TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
VOLUME 68 ISSUE 2
Westover Mock Election
Photograph by Catch O’Reilly ‘14
Elections Class Holds Debate by Sunah Hong ‘13
On Friday, October 12, Westover Election 2012 Class presented a debate in the red hall for an hour. With four students, two for each Obama’s or Romney’s team, the debate presented topics about healthcare, environment, education and controversy. Both teams had the same opinion for healthcare and environment: to offer healthcare to more people at an affordable level and to make the United States independent of energy sources. However, when they were discussing about education and controversy, they showed a complete conflicting view. For example, controversy included a discussion about the gay marriage and the government funding for abortion. Team Obama allowed gay marriage and agreed that part of the government should be used for abortion process. Yet Team Romney had the complete opposite perspective; because Romney believes that there should be a mother
In this Issue...
Elections Class Debate......................................................1 Sandy Stranded..................................................................1 Recent Alumnae Interviews.............................................2 Westover Mock Election Results ...................................3 Photography....................................................................3 Music Column...................................................................3 Fifty Shades of Disgust..................................................... 4 Dear Wendy ......................................................................4 An Ode to Westover ..........................................................5 Poetry Field Trip ..............................................................5 COLORES..........................................................................6 Looking through the Lens ...............................................7 Photos of the Month ........................................................7 Sports Word Search...........................................................8 Faculty Crossword ...........................................................8 Upcoming Events...............................................................8 WICK-er of the Month ................................................... 8 The Wick Staff ...................................................................8
and a father as their roles, he was against gay marriage. Also, he did not want a part of government funds to be spent for abortion because women “decided” to have abortion that they should pay for the procedure. The debate ended well, thanks to the Westover Election 2012 Class. After the debate, there were interesting questions from students and faculty members. It was great to see that many people are involved in political thoughts and the election of 2012.
Photographs by C.O.
Sandy Stranded by Alex Neelon ‘16
With power links, one or two downed trees, and some minor damage to a few roofs, Westover is doing just fine after Hurricane Sandy hit on 10/28/12. After what was told to be a 1000 mile wide storm causing an evacuation of New York, worth shutting down the subway sys-
tem, the stock market, sand has left building and cities underwater, to some, Hurricane Sandy was “oversold and underdelivered” at Westover. Thank goodness for the generators, because they allowed people to watch movies, Netflix, listen to music, do homework, and most importantly, use the internet continuously during the power blinks,which were sparse. Though people who didn’t use or need power spent time playing board games, reading books, being bored, “staring into space for hours on end” and “sleeping forever”. At least on Tuesday, there were a number of activities, such as a Dunkin Donughts shuttle, a Starbucks shuttle, and Carving pumpkins. These were probably the things that relived the most boredom. But nonetheless, “it was good to have a few days off,” “we have too much homework,” and “I like having more time to do homework.” Just a few things for teachers to think about! Apparently Hurricane Sandy “wasn’t as bad as it could have been,” nor as bad as last year’s storm, Irene. One person said “I lost power for one week last year.” On the contrary, others said “This one was worse. My friends sent me pictures of the damage in Norwelk, and boats were everywhere. Houses were flooded, along with trees in roofs.” There were mixed feelings about the experience. Many people didn’t like being in Hurricane Sandy, because they couldn’t leave school. Other people thought it was fun, exiting, and “it wasn’t too bad, got to hang out with friends.” Hurricane Sandy has made a few problems, but Westover prevails over the storm without much damage. And as one person said to hurricane Sandy, “don’t come back.”
