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Students find new passion in woodworking class

Photo Courtesy of Diane Richards

By Efi Miller ‘21, Multimedia Editor

September 15, 2020

As seemingly unexpected as it is, Diane Richard’s woodworking class has gained tremendous popularity with Hill students this past term. Hill has one of the oldest woodworking programs in the nation, and, when the Quadrivium was built, the program's existence was in jeopardy.  “I decided I didn't want to lose that hist...

Performing under COVID

Photo Courtesy of Harliv Singh '23

By Tiffany Wang ’22

September 15, 2020

Hill Orchestra and Jazz Band have undergone great changes during the 20-21 school year, but restrictions posed by COVID-19 do not stop Hill musicians from practicing and performing. According to Director of Instrumental Music Margaret Neiswender, rehearsals divided up by instrument sections take place si...

TikTok takes on the U.S. government

Illustration Courtesy of Claire Hartemink '21

By Derek Schmaeling ‘21

September 15, 2020

Almost everyone has it: TikTok, the short video platform that you spend way more time on then you would like to admit, is a fun escape from work. But how did this mostly lip-syncing, dance-trend starting, Vine-stealing, app for kids find itself in the middle of a cold war between America and China?&nbs...

Fall fashion guide

By Portia Sockel

August 24, 2020

With an additional accessory to consider for your wardrobe this fall, putting together an outfit is even more difficult than before. Hill’s updated COVID-19 rule book includes mandated mask wearing on every square foot of campus, even in the dorm. Whether it’s during class, on the field, or the cou...

2020 Productions by the Ellis Theater Guild

2020 Productions by the Ellis Theater Guild

By Carrie Shang

August 24, 2020

The 2020-21 school year may look drastically different. However, the Ellis Theater Guild still plans on continuing their exploration of the theatrical arts. In terms of productions, CFTA director Chris McGriff has planned yet another eventful year with plenty of new challenges, one of which is a musical TV sh...

Ellis Theater Guild presents Jury Trial

By Carrie Shang

May 22, 2020

Even though we are no longer on campus, the Hill School’s theater family still prepared a unique, one-of-a-kind production. Beginning on May 14, the Ellis Theater Guild presented “Jury Trial,” an original play written by CFTA Director Chris McGriff which is unlike anything the students have ever...