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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...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, January 30, 2014
As a young boy, Paresky Commons staff member Victor Garcia and his siblings would go down to the river near his home in the Dominican Republic to catch fish, which they later cooked. While he fished, Garcia would collect stones that resembled other objects or creatures and assemble them into sculptures. This love of sculpture has carried into his life today. Garcia’s intricately carved food sculptures of different animals and objects greet students and faculty at special dinner events in...
Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, January 30, 2014
As the first stop in the Dwight-Englewood School String Ensemble’s tour, Andover hosted student musicians from the private school in Englewood, NJ, for an ode-to-strings performance titled “StringJam.” The recital featured student musicians performing different string numbers, including pieces by renowned composers as well as ones written by Dwight-Englewood’s own students. One of the highlights of the recital was a performance by 18-year-old Garret Finn D-E’14. Finn performed his own...
Kalina Ko & Morgan Kuin    Thursday, January 30, 2014
Despite freezing temperatures on campus this past week, Zoe Sottile ’17 braved the cold in the name of fashion—in a faux leather skirt with a short sleeve blouse. “Life is too short to not wear short skirts when you want to,” said Sottile. Sottile looks to change people’s expectations of fashion with her bright blue hair, spiky backpack and overall eye-catching sense of style. She likes to make a statement with the clothes she wears. “I get a lot of little kids trying to grab the...
Kalina Ko    Friday, January 24, 2014
The concept of “late” works means differently for different musical composers. For Ludwig van Beethoven, his late works were created when he was 50; while for Franz Schubert, his late works were created when he was only 30. Stephen Porter, Adjunct Instructor in Music, tied these two great maestros together by playing their distinctive “later” works on Saturday night. With this theme in mind, Porter opened his recital with Beethoven’s final piano composition, “Six Bagatelles, Op. 126.” The...
Sofia Barbosa    Friday, January 24, 2014
The Andover community was introduced to an intriguing educational method, called the Alexander method, this past Sunday by a group of six independent musicians, “Alexander...
Julia Boyd    Thursday, January 23, 2014
Clenching his fists and waving his arms, David Benedict ’15 stared at the audience members and urged each of them to join him in reciting a monologue from Shakespeare’s “The Life of King Henry the Fifth.” Benedict was one of four students who took up the challenge to recite works by William Shakespeare during this past weekend’s annual English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition at Andover. As part of the challenge, participants were required to memorize one Shakespearean monologue and...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, January 23, 2014
Every New Year’s Day, Duschia Bodet ’16 spends her time honoring Haitian tradition by chopping vegetables, marinating meat and cooking broth to make a special delicacy for her family. Bodet and her family annually prepare Joumou, a traditional Haitian soup enjoyed on January 1, Haitian Independence Day.The thick, flavorful and mildly spicy butternut squashbased soup requires at least four hours of elaborate preparation. Bodet, both of her parents, her brother and her twin sister all help...
Alexis Lefft & Chloe Lee    Thursday, January 23, 2014
Playing with the stark contrast between black, white and rich primary colors and surrealist themes involving animals, Ithaca-based artist Sylvia Taylor offers a refreshing take on the art of linoprints and woodcuts.“You Can Never Go Back,” Taylor’s new exhibit in the Gelb Gallery, is based on a theme she chose about reminding herself not to dwell too much in the past and instead to live more in the present. Exploring ideas of longing, loss and transience, Taylor describes her work as...
Staff Report    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
O.PICCHIONE/THE PHILLIPIAN Robert Rush '14:“The Abbot Cabaret. As Abbot's Cluster President, it's extremely nerve wracking. I have a reputation to live up to since last year's show was so great, but I have faith in my Abbot Cabaret team.”C.CRUZ/THE PHILLIPIAN Mr. McGraw:“My total immersion (my “bath” and my “baptism”) in Virgil’s last line of ‘The Aeneid,’ as well as fronting a student band put together by Gabe Braunstein [’16].”E.KAUFMANNLADUC/THE PHILLIPIAN Madi Bradford ’17:“...
Alexis Lefft    Thursday, January 16, 2014
Austin Robichaud ’15 and Alex Pareto ’15 never expected that a casual conversation while waiting in the pizza line in Paresky Commons would result in a photography club working to benefit Andover’s Need Blind initiative. Nevertheless, Robichaud and Pareto started Andover Photography Club (APC) in the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. “As student photographers ourselves, we knew that there was a great wealth of student talent at Andover and a lack of a network for them to share and...

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