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How Westover Directs Your Future by Laura van Tartwijk ‘14
When I asked recent graduates from the class of 2012 how college is, all I received were very positive answers ranging from “College is good!” to “College is awesome!” However, college might have not been such an easy transition for these recent graduates if it wasn’t for Westover. “I have no problems with getting my work done on time here at UConn,” says Sarah Boyadjian. Keelin Sweeney, studying at the University of Virginia, says that Westover definitely prepared her for how she should manage her time. Katherine Lawlor agrees that Westover gave her a leg up compared to her peers: “While many of my new friends at Boston University complain about how much work they have, at times I feel like I have too much free time, and I’m not sure what to do with it.” Ginelle van Tartwijk, currently studying at the Roosevelt Academy, which is located in Middelburg, The Netherlands, also feels incredibly prepared for the fast-paced European curriculum she has to keep up with: “The teachers here expect you to do all the work in a short amount of time, and I already became accustomed to that at Westover.” Although Cristina Pretto believes it is too early for her to tell exactly how Westover prepared her for college, she has realized it in some ways: “I am not afraid to walk up to people here at Holy Cross and have a conversation; that has opened many doors for me. Large reading assignments do not intimidate me, thank you Jo [Dexter]. I go to office hours frequently because I am so used to conferencing with my teachers at Westover.” Rose Bradley, studying at Endicott College, wants to acknowledge the English Department for making college so much easier: “They [the English Department] definitely prepared me for college-level English courses.” However, she warns to not “believe the people that say college is easier than Westover“. Valeria St. Laurent says “Westover prepared me for leadership. Being a Head of School gave me the confidence to speak in front of my peers and adults, to run for other positions, and to meet all kinds of new people. I recently got elected as Freshmen Student Representative here at Rice University!” Even though Westover prepared our graduates well for the hard work, and time management, there are also certain things Westover was not able to prepare them for. “The freedom is crazy compared to Westover. I actually went to check in with my RA [Residential Advisor] the first night here! It is a weird adjustment
realizing you don’t have a curfew,” Keelin says. Katherine is loving the freedom: “It is definitely nice seeing boys everyday, having Facebook open 24/7, and never having to check-in at night or fill out yellow cards to leave campus!” Jazmin Matos thinks that Westover did not prepare her well for Internet that never shuts off: “Because the Internet turned off every night at Westover, I would actually get sleep. In college the Internet never shuts off; therefore, I end up staying up three hours more instead of sleeping… which is bad.” Valeria believes that a co-ed environment took some getting used to: “Being around guys in classes took a little bit of adjustment. Sometimes at Westover we tend to think that boys don’t really have anything important or intelligent to say, but it turns out they do.” Alexandra agrees: “Westover did not prepare me for guys. The dances aren’t like ours, because here you will see everyone the next day in class or at lunch. Also, people are not as friendly as the ones you meet at Westover. You have to be brave and hope you make good friends.” Cristina, who was tri-varsity athlete at Westover, says that “Westover did not prepare me for athletics. College athletics are ten times harder than anything that I have ever done. Although, Westover athletics did teach me to work hard, and I am working harder than I ever have.” Even though college may sound like paradise, many of the graduates miss these three things about Westover: the friendships, the faculty, and the traditions. Ginelle says that “one of the main things I miss about Westover are the friendships I made there. I also miss many of the teachers and my dorm parent [Elise House]. Keelin agrees: “The teacher relationships are really something to cherish, you have to work a lot harder to get the same friendships with teachers that just seem to come naturally at Westover.” Valeria agrees: “I think it is going to take some time to get that close to any of the professors here.” Alexandra definitely misses the faculty: “You don’t always find teachers as passionate about teaching as you will in Westover classrooms. I even sometimes miss the all girls environment. Some girls tend to act fake, dumb themselves down, or are superficial around guys.. I can’t stand it!” Jazmin misses “all the traditions at Westover”, just like Sarah and Cristina. “I miss almost everything about Westover, but I have found that Holy Cross is pretty much a larger version of Westover with the addition of boys.” Cristina says. Valeria misses the comfort, and the trusting friendships she has made: “The hardest part
about college is realizing that I have to figure out whom I can trust.” Attention New Girls: these recent grads also have tons of advice for you. “Don’t take it [Westover] for granted! It goes by much faster than you think. When you’re stressed, take 10 minutes to talk to your best friend. They [your friends] are what you will remember ten years down the road, and they are what you will miss the most. The work stinks, but it is all part of the process. Have fun, do something you never thought you would have done, because sometimes you will surprise yourself. This is the time to make mistakes and learn from them.” Keelin says. Ginelle also believes that you should not take Westover for granted: “Enjoy Westover while you are there, and take every single opportunity that is offered to you. Especially cherish the friendships that you make!” Valeria agrees with Ginelle, and wants to tell freshman that “freshman year is so hard, and there will be times when you feel like you hate the color yellow, but it gets so much better. If you give it a chance, there is so much to gain. Just remember that you are good enough, and we all have something to give to the people around us. You may not think you will miss it, but memories of chapel creep up on you at the strangest times.” As for Jazmin’s advice to the new girls: “Do not take everything seriously, and don’t freak out if you get one bad grade. In the words of Tom Juvan: “it is one bad grade in a sea of grades!”” Sarah wants you to make sure that you “balance your time, and don’t get too stressed over little things.” Alexandra’s advice is: “Friends first, don’t even bother with boys, you will come to realize that the really solid friendships you establish at Westover will stay with you for the rest of your life.” Rose wants you to make sure to “enjoy your time at Westover. It flies by like you wouldn’t believe. I’ve been at Endicott for a month, and I already miss it.” Katherine wants to shout out to the seniors: “Best of luck with the college application process, and enjoy your last year at Westover. I promise it all really does pay off!” Cristina’s words of wisdom are to: “respect your seniors, because they have worked their butts off. If you start getting behind, conference! Your teachers are there for you! And lastly, and most importantly, give Mr. Jean a hug every time you see him. He is probably the coolest guy you will ever meet and he has a lot interesting things to say. And if anyone of you is interested in Holy Cross, feel free to contact me.”
