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Students explore apps beyond social media and games

Sophomore Cole Fawcett holds up his phone, which has a Spotify app on it.

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

December 12, 2013

When students consider apps for their iPhone or android, the first type of apps that usually come to mind are games and social media. However, there are many more useful apps than Candy Crush, Instagram, Heads Up!, and Twitter. Aside from senior Grace Owens-Kurtz, who wrote her Dec. 6 senior speech o...

Upper School Winter One Acts Cast List

Upper School theater director Eric Severson

December 11, 2013

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Adapted by Steven Berkofff Directed by Mr. Severson Cast List: Mr. Samsa - Halsey Moe Mrs. Samsa - Emily Ross Greta Samsa - Anna Biggs Gregor Samsa - Jack Romans Chief Clerk/2nd Lodger - Connor Allen 1st Lodger - Nissa Rolf 3rd Lodger - Alice Tibbetts   ...

Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers rehearse “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers rehearse

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2013

Summit Singers practice for the Pops concert, to be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. In the clip, senior Victoria Guest sings the solo. To watch another choir video click here and to read the story click here. This article has been revised to reflect the following update: The song in the video is not...

Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia adapt to new schedule in midst of final practices

The Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia practices a Star Wars medley during Thursday tutorial. “All the pieces sound good [now]. It’s going to go well,” sophomore Will Donaldson said

Thomas Toghramadijan, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2013

While the new schedule has been widely acknowledged for the academic opportunities it produces, the changed periods have created issues for the orchestra as it prepares for the Pops concert. “We are struggling with the schedule this week as we try to put things together right before the concert… t...

Pops Concert Preview: Blue Jazz Ensemble plays “Get Back” by The Beatles

Pops Concert Preview: Blue Jazz Ensemble plays

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2013

The Blue Jazz Ensemble practices for the Pops concert, to be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. To read the full story click here.

Video: Summit Chamber performs near Davern entrance

Video: Summit Chamber performs near Davern entrance

Kathryn Campbell, Adviser

December 6, 2013

The Summit Chamber began the day on Dec. 6 by welcoming students to school with song. The group, along with other student music ensembles, has been preparing for the Pops concert held on Dec. 7.

Pops Concert Preview: Blue and Gold Ensembles jazz with the rhythm of Stevie Wonder, Skyfall, and Michael Buble

The Blue Band rehearses the week before the Pops Concert.

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 6, 2013

Junior percussion player Jordan Hughes looks forward to performing some of the more difficult songs the Blue Band is attempting this year. “I'm very excited to see how Skyfall turns out; we've only recently started working on it along with the choir but we're all working hard to get it ready in t...

Pops Concert Preview: Summit Singers and Academy Chorale pull music from movies, TV, and recent hits

Senior Women practice

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 6, 2013

“At first [solos] can be intimidating, especially if you have stage fright like I do, but all in all it's really fun to be able to step out of the group and have your own moment,” sophomore Emilee Skadron said. In this year’s Pops concert, she will sing solo in an a capella rendition of “Bella's ...

Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia practice Star Wars medley

Pops Concert Preview: Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia practice Star Wars medley

Thomas Toghramadjian, Opinions Editor

December 6, 2013

The Academy Symphony and Honors Sinfonia, directed by Upper School fine arts teacher Almut Engelhardt, rehearses part of the soundtrack from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The Pops concert will be held on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Gallery: Students don colorful and cozy scarves indoors

Freshman Macy Blanchard wears a gray infinity scarf.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

December 1, 2013

While these warm accessories are perfect paired with the trendy trench coat, students seeking a comfortable addition to their outfits reach for a chunky winter scarf to wear indoors. Infinity scarves have been especially popular this year.

Disney magic lives on in the hearts of students and teachers

Disney magic lives on in the hearts of students and teachers

Shefali Bijwadia, Staff Writer

November 28, 2013

Disney movies may be aimed at kids, but that doesn’t stop Upper School students and faculty from continuing to find the magic that Disney movies bring. St. Paul Academy and Summit School students still love their favorite Disney movies and love Disney even with the controversial messages they...