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Twice-Told Tale

Like Mother, Like Daughter, Sophia Youngs, Grade 11, Oil pastels.

Spring Literary Magazine Released 2024

Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media May 3, 2024

By Any Other Name, award-winning Upper School literary magazine, released its spring publication after the success of Arts in April. Ranked First Place in the nation amongst private schools of the same...

(Above) The inspiration that Star Wars took from Dune is so clear after watching the film. There is the first obvious parallel between the countless desert planets of the George Lucas films, most famously Anakin Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine and Dune’s desert planet of Arrakis. Then there’s the advanced physical and psychological manipulation capabilities of the Bene Gesserit, a skill they call “the Voice that mirrors the body and mind control called “the Force” that Jedis possess. Both have evil emperors ruling the galaxy, strong brother-sister ties at the center of their stories, and a powerful drug called “the spice” as a popular commodity. There are also tremendous differences. While Star Wars mainly focuses on smugglers and rebels, Dune is a story about feudal aristocracy. It dives into the complex questions of using religion as a tool for politics and the limits of human capability. Star Wars, on the other hand, can seem more like a fairy tale in comparison. It has a greater emphasis on spirituality, with Luke saving the galaxy by saving his father’s soul, and in this vein, it is fundamentally more optimistic.

Revisiting “Dune Part One”

Serena Young, Director of Photography April 5, 2024

Sometimes, we go to the movies for entertainment. The plot, the actors, the set design—all of it adds up to the quote/ unquote “movie experience.” Then there are times when going to the movies is...

(Above) One of the main ways to improve body image is to, “Avoid weighing yourself,” according to suggested.

Entertainment Sets Unrealistic Expectations

Emily Cypher, Copy Editor March 5, 2024

Entertainment has various forms, and now more than ever TV shows, movies, and social media set unrealistic expectations for women. Critics worldwide have talked for years about movies such as The Devil...

(Above) Days away from their performance, dancers woke up bright and early on a Saturday morning to head out to the studio and start practicing. They have been practicing this specific dance for a few months now, and its almost time to show the rest of the world the hard work and dedication theyve put into it. They are rehearsing to discover the way their costumes feel as they dance. Soon the colorful costumes will be brought to life on stage.

Baila Con “Flamenco Del Sol”

Mary Collins, Staff February 20, 2024

Passionate, cultural, and heartfelt, Flamenco is a Spanish dance where men and women incorporate heels, castanets, fans, and more. Musicians sing and strum guitar strings in the background as the dancers...

Natures Everlasting, Jasmine Jiang, Grade 11, Watercolor.

Fall Literary Magazine Released 2023

Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media November 14, 2023

By Any Other Name, award-winning Upper School literary magazine, released its fall publication after the success of Arts in October. Ranked First Place in the nation amongst private schools of the same...

(Above) Singer and rapper SZA performs at her concert on September 22, 2023. Fans can be seen filling the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida to watch her. This performance was part of her S.O.S. Tour, about which Rolling Stone commented, “SZA lives up to all the anticipation” on opening night.

Female Rappers Drop the Mic

Sofia Tenghoff, Staff October 25, 2023

On June 23, 2023, rapper Doja Cat announced that she would be going on The Scarlet Tour with rapper Ice Spice to promote her new album. The pair of rappers will both be performing in Tampa and Miami in...

(Above) Concerts are undeniably crucial to the vitality and essence of folk music. Folk music, at its core, is an art form rooted in community and human connection. Live performances are the lifeblood of this genre, as they provide an unparalleled platform for artists to engage with their audience in an intimate and authentic manner. Folk concerts, or better yet, festivals, offer an environment where stories are shared, traditions are preserved, and emotions are conveyed with raw sincerity. Folk concerts also serve as a way to promote cultural heritage, allowing artists to pass down oral traditions and keep ancient songs and stories alive. This is seen best through not-so-mainstream artists such Creole folk singer, Bo Dollis’s concerts before his passing in 2015.  Through concerts, folk music finds its truest expression, preserving its authenticity and reminding us of the timeless importance of storytelling and shared experiences in the human journey.

Folk Music Breaks Through the Pandemic

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2023

It’s 2:50 P.M. on a school day. I’m alone in my car, scrolling through Apple Music, trying to pick which playlist is worthy of the drive home. This charade is futile; I know. There’s only one set...

(Above) The fan project that has dominated the Eras’ Tour has been trading friendship bracelets, which is inspired by the lyric, “So make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it” from the song, “You’re On Your Own Kid” on Swift’s newest album, Midnights. Fans, such as Kathryn Hudson, grade 11, and Isa Tapia Arocho, grade 11, pictured here, traded before and after the show (or in a McDonald’s
like the transaction I saw prior to the doors opening). Another thing that was featured on most fans’ hands was the number 13. This comes from Swift’s affinity for the number as she was born on December 13. In an interview with MTV back in 2009, Taylor Swift explained why she always draws the number on her hand before a show, noting, “I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first #1 song had a 13-second intro.”

“Sparks Fly” at the Eras Tour

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2023

If there is one person I have a parasocial relationship with, it’s Taylor Swift. The guitar-strumming, ballad-belting singer who first rose into prominence at the age of 16 after releasing her self-titled...

Ocean Medusa, Keira Meyers, Grade 9, Watercolor.

Spring Literary Magazine Released 2023

Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media May 16, 2023

By Any Other Name, award-winning Upper School literary magazine, released its spring publication after the success of Arts in April. Ranked First Place in the nation amongst private schools of the same...

(Above) Harry Styles gave his acceptance speech at the Arena in Los Angeles, California. The Arena has hosted the Grammys the most out of all the venues used for the awards show. Other venues include Madison Square Garden, in New York City, as well as the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Timothy Norris of FilmMagic.

Controversial Picks Polarize Viewers

Olivia Santos, Staff April 24, 2023

On February 5, almost every music lover was turning on his or her TVs for a night full of entertainment: the Grammys. Similar to the Oscars, the Grammys is an award show dedicated to gifting musical artists...

(Above) The Karate Kid was one of the most successful films of 1984, grossing $130 million at the box office. It won several accolades. It received, An Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Young Artist Awards, according to IMDb. According to, three interesting facts regarding this film are as follows: Pat Morita was initially turned down for the role of Mr. Miyagi; Daniel Larusso was originally Daniel Webber; and Johnny Lawrence was Donald Rice. A well-known line from this film is, “Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better.” According to some sources, stars Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita were not close during the films filming but grew close later on, while Ralph Macchio and William Zabkaare are still very good friends today. Many fans praised this film for being Ahead of its time, and it is still popular today. Many fans also enjoyed the show Cobra Kai, which saw many of the stars reconnect. Graphic courtesy of Movies Anywhere.

Back in the 80s

Hiba Bilal, Staff March 15, 2023

Many films from the 1980s have remained popular for a long time and have a long history. Back to the Future, Karate Kid, and many other movies have been popular for decades. It is because of these movies...

(Above) The Orlando true crime case of Casey Anthony shook locals after discovering the
events of the crime. The documentary is described by IMDb as, “Casey Anthony: An American
Murder Mystery meets with the family at the center of it all, the Anthonys, to hear their
first-hand account of the tragic details surrounding the death of their granddaughter, Caylee.
We’ll reveal the details surrounding the troubled investigation and explore new revelations in
the case that outraged the nation.” Photo courtesy of Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images.

Why are People so Interested in True Crime?

Savannah Fondo, Staff February 8, 2023

True crime is a genre that is beloved by many. Often people find movies, shows, or documentaries far more interesting when they are based on a real story. It could be presumed that someone wouldn’t want...

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