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List of 20 news stories.

  • Credits to Smugmug. The seniors who participated in HDA’s production of Oklahoma. Yan pictured bottom row, fourth from the left. 

    Artist of the Issue: Emma Yan

    Saisha Ghai Assistant Arts Editor '27
    Art has always been a central part of life for Emma Yan ’24. Beginning as a writer in preschool to a now celebrated member of the Hopkins art community, she is, to her core, a dedicated artist.

    Cracking the Case of Comedy: Junior School Players Shine in “The Alibis”

    Olivia Yu ’27 Assistant Arts Editor
    Laughter and suspense go hand in hand in “The Alibis” performed by the Junior School Players. Since the return from Spring break, Director Hope Hartup and the Junior School cast have been working hard to perfect their production. On Friday, May 10, they made their debut at the Woodbridge Club, followed by another performance on Saturday, May 11.
  • History of Spam Jam

    Liliana Dumas ’26 Arts Editor
    Every June, harmonies reverberate across campus as the hard work of Hopkins’ a cappella groups culminates at Spam Jam. Spam Jam started as a small gathering in Upper Heath and has evolved to an annual concert under the graduation tent. On June 6 at 7:00 pm, Triple Trio and Harmonaires, the two acapella groups on campus, will end their year with a performance that features both fast and slow melodies, celebrates their seniors, and fills campus with music.
  • Coachella

    Music Festivals

    Miri Levin Arts Editor '26
    Whether it be Coachella in California or Governors Ball in New York, music festival season is upon us. For many, the bold fashion choices, dust-filled lungs, and blistered feet are the highlight of their summer. This festival season, however, is different from the rest: as my friends and I reviewed the Gov Ball lineup, we found ourselves looking forward not to Post Malone, 21 Savage, or SZA, but rather to smaller artists such as Chapel Roan and Faye Webster. It seems as though these micro-artists have piqued the interest of music festival attendees, and are the beginning of a new era of music. 
  • Our Town

    Artist of the Issue: Leila Hyder ’24

    Olivia Yu ’27 Assistant Arts Editor
    Throughout her life, Leila Hyder ’24 has been surrounded by inspiration for her art as an actress and a painter. Recognized for her contributions to Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) productions, she has influenced the Hopkins arts community.
  • HDA Discovers The Importance of Being Earnest

    Saisha Ghai ’27 Assistant Arts Editor
    Comedy is a medium that can take many years to master, but HDA is doing it in just a little under a month. Throughout the month of April, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) has been hard at work preparing for their production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, taking place at the Woodbridge Pool Club from April 25-27.
  • Surrounded by art at the Yale Art Gallery, the class of 2028 listens as someone explainsa painting.

    Sevvies Meet Seurat: Hopkins English and Art Galleries

    Liliana Dumas ’26 Arts Editor
    Student-made architecture models cast shadows on their baseplates, a chalkboard fills up with community- made art, and a light show by visiting artist Jason Ting dances across the wall. From student artwork to visiting artists, the Keator Gallery features a variety of artwork throughout the year. Hopkins’ own gallery, however, is not the only exposure to art exhibits students receive; proximity to the Yale Art Gallery and other art exhibitions allow for off-campus field trips and independent visits where students learn to observe and analyze art.
  • Leila Hyder ’24 and Silas Webb ’24 perform alongside Dan Altano in the Hollywood Dish sketch.

    “Live From New Haven”... It’s the Winter One Acts!

    Grace Laliberte ’24 Arts Editor Ilana Lewitton ’26 Assistant Arts Editor
    Much preparation went into the Winter One Acts, performed on December 8 and 9 in Upper Heath. Skilled student directors and actors collaborated on the scenes, which were inspired by late-night sketch comedy.
  • Rawald’s sequel piece features masking tape circles that  form shadows.

    Artist of the Issue: Alix Rawald

    Shriya Sakalkale ’24 Lead Arts Editor Olivia Yu ’26 Campus Correspondent
    For as long as she could remember, Alix Rawald ’24 has been surrounded by art.
  • In a joint meeting with the Mental Health Club, Art Club introduced the therapy gallery proposal.

