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Work of Art

Work of Art

Undeniable passions are colored by rewarding careers in the arts. By Tim Schmitt, GR‘08, ‘10 Justin Montigne spends much of his day at a piano, fingers coaxing out chords and notes across the keyboard. Standing nearby, one of his vocal students focuses on proper form and technique while attempting to match the pitch, timbre, and […]

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Signature Blend

Signature Blend

Out-of-the-ordinary discipline combinations brew full-bodied possibilities. By Jill Brimeyer At age 11, armed with his parents’ Sony Camcorder and digital video editing software, Sam Fathallah created his first video. The storyline was simple, his sisters were the stars, and the fireworks transitions would have make Scorsese cringe. Still, a passion was ignited. In high school, […]

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Bulldog Jumble

[Just for Fun] If you want to try the Jumble, download the puzzle. If you have already given it a shot, the answers are here.  

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Music as Sustenance

Music as Sustenance

Feeding transformation with song. Hear Pablo perform in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, 9/30/2015. Since before he can remember, music has been a part of Pablo Valladares’ life. His mother was a choir director, his father a pianist. At the age of four, Valladares began playing the piano, learning first the major scales […]

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To the Letter

To the Letter

For assistant professor Sarah McCoy, design is a pressing matter. First, the hearty clank and whine of hand-churned metal. Next, a delicate dab and pat of measured ink. Finally, the momentary hiss as paper meets stained wood. Out of the clamor emerges the finished work, a perfect blend of four simple ingredients first combined in […]

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Young Gladiators

Young Gladiators

Alumna and teacher of the year arms kids with multicultural understanding and a passion for language—and some flamenco dance skills. Standing in front of 30 middle schoolers, Clemencia Spizzirri does something unusual: She tells her students to leave their desks, to not only stand up but also talk, move, and even dance. As a Flamenco rhythm […]

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