Diversity in GDS Theater?

In the cold winter months of 1925, caver William Floyd Collins got trapped in a tight crevice of Sand Cave in Kentucky only one hundred and fifty feet from the cave’s entrance. The ensuing media circus and tragic tale of his prolonged death inspired an eponymous Off-Broadway musical in the 1990s. Based on the original context of the event, the play features a primarily white cast and employs stereotypical gender roles. In April, Georgetown Day School’s theater program will present its own adaptation of Floyd Collins, raising concerns about diversity—or the lack thereof—in GDS theater. In the past, the lack

The Power of Protest Art

During any era rife with tension, private citizens have adopted a myriad of ways to express their displeasure. One of the newest and most quickly-evolving forms of which is protest art. Protest art has become a popular method of sparking conversations about controversial issues. While people have been using art as a means of expressing dissent throughout history, the idea of “protest art” as a genre is a relatively new one that began in the 20th century, taking root in pieces such as Pablo Picasso’s 1937 work, Guernica, a protest against the violence and fascism that occurred during the Spanish

Summer Music Calendar

Paula Gil-Ordonez Twenty One Pilots Friday, June 10, 2016 Merriweather Post Pavilion   Who: Quirky indie rap duo from Ohio Sound: Poetry-based, schizophrenic pop with shameless and relatable lyrics Songs to Listen to: Car Radio, Kitchen Sink, House of Gold, We Don’t Believe What’s on TV _____________ Birdy Sunday, June, 12, 2016 9:30 Club   Who: Precocious British singer and songwriter who hit it big with a pop cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” Sound: Stripped-down arrangements and raw, delicate melodies Songs to Listen to: All You Never Say, People Help the People, Tee-Shirt, Shelter (The xx cover) ____________ Tame

Laughter Bit (Comedy)

Everyone knows that the GDS High School is a treasure trove of fashion. Everywhere one turns, one can see students rocking new, striking looks that highlight individual style and creativity. What many people do not realize, however, is that it is not only the students who bring couture to our hallways. We’ve decided to showcase two teachers that we think serve the boldest looks, give us the most mesmerizing ensembles, and slay us with haute couture. Tom Yoder   Q: Whom are you wearing? TY:  Where to begin? I’m wearing Ralph Lauren, although I’ll really say that the clothes are

National Portrait Gallery Teen Museum Council Organizes “Paint Ball”

Jamie Solomon Though the National Portrait Gallery officially closes at 7:00 PM, on Friday, April 8th, the museum’s famous atrium was open exclusively to teenagers in the DC area from 7:00 to 9:00 for the Paint Ball. The Paint Ball was an event organized by the Teen Museum Council as a night for teens to engage with the museum, with the arts, and with their peers. Complete with delicious food, interactive art projects, and strobe lights, the Paint Ball was charged with an infectious energy and feeling of community. The night started off with a group of students performing slam

GDS Art Students Tour Outwin Collection at NPG

Elizabeth Vogt Earlier this spring, GDS art students trekked down to the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) to view the acclaimed exhibit “The Outwin: Portraiture Today”. The dynamic and poignant exhibit features the 2016 winners of a portraiture contest held by the NPG, which attracted a variety of submissions in the art of portrayal. Needless to say, the contest succeeded in pulling a collection of magnificent submissions by renowned, established visionaries and newer, more obscure artists alike. Above all, the judges of the contest sought work that took an innovative approach to the age-old tradition of portraiture, as well as diversity

Ben Kapit Takes GDS Arts Scene by Storm

Finn Camper Freshman Ben Kapit is already a “big man on campus” at GDS. He is known throughout the high school for his dedication to and accomplishments in filmmaking, a branch of the arts less prominent in our otherwise artistically diverse community. Although Kapit is new to GDS, he has already begun to make his mark on the curriculum itself. He is collaborating with art teacher Adrian Loving to design and reboot a once popular filmography course for the coming school year. The film and video creative workshop will be the only class at GDS dedicated solely to videography, providing

Jazz Cats in the Big City: Linde takes GDS band to New York

Abigail Alpern Fisch Linde Takes GDS Band to New York Earlier this spring, Georgetown Day High School Jazz students traveled to New York City to experience an unforgettable day of jazz music with visits to different venues throughout the city. Teacher Brad Linde, GDS’s new Director of Jazz and Creative Instrumental Music Studies, got the idea for the trip after freshman jazz students Benji Ishimaru and Hugo Day would “loudly and comically” voice their admiration for the famous trumpet player and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis throughout the year. “Almost every day, Benji and Hugo would come into my 8th period

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