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Art Seminar students scope out Walker Art Center

Liz Rossman, Around Town Editor

October 11, 2012

On September 28th, Honors Art Seminar students traveled to the Walker Art Center to see the highly-anticipated exhibition And This Will Have Been: Art and Politics in the 80s before. Filled with works by Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other artists of the 80s, Upperschool Art Teacher Linda Br...

Film Club presents like totally high school films

Hannah Johnson, Sports Editor

October 10, 2012

St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Film Club is trying to relate to its students as much as possible. That is why this year’s Academy Film Series’ theme is “high school”. The club started off the year with a bang, showing the fan-favorite “Mean Girls” on September 19th. “‘Mean Girls’...

I use my athleticism to run away from sports

I use my athleticism to run away from sports

Saif Ahmed, Columnist

October 10, 2012

I don’t see the appeal in sports. Especially baseball. Why is/was this America’s favorite pastime? Watching a baseball game was one of the most boring things I’ve ever done in my life. I decided to watch a game once; it was a classic Yankees vs. Red Sox match, and there was a lot of hype about it. So...

Review: 666 Park Avenue uncannily similar to American Horror Story

October 1, 2012

What The New Normal is to Modern Family, 666 Park Avenue is to American Horror Story. After its season premiere on September 30, the new ABC show seems to have, perhaps coincidentally, a lot of plot and literary resemblances to the highly successful American Horror Story which is currently in its ...

Saifocles: Dream a big dream

Saifocles: Dream a big dream

Saif Ahmed, Columnist

September 28, 2012

How many of us can actually say we are living our dream? Who has their hands wrapped around their dream so tightly that they taste, smell and breathe it in everyday? I want to be one of those people, but like many, my way forward has been clouded by my own self-doubt, complacency and fear. I have the dete...

Emmy Awards offered a night of surprises

Ellie Fuelling, A&E Editor

September 26, 2012

Homeland broke the mold during the 64th annual Emmy Awards, winning for best actress, actor, writing, and best drama. This show, which mainly deals with terrorism, shut out Mad Men from what would have been its fifth consecutive win for Best Drama. Once again, Modern Family won Best Comedy, marking i...

Fall’s new television shows are packed full of laughs

Fall’s new television shows are packed full of laughs

Noah Shavit-Lonstein, Feature Editor

September 25, 2012

While students gear up for school, the major networks are gearing up for fall programming, scrambling to gather audiences for their newest programs and assembling their schedule. This year’s most anticipated shows include post apocalyptic battles, high-drama musicals and eerie supernaturalism. But right now, we...

Exhibit brings youth and joy to Drake Gallery

Exhibit brings youth and joy to Drake Gallery

Hannah Johnson, Sports Editor/Broadcast

September 25, 2012

These days, walking into the Harry M. Drake Gallery is like walking into Willy Wonka’s candy factory. The walls are decorated with bright, multicolored pieces of art. The exuberant and youthful energy in the gallery makes it hard to focus on only one piece of work. It becomes immediately apparent that thes...

Rhys Conlon’s colorful, abstract work arrives next at the Drake Gallery

Rhys Conlon’s colorful, abstract work arrives next at the Drake Gallery

Ibad Jafri, Managing Editor and Online Editor in Chief

September 25, 2012

Rhys Conlon’s Absence swells with shades of yellow and brown. As the eye moves across the canvas, it comes into contact with an expanse of dark blues and greens. A few dashes of red complete a painting as intellectually diverse as the woman who created it. From Sept. 27 to Oct. 26, Conlon will display her exhib...

Seniors mold together to form art club

Lucy Li, Cover Story Editor

September 18, 2012

Seniors Sophia Myers-Kelley, Maddie Graham, and Liz Rossman are organizing an art club to meet during X-period on Thursdays. “Liz came up with the idea,” Myers-Kelly said. “She told me that she had never heard of an art club at SPA and had always thought that it was missing.” They decided to ...

Saifocles: Thank you for your inconvenience

Saifocles: Thank you for your inconvenience

Saif Ahmed, Columnist

September 17, 2012

If you are one of the people mentioned on this list, congratulations! You help make my day by allowing me to express some emotion. 1. The swerving driver in front of me: you help me to maintain my agility and short-response reflexes while sharpening my multi-tasking skills of expressing myself through...

Saifocles: Running away from exercise

Saif Ahmed, Columnist

September 12, 2012

A few days ago, I decided it was time for me to get my “summer body” back. Seeing as I have no knowledge or experience in the world of health and fitness, I figured that I’d need to do at least five hours of exercise a week to achieve this. I don’t quite remember my rationale which led me to...