcasing his dexterity on the bassoon, an instrument he picked up six years ago because it had “a funny name,” James Garth ’13 celebrated a successful Andover musical career with his Senior Recital on Sunday. Garth began his performance playing three movements of “Suite I for Solo Cello, BWV 1007: Menuet I, Menuet II and Gigue” by Johann Sebastian Bach on the bassoon. Though the piece was originally written for the cello, Garth put his own unique interpretation on the piece with classic...
Josh Kim    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Trading her usual violin for the viola, which she only picked up her Lower year, Tiffany Lam ’13 showcased her development as a violist at her Senior Recital this past Saturday. Lam opened with “Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor” by J. S. Bach, originally a piece for the cello but transcribed for the viola. “I was very nervous in the beginning because I had never had my own recital before. But I started to feel more comfortable on stage as the recital progressed,” Lam said. Lam then took...
Di Ouyang    Thursday, May 30, 2013
Members of the audience closed their eyes and nodded to the rhythm of the blues echoing in Cochran Chapel from Andover’s Academy Jazz Band concert on Sunday. This term’s concert featured a guest artist brought by the Thomas D. Chapin Fund, a fund in honor of the Class of 1975. The Academy Jazz Band invited the Leo Blanco Trio, which consists of Leo Blanco on the piano, Bruno Raberg on the bass and Henrique De Almeida on the drums. A student trio with pianist Harvey Wu ’14, bassist Amo...
Stephanie Hendarta    Thursday, May 23, 2013
In the first ever campus celebration of the Hindu festival Holi, the Gelb Lawn exploded with color as over 50 students threw blue, yellow, purple, green and red powder at each other. This past weekend, the Hindu Student Union (HSU) held Andover’s Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, a traditional Hindu festival marking the first day of Spring. To enliven the traditional holiday, HSU staged the event as a cluster competition. Students were divided by cluster and armed with their...
Charlotte Berry    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Students and faculty learned the meticulous process of crafting multi-colored and multi-patterned origami paper under the tutelage of Richard Alexander, co-founder of Haverhill-based origami studio, Origamido, and Michael LaFosse, his fellow co-founder and renowned origami artist, last Sunday. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. The artist is traditionally only allowed to work with one, square piece of paper that can only be manipulated through folding. Paper-making, Alexander...
Peyton Alie    Thursday, May 23, 2013
Paul Monette ’63 was an outcast while at Andover, but on the 50th anniversary of his graduation, his classmates ensured that the gay writer and activist will not be forgotten. In memory of Monette, who died of AIDS in 1995, members of the class of 1963 donated ten pieces of art addressing issues faced by gay males to the Addison Gallery of American Art. According to a flier for the event, titled “Prose...

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