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October 06, 2017

On September 20, Hurricane Maria, the fifth strongest storm ever to hit the United States, battered the island of Puerto Rico. For days after the storm struck, the situation on the island of 3 million people was dire, and millions remain desperate. The complete devastation in Puerto Rico should come as no surprise. It’s not as if Maria suddenly appeared as a Category 5 storm out of the blue. Meteorologists ...

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May 20, 2017

Donald Trump and his platform have undergone numerous transformations since his campaign announcement in 2015, but one promise has remained a focal point: the big, beautiful border wall. For nearly two years, Trump has defended the construction of this wall, claiming that only its construction will protect our nation from the millions of illegal immigrants pouring in through America’s southern border. Yet by furthering this isolationist mentality, the President and ...

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On Sunday, June 11 the 71st Annual Tony Awards will take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by Kevin Spacey. Dating all the way back to 1947, the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards have honored accomplishment and caliber in Broadway theatre, from acknowledging best leading actress in a musical to best lighting design of a play. The show includes an array of performances from ...

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May 05, 2017

While watching the Academy Awards last February, I was immediately intrigued by the concept of the movie “Arrival.” Amid the highbrow dramas of Hollywood’s biggest night, the one science fiction movie stood out to me. I learned that the film was not an original premise, nor was it based on a novel; it was adapted from Ted Chiang's novella “Story of Your Life.” While it’s around just fifty pages long ...

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April 29, 2017

“Aaja Nachale”: Syona Hariharan ’18 and Kashviya Suri ’18 Translating to “come dance” in English, Aaja Nachale, choreographed by Syona Hariharan ’18 and Kashviya Suri ’18, embodies the thrill of Indian dance. Complete with “visually pleasing choreography, intricate and lively steps, and complex transitions,” the performance is “meant to convey excitement, a strong sense of rhythm, and a love for dancing,” says Hariharan. The choreographers hope that the energy found in ...

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April 08, 2017

Revisit Day was as new to me as it was to the 240 families who came back in the past two weeks to see our beautiful campus and experience a day in the life at Lawrenceville. As somebody who was unable to be a part of Revisit Day last year, I was thrilled when I found out I was selected as a host for the Friday program.My day began at ...

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March 31, 2017

Eighty thousand children go missing in India every year. This staggering statistic presented at the end of “Lion” puts the emotionally draining yet fulfilling film into perspective. Set in India, the incredible story of Saroo, played by Dev Patel and breakout star Sunny Pawar, is a reality for countless children every day. This harsh truth makes director Garth Davis’s marvelous piece even more powerful. Driven by stunning cinematography and heartfelt ...