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Artwork by Deborah Dixler

Artwork in progress by retired Arts Department faculty member and graphic designer Deborah Dixler. You can follow Ms. Dixler’s new artwork on Instagram.

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“Searching for Ghosts” a Route 66 Journey by Steve Miller

Searching For Ghosts: Feral Tourist Explores the Past on Route 66 INTRODUCTION: Steve Miller, blues musician and longtime member of the NA Maintenance Department, ventured on a week-long motorcycle exploration of historic Route 66, also known as ‘Will Rogers Highway,’ … Continue reading

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Vanessa Gabb to Publish First Book of Poetry

This poem by English Department Faculty member Vanessa Jimenez Gabb was published in Issue 18 of the online poetry journal DUSIE.  Ms. Gabb’s first full-length poetry manuscript has been selected for publication by Rescue Press. Her manuscript, Images for Radical … Continue reading

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“The Russian Victory Network” creative nonfiction by Aaron Weiss

A. A. Weiss grew up in Maine and now resides in New York City. He teaches in NA’s Language Department after having lived in Ecuador, Mexico, Moldova and New Jersey. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Hippocampus Magazine, … Continue reading

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Sculpture Photography by Debby Dixler

Enjoy these striking images by NA faculty member Debby Dixler, (some of which were taken during the June Term Photography class). The expressions in stone tell a very human story. Click on www.dtwophotography.com to feast your eyes on this beautiful … Continue reading

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“The Fifth Diver” by Alexis Romay

“The Fifth Diver” is a freestanding short story included in Salidas de emergencia (Emergency Exits), the first novel published by faculty member Alexis Romay. The book was published in Spanish and Italian editions in 2007. His novel, La Apertura Cubana, was … Continue reading

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IB Dancers Adina Gitomer ’15 & Emily Labdon ’16 Photograped by Blackie Parlin

Dance Teacher Yvette Luxenberg guided her IB/Advanced students through the process of creating their own dance pieces for their IB Final Solo Showings, which required them to make a piece of choreography with a clear intention, in any style, using … Continue reading

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“reasons we should buy this belize livingsocial escape” by Vanessa Jimenez Gabb

The following poem by English teacher Vanessa Jimenez Gabb was published on the “30 Latin@ Poets/30 Days” segment of the online magazine Luna Luna. Ms. Gabb is the author of Weekend Poems, Dancing Girls Press, 2014. Please enjoy the poem … Continue reading

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Mooney ’16, Hawkins ’15, McDonnell ’15 & Viraj Lal Perform Ed Sheeran’s “A Team”

Erin Mooney ’16, Kalvary Hawkins ’15, Mark McDonnell ’15, and NA Choral Director Viraj Lal performed an acoustic cover of Ed Sheeran’s “A Team” at Newark Academy’s Pep Rally on October 24, 2014.  To listen to this amazing performance, click … Continue reading

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Photography by Faculty Member Stephanie Acquadro

English Department Faculty Member Stephanie Acquadro shares her photographic eye. Feast your eyes on these lovely images. Click “continue reading” to see the rest of the photos.

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Music by Bob Mallalieu and Wayfarers & Company

Hawkes Library Director Bob Mallalieu, along with Norm Mallalieu, Amanda Parker, Carol Walker and John James, comprise Wayfarers & Company. This exciting group performs gospel music and old time songs on traditional instruments such as guitars, hammered and lap dulcimers, … Continue reading

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“A Gun Story” by Aaron Weiss, Pushcart Prize Nominee

“A Gun Story” is excerpted from a memoir, LENIN’S ASYLUM, which is forthcoming from Bleeding Heart Publications in 2016. Aaron Weiss also serves as nonfiction editor for The Indianola Review. Visit his website at www.aaweiss.com. Orginally published in Hippocampus Magazine … Continue reading

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“Mom’s Potato Salad” a painting by Art Chair Elaine Brodie

Art Department Chair and McGraw Gallery Director Elaine Brodie painted this acrylic still life in the summer of 2015. Feast your eyes on this beauty!

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Sylvia Plath Inspired Poems by Betsy LaPadula

Because curious minds never stop learning, English Department faculty member Betsy LaPadula (author of the poetry chapbook Elpenor Falls) took an online poetry class focusing on the work of Sylvia Plath. The following poems were written in response to prompts … Continue reading

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Op-Ed & Personal Essay by Alexis Romay published by Translating Cuba & NBC News

“On Cuba, Hope and Change” was published on December 23rd, 2014, by Translating Cuba, the platform that publishes the blogs that are banned by the Cuban government. (Here you can read the essay in Spanish.) Alexis Romay of the NA … Continue reading

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How to have Great Ideas —in Spanish

NA Language Department faculty member Alexis Romay (#Profe) says: “Following on the footsteps of Bored and Brilliant, an initiative of WNYC’s radio show “New Tech City,” a couple of weeks ago, I assigned my IB Spanish 2 class a group … Continue reading

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From the Desk of Poet Vanessa Jimenez Gabb

The online literary press Real Pants asked NA faculty member and poet Vanessa Jimenez Gabb, author of Midnight Blue and co-founder of Five Quarterly, to share a photograph of her writing desk and answer the question: Messy or clean? “I need … Continue reading

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Learn how to “Dance the Michael” from Artist-in-Residence Jonathan Lee

In Spring 2015 NA had the fortune of hosting artist-in-residence Jonathan Lee. An Alvin Ailey dance instructor, Lee has worked with various recording artists including Grammy Award winners Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Tracy Chapman and Joe as … Continue reading

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“Hammerhead Goes to the Gallows” a story by Andrew Alford

NA’s Computer Science teacher and Tech Office guru, Andrew Alford, was recently awarded a New Writer Award Honorable Mention by Glimmer Train Magazine for his short story, “Erasure.” He calls the piece below a “mock, mock trial story,” (with apologies … Continue reading

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Haicubano Haiku Project by Alexis Romay

I wrote the first 50, 000 words of La apertura cubana, my second novel, during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 2009. This year, pressed for time, I settled for seventeen syllables per day. My idea was to deconstruct and/or (re)create Cuba, three … Continue reading

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“Like Agamemnon’s Bath” by Betsy LaPadula

“Ben Zimmerman ’19 sent me an article from the Huffington Post about high-saline-content, blood-red, 140-degree Lake Natron and its hauntingly preserved animals, who perish because something about the lake confuses their sense of direction, and they crash into it.  After … Continue reading

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Photography by Stephanie Acquadro

Feast your eyes on these photographs taken by faculty member Stephanie Acquadro. The first two are from a faculty trip to Cuba.   Click “continue reading” to see the rest of the photos.

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