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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

(Courtesy/Casey C) On Friday, May 13, the cast of Mamma Mia returned to the stage after their final two performances were postponed due to an outbreak of Covid among the cast. After their first performance on Thursday, April 28, the cast members were riding high after a stellar first show, but soon after several cast

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The Summit of the Gods takes animation to new heights

(Pixabay) Directed by Patrick Imber, The Summit of the Gods is a French-animated film that follows Japanese reporter Makoto Fukamachi who believes that Joji Habu, an elusive mountain climber, may have the evidence that could answer one of mountaineering’s greatest mysteries. Although Eedmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first officially summited Mt. Everest in 1953, the

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Triple Crown “Derby Prom” Unites Upper School

      (Courtesy/Ethan K)   After two years of modified proms due to Covid, the Derby prom on Saturday, May 7, was a smashing success thanks to the hard work from the juniors on prom committee and  faculty advisors, Ms. Eden and Ms. Stout.  The popular $1.00 rose sale took place the week before the

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Academy Students Receive 2022 Band Awards

Image created by Ashley T (via Pixabay) The 2022 Band Awards were announced during the Upper School Band Concert on Sunday, April 24. Voted by the entirety of the band through a google form, the band awards include Outstanding New Member, Most Improved Members &Section, and the John Philip Sousa Award.  Kate F, a clarinet

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A Collection of Academy Experience: The 2022 Senior Art Show

Academy student admires students’ paintings. L to R: Charlie S, Zora B, and Alexandra B (Ashley T/Staff) The 2022 Senior Art Show had its opening reception on April 20, honoring the dozens of senior art students who have dedicated countless hours crafting 2D and 3D artwork inside and outside the classroom.  A-buzz  with students, faculty,

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Band’s Final Concert and Awards

The year’s last Band concert took place in both the Jones Gym and Hondros Field on Sunday, April 24 Friends and family first gathered in the Jones Gym, where the Band played Among the Stars by Lisa Galvin, a piece they have rehearsed since last November, followed by Michael Brown’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Then,

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Choir Shines During Cabaret!

(Vaanika J/Media) On April 8, the choir hosted its annual Cabaret Concert in the dining hall, decorated with twinkling lights. Sixty-six students performed in Camerata and Treble Choir with highlights that included 20 students from the two choirs performing a separate solo, duet, or small group. The kids have been working since February to rehearse

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Mother of Learning: Fantasy Web Novel Evolves into Printed Book

(Pixabay.com) Domagoj Kurmaic’s  online novel, Mother of Learning (available on Royal Road) has 108 chapters spanning close to 3,000 pages and  11 million views. The novel is so popular that a Kickstarter to transform it into a physical book was successful in raising $126,176 of its original $10,000 goal. The story follows teenage mage Zorian Kazinski

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Mr. Wong: Academy’s “Greatest Showman”

Mr. Wong addresses the audience before his final show. (Courtesy/Cindy Wilson) Mr. Wong’s final Academy orchestra concert took place in the Dining Hall on Wednesday, April 13. The orchestra performed “Habanera” by George Bizet, a modern rendition of “Fantasia” featuring Vernon W on viola, followed by  the advanced orchestra’s arrangement of Gershwin’s “American in Paris.”

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Popular Japanese Anime Hits the Big Screen

(Wikimedia Commons) On March 18, 2022, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, a prequel to the popular Japanese animated television series Jujutsu Kaisen, opened in North American theaters. MAPPA studios animated the action fantasy film based on the manga (Japanese comic books) by Gege Akutami. The movie came out in its original Japanese audio with English subtitles and