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List of 20 news stories.

  • Chloe Zhao directing Nomadland.

    A Celebration of Women in Film

    Amalia Tuchmann ’23 Assistant Arts Editor
    According to a recent study, women comprised 16% of directors working on the top 100 highest-grossing films in 2020, up from 12% in 2019 and just 4% in 2018.
  • Ranease Brown ‘21 and Kaila Spearman ‘21.

    Artists of the Issue: Kaila Spearman and Ranease Brown

    Anand Choudhary ‘22 Lead Arts Editor Rose Robertson ’24 Assistant Arts Editor
    Ranease Brown ’21 and Kaila Spearman ’21 connected immediately after meeting in eighth grade.
  • Peter Ziou’s Spring Green.

    Spring Gallery Showcase: Nature in Peter Ziou’s Art

    Sophia Neilson ’23 Arts Editor
    Students, faculty, and art-lovers alike should take a moment to check out the fantastic work of beloved Hopkins art teacher Mr. Peter Ziou.
  • Zane Franz ’21

    Artist of the Issue: Zane Franz ’21

    Zach Williamson ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    Zane Franz ’21 has been a prominent member of the Hopkins arts scene since his arrival on campus in ninth grade. His work in music and visual art is plentiful.
  • LaBelle-Young’s “Deep River” depicts the Cheshire river of the same name. “Deep River” was painted with a palette knife and oil paint.

    Arts Faculty Profile: Jacqueline LaBelle-Young

    Craigin Maloney ’21 Arts Editor
    This year, Visual Arts teacher Jacqueline LaBelle-Young is tackling how to teach Ceramics, Art History, and 2D Intermediate Studio Art in Hopkins’ hybrid model.
  • Talia Chang ’22 launches her “Crochet for Change” fundraiser for the National Black Justice Coalition.

    Passion for Fashion: Talia Chang’s Crochet Business

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Assistant Arts Editor
    Talia Chang ’22 discovered her passion for crocheting during quarantine. Now, she uses her crocheting to change the world, one piece at a time.
  • Joanna Wei ’21


    Sophia Chavez ’23 Campus Correspondent
    Dauntless and venturesome with her process, Joanna Wei ’21 has created visual art in many mediums and is an accomplished artist at Hopkins.
  • The castmembers of “10 Ways to Survive Life in Quarantine” pose for a photo during their dress rehearsal on Zoom.

    HDA’s Annual Winter One-Acts Zoom to the Stage

    Craigin Maloney ’21 Arts Editor
    On February 4 and 5 and February 18 and 19, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) performs their Winter One-Acts.
  • YuQing Ma’s “A Heart of Seven Sides: Three of Seven.” Artist Spotlights

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Assistant Arts Editor
    From virtual a capella performances to intricate drawings, Hopkins’ Arts Department website,, features many different student artists.
  • Noah Stein ’21

    Artist of the Issue: Noah Stein ’21

    Eli Ratner ’24 Campus Correspondent
    From experimenting with musical notations as a child to getting national recognition for his composition, “Riparian Reeds,” Noah Stein ’21 has spent nearly his whole life developing as an artist.
  • Sam Brock ’21

    Artist of the Issue: Sam Brock ’21

    Sam Cherry ’23 Campus Correspondent
    Sam Brock ’21 started his career as a choral singer at his old high school in Barrington, Rhode Island.
  • “The Trump Gang” by Steve Broner depicts Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and Mitch McConnell in cahoots.


    Craigin Maloney ’21 Arts Editor
    The 2020 presidential election proved to be both one of the most divisive and important in the history of America.
  • Orchestra performs for the 2019 Winter Concert.

    Virtual Music Rehearsals: Hopkins Does Hybrid!

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Assistant Arts Editor
    With Covid-19 restrictions, the sense of community formed in Hopkins’ musical groups has declined.
  • 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.
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