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    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Written by Jenny Wang, “A Smile for Eugene” tells the story of Eugene, a zombie boy, portrayed by Cem Vardar ’15 , who cannot smile. Through a series of activities, a hippie, portrayed by Karissa Kang ’17, attempts to help him. It is determined in the end that all the zombie needed were glasses. Max Chung ’15, an Associate board member of AMC, and a director of the film, choose from the pile scripts last, hoping to give himself and his actors a challenge. “As I hoped, this script turned out...
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Written by Avery Jonas ’16 and directed by the AMC board, “Anything You Can Do” follows a male track star, and a woman with a strong interest in fashion, who meet each other at a bus stop. Through bickering, the two characters, played by Zizo Bahnasy ’17 and Adriana Alovisetti ’15, end up competing against each other in two challenges: the fashion-driven woman must run against the track star, while the track star must prove that he can dress fashionably. As the competitions progress, the...
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Written by Lane Unsworth ’15 and directed by Anastasiya Prokhorenko ’15, this untitled film chronicles a love story between a boy, portrayed by Rahmel Dixon ’17 and a snowman. One day, the boy leaves the snowman, returning to find that it has melted. Weeping, the boy meets a girl, portrayed by Michaela Barczak ’15, who is also mourning the loss of her snowman. Finding comfort in each other, the boy and girl skip happily into the distance at the end of the film. Given the time constraints,...
Tucker Drew    Thursday, February 13, 2014
“Hello, Red Hat, I like your red hat.” Those were the first words Ravn Jenkins ’15 heard when she met one of her best friends, Leta Elias ’13. With a hat for every occasion, Jenkins stands out in a crowd. Whether the day calls for one of the four berets, four brimmed hats, two hats with horns or five other miscellaneous hats that Jenkins keeps in her wardrobe at Andover, she is prepared for whatever the day may bring. “I like a hat with character. I like to look in a lot of thrift...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, February 13, 2014
Ten students showed off their interpretations of various pieces this Wednesday in a Student Recital. The recital featured performances by David Benedict ’15, Eunji Kim ’14, Catherine Liu ’15, Katherine Vega ’14, Amanda Reichenbach ’14, Wei Han Lim ’16, Nathan Sheng ’14, Ian Jackson ’16, Marcus Thompson ’15, John Gibson ‘15 and Harvey Wu ’14. The following is a Q...
Sharan Gill, Peyton McGovern and Sofia Barbosa    Thursday, February 6, 2014
 - Sharan Gill -COURTESY OF THE ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ARTJames Abbott McNeill Whistler, Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge, 1859-1863, oil on canvas mounted on masonite, 25 1/8 in. x 29 15/16 in. (63.82 cm x 76.04 cm), gift of Cornelius N. Bliss, 1928.55, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MASketchbook in hand, American-born artist James McNeill Whistler spent countless hours staring out the window of his London home, watching ships pass through the blue...
Abby Czito    Thursday, February 6, 2014
In the short film “West Bank Story,” a pair of Palestinian and Israeli families meet in the middle of a desert landscape between their two falafel shops, singing and dancing opposite one another in an intense showdown. On Sunday morning, members of the Jewish Student Union (JSU) and other students gathered for a screening of the film, accompanied by a brunch of bagels, lox and traditional babka bread as a part of Jewish Cultural Weekend. The film supplemented the weekend’s other events,...
Julia Boyd    Thursday, February 6, 2014
“Turn up,” said Ellie Walker ’17 as she approached the microphone to deliver an acoustic ukulele version of “Type of Way” by Rich Homie Quan with her prefect from Nathan Hale House and vocal accompanist Rebecca Somer ’15. Abbot Cabaret, which was directed by Esther Cohen ’14 and organized by Robert Rush ’14, Abbot Cluster President, highlighted some of Andover’s best and, in some cases, unknown talent. All proceeds raised by the $5 admission fee went directly to We Are The World Kids, a...
Scarla Pan    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Initially, it was her interest in extreme sports, like skydiving, that spurred Sheena Hilton, Instructor in Chemistry, to begin taking trapeze lessons about a year ago. But after learning her first move, the knee-hang, Hilton discovered that flying trapeze was truly a form of artistic expression. A year later, Hilton still continues to take lessons. Since her introduction to flying trapeze, Hilton has flown to practice routines in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Boston. In May...
Abby Czito    Friday, January 31, 2014
After a few months of hiatus, Andover’s WPAA radio station is back in action. The club kicked off its reopening last Sunday by welcoming the public to its newly revamped studio for open recording sessions. Throughout the afternoon, eager students showed up to record their acts, including duets and solos. The club hopes to generate new interest in Andover’s radio amongst the student body by allowing campus musicians to host their own radio show or record themselves performing ...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, January 30, 2014
As a fifth grader, Graham Johns ’14 began his career as a fashion designer by creating hundreds of pencil sketches of his designs and taking sewing classes. By his Lower year at Andover, he had acquired the skills to design and construct a complete gown, fitted to the model’s exact dimensions. “My parents supported me from the very beginning. They put me in sewing classes and have been very supportive of my interests,” said Johns. “It was my dad that taught me that it’s important to take...
Chloe Lee    Thursday, January 30, 2014
In the first Senior Concerto of the Winter Term, three Senior musicians playing three very different instruments showcased their capstone musical repertoire on Saturday night. Hyunji Koo ’14 kicked off the night with a masterful rendition of the fourth movement of Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E Minor,” which maintained a balance between contemplation and melody. According to Koo, she chose the fourth movement because of the piece’s numerous tempo and key changes, two factors that...

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