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  • Stratton and Donovan as Ram Sweeney and Kurt Kelly in Heathers: The Musical (High School Edition).

    Artist of the Issue: Nate Stratton ’19

    Lily Meyers ’20
    Nate Stratton ’19 has been aprominent part of theater at Hopkins. Having been in twelve plays and musicals as part of Hopkins Drama Associa tion (HDA),
  • Cover of the Jonas Brothers New Single:

    Songs of the Issue: Jonas Brothers: “Sucker”

    Ella Zuse ’21
    “Sucker” marks the beginning of the Jonas Brothers’ comeback.
  • Cover of Khalid's New Album:

    Songs of the Issue: Khalid: “Saturday Nights”

    Lily Meyers ’20
    Singer-songwriter Khalid released his first song, “Location,” shortly after graduating high school, and he released many successful songs about his experience as a teen and a young adult since.
  • Songs of the Issue: The Carters: “LOVEHAPPY”

    Zach Williamson ’21
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z had a whirlwind 2018. A month prior to Beyoncé’s ground-breaking Coachella performance in April, the pair had announced their second joint tour, “On The Run II,” which ran from June to October across fourteen countries, grossing over $250 million.
  • Triple Trio poses for a picture at Spam Jam in June. Emma
DeNaples ‘19 is pictured front row, right.

    Artist of the Issue: Emma DeNaples ’19

    Ella Zuse ’21
    Emma DeNaples ’19 is an artist in many different senses on the Hopkins campus. DeNaples plays trombone in the Jazz Rock Ensemble, is the co-head of Triple Trio, and serves as editor of Daystar, a literary and arts magazine.
  • The cast of As You Like It choreographs the finale of the show.

    As You Like(d) It

    Zach Williamson ’22
    On May 2, 3, and 4, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) performed the spring show Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Hope Hartup and Assistant Director Graley Turner.
  • Director of Instrumental Music Robert Smith con-
ducts the Hopkins Orchestra.

    Hopkins Orchestra and Concert Choir Perform in Spring Concert

    Lily Meyers ’20
    On Tuesday, April 30, Hopkins Concert Choir, Treble Choir, and Orchestra performed their spring concert at Church of the Redeemer in New Haven. Through the concert, Hopkins musicians aimed to show the progress they have made this year in the Hopkins Arts Department as well as throughout their time at Hopkins.
  • Into the Woods was the final Hopkins musical for fourteen seniors, thirteen of whom are pictured here.

    A Magical Show: Into the Woods Comes to Life on Stage

    Ella Zuse ’21
    From February 28 to March 3, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) performed the winter musical Into the Woods, directed and produced by Michael Calderone and Erika Schroth.
  • Tomlin’s piece titled “Head in the Clouds.”

    Artist of the Issue: Naomi Tomlin ’19

    Leah Miller ’20 Assistant Arts Editor
    Naomi Tomlin ’19 has always found herself gravitating toward the pen and the page.
  • Gabby Gerstenfeld displays her Still-Life Series of Close-up
Fruits in the Keator Gallery.

    Faculty Showcase Their Talents in The Gallery

    Katherine Takoudes ’20 Arts Editor
    Last month, the Hopkins Keator Gallery opened a new exhibit showcasing the hidden talents of staff and faculty members on The Hill.
  • Hopkins vocalists in the Regional Mixed Choir pose for
a photo before their concert.

    Hopkins Attends CMEA Regionals

    Katie Broun ’19 Managing Editor
    On January 11 and 12, 21 Hopkins musicians traveled to Platt High School in Meriden for the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) Southern Regional Festival.
  • Jazz/Rock is all smiles at the Berklee College of Music.

    Jazz/Rock Ensemble Performs at Berklee Festival

    Katherine Takoudes ’20 Arts Editor Zach Williamson ’22
    On Saturday, January 26, the Hopkins Jazz/Rock Ensemble traveled to Boston, Massachusetts for the annual Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival.
  • Peter Graham ’20 and Griffin Congdon ’20
caught in character during rehearsal.

    The Sixth Show: Hilarious One-Acts Dazzle

    Abby Regan ’22
    On February 7 and 8, Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) began The Sixth Show: An Evening of Comedy One Acts, directed by Hope Hartup.
  • The cast and crew of Anon(ymous) smiles during a cast dinner.

    Anon(ymous) Comes to Life at Hopkins

    Leah Miller ’20 Assistant Arts Editor
    Amidst one of the more academically strenuous times of the school year, the Hopkins Drama Association once again took on the stage for a gripping theatrical piece from November 29 -December 1 with their production of Anon(ymous), directed by Hope Hartup.
  • Artist of the Issue: Ian Dailis ’20

    Orly Baum ’22
    Ian Dailis ’20, finds inspiration in taking intricate photos of his surroundings.
  • Concert Choir fills Battell Chapel with “Glow” from the 2018 Music of Winter Concert

    Battell Chapel Hosts Hopkins Music Ensembles

    Eleanor Doolittle’20 Arts Editor
    On Tuesday, December 4, Battell Chapel, Yale’s elaborate place of worship, was flled with melodious music from Hopkins’ annual Music of Winter concert.
  • Gisella Castagna ’22 sketches a greyhound in a raincoat during the gallery opening of Tabula Rasa.

    Tabula Rasa: An Interactive Gallery Experience

    Saira Munshani’20 Voices Editor
    The concept of “tabula rasa” has been developed and considered all over the world, and it now makes its mark on Hopkins as the theme for the community art show this November to January in the Keator Gallery.
  • Zachary Blake ’19 performs a duet with Alex Zhang ’19 at the First Day Assembly.

    Artist of the Issue: Zach Blake ’19

    Eleanor Doolittle ’20 Arts Editor
    Zachary Blake ’19 is an avid cellist whose passion and dedication to his instrument have reaped great success.
  • Spirens sing in socks at the first ever Can Jam in 2015.

    New A Cappella Concert

    Katherine Takoudes ’20 Arts Editor
    On Friday, November 11, Hopkins’ three a cappella groups - Spirens, Harmonaires, and Triple Trio - will gather in Upper Heath to perform in Can Jam, a concert to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank.
  • The cast of Daniel Rocket hangs out in between rehearsals.

    The Cast of Daniel Rocket Flies to the Stage

    Leah Miller ’20 Assistant Arts Editor
    October 11-13 marked the kickoff of the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) season with the fall production of The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket.
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