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The Winner is...
by Sunah Hong ‘13 & Lauren Danielowski ‘14 Today brings the verdict on this fall’s hot topic of conversation: who will be the next President of the United States? Recent polls from the “outside world” have Republican candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan neck and neck with current President and Democratic candidate Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden. It’s been a nail biting campaign chock full of flashy advertisements, attention grabbing debates, internet cartoons highlighting some of our beloved candidates’ best flops (can I get some binders full of women, or perhaps some horses and bayonets?), and some good ol’ fashioned American mudslinging. It’s been a pretty crazy thing to watch, and, as is typical of the fine Westover community, we have taken matters into our own hands and chosen the next President of the United States (haha if only!). Westover’s “Elections of 2012” class held a mock voting day yesterday in which students and faculty voted for their favorite presidential candidate. After collecting the results of the popular vote, an Electoral College consisting of two faculty members, two 9th grade students, three 10th grade students, four 11th grade students, and two 12th grade students was assembled at 5:30pm and decided once and for all who the next president will be. All were in consensus, until a mild voice rose among the crowd. “I do not contend” the voice of a 9th grade Electoral College representative rang out. Unfortunately, the overwhelming support for the opposing candidate put out the brief spark of controversy set aflame in the Electoral College. Back in October, I surveyed the Westover community to get a sense of our political pulse. To many a surprise, 36% of the 92 students that filled out the survey identified themselves as Democrats, 32% identified themselves as Republicans, and 11% identified themselves as Independents. When asked who would be their next president, 67.0% said Obama, while 31.9% said Romney. When probably these same students went to vote yesterday, they yielded similar results. Of the 164 total students that voted, 104 voted for Obama and 60 voted for Romney. Also, 62 faculty members voted; 41 voted for Obama, and 21 voted for Romney. Back in October, of the 48 faculty surveyed, 77% said Obama would win, and 22% said Mitt Romney had their vote. The verdict? The final decision of the Westover 2012 Presidential Election? For a second term, your next President is Barack Obama as chosen by the voters of Westover School. That is, if Westover were to be the chooser of the next president. However, the truly final decision lies in the hands of the real Electoral College members and the eligible citizens of these United States. You can bet that Westover will be closely watching one of the most gripping presidential elections in this nation’s history.
