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  • Ava Cho performing at the Spring 2021 Orchestra Concert.

    Artist of the Issue: Ava Cho

    Rose Robertson ‘24 Assistant Arts Editor
    Ava Cho ‘22 was encouraged to learn an instrument at the age of seven, and has been enthralled with the violin ever since. Whether through studying AP Music Theory at Hopkins, or enjoying the work of Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, and Beethoven, Cho has been persistent in honing her violin virtuosity.
  • The poster for Shang-Chi.

    Asian Representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    On September 3, 2021, Marvel Studios released its first solo film to have an Asian-Canadian person as the lead character. Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, features a predominantly East Asian cast and follows the story of Shang-Chi, a man who leaves his life as a valet parker in San Francisco to confront his father, Wenwu, and the crime organization he built: the Ten Rings.
  • The mural of Dr. Bouchet on Henry Street in New Haven.

    New Haven Artists Create Mural of Hopkins Alum

    Sophia Nielson '23 Arts Editor
    On September 15, 2021, artists Kwadwo and Kwasi Adae completed their mural of Hopkins alumnus Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet. The mural was revealed on what would have been Bouchet’s 169th birthday, on Henry Street in downtown New Haven.
  • Talia Chang ‘22 with other Met Museum interns.

    A Metropolitan (Museum) Summer

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    This past summer, Talia Chang ’22 commuted to New York City every day to work as an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Anand Choudhary '22

    Cultivating Young Artists: Hopkins Students Teach Drama

    Rose Robertson '24 Assistant Arts Editor
    As Hopkins students have spent their summer in pursuit of new outlets through which to serve the community, Anand Choudhary ’22, Orly Baum ’22, and Will Schroth-Douma ’23 brought drama to students at the Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT.
  • Midsummer cast rehearses in Lovell.

    StuPro Director Calderone on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Amalia Tuchmann '23 Assistant Arts Editor
    On September 9 and 10, sixteen Hopkins students took to the stage in the summer production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Eli Calderone ’22.
  • One of Junkins’ collages.

    Artist of the Issue: Maya Junkins ’21

    Amalia Tuchmann ’23 Assistant Arts Editor
    Maya Junkins ’21, who describes her artistic style as “dark and existential,” has been profoundly influenced by the art classes she has taken at Hopkins, including Studio Art and Fine Art I, II, and III.
  • Addie Priest ’21 with her surfboard.

    Artistic Adieus: Senior Projects 2021

    Rose Robertson ’24 Assistant Arts Editor
    As this academic year comes to a close and several Seniors have presented their work in the final Virtual Assembly, twenty-nine Seniors at Hopkins have created Senior Projects that are connected to different facets of art.
  • 2019’s Winter Concert at Yale’s Battell Chapel.

    Arts Faculty Welcomes the Revival of In-Person Performances

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    As restrictions ease in Connecticut, Hopkins has returned to its tradition of in-person performance this spring.
  • The cast of Killing Time performs “Goodbyes,” the final number.

    Hopkins’ Homegrown “Killer” Spring Musical

    Sophia Neilson ’23 Arts Editor
    On May 20-24, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) put on its first original musical, Killing Time, in the Thompson atrium.
  • 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.
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