Spectacular Students

William Tao’21: Novelist By Leila Dall’Olmo ’20 William Tao ‘21 began the current iteration of his novel, “Spellchecked,” about one and a half years ago. “[‘Spellchecked’] is set in a world where humans have powers based on English sayings. For instance, if someone had the power ‘piece of cake,’ then they would literally be able

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ lives up to name

By: Alex Daum ’20 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was released Friday and is the first installment of a five-movie “Harry Potter” spinoff series.  Because of the wild success of the original “Harry Potter” series, many fans were doubtful of how this would compare, but the movie lives up to expectations. The story

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Cooking Column: Thanksgiving Edition

By: Astor Wu ’20 and Sarah Reiff ’20 Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and Cooking Column is bringing you two Thanksgiving themed recipes, each with their own twist on classic flavors. These hand pie recipes are the perfect serving size and taste amazing without a difficult cooking process. Savory Hand Pie The first hand pie is

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Netflix Picks: Thanksgiving Edition

By: Emma Shapiro ’20 and Kyra Hudson ’20 Netflix Picks helps pick out holiday themed episodes. With the day off on Wednesday and Thanksgiving on Thursday, we can offer a selection of Thanksgiving themed episodes to watch during the break. “Scrubs” Season 1, Episode 9: “My Day Off” “Scrubs” is about J.D. (Zach Braff) who

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Choreographers teach new style

By: Emma Shapiro ’20 The dance program welcomed two new dance choreographers to teach the CDWII class. In preparation for the Winter Dance Showcase, the dancers are learning both Flamenco and Bollywood style dancing. Kavita Rao, a Bollywood choreographer, said she is hoping to teach dance students new cultural styles and broaden their horizons. Bollywood

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Students perform in ‘Footloose’

By: Lindsay Wu ’20 “Footloose” was performed by 40 students for this year’s fall musical.  Performances took place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Saperstein Theatre. Directed by performing arts teacher Jim Doughan, “Footloose” is set in the town of Beaumont, Texas.  Ren McCormack (Tyler Ganus ’20) moves from Chicago to Beaumont, where he

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