“The Illusionist” by Amy Tiong ‘14
“Downtrees” by Andie Dahl ‘14
“New Girls” by Alyssa Wolak ‘16
Music Column Stephanie Sorosiak ‘13
Happy autumn! I hope you have finally settled in and gotten the swing of things during Playlist this hectic season at Westover. For this music column, I thought I’d mix it up a bit. My apologies to anyone who was looking forward to full playlists of “fun” and country songs. In this issue, I Midnight Run - Sammy Adams will be featuring a friend of mine in the Wick’s “Artist Spotlight”. (Into the Wild EP) Don’t worry, though, I made sure to include some songs at the end Some Chordz - Sammy Adams (Party Records) of this article. Barely Breathing - Shorelines End Matthew Hood, a Rumsey Hall alumni, started off his career Put The World on Stop - Sean Fournier in music at the age of seven with his interest in playing drums. He King of Wishful Thinking - New Found Glory has been producing music now for a couple years. A twenty year old Misery (Acoustic) - Maroon 5 from Fairfield, Connecticut, Street Corner Symphony - Rob Thomas Hood categorizes his music Freeze - Chris Brown ft. T-Pain as Dubstep, and more recently, Glitch-Hop, Trap and NeuGold Dust - Flux Pavilion ro-Funk. This past summer, he moved his work out west to We Are Golden - Mika Boulder, Colorado. He explained to me that he’s closer to his label “Wonkay Records UK” and his need to DJ and produce tracks is cheaper than his previous home of Manhattan, New York. His new EP, ‘I’m Contagious’ will be released November 16th on his SoundCloud (www.soundcloud.com/m3h), along with his new single ‘Neural Tissue’. Personally, I recommend that you check out his music. It may not be your style of choice, but it’s always helpful to a rising artist. When asking Matt for any final words, he told me to tell you to “Spread the M3H love, free downloads and awesome tunes!” Here is my casual, yet “pumped up”, playlist for this month. Although a little jumbled around, all these songs seem to fit my mood at some point during the week. I hope you enjoy! Art by Laura van Tartwijk ‘14
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Fifty Shades of Disgust
Everyday Kim Kardashian and “what to wear this season” make top news, so why should we care that we live in a world of reality TV and poor literature? Each book in the Fifty Shades trilogy made it to the top five selling books of 2012 on USA Today and Publishers Weekly, and each book top off the top three selling books of 2012 on Amazon. Literature has changed dramatically, especially in the past decades. Because of the internet, we’re surrounded around incorrect grammar and poor writing all of the time, so is there any solution? Celebrities like Snooki with her debut book A Shore Thing, Kendra Wilkinson with her book Sliding into Home, and Paris Hilton with Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose. Did you know that these three are best-selling authors? Also to add to that list are Chelsea Handler, Lauren Conrad, and Justin Bieber. Anything published is considered literature, and because quite a lot is published today, anything passes for literature. Literature has a great influence on society, and often poses for the people as a source of entertainment, values, social facts, and knowledge. But the problem that we cannot change is that society has a greater influence on literature than vise versa. Today, people want to read outrageous news and books and want to learn more and more about celebrities. As society has changed, important works of the time have, too. When asked about this problem, senior boarder Frances Delfin said, “At Westover and at most high schools, students are fortunate enough to be exposed to great pieces of literature, but during free time, most people would read books that aren’t so great, because they’re casual or don’t really need much focus.” That is not to say there haven’t been great authors of our time, but they have not received the recognition they deserve. (Please don’t tell me you’re hoping to see Stephenie Meyer’s name here.) Obviously J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter books is a popular and great writer, as well as Jodi Picoult, Ann Patchett, and Elizabeth McCracken. There are also many great poets of our time, and we specifically at Westover last year were fortunate enough to have Todd Boss and Dawn Potter come and read their work. Hopefully most of you took the opportunity to hear great writing aloud by attending 1998 Westover graduate and writer Oana Sanziana Marian’s poetry reading.
Dear Wendy, How can I be sure that the profession I pick will be worthwhile and worth the education? Professional Patty Dear Patty, The profession you pick should be based on what makes you happy. No matter how much money you make, if you don’t like your job, you shouldn’t be in that field. If you’re not sure if you’ll like it or not, take a few classes in that specified field. Make a club about that field and talk to others who have interest in it. As long as you like your job, and are happy in it, it will be worthwhile. Happy Picking, Wendy
by Emily Johnson ‘13
Art by Andie Dahl ‘14
Dear Wendy, I am exhausted because I’m only sleeping six hours per night. How do I manage to do well in my classes, sports, and have a social life without being this tired? Thanks, Exhausted Emily Dear Emily, The first thing you need to do is prioritize. What is the most important thing you need to do each night and get that done. After that, do the next most important thing and so on. Also, make sure you are making good use of your free periods. If you can’t concentrate in your room, try the study hall or the library. Set goals for yourself. If you have a lot of time one night, try working ahead. If you have one day where you have a lot of frees, try and finish all your homework during the day and then that night you can socialize with your friends. Your personal time manager, Wendy
A Heavenly Place You Should Never Miss by Chae-Young Uhm
Introducing : Magnolia Bakery
If you are a true cupcake lover, you must visit Magnolia Bakery in New York City. Established in the summer of 1996 in Greenwich Village, NY, the bakery had a modest beginning. It started out as a vintage cupcake store catering to locals. However, the bakery gained tremendous popularity when its cupcakes were featured in HBO’s TV Courtesy of Magnoliabakery.com show, Sex and the City. The fame only increased once the store began to expand and the customers began to explore the store’s 120 fresh, handmade menu. Now, Magnolia Bakery owns eight chains mostly in NYC, but some also in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dubai. Although most renowned for its assortments of delicious cupcakes, the bakery also offers varieties of deserts like rich cheese cakes, magic cookie bars, fudge brownies, and puddings. I strongly urge all dessert lovers to try Magnolia’s famous Red Velvet cupcake ($3.50), Banana Pudding ($5.00), and one of Mini Cheesecakes ($6.50) next time you are in NY. You will never regret it!
