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February 02, 2018

After these dark, depressing, and stressful weeks of winter term, I’m sure you hard-working Lawrentians are pumped for Winter Gathering. And what better way to spend your well-earned four days off than meandering around museums, analyzing and dissecting wondrous works of art? Listed here are some suggestions to excite your weekend. The Met: If you’re into Renaissance art, you have to go see Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer. This exhibit showcases ...

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On Wednesday, November 28, the Community Service Office began creating ornaments for its CLAUS tree in the Bunn Library. CLAUS, which stands for Children Loved by Another Understanding Santa, is a project that provides underprivileged children with Christmas presents. Thirty years ago, a group of women in Princeton founded CLAUS, and the project has gradually expanded. Volunteers can see children’s Christmas wish lists and buy and wrap the gifts on ...

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December 08, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, Salvator Mundi, a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci, was sold by Christie’s in New York City for $450.3 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold. After 20 minutes of bidding, the price climbing millions with each bid, the painting sold to a client of Alex Rotter. This shocked almost everyone and has left the art world questioning what makes this piece so exceptional to ...

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May 12, 2017

Gustav Klimt is one of the most influential Symbolist painters in history, leaving an outstanding mark on modern art. Living and painting at the turn of the 19th century, Klimt’s symbolic and controversial art starkly contrasted the trend of traditional, academic pieces. He was one of the founding members of the Vienna Secession, an art movement of a group of Austrian artists that broke away from conservative art and combined ...

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May 12, 2017

RENAISSANCE/EXPERIMENTATION IN MUSIC ARTICLE: Today’s generation is entering a new age of music—a renaissance. No longer does the legitimacy of one’s artistry come from vocal or production talent alone: Now the artist’s versatility to either switch or combine genres determines his or her success. A key example of experimentation in today’s music can be seen in Frank Ocean’s music. While most R&B singers have vocal talent similar to Ocean’s, what separates ...

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No: Art is expression. It conveys ideas and emotions that human beings do not have the capacity to articulate in words. There is a great amount of value in viewing art; while people attempt to analyze and understand it, the true benefit is gained through creating it. Many people consider art to be that which is beautiful, but the true meaning of art is less about how aesthetically pleasing a piece ...

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April 21, 2017

This past Wednesday, April 19, at 7:00 PM in the Bath House, CFO and COO of Lawrenceville, Wes Brooks ’71 H’09 P’03 ’05, spoke to students and faculty in the third installment of the Religious Life Council’s “What Matters to Me and Why” of the year. Brooks began by telling the audience about his life. After graduating from Lawrenceville and Middlebury College, he backpacked through West Africa alone. In 1976, ...

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April 14, 2017

This past Monday through Wednesday, Sophia Cai ’17 presented her Heely Scholars project to professors and graduate students at MIT as one of 105 finalists at the MIT INSPIRE Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research Competition. Cai is one of eight scholars who expanded upon their work over the summer to produce an independent research paper that engaged a specific aspect of World War II.Cai’s project focused on the rise ...

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April 14, 2017

Yesterday, Lawrenceville’s Collegium and Community Orchestras performed in the Spring Orchestra Concert at Edith Memorial Chapel. Conducted by Director of Instrumental Studies Keith Roeckle, the ensembles have been rehearsing their pieces weekly since Winter Term. The repertoire for the concert included three movements from Beethoven’s sixth Symphony, performed by the Collegium, and the suite from the movie “Psycho,” performed by the strings section. The Community Orchestra also played suites from ...

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Over the last two weeks, Lawrenceville has welcomed many accepted students to the School through a series of Revisit Days, providing a sense of what being a Lawrentian is like. For many prospective students, Revisit Day is their first glimpse of Lawrenceville’s campus life and student body.Senior Associate Dean of Admission for Recruitment Lisa Ewanchyna, emphasizing the amount of preparation that goes into Revisit Days, said, “We have to coordinate ...