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Creative Arts Chair Bill Jacob gives a Cafe Award to Daniel Murray 24.
Don't Miss the Creative Arts Academy Awards
Bede Paasch-Pearce, Journalist • May 29, 2024

The School's 2024 Academy Awards premier's today at 4:00 p.m. after a fashion show and reception in the dining commons. The Academy...

teacher Amy Carpenter skillfully handles a ceramic piece during the Raku firing session, highlighting the exciting and intense nature of this traditional technique.
Breaking: Sculpture Class Ignites Creativity with Raku Pottery
Gator Staff May 23, 2024
This hands-on experience allowed students to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of Raku pottery.
Album cover courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Song Review: Chick Corea's 'Spain'
Cooper Horn, Journalist • May 9, 2024

Composed and released in 1971, Chick Corea’s Spain has been an iconic jazz standard for decades. It appears on Chick’s jazz album Light as...

Cooper Horn 27 plays the piano for Gator Scales
Gator Scales: Instrumental Ensemble's Name Change
Bede Paasch-Pearce, Journalist • April 25, 2024

The Upper School Instrumental Ensemble recently announced its new name, Gator Scales. “It's time for that to change,” Music teacher Dr....


Without You Matinee performance.
Review: Without You, Life Goes On
Mary Wang, Co-Managing Editor • April 10, 2024
It felt as if a friend was telling us the stories of his life on-stage: but with music and some singing.
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Student Capture 9 Scholastic Art Awards
Student Capture 9 Scholastic Art Awards
Gator Staff April 9, 2024
Students won in photo, sculpture, and ceramics.
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Big Fish Earns Ovations, Overcoming Illness and Cancellations
'Big Fish' Earns Ovations, Overcoming Illness and Cancellations
Madeleine Pogoda and Mckinlee DePaola March 6, 2024
Several actors remained sick for the opening show, but everyone returned for the final Saturday performance.
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Huck Jennings 25, who plays Edward, belts out a note with Young Will, played by Tavio Mares-Van Praag 27.
BREAKING: 'Big Fish' Cast and Crew Offer Sneak Peak
Caleb Meranus, Journalist • February 26, 2024
At community block, students enjoyed a surprise number from the show, which premiers Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
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The new film features strong performers and a fun new sense to a classic film, but it missed the mark on stylistic choices. Graphic designed with Canva.
New 'Mean Girls' Movie/Musical Misses the Mark
Abigail MacLean, Social Media Manager • February 6, 2024
Controversy arises as the 'Mean Girls' musical's catchy tunes undergo a makeover, leaving fans questioning the authenticity of this modern adaptation.
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Tickets are being sold for February 29 and March 1 at 7:00 p.m., and March 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Graphic created on Canva.
Upper School Set to Enchant with 'Big Fish'
Cathy Wu, Outgoing Executive Editor • February 5, 2024
Tickets are being sold for February 29 and March 1 at 7:00 p.m., and March 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
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Revisited: Pulp Fiction
Revisited: Pulp Fiction
Madeleine Pogoda, Senior Journalist • February 2, 2024

Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 classic, Pulp Fiction, is an unparalleled cinematic masterpiece that has forever altered the art of filmmaking with...

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Billy Idol performs in 2021. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Song Review: The History Behind Billy Idol's 'Eyes Without a Face'
Cooper Horn, Journalist • January 30, 2024
Exploring Billy Idol's iconic 1984 hit, 'Eyes Without a Face,' and its unique blend of softness, gloom, and the singer's New York experience.
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Saltburn: Exhilarating or Exhausting?
Saltburn: Exhilarating or Exhausting?
Amelia Bowman, Editor-in-Chief • January 11, 2024
Something sinister is in the air. And its not just the mist of disappointment lingering after watching "Saltburn."
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A Big Welcome for The Band’s Visit to Boston
A Big Welcome for 'The Band’s Visit' to Boston
Mary Wang, Co-Managing Editor • January 10, 2024
It was a spectacular journey of quiet discovery among people of vastly different backgrounds, where everyone eventually developed a deeper connection with each other and themselves—with the most unexpected spark being music.
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Album Review: Mt. Joys Mt. Joy
Album Review: Mt. Joy's "Mt. Joy"
Caleb Meranus, Journalist • January 9, 2024

Mt. Joy is a Philadelphia-based indie rock band, formed in 2016. They can often be compared to bands like Caamp and The Lumineers. Their debut...

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Album Review: Stick Season by Noah Kahan
Album Review: Stick Season by Noah Kahan
Cole Thompson, Multimedia Journalist • November 30, 2023
"Stick Season" follows Noah’s experiences of life, which he takes a very mountain-town spin on.
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Maya Lownie 24 (Agnes) acts out a death scene, before she is resurrected.
Photos: 'She Kill Monsters'
Caleb Meranus, Journalist • November 20, 2023

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Students rehearse for the upcoming show.
MS to Perform 'This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing'
Grayson Taffe, Journalist • November 20, 2023
Hitting the stage in 2011, the play is about three triplet sisters, who get abandoned in the woods by their parents.
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Director Bill Jacobs stagecraft crew helps to put together the set for the fall play.
Dragons, Drama, and Discovery: 'She Kills Monsters'
Elle Stangle, Journalist • November 1, 2023
Excitement is in the air as the Upper School prepares for its annual fall play, “She Kills Monsters,” when the curtains go up Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m
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Rachael is the News Editor of the Gator. She is passionate about creating unbiased news for the School community. When she isn't writing, you can usually find her on a stage or reading a book.

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