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Concert Choir Participates in “A Voice 4 Peace”

A Voice 4 Peace “Newark Academy’s Concert Choir participated in the #AVoice4Peace global initiative to connect choirs from around the world to sing ‘Ukuthula,’ a South African peace hymn for the 2016 United Nations International Day of Peace. We are … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Poisson ’17 Wins National Playwrights Contest

“Doesn’t That Sound Lovely?” a play written by Gabrielle Poisson ’17 during Newark Academy’s 2016 24-hour Play Writing Festival, won the Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival and was professionally produced in the Stella Adler Theatre in Los Angeles in June … Continue reading

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Visual Art by Katherine Hall-Lapinski ’15

Katherine Hall-Lapinski ’15 explored a wide variety of media and styles this year in her Advanced Art 12 class with Mr. Torson. Enjoy this intriguing collection of drawings and mixed media collage.  

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“Fracture” a film by Brendan James ’14, starring Bailey Galvin-Scott ’14 & David Yaroshevsky ’14

The following short film, written, directed, filmed and edited by Brendan James ’14 and starring Bailey Galvin-Scott ’14 and David Yaroshevsky ’14 has an all-star crew of NA students and alumni, including Aiden Fox ’16, Erin Garinger ’14, Flannery James … Continue reading

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Me, Myself & Mia: Artwork by Mia Smith ’15

Mia Smith, a member of the Newark Academy Class of 2015, an alumna from The Oxbow School semester OS30, and a future graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Class of 2019, has used art to express who … 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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Photography by Josh Charow ’16

Josh Charow’s photo “The Edge of the Earth” (below under “continue reading”) earned a 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Key Award and his photography has been published in the Postscript Journal. Josh says, “The goal of photography for me … 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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Green Committee Film by Aidan Fox ’16 & Matt Thekkethala ’15

This video, created by Aidan Fox ’16 and Matt Thekkethala ‘15 and shown at Morning Meeting on April 20, 2015, pins Matt against the principal of Kushner Academy, (played by Aditya Srivatsan ’15),  and his own inimitable psyche.

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Violin Solo by Rebecca Slater

Violinist Rebecca Slater ’18 won an audition to concertmaster in the All Eastern Orchestra. With the highest score among musicians from 11 states, she was First Chair when performing with this elite Orchestra in April in Atlantic City. Previously she … Continue reading

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“Why I Do My Homework” poetry & photography by Michael Lee ’15

This poem by Michael Lee ‘15 won the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English 2015 Bronze Medal for Poetry and was performed at an award ceremony in Scotch Plains, NJ on April 23, 2015. Michael will be invited to … Continue reading

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Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” performed by OSG

 “Mark McDonnell ’15 and I formed OSG in our  freshmen year. The other members are Aaron Levy ’16 and Patrick Peters ’15. Julia Tarnow ’17 joined us as a guest performer for this recent morning meeting performance of ‘Sweet Child … Continue reading

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“Intimacy and Disequilibrium” an essay by Claudia Lu ’15

The following essay by Claudia Lu ’15, written for the Film Studies class taught by Ms. Acquadro, won a 2015 Scholastic Silver Key Writing Award in the “Critical Essay” category. Intimacy and Disequilibrium: A Film Study on On the Waterfront … 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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“Night Without Words” a Sestina by Josh Martin ’16

Night Without Words As I approach my father lying serenely in his hospital bed, I feel ashamed to be called his son. What kind of father would abandon the ones he says he loves and look so peaceful lying there … Continue reading

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“Behind the Counter” Kitchen Staff Documentary by Cohen ’16, Fox ’16, Merritt ’17 & Persing ’15

As part of the 2014 Documentary Filmmaking June Term, Mr. Milani asked students to develop an idea for a story and then bring it to life through the filmmaking production process. Jason Cohen ’16, Aidan Fox ’16 (director), Isaiah Merritt … Continue reading

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“If I Could Write to Truman Capote” an essay by Haley Mudrick ’15

Haley Mudrick’s personal essay, “If I Could Write to Truman Capote,” excerpted below, won the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English 2015 Gold Medal for Creative Nonfiction.  Dear Mr. Capote, I was raised to believe that people could be … Continue reading

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Painting & Drawing by Stewart Tillyer ’15

Enjoy this recent work by IB Artist Stewart Tillyer ’15. The third drawing, “Snowy Pond,” was the cover of the 2014-2015 Creative Writing class anthology. Beautiful work, Stewart!  

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“Can We Escape?” flash fiction by Daniel Kwiatkowski ’15

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards hosted a celebratory reading in a renowned independent NYC bookstore featuring a select group of Northeast Region-at-Large Gold Key award recipients. Daniel Kwiatkowski ’15 was invited to read his Gold Key Flash Fiction piece, … Continue reading

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Photography by Truman Ruberti ’16

When I found out the theme of the Community Art Show Exhibit was going to be “Zoom In,” I immediately knew that I wanted to do something with photography, partially because zooming in with a camera would be a very … Continue reading

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“Shadow Friends” fiction by Gabrielle Poisson ’17

This story by Gabrielle Poisson ’17 won 1st Place in the 2015 Writers Slate Fiction Contest sponsored by the Writing Conference, Inc. The daylight was waning and the damp beach had descended into a cool lull. Over-sized men in beach … Continue reading

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Vignettes in Oil & Acrylic by Nina Pusic ’15

Nina Pusic ’15 is a Newark Academy senior and IB visual artist. Her work is primarily a collection of painting in oils and acrylics. She enjoys incorporating color theory into her pieces while making statements about the human condition. You … Continue reading

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“Cathedrals” a poem by Emma Hoffman ’16

This poem by Emma Hoffman ’16 was published in the Fall 2015 issue of The Louisville Review.  The piece, begun as a personal essay and distilled into a poem, is based on the poet’s personal experiences and on the Cathedral … Continue reading

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“Unembellished We” a poem by Mollie Wohlforth ’15

The following poem by Mollie Wohlforth ’15 was published in Polyphony H.S. Her work has also been published by Canvas Literary Magazine and BRICKrhetoric Literary & Visual Arts Journal. She was co-editor-in-chief of NA’s literary magazine, Prisms.   Unembellished We … Continue reading

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Watercolor by Hannah Tarnow ’16

Artist Hannah Tarnow ’16 created this piece during the IB Visual Art class’s color unit. In her words, “I chose to use watercolor as my medium, as I had not used it much before. The painting I made is a … Continue reading

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Visual Art by Andie Wei ’14

An image of Andie Wei’s charcoal drawing, “Rain in Tokyo” was published in the Summer 2014 issue of the national print magazine Teen Ink. In the comment section below, please let Andie know what you think of this lovely piece. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction by James Blume

The following story by James Blume ’19 won a 2014 Scholastic National Gold Medal for Flash Fiction. A multi-genre writer, James was a finalist in the 2017 NJ Young Playwrights Competition, won a 2017 NJCTE Bronze Medal for Poetry, and … Continue reading

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24-Hour Playwriting Festival

Friday, January 24, 2014 ~ Lautenberg Black Box Theatre.       “In Limbo” Writer: Hannah Zack. Actors: 14E – Emma Coffey; 15E – Parnika Sharma. Director: Jake Mundo “Seratonin Blues” Writer: Abe Ratner. Actors: Patient – Peter Torres; Therapist – Alex Tarowsky; … Continue reading

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