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A Royal Homecoming

The Homecoming Team (Vaanika J./Media) The Dining Hall turned into a palace for Homecoming on Saturday, October 8, with the theme of royalty. From outside, the halls were lit up with purple lights. Music filled the foyer, and a photo booth was decked out with royal paraphernalia. The main room was packed with students dancing.

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Interstellar: A Cosmic Journey of Epic Proportions

((Pixabay) Directed by Christopher Nolan, Interstellar follows a group of astronauts who must find a new home for mankind. Blight and dust storms lead to widespread crop failure, but the discovery of a wormhole ignites hope of reaching other habitable planets. The characters deal with the hostility of space and the constant march of time.

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REVIEW: There Will Be Blood: Greed at its worst

(Pixabay) Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood is a historical drama that follows oilman Daniel Plainview in his ruthless pursuit of wealth. Set in the 1910 during the California oil boom, the film depicts the early-days of an industry where anything is fair game. Plainview schemes early on, buying and drilling land

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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

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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