    Paint and Soothe: Clubs Curate New Art Therapy Gallery

    Jo Reymond ’26 Assistant Arts Editor Aerin O’Brien ’26 Campus Correspondent
    This winter, the Hopkins Art Club and Mental Health Awareness Club are teaming up to offer a space for the Hopkins community to escape the stress of the term exams and the doldrums of the cold, dark Connecticut
  • Matthew Segal ’24 and other cast enjoy rehearsal in the choir room.

    “Goodbye World,” Hello Our Town

    Grace Laliberte ’24 Arts Editor Jo Reymond ’26 Assistant Arts Editor
    On October 19, 20, and 21 the Hopkins Drama Association performs the play Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, at the Woodbridge Pool Club.
  • Vedant Aryan ’24 performs as Pepper in HDA’s production of Mamma Mia.

    Artist of the Issue: Vedant Aryan

    Ilana Lewitton ’26 Assistant Arts Editor Anvi Pathak ’26 Assistant Arts Editor
    As a member of the Hopkins Drama Association, a trombone player in the Jazz Band, and the Head of Dance Crew, Vedant Aryan ’24 is an active member of the Hopkins arts community.
  • A poster for Ting’s exhibit, Color Code.

    Cracking the Color Code: Keator Gallery Presents New Exhibit

    Shriya Sakalkale ’24 Lead Arts Editor
    From September 5 to October 22, the Keator Gallery is hosting Color Code, a vibrant art installation that has piqued the curiosity of students and faculty across campus.
  • “New Haven From Above”: New WCAC Mural

    Rose Robertson ’24 Editor-in-Chief Hanna Jennings ’24 Managing Editor
    Over this past summer, Katherine Tombaugh ’24
    has been busy beautifying the Walter Camp Athletic Cen-
  • HDA takes in the view at the summit of Arthur’s Seat.

    Back to the Fringe: HDA Takes on Scotland

    Shriya Sakalkale ’24 Lead Arts Editor Grace Laliberte ’24
    This past August, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) had the opportunity to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland. The trip, which was centered around Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, the world’s largest performance arts festival, allowed Hilltoppers to take in a multitude of productions and simultaneously experience the city’s rich artistic community.

  • “Generational Silk” by Vivian Wang represents the cultural significance of her family heirlooms.

    Artist of the Issue: Vivian Wang

    Grace Laliberte ’24 Features Editor
    Astoundingly talented senior Vivian Wang ’23 has certainly made her mark on the Hopkins community.
  • Students create a painting in the style of Jackson  Pollock.

    Hopkins Hosts Annual Arts Week

    Anvi Pathak ’26 Assistant Arts Editor Jo Reymond ’26 Assistant Arts Editor
    Facilitated by Arts faculty Robert Smith, Jonathan Nast, and Erika Schroth, Hopkins’ annual Arts Week took place from May 15-19. The week consisted of various artistic events, such as the Pho Sho, the Dance Crew Showcase, and other creative activities.
  • Actors practice choreography for a fight scene.

    “Is That a Play I See Before Me?”: HDA Presents Macbeth

    Anvi Pathak ’26 Assistant Arts Editor, Jo Reymond ’26 Assistant Arts Editor
    From April 27-29, the Hopkins Drama Association is performing Macbeth by William Shakespeare at the Woodbridge Pool Club.
  • Cocozza performs in Monty Python’s Edukational Show.

    Artist of the Issue: Charlotte Cocozza

    Sarvin Bhagwagar ’24 Features Editor, Jo Reymond ’26 Assistant Arts Editor
    Charlotte Cocozza ’23 has loved the arts since she was a child. She thoroughly enjoys participating in theater productions and draws inspiration from actors she’s watched.
  • Students participate in a Bob Ross Painting Tutorial held by the Hopkins Art Club.

    Hopkins Students Celebrate World Art Day

    Grace Laliberte ’24 Arts Editor, Ilana Lewitton ’26 Assistant Arts Editor
    April 15 was World Art Day, an international event meant to recognize and appreciate products of creativity.
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