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List of 20 news stories.

  • Drew Slager ’21, Rhea Ahuja ’23, and Anand Choudhary ’22 pose for a photo in their masks from

    "Boxes" and "It’s a Wonderful Life!" Take to the Stage

    Craigin Maloney ’21 Arts Editor
    The fall show is an important one for the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA); it sets the tone for the rest of the year and shows Hopkins how HDA will adapt to the new COVID policies.
  • Chang's album cover for her 2020 single “Inspired,” created by Anajah Williams ’21

    Artist of the Issue: Alexis Chang ’21

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Assistant Arts Editor
    Alexis Chang ’21 has been involved with music for as long as she can remember.
  • Students rehearse for Concert Choir over Zoom.

    Students Reflect on Arts Classes in Hybrid

    Zach Williamson ’22 Lead Arts Editor, Matthew Breier ’22 Assistant Arts Editor
    Throughout the pandemic, students enrolled in Hopkins arts courses have been navigating a complicated landscape.
  • Actors rehearsing for Actions Outlive US. Photo credit: Margaret Toft '21

    Arts in the Hybrid Model

    Craigin Maloney ’21 Arts Editor
    Hopkins’ transition to virtual learning last spring threw many teachers into an unfamiliar model without much time to make changes to their curriculum.
  • Lola Lovenotes mural of Breonna Taylor in New York City. Photo credit: Amelia Holowaty

    Freedom of Expression: Black Lives Matter in the Arts Community

    Anand Choudhary '22 Assistant Arts Editor and Matthew Breier '22 Assistant Arts Editor
    From the bold, yellow “Black Lives Matter” painted on the streets of Washington, D.C. in June to passionate new pieces of music and explosions of murals, the arts have proved an effective medium to help people connect with and support the BLM movement.
  • Cast members at an early rehearsal for Actions Outlive Us. From left to right: Felipe Perez ’22, Talia Chang ’22, Joey Rebeschi ’21, Margaret Toft ’21. 
Photo credit: Zach Williamson '22

    Summer Student Production Tradition Continues Amidst COVID Restrictions

    Zach Williamson ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    On September 3 and 4, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) put on Actions Outlive Us in New Haven’s Edgerton Park.
  • Artist of the Issue: Cici Liu

    Anand Choudhary '22 Assistant Arts Editor
    Cici Liu ’20 has dabbled in all types of art since her first year at Hopkins.
  • Kyle Shin ’20 performing at on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year in assembly

    Artist of the Issue: Kyle Shin

    Craigin Maloney ’21 Arts Editor
    Not only is Kyle Shin ’20 passionate about playing music, but it has also become an instrument to help him form deep bonds with some of his closest friends at Hopkins. 
  • Hopkins Arts Online Gallery: Creativity in Quarantine

    Matthew Breier '22 Assistant Arts Editor
    The creative voice finds a way to sing.
  • Banners on display at a past Commencement ceremony.
Photo by Jody Rosenthal.

    Seniors Struggle to Carry On Banner Tradition

    Zach Williamson ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    With the Hopkins community thrust into uncertain territory amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, beloved senior traditions are in limbo.
  • The Weeknd’s cover of his newest album “After Hours”

    Song Review: Blinding Lights

    Craigin Maloney '21, Arts Editor
    You may be surprised to learn that The Weeknd isn’t a band, but rather the stage name of Canadian singer-songwriter Abel Tesfaye.
  •  Twenty One Pilot's cover photo for Level of Concern

    Song Review: Level of Concern

    Matthew Breier '22 Assistant Arts Editor
    “Level of Concern” by Twenty One Pilots, released on April 9, 2020, is definitely a product of its time.
  • Megan Thee Stallion’s cover for her newest song

    Song Review: Savage Remix ft. Beyoncé

    Anand Choudhary '22 Assistant Arts Editor
    Amid the coronavirus mayhem, Megan Thee Stallion has worked her way to the top once again.
  • Say So (feat. Nicki Minaj) [Remix]
Photo Credit: Kemosabe/RCA Records

    Song Review: Say So

    Zach Williamson '22 Lead Arts Editor
    Doja Cat, born Amala Dlamini, started to hit her stride back in 2018 with her viral hit “Mooo!,” but it wasn’t until late last year when she really took the world by storm. No song speaks to her newfound success better than “Say So,” off her sophomore album, Hot Pink.
  • Hopkins Students who attended the 2019 trip to the Fringe Festival pose for a photo. 
Photo Credit: Micheal Calderone

    The Fringe Festival: Community Through Memory

    Anand Choudhary '22 Assistant Arts Editor
  • The Drummer Boy by William Morris Hunt

    Alumni in the Arts

    Craigin Maloney ’21 Arts Editor
    Hopkins is renowned for its outstanding STEM programs and boasts hundreds of accomplished alumni in a variety of scientific fields.
  • Miller as Phebe in As You Like It. Photo by Peter Mahakian

    Artist of the Issue: Leah Miller '20

    Anand Choudhary '22 Assistant Arts Editor
    Leah Miller ’20, member of the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA), has worked on 23 different productions since her first show as a seventh-grader.
  • Chris DeVona. Photo by Highpoint Pictures.

    Faculty Artist Profile: Chris DeVona

    Zach Williamson ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    Chris DeVona, Arts and Math Departments faculty member and director of Hopkins’ Jazz Band, has been a valuable member of the Hopkins community since 2017.
  • Students in Concert Choir connect before warming up in class. Photo by Orly Baum ’22

    Performing Arts at Hopkins Tackle Zoom Learning

    Zach Williamson ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    With the recent move to online learning through Zoom, the Arts Department faces a unique challenge.
  • Chris DeVona records his own rendition of

    The Art of Quarantine

    Matthew Breier
    The arts, like the human spirit, cannot and will not be suppressedpandemic or not.
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