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  • June

    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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  • Jeffery performs in church.

    Artist of the Issue: James Jeffery ‘22

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain Fernandez ’23 Arts Editor
    James Jeffery ’22 is the product of an upbringing surrounded by music. 
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  • April

    Loffredo and her partner dancing.

    Artist of the Issue: Julia Loffredo

    Rose Robertson '24 Assistant Arts Editor
    Julia Loffredo ’22 began dancing as a toddler, and dance has become an integral part of her life ever since. Currently, Loffredo studies at Westport’s Academy of Dance, where she takes eight dance classes.
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  • Students work on painting a banner together.

    Student Art Comes to the Forefront of Climate Activism

    Amalia Tuchmann ’23 Lead Arts Editor Sarvin Bhagwager ’24 Assistant Arts Editor
    In honor of Earth Week 2022 (April 18-22), The Razor discussed the role of art in the climate crisis with youth from the Hopkins community and beyond.
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  • A self-portrait by Makaio Toft ‘21.

    Women Alumni Share Their Art

    Shriya Sakalkale ‘24 Arts Editor
    Hopkins is home to a thriving arts community, with a diverse selection of art courses and organizations contributing to the education of countless young Hopkins students. In honor of Women’s History Month, The Razor had the unique opportunity to connect with alumnae who have gone on to work and study in art fields.
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  • February

    Remember Me by Mickalene Thomas.

    150 Years of Women at Yale: An Interview With the Curator

    Amalia Tuchmann '23 Assistant Arts Editor
    Arts recently had the opportunity to interview Lisa Hodermarsky, the Sutphin Family Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, about her work as the organizer of the recent exhibition, On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale. The exhibition ran from September 10, 2021 to January 9, 2022 and showcased work by Yale-trained women artists.
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  • Joanna Lu ’22

    Artist of the Issue: Joanna Lu

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    After Joanna Lu ‘22 was encouraged at the age of five by her mom to pursue the piano, music became one of the most important aspects of her life.
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  • Stephen Sondheim photographed for Vogue

    Hopkins Celebrates Stephen Sondheim

    Sophia Neilson '23 Arts Editor
    On November 26, 2021, American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim passed away at the age of 91. Sondheim composed many well-known musicals such as Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Company. His death has impacted our community greatly.
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  • Charcoal Landscape Study
Artist: Katherine Tombaugh ’24
Statement: “[This piece was] made to strengthen my skills in proportion, perspective, texture, and most importantly value. For the charcoal specifically, the process was definitely a challenge in terms of detail and texture due
to charcoal’s tendency to blur and smudge.”

    Visual Arts Showcase: Student Work from Fall Semester

    Rose Robertson '24 Assistant Arts Editor
    With Term I art classes coming to a close, The Razor collected submissions from Hopkins’ visual arts students. Even more student pieces are on display at!
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Editor in Chief 
Melody Cui

Managing Editor 
Riley Foushee

Evie Doolittle
Aanya Panyadahundi
Sam Cherry
Sophie Denny
Anya Mahajan
Vivian Wang
Hanna Jennings
Megan Davis
Mira Krichavsky
Asher Joseph
Amalia Tuchmann
Rose Robertson
Shriya Sakalkale
Sarvin Bhagwagar
Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain
Sophia Neilson
Zoe Sommer
Eli Ratner
Teddy Witt

Tanner Lee
Amir McFerren
Connor Tomasulo
Maggie Russell
Arielle Rieder
Anika Madan
Alex Lopez

Dhalia Brelsford
Hailey Willey

Web Editors
Grace Laliberte
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Business Manager
Luca Vujovic

Faculty Advisers
Stephen May
Elizabeth Gleason
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The Razor's Edge reflects the opinion of 4/5 of the editorial board and will not be signed. The Razor welcomes letters to the editor but reserves the right to decide which letters to publish, and to edit letters for space reasons. Unsigned letters will not be published, but names may be withheld on request. Letters are subject to the same libel laws as articles. The views expressed in letters are not necessarily those of the editorial board.
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