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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Amidou & Toya Hit the Stage at Hewitt

On Thursday, April 21st, Yacine Boulares, a well-known French saxophonist and composer, held a performance at St. Jean’s Theatre. A group of students from the French Heritage Language Program (FHLP) performed a play called Amidou & Toya. Boulares composed this musical about the French speaking Haitian and African communities in America. The musical shows the

Current Events

ACTION’s Annual Diversity Day

Inclusivity is important for creating a unified and progressive community– something Hewitt strives for. On Thursday, April 14th, ACTION, Hewitt’s social justice and advocacy club, held its annual Diversity Day. Amie S.’16 and Teresa M.’16 are the co-heads of ACTION for the 2015-2016 year. The entire day is dedicated to exploring social issues regarding race, gender,

Arts & Culture

Butoh Medea: A Modern Twist on a Traditional Play

On February 11th,  the entire Upper School and the 8th grade saw the critically-acclaimed one-woman show, Butoh Medea, at the St. Jean’s Theater. Butoh Medea is a creative mix between the Greek tragedy, Medea, and Butoh, which is a style of Japanese modern dance that shows emotions through interpretive movements. Yokko plays Medea and Brian Rhinehart is the director. Medea is

Arts & Culture

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

From Thursday, February 24th to Saturday, February 26th, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat blew away audiences at the St. Jean’s Theater. The Biblical story of Joseph is revitalized in this musical, which has a comedic and entertaining twist on the tale. Joseph, played by Lexi G.‘16, is his father, Jacob’s (Julia G. ‘18) favorite son. This fact becomes quite apparent

Arts & Culture

Hewitt Gets Funny: Comedy Writer Jill Goodwin Speaks to the Upper School

On February 4, the Hewitt School’s International Thespian Society (ITS) hosted a visit from Jill Goodwin, former writer for The Late Show With David Letterman. The Upper School had the opportunity to hear about Goodwin’s experiences being a comedy writer and one of the only female writers working on the Late Show. Goodwin discussed the

Current Events

TEDxYouth@Hewitt 2016: The Hewitt Times Talks TED Talks

On January 31, 2016, Hewitt hosted the annual TEDxYouth@Hewitt event at the St. Jean Theater. Student co-curators, Ruby S.’17 and Jessie S.’17 worked with Ms. Dore, Upper and Middle School Digital Arts teacher, to organize this year’s event. The theme for TEDxYouth shows 2016 was “Made in the Future.” A range of speakers challenged the


HT Love Panel ’16

Hewitt Times presents the 2016 Love Panel! On February 11th at 6 PM, HT reporters and editors convened to answer all of your questions about love and life. Read our responses here to find the keys to success(ful )love .Happy Valentine’s Day!  

Sports & Health

High School Level Squash Meets Professional Level Squash

  On January 11, 2016 the varsity squash team sat in the audience to watch the 2016 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station. One of the team’s coaches, Charlie Johnson, thought the ultimate inspiration for Hewitt’s squash team would be to watch a professional match and emulate the players’ performance.  The


Sex-Ed at Hewitt

This past October, New York Magazine published an article about relationships in college. The article, “Heirs to the Sexual Revolution,” is about the casual hookup culture among college students across the nation. The article included short profiles of college students discussing their relationships. Wondering whether Hewitt students felt prepared for this reality, I asked students about

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Discussion Among Sophomores Booms Around Gun Control

On December 15, the 10th grade had a thought-provoking and informative discussion about gun control, led by Taylor Sitomer ’18 and Samantha Schwartz ’18. Student Council President, Chelsea Gardner’18, came up with the idea to have this discussion. Taylor and Samantha facilitated the conversation about the many tragic gun shootings that have occurred in the recent years. They started