Photo by Chae-Young Uhm ‘13 Courtesy of Magnoliabakery.com
Magnolia’s Famous Red Velvet Cupcakes
*Photograph by Chae-Young Uhm ‘13
Locations of Magnolia Bakery in New York City WEST VILLAGE, 401 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10014 Mon-Thurs: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Fri - Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
UPPER WEST SIDE, 200 Columbus Ave., NY, NY 10023 Mon - Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Fri - Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
*ROCKEFELLER CENTER, 1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 Mon - Thurs: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 pm Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, Lower Dining Concourse, 107 E. 42nd Street, NY, NY 10017 Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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An Ode to Westover by Lauren Danielowski ‘14
While Westover seems to be it’s own little yellow universe in which muffins are bountiful and sleep is but a far off dream, it never ceases to amaze and entertain us. We are no longer forced to wear our delightful white uniforms on a daily basis like our predecessors, but still we manage to captivate the same spirit and lightheartedness that they were filled with so long ago. Before you write off this article as another tribute to the history of our yellow home, take a minute and enjoy this acrostic that encapsulates some of the likenesses and dissimilarities between the lovely ladies of today and now. As you can clearly see, Westover isn’t the yellow nunnery in the middle of nowhere. Sure, it doesn’t have boys and it has a bit of a ghost problem, but deep down, you cannot deny your love for Westover. Like the women before us, we proudly sport yellow and blue, red or green, and embrace the sweetness of life at Westover. But sometimes, we tend to get lost in the chaos of the aggressively academic lives that we lead and forget what Westover really is. It is a place where friends are plentiful, independence is a given, intellect is revered, oddities are appreciated, and pants are optional. I would like to give special thanks to the Alumnae Development Office for allowing me to use their resources in order to obtain the pictures for this article.
Westover Wearing pants (or not). Enjoying the outdoors. Smoking (just kidding!). Trying to finish college applications. Overachieving. Voluntarily dressing up in outlandish costumes. Enjoying Chapel. Rolling on the ground laughing with friends.
PHOTO KEY: Row 1 (L-R): Outdoor Club, 1975; Dorcas Performances, 1970; Sophomores hard at work, 1980 Row 2 (L-R): “I think this is my last application,” 1965; Chapel Line, 1970 Row 3: Living life on the edge,1965 when Westover students and faculty were permitted to smoke on campus! Row 4 (L-R): Social Committee Head, 1975; Westover girls taking laughing candid photos since 1965
Poetry Field Trip by Emily Johson ‘13
One of Westover’s longstanding traditions is a great passion for poetry, obviously represented in the Lantern literary magazine. For some students, the Westover Poets’ Program, formed last year by retired Westover English teacher Bruce Coffin, was the perfect calling. When the small group, that meets several Tuesday nights throughout the year, began last year, it consisted of only a few seniors. In the winter term then-juniors Ailsa Slater, Riley Boeth, and I joined. This year, the three of us have returned, and Anna Chahuneau and Nadia Gribkova have also become members. On Friday, October 12, the five of us along with the 2012 IMPAC Poetry Contest winner, senior ChaeYoung Uhm, were brought together with Westover faculty members Mr. Coffin, Mr. Hungerford, and Tom Juvan in the early morning for a two-hour drive to Newark, New Jersey, where thousands of poets and poetry fans gathered for the Dodge Poetry Festival to hear popular poets speak. Among the sessions at the festival were
readings and conversations with poets. We spent the morning in two different venues listening to poets such as Amiri Baraka, Rachel McGibbins, and Dorianne Laux read and to a conversation of poets such as Terrance Hayes and Eavan Boland. The poets held great influence on us. Chahaneau put it best, “The poets were very skilled readers.
