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List of 20 news stories.

  • “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.
  • A portrait of Eiress Hammond.

    MINIPNG: New York Cool Has Arrived in New Haven

    Amalia Tuchmann ‘23
    On September 29, MINIPNG opened its doors at 77 Audubon Street, bringing with it reconstructed fashion and
    groovy home decor that would fit right in on the Lower East Side.
  • Amanda Wang ‘23 performs at last year’s Night on the Haunted Hill.

    Artist of the Issue: Amanda Wang

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain Fernandez ‘23
    Amanda Wang ’23 is a truly multifaceted artist. Whether playing the violin in the Hopkins Orchestra, singing in Triple Trio, or writing poetry in her spare time, Wang has incorporated several art forms into her everyday life. 
  • The cast of the 2021 Haunted House.

    HDA’s Haunted House: An Evening of Spookiness

    Shriya Sakalkale ’24 and Sarvin Bhagwagar ’24
    The Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) is working harder than ever to revamp the annual Haunted House.
  • Neighborhood youth helping out with the mural.

    Tombaugh Aids Adae in New Mural

    Amalia Tuchmann ‘23
    Kwadwo Adae’s newest piece of New Haven street art sits on the corner of Sylvan Avenue and Stevens Street, where you will find Adae’s mural “Everyone Deserves to Come Home to Flowers.” This piece was created over the past summer, with assistance from Katherine Tombaugh ’24, who shared the details of what went into making the 45-by-45-foot mural.
  • Silas Webb '24 acting in rehearsals for The Chance of a Lifetime.

    Behind the Scenes with Abigail Murphy '23, Creator of the HDA Summer Show

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain '23 and Amalia Tuchmann '23
    While most Hopkins students were away from campus on their summer vacation, members of the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) were busy producing the annual student-directed summer show.
  • The cast of Romeo & Juliet onstage for a party scene.

    A Shakespearean Success: HDA Presents Romeo & Juliet

    Rose Robertson’24 Arts Editor Shriya Sakalkale ‘24 Arts Editor
    Countless iterations of Romeo and Juliet have graced the stage since the sixteenth century, now including Hopkins Drama Association’s own production. On April 28, Hopkins premiered a modern take on Romeo & Juliet, directed by Drama teacher Mike Calderone.
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