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  • 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.
  • ECOCA’s new exhibit, Kit Huang: Forever 17

    Alumni in the Arts: Etana Solomon ‘14

    Amalia Tuchmann ’23 and Anvi Pathak ’26
    In January, The New York Times named New Haven as one of the top 52 places to visit in 2023, noting that, among other attributes, it is a “treasure trove of contemporary art.” Hopkins alumna Etana Solomon ’14 contributes to the rich New Haven art scene as a member of the Board of Directors at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, or ECOCA. The center, which is located at 51 Trumbull Street, is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting contemporary art exhibitions that are inclusive, diverse, and promote dialogue around global and community issues.
  • Hopkins students dance during Mendes’s performance

    Isabella Mendes: Local Pianist, Vocalist, Performer

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain ’23
    On October 14, Isabella Mendes helped Hopkins celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by performing a medley of Brazilian jazz classics with her band The Bossa Nova Project at an all-school Assembly. Afterward, she held a music workshop in the Athletic Center for the student body.
  • Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal at the hearing.

    Ticketmaster: The Anti-Hero of Live Music?

    Rose Robertson ’24 and Shriya Sakalkale ’24
    Last November, Taylor Swift fans flocked to Ticketmaster’s website to receive access to an exclusive pre-sale for the artist’s upcoming Eras Tour. The ensuing ticket debacle has reignited the debate over whether the company has abused its position in both the music and ticketing industries.
  • Dance Crew performs at The Night on Haunted Hill.

    Art in Action: Hopkins Clubs Bring Performances to the Hill

    Rose Robertson ‘24
    The Hopkins art scene has been bustling as the thick of winter approaches, and clubs have been essential in involving the student body in artistic projects
  • Sommer performs as the Sugar Plum Ferry in her dance studio’s production of The Nutcracker.

    Artist of the Issue: Zoe Sommer

    Shriya Sakalkale ’24 and Liliana Dumas ’26
    Trained in the styles of ballet, pointe, and modern, Zoe Sommer ’23 has been dancing since the age of two, and it has been an integral part of her life ever since.
  • Louis XIX by Ian Clark, Science Teacher

    December in Keator Gallery: Reigning Cats and Dogs

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain Fernandez ‘23
  • Kyle Shin ’20 and Alex Zhang ’19 performing in the 2017  Winter Concert.

    Hopkins Welcomes Winter With Annual Concert

    Sarvin Bhagwagar’24
    The holidays are near, and it is time to sing the carols and play musical pieces. For members of the Hopkins community, the holidays kicked off with the annual Winter Concert.
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