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This past Thursday, students and faculty gathered in the F.M. Kirby Math and Science Center for the fall poster session, at which Hutchins Scholars and Fall Independent Study researchers presented their work. V Form Hutchins Scholars presented their scientific research, which they conducted over the previous summer as part of the program. The students who worked on independent studies presented projects in various fields, ranging from religion to computer programming. Each ...

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November 03, 2017

This past Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 3:15 PM, Lawrentians enrolled in Foundations of Art, Advanced Studio, and art electives traveled to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a field trip led by faculty members in the Visual Arts Department. Students in the Advanced Studio class followed Chair of the Visual Arts Department Allen Fitzpatrick ’73 H’85 ’89 P’99 ’04 on a tour through different exhibits to examine artwork through a ...

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October 27, 2017

Soon after Director of Instrumental Studies Keith Roeckle notified Lawrentians of this week’s Midday Music, I knew I would attend. It wasn’t because I was required to (which I was) but because I genuinely wanted to experience some music made by my peers. Being passive in a chair for 30 minutes was a token investment in the arts, especially when compared to the months of oppressive, tedious labor the four ...

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On October 17, Nikhil Gopal ’18 and John Park ’19 were named a regional finalist and a semifinalist, respectively, in the Siemens competition, a science research competition for high school students. The Siemens Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports science and technology and began this competition in 1999. According to its website, the Siemens Foundation encourages students to expand their inquiry-based skills, challenge the world’s toughest problems, and meet students ...

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October 20, 2017

Impressionism is more often associated with visual art than with music, likely because a sense of the surreal is easier to portray through a painting than through auditory means. However, the Impressionist movement influenced the direction music took in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Two of the movement’s most famous composers, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, wrenched music from the faltering Romantic era and launched it into the modern. Claude ...

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October 20, 2017

This past Saturday morning, the Lawrenceville School held a memorial service for K. Philip “Phil” Dresdner ’45 P’72 ’73 ’76 GP’04. Mr. Dresdner, a Trustee Emeritus of the School, passed away at the age of 90 on October 7. Following the service, which took place at 11:00 AM in the Edith Memorial Chapel, the School held a reception in the Dresdner Recital Hall in the Clark Music Building. Mr. Dresdner ...

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October 13, 2017

Lawrenceville, a community of over 800 students and nearly as many faculty and staff, bounds with creative energy. Some students choose to express their creativity through their visual artwork, while others act and author plays for Winterfest. Likewise, the creativity that Lawrenceville’s songwriters and musicians possess has a new abode: Lawrenceville’s new recording studio on the second floor of the Clark Music Center. Several years ago, the space that is now ...

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October 06, 2017

If you’re into 60s music, you’ve probably heard the warbling tone of a theremin. In the Beach Boys song “Good Vibrations,” a modified theremin plays a chromatic, eerie vibrato as soon as the “doo-wops” of the main chorus begin. The instrument gives the song an eerie, sci-fi vibe—the kind that you expect in an alien movie. Despite how recognizable this song is today, the theremin is still a relatively obscure instrument. ...

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September 29, 2017

This Thursday at 12:30 PM, a Midday Music concert took place in the Clark Music Center. As the first formal music concert of the school year, this half-hour performance featured five Lawrentians, who played music they had learnt over the summer and in recent weeks. After arranging the room and handing out programs, the Allegro Council joined the audience of other students, parents, and faculty. Host Henry Golub ’18 introduced the ...

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September 22, 2017

In art, the medium of a piece reflects its style. For example, oil brushstrokes or marble chiseling would reflect images of classical artwork. However, when an art piece is made of "tiger shark, glass, steel, [and] 5% formaldehyde solution”—the materials that Damien Hirst used in his infamous work, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”—classicism is not what comes to mind. If you were to ask ...

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From August 22 to 29, Bradford Lin ’18 competed at the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) as one of four students representing the United States. Lin received a bronze medal for his efforts. The International Earth Science Olympiad is an annual competition for secondary school students. It covers geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, terrestrial astronomy, and environmental sciences. Held at a different location each year, the 2017 IESO took place in Côte ...

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September 15, 2017

It sucked. Some context: when you are isolated, it’s easy to feel antsy. Armed with only the internet and—rather unwillingly—a copy of “Just Mercy,” I failed to entertain myself while staying in my grandparents’ out-of-the-way flat. So, under the depressing spell of sheer boredom, I decided to watch “The Emoji Movie.” “The Emoji Movie” is infamous for being terrible to the point of irredeemability. After receiving an initial 0% rating on ...

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As an English teacher, Mr. Reddy always personified the word ‘passion.’ His tireless analytic work was constructive, and his presence in the classroom brought the best out of each and every one of his students. With respect to literature, Mr. Reddy’s teaching opened the door to untold ideas and revealed the most in every text. We as high school students have a sense of our growing maturity that comes from ...

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May 20, 2017

As advancements in science and technology rocketed through the 20th century, art took a turn for the extreme. During the 1900s, developments in medicine and transportation could only be matched by the iconoclastic, avant-garde artwork that defined the period’s ethos. Investigated below are three pieces that shattered all of the glass ceilings, smashed all of the expectations, and broke ground in their respective genres. Ballet: Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” Stravinsky wrote ...

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May 20, 2017

As advancements in science and technology rocketed through the 20th century, art took a turn for the extreme. During the 1900s, developments in medicine and transportation could only be matched by the iconoclastic, avant-garde artwork that defined the period’s ethos. Investigated below are three pieces that shattered all of the glass ceilings, smashed all of the expectations, and broke ground in their respective genres. Ballet: Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” Stravinsky wrote ...

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May 12, 2017

Swiping through iTunes, I clicked on the genre button, and I slowly scrolled down until I reached the classical section. But when I saw Johann Pachelbel's “Canon in D” listed next to John Adams’s “Lollapalooza,” I wondered how the two pieces could be in the same genre, especially when their premieres were over 300 years apart. With this difference in mind, do we need to redefine classical music? If so, ...

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May 12, 2017

Swiping through iTunes, I clicked on the genre button, and I slowly scrolled down until I reached the classical section. But when I saw Johann Pachelbel's “Canon in D” listed next to John Adams’s “Lollapalooza,” I wondered how the two pieces could be in the same genre, especially when their premieres were over 300 years apart. With this difference in mind, do we need to redefine classical music? If so, ...

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April 08, 2017

Do you sound like yourself when writing a foreign language essay? To reach a certain grade, foreign language essays often require students to use a certain number of predetermined vocabulary words. However, asking students to maneuver those words into writing assignments prevents them from expressing themselves and their own ideas freely. Imagine that a student comes to class, ready to write. The student sits down, pencil in hand, and reads the ...

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Last Thursday morning, President Donald Trump signed a trio of executive orders to combat crime and criminal organizations. Trump has claimed that his new directives would “break the back of the criminal cartels.” But what policies do the new orders establish, and what are their ramifications for this country? President Trump’s first and second executive orders aim to tackle “transnational criminal organizations” by strengthening “[the] enforcement of Federal law.” These orders ...