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‘Moon Knight’ Attempts at Marvel Subversion

Charles McLaughlin May 23, 2022

It is extremely tired at this point to describe any new piece of superhero media as “great if you are sick of the genre,” and Moon Knight is certainly of a piece with that late genre attempts at subversion.  To...

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‘Moon Knight’ Is Unlike Any Other Marvel Film

Nicholas Kozhemiakin, Journalist May 19, 2022

Marvel’s latest show has been unlike any series before. It's lovely. Moon Knight starts with Steven Grant, an ordinary man living an ordinary life as a gift shop employee in a museum in London. It...

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Ismani Cepeda ’22 Commits to Emmanuel College

Gator Staff May 17, 2022

Ismani Cepeda ‘22, who is set to graduate from the School next month, recently committed to play basketball at the Division I level at Emmanuel College. In March, Cepeda won All-NEPSAC recognition with...

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Photo courtesy of Netflix Studios.

‘Heartstopper’ Connects With Queer Youth

Madeleine Pogoda, Journalist May 11, 2022

In 2015, Alice Oseman published a novel titled Nick and Charlie, and in 2018, she released a graphic novel called Heartstopper, following the same characters. On April 22, Netflix released a new show based...

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Representation Matters: A Review of ‘Heartstopper’

Lily Goodman, Guest Writer May 9, 2022

Last month, Netflix released the first season of Heartstopper, an original TV show based on the graphic novel series by Alice Oseman. The story follows Charlie Spring, a gay teenager navigating high school,...

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Luc and Thompson sign their National Letters of Intent in November 2020. Photo courtesy of Brimmer and May School.

Kyrell Luc ’21 and Gianni Thompson ’21 To Transfer to St. Bonaventure, UMass

Nico Jaffer, Journalist May 3, 2022

Recent graduate and basketball player Kyrell Luc '21 recently committed to St. Bonaventure University after spending his inaugural year lighting up the court at the College of the Holy Cross.  Luc...

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Donald Reese teaches writing.

Asking the Big Questions: Donald Reese

May 3, 2022

This course engages with some of the biggest questions—if there is a God, why is there evil? What is the best way to live my life? What does it mean to know something? Does the moral arc of the universe...

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Photo illustration by Edan Zinn 23.

Short Stories: Donald Reese

May 3, 2022

Focusing on nothing but short stories, this class features a variety of genres, from science fiction to fantasy. Students will attempt their own short stories and learn about reading and writing critical...

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In 2018, students led a walk-out for Radical Compassion on campus. Photo by Michelle Levinger 19.

Social Justice Through Photography: Blake Dion

May 3, 2022

In this Semester II course, students explore the use of digital photography as a way to take action on social justice issues. Students collaborate on a large project that involves photos and interviews....

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Gianni Thompson ’21 composes a shot using a DSLR camera in Photography class.

Digital Photography: Blake Dion

May 3, 2022

In this single-semester course, students learn about the aesthetic aspects of digital photography as well as the elements of design. While learning to operate a digital camera, students will immerse themselves...

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Design by Pop culture students in the Class of 2020.

Popular Culture and Jewish Immigration: David Cutler

May 3, 2022

In this Semester I course, through a pop-culture lens, students examine Jewish immigration in American history, especially before, during, and after World War II. First, by examining the American Jewish...

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Upper School Greenline Director Max Holman plays the piano during rehearsal.

Piano and Guitar: Max Holman

May 3, 2022

With classes tailored to each individual student, Piano and Guitar will help bring favorite songs to life. In this course, participants learn musical skills and techniques. "My goal of the course is...

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