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Academy Concert Bands Perform Pieces Ranging from Classical to Film Scores
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Academy Concert Bands Perform Pieces Ranging from Classical to Film Scores

Listening to blaring horns and a marching snare line, concertgoers nodded along to the intense percussion of the medley of the soundtrack to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. Intense pulses built tension in the piece until the different layers of melodies converged into a final, sustained note. Christopher Gagne, Instructor in Music, said, “I…

Jamie Justicz ’20 Makes Interpersonal and Creative Connections Through Electronic Dance Music
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Jamie Justicz ’20 Makes Interpersonal and Creative Connections Through Electronic Dance Music

Since discovering electronic dance music (EDM) in middle school, Jamie Justicz ’20 has written, produced, and released his own music, which has helped him form close relationships with other aspiring producers. Zach Richardson ’20, one of Justicz’s friends, said, “I’ve had an opportunity to work alongside [Justicz], and his experience with music software is top…

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Ria’s Flick Picks

Hey, my name is Ria Vieira. In the upcoming weeks I’m going to be expressing my love for movies by reviewing some great or not-sogreat films. If you want to discuss a movie or this column with me, please contact me at rvieira@andover.edu! It’s award season, and Oscar nominations were released two weeks ago; however,…

Studnets Stumble Upon Night of Fun at Lip Sync Battle
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Studnets Stumble Upon Night of Fun at Lip Sync Battle

The opening beats of “Cry for You” by September pulsed from the speakers as Chi Igbokwe ’21 and Thania Martinez ’21 danced and sang around on stage, with backup dancers Azariah Jones ’21, Ross Vieira ’21, and Claude Sayi ’21 swaying at the front. Their act was just one of many at the 2019 Lip…

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Off the Shelf: “The Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole

“Ignatius, what’s all this trash on the floor?” “That is my worldview that you see. It still must be incorporated into a whole, so be careful where you step.” Synopsis Unlike most book characters whom we love, the main character in this novel, Ignatius J. Reilly, is not meant to be relatable, admired or idolized….

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