I found myself enjoying the music of the English language, and Amiri Baraka’s poem found a place in my list of favorite poems.” But the day didn’t go quite as perfectly as planned. About halfway to New Jersey, we realized Mr. Hungerford had forgotten the bagged lunches that the dining hall staff packed at school, so instead, the nine of us enjoyed going out to lunch at a small café. As we all agreed, we could not have imagined a better day. Although it was a long day, it was great to be in an environment with people so passionate about poetry, to listen to poets read their work and to compare the poets, and to hear poets raise topics in a public conversation more familiarly as well as answering the questions of the audience members. We even crossed the street with Eavan Boland! The best, however, were the car rides there and back. With crazy characters like Tom, Hungerford, and Coffin, you know it was bound to be an entertaining trip! Although, we never did get to have dinner in New York City. (Blame Hungerford for that one, too.) Photograph by Tom Juvan
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Looking Through the Lens: A Glance at Westover’s Photographers Story and Photo by Lauren Danielowski ‘14
COLORES Addis Fouche-Channer ‘13
Ususally Sundays at Westover mean gorging on brunch then diving into a pile of homework; however, on October 14th students instead had the option of going to the COLORES festival. This event is hosted by Westover’s African American Latina Student Alliance, or the campus diversity club. It is true that Westover is made up of many different races and nationalities, but we often fo not stop to think about how diverse our school actually is. Westover’s student body is made up of students from many different countries including Bahamas, Australia, China, Spain, and Rwanda, and COLORES is there to remind us of that. “You don’t realize what kind of community we live in until COLORES, or at least I didn’t” state Tora Coursey’13. “The flags of all the countries representing our students were up on the walls; it’s nice to know that I can meet different types of people”. In addition to culturral performances like dances and songs, the COLORES festival also featured food made by many of Westover’s clubs. The Asian Culture Club, known on campus as ACC, sold bubble tea and red bean soup, foods popular in China and South Korea. WALSA also sponsored a table that sold Caribbean and Filipino food, representing the nationalities of the club heads: Frances Delfin’13, Jehiza Feliz’13, and myself. “I never had Dominican food before, it’s actually really good! I don’t think I’d be able to make it at home though, so I’ll have to wait until next year” gushed Emily Potts’14. This year’s COLORES festival was quite a hit, and we heads hope that it’s even better next year. We know that Emily will be there, will you?
As Parent’s Weekend is now just a pleasant memory, you will notice various masterpieces scattered along Math Corridor, the dining hall, and the Rice Gallery. Some of these magnificent works include scratchboard animal drawings, black and white photographs, pencil drawings of delightful New England tree branches, and dazzling large prints from the Permanent Pigment Photography class. One of these remarkable photographers happens to be Stephanie Crudele, a junior day student from Middlebury Connecticut. For her concentration, Stephanie chose a very hard-hitting topic: bullying. Stephanie’s photos take a very unique approach by omitting human faces and instead using close up images of certain angles, such as the back of a girl’s ponytail, the wrist of a girl wearing friendship bracelets, and a girl’s torso covered in red string. These powerful abstract images have anonymous stories of bullying written on them in black Sharpie. In an elegant yet understated fashion, Stephanie captures the angst and tribulations of teenage bullying by photographing seemingly everyday objects that, upon closer look, hold far deeper meaning. She has used students to model (i.e. the ponytail, the wrist, etc.) like nearly all of Westover’s photographers. How could they pass up a chance to work with such pretty faces! Check out all the incredible photos hanging in the Rice Gallery and on Math Corridor. Seriously, stop by and take a look at the work of WestoStephanie Crudele ’14 with her photo display in the Rice Gallery. ver’s inspiring young photographers.
Photos of the Month
Photography by Catherine Caroe ‘14
On Wednesday, October 31, the Westover boarders celebrated Halloween in the dorms. The girls dressed up and went Trick-or-Treating on campus to dorm parents’ apartments and other participating teachers and faculty members in their classrooms. Following Trick-or-Treating, the girls had a costume fashion show and their costumes were judged by participating faculty members. (Right): Winners of the Costume Contest were “Eggs and Bacon” by Natalia Bernal- Escribano and Regina Obregon, “Two Blind Mice” by Parley Hannan and Lindsay Rogers, “USA Cheerleaders” by Abby Luke and Natasha Harrison, and “Katniss Everdeen” by Amelia Bell.
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Faculty Crossword (by