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  • June

    Credits to Smugmug. The seniors who participated in HDA’s production of Oklahoma. Yan pictured bottom row, fourth from the left. 

    Artist of the Issue: Emma Yan

    Saisha Ghai Assistant Arts Editor '27
    Art has always been a central part of life for Emma Yan ’24. Beginning as a writer in preschool to a now celebrated member of the Hopkins art community, she is, to her core, a dedicated artist.
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    Cracking the Case of Comedy: Junior School Players Shine in “The Alibis”

    Olivia Yu ’27 Assistant Arts Editor
    Laughter and suspense go hand in hand in “The Alibis” performed by the Junior School Players. Since the return from Spring break, Director Hope Hartup and the Junior School cast have been working hard to perfect their production. On Friday, May 10, they made their debut at the Woodbridge Club, followed by another performance on Saturday, May 11.
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  • History of Spam Jam

    Liliana Dumas ’26 Arts Editor
    Every June, harmonies reverberate across campus as the hard work of Hopkins’ a cappella groups culminates at Spam Jam. Spam Jam started as a small gathering in Upper Heath and has evolved to an annual concert under the graduation tent. On June 6 at 7:00 pm, Triple Trio and Harmonaires, the two acapella groups on campus, will end their year with a performance that features both fast and slow melodies, celebrates their seniors, and fills campus with music.
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  • Coachella

    Music Festivals

    Miri Levin Arts Editor '26
    Whether it be Coachella in California or Governors Ball in New York, music festival season is upon us. For many, the bold fashion choices, dust-filled lungs, and blistered feet are the highlight of their summer. This festival season, however, is different from the rest: as my friends and I reviewed the Gov Ball lineup, we found ourselves looking forward not to Post Malone, 21 Savage, or SZA, but rather to smaller artists such as Chapel Roan and Faye Webster. It seems as though these micro-artists have piqued the interest of music festival attendees, and are the beginning of a new era of music. 
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  • April

    Our Town

    Artist of the Issue: Leila Hyder ’24

    Olivia Yu ’27 Assistant Arts Editor
    Throughout her life, Leila Hyder ’24 has been surrounded by inspiration for her art as an actress and a painter. Recognized for her contributions to Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) productions, she has influenced the Hopkins arts community.
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  • HDA Discovers The Importance of Being Earnest

    Saisha Ghai ’27 Assistant Arts Editor
    Comedy is a medium that can take many years to master, but HDA is doing it in just a little under a month. Throughout the month of April, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) has been hard at work preparing for their production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, taking place at the Woodbridge Pool Club from April 25-27.
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  • Surrounded by art at the Yale Art Gallery, the class of 2028 listens as someone explainsa painting.

    Sevvies Meet Seurat: Hopkins English and Art Galleries

    Liliana Dumas ’26 Arts Editor
    Student-made architecture models cast shadows on their baseplates, a chalkboard fills up with community- made art, and a light show by visiting artist Jason Ting dances across the wall. From student artwork to visiting artists, the Keator Gallery features a variety of artwork throughout the year. Hopkins’ own gallery, however, is not the only exposure to art exhibits students receive; proximity to the Yale Art Gallery and other art exhibitions allow for off-campus field trips and independent visits where students learn to observe and analyze art.
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Editor in Chief 
Asher Joseph

Managing Editor 
Margaret Russell

Claire Billings
Jo Reymond
Rose Porosoff
Eric Roberts
Abby Rakotomavo
Elona Spiewak
Veena Scholand
Miriam Levin
Liliana Dumas
Saisha Ghai
Olivia Yu
Anya Mahajan
Rain Zeng
Winter Szarabajka
Aerin O'Brien

Karun Srihari
Samantha Bernstein
Hana Beauregard
Micah Betts
Elaina Paktuka
Edel Lee
Anjali van Bladel
Nate Gerber
Rebecca Li

Hailey Willey
Web Editors
Amelia Hudonogov-Foster
Anvi Pathak
Chloe Wang

Faculty Advisers
Stephen May
Elizabeth Gleason
Shanti Madison
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