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Hactors Perform “Electra”

Hactors Perform “Electra”

By Quinn O'Halloran, Guest Writer

November 1, 2018


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Filled with treachery, murder and blood, “Electra” is a perfect Halloween story. Nine students, under the direction of Mr. Teacher, with help from stage manager Paola Garcia, will bring Sophocles’ Greek tragedy to life in the PAC this Thursday 11/1, at 4:30 p.m.. The sirens’ call of a singing...

A Personal Perspective: “hope and light” on Broadway

A Personal Perspective: “hope and light” on Broadway

By Sophia Masotti, Guest Writer

October 18, 2018


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If there is one thing that I can say I have been passionate about since I was a young, it is theater. When I was five years old, I saw the Lion King on Broadway. I still remember the beautiful costumes and animals walking up to the stage as the lights and the first song came on. That was the first tim...

AP artists begin work on their concentrations over the summer

AP artists begin work on their concentrations over the summer

By Julia Thomson, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018


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Similar to the summer work of academic related AP courses, each student enrolled in AP art must choose a central theme or technique to focus on for the year. This then becomes the basis for their portfolios which will optimally include 12 different pieces reflecting the concentration they have picked....

Rohun Rajpal selected for National Youth Orchestra concert tour

Rohun Rajpal selected for National Youth Orchestra concert tour

By Dylan Wade

May 10, 2018


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Representing the United States, Rohun Rajpal will perform violin alongside other accomplished young instrumentalists this summer as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. The National Youth Orchestra (NYO-USA) is a program for 16-19 year old orchestral players. Every summer the o...

Seniors Artwork Featured at Katonah Museum of Art

Seniors Artwork Featured at Katonah Museum of Art

By Georgia Panitz, Arts Editor

February 14, 2018


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Ten Hackley artists had pieces featured in the Katonah Art Museum’s “Young Artists Exhibit”. The exhibit was on display from January 21st to February 11th, and featured over 400 pieces of artwork from artists from local high schools across the tri-state area. Seniors Hanna Mark, Carly Griffin-...

Winter Coffeehouse 2018

Winter Coffeehouse 2018

By Alexi Sandhu and Sydney Stoller

February 2, 2018


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Here are some of the performances from the Winter Coffeehouse on Friday, January 26th, 2018! Special thanks to The House Band and backstage crew: Ben Monore ’19 (drums) Richie Nuzum ’19 (bass) Maggie Broaddus ’20 (guitar) Madi Schwartz ’18 (piano) Ian Wong '18 (Spot Operator) Bea McColl ’18 (Coffeeh...

Exposing the artistic process through the use of white space

By Jordan Miller, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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Dedicating fifteen hours to each piece, Senior and AP artist Delia Tager is in the process of creating a collection based on a unique take on portraits through making part of the painting hyper-realistic and leaving part of it unfinished. Delia’s focus is unfinished portraits using a medium of acryli...

Art teacher Mark Green opens solo show in Philadelphia

Art teacher Mark Green opens solo show in Philadelphia

By Natalie Sukhman, Lifestyles Editor

December 11, 2017


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The majority of Hackley students are familiar with Upper School art teacher Mark Green’s sunny disposition and friendly nature. While people may know him to help students with their works, he also spends time creating his own paintings which were recently featured in his recent solo exhibition with Gross Mc...

Students explore artistic interests through summer music programs

Students explore artistic interests through summer music programs

By Ella Jones, Julia Thomson, and Jordan Miller, Staff Writers

December 11, 2017


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Over the summer, many Hackley students were able to explore their passions for the arts outside of the classroom. Maggie Broaddus, Oren Tirschwell and Madi Schwartz had opportunities to do so, pursuing their interests in various arts through different summer programs in the Tri-State Area. Sophomore Maggie Bro...

Fall Coffeehouse 2017-2018

Fall Coffeehouse 2017-2018

By Alexi Sandhu, Online Editor

December 1, 2017


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Here are some of the performances from the Fall Coffeehouse on Friday, November 17th, 2017! Special thanks to The House Band and backstage crew: Ben Monore '19 (drums) Richie Nuzum '19 (bass) Maggie Broaddus '20 (guitar) Madi Schwartz '18 (piano) Olivia Weinberg '18 and Elizabeth Hetzel '2...

Comedy of Errors blends Shakespeare and Hip Hop

Comedy of Errors blends Shakespeare and Hip Hop

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2017


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The Upper School Drama Department pulled off yet another showstopper with its fall production of The Comedy of Errors. The play aired over two weekends, Friday 11/3, Saturday 11/4, Friday 11/10, and Saturday, 11/11. The production took inspiration from Lin Manuel-Miranda's Broadway hit, Hamilton, and adde...

“Comedy of Errors” promises humor and camaraderie

“Comedy of Errors” promises humor and camaraderie

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


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Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors takes an ironic turn on the stage in the Upper School’s fall play featuring seniors Kioni Marshall and Hannah Goodwin-Pierce. Both actors will be playing a set of male twins. While Shakespeare’s Globe cast men for its female roles, Drama teacher and Director Will...

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