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Masquerade: Let the Spectacle Astound You

Senior Liam McCann plays Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel.” (Kayla Podgurski’19/Media)   On April 26, at 7:30 pm, Treble Choir and Camerata put on their annual Cabaret concert in Academt’s Dining Hall. The seniors get to pick the theme: this year’s was Masquerade. While performing the song “Cabaret” from the eponymous musical and “Masquerade” from Phantom of


Everything is “Rent” 

All photos are courtesy of Dr. Andy Morris. (Collage by Andrew Barren’22) On Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, the 13th, the Schoedinger Theater was packed with audiences, who came to see Academy’s musical, Rent. On Saturday night alone, only 30 tickets were left at 5 pm. Instead of playing a sound track through speakers, director


Spring Musical Preview: Rent

This year’s spring show is Rent, a rock musical first performed in 1994. (Music Theatre International) Rent is an amazing show, and I think that everyone should see it at least once. Before I continue, I just want to make it clear that Rent is fictional. It’s definitely one way to be introduced to the time


New Art Exhibit: French Leave Collective

Virginia Kistler’s Untitled sculpture consisting of hanging steel spheres and LED lights. Kistler’s piece is featured in Morris Hall’s second floor gallery. (Andrew Barren’22/Media) Academy’s Upper School Art Department held an opening reception for the French Leave Collective on Friday, February 1, from 6-8 pm in Morris Hall’s gallery. Photography and graphic design teacher, Ms. Tursich,


Mezze: Customizable Cuisine in a “Middle’terranean” Style

Mezze is a restaurant that follows the popular format of allowing customers to customize meals, similar to Chipotle and Bibibop. Unlike these competitors, Mezze offers a much wider range of small dishes that can be eaten as appetizers or sides. Mezze owners call their cuisine “middle’terranean,” a portmanteau of the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.


Band Review: All That Jazz

Aylah Mendenhall’19 performs in Jazz Band’s annual concert. (Grace Harrison’20/Staff) On Friday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, the Jazz Band played its fall concert. Jazz Band is a music elective that meets during zero period, so its membership is smaller than concert band. It’s mostly for Upper Schoolers, but Middle Schoolers who have shown that

Opinion & Editorial

Midterms 2018: Healthy Choices

(Courtesy/The Blue Diamond Gallery) Exams! Talking with your friends about how much you studied over the past week, how tired you are and how badly you’ll do on the upcoming mid-terms doesn’t benefit anyone involved. Although students’ sleep levels can run low during this time of the year, there’s no need to turn these factors


Band’s 2018 Fall Concert

Director Jessica Sneeringer conducts the Fall Band Concert. (Jenny L’Hommedieu’19/Staff)  On Thursday, November 15, the Upper School Band performed its annual fall concert. Flute Choir took the stage first, performing “Minuet and Trio.” Eight flute players attended extra rehearsals throughout the school year to be ready for their special piece. Mrs. O’Rourke is their director.


Choir’s 2018 Fall Concert

Camerata and Treble Choir team up to perform “Let the River Run.” Grace Harrison’20/Staff   On Thursday, November 7, Camerata and Treble Choir had their fall concert. As is tradition, the singers dressed up in tuxedos with bow ties or floor-length black gowns, giving them a fancy and professional look. Treble Choir started off the


Fall Play Review: “Twelve Angry Jurors”

Jurors begin deliberation. Grace Harrison’19/Staff On November 2 and 3 at 7:30PM in the Schoedinger Theater, the cast of Twelve Angry Jurors performed a drama of jurors assigned to a murder case. In the beginning, eleven jurors vote “guilty” with one who votes “innocent.” Opinions change as juror question about evidence and facts.  Each juror has