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Category Archive: Arts & Style

Feb 13 2018

Mutombo redefines modeling stereotypes

Sophomore Kara-Dove Mutombo experiences the world of fashion by modeling and doing photoshoots in New York. “I was 14 and an agent contacted my mom and invited me to come in and do a photoshoot,” Mutombo said. “I liked it and [I] haven’t stopped since.” Mutombo said she started modeling because it offered a different …

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Feb 13 2018

Book Club revamp spurs popularity

Senior and Book Club president Emma Choi made efforts to shift people’s idea of what Book Club can be, which spurred an increase in both popularity and membership of the club. Choi accredited the club’s increase in popularity to her efforts to erase the common stereotype from the club’s surface. “I think people had this …

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Feb 13 2018

Brog hand-draws animated short story

Junior Danielle Brog is currently creating a hand-drawn animated short story in her IB Visual Arts class. This story is her second hand-drawn project, and although she has been working on it at school and at home since the beginning of the school year, Brog said this particular type of animation is labor-intensive work. “Last …

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Dec 19 2017

Theatre department runs Heathers despite controversial material

Play director and theatre teacher Jason Tamborini produced the Heathers school play despite its R rating. The original Heathers is an R rated movie from 1988 about life in high school. The film discusses how relationships work and it tackled adult themes.Tamborini worked with Principal Jeff Litz and used the high school version of Heathers

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Nov 29 2017

Theatre department performs gender-swapped version of Julius Caesar

The theater department began their newest season with a genderswapped version of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that ran from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5. The play takes place in a boarding school, and introduced gender swapped characters, rather than in ancient Rome, like the original. Theatre director Jason Tamborini said the play experimented with the …

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Nov 29 2017

Miller releases Everything’s Jake

English teacher Walter Miller debuted his third album, Everything’s Jake, with his band the WD Miller Band at the Epicure Cafe on Nov. 12. “I’ve spent the last eight years working on this CD and I’m very proud of it,” Miller said. His efforts with the album have not been without its struggles, and his …

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Nov 29 2017

Taylor Swift releases reputation

Swift’s reputation is the highest selling album in the first week since its release. Here we review the four most notable tracks. “Getaway Car” The lyrics in this song are much more mature and sound like a track off of 1989. This song is about being ready to leave a relationship and enter a fling …

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Nov 29 2017

Photo Club holds the first photo contest of the year

Freshman Jamie Bol was named the winner of the first photo contest of the year held by the Photo Club, for her submission of raspberries spilling out of a pomegranate juice bottle. She won $10 in cash, as well as the title. “I did not expect to win, and I was so excited when I …

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Nov 06 2017

IB English standards restrict freedom with course books

While free choice books promote engagement and better discussion, they are a restricted option due to the English department’s focus on IB style learning. Choice reading can stimulate more insightful evaluation during class discussion. Sophomore Eric Prindle said that the benefits of choice reading outweigh those of assigned reading. “I would actually like to have …

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Nov 06 2017

Sahgal breaks fashion stereotypes

For the past three years, senior Mohit Sahgal has been pursuing his dreams in the field of fashion design both at Marshall and at the Fairfax High School Academy. Although the dream of one day designing clothes has been the driving force behind Sahgal’s enrollment, being a boy in an exclusively female classroom has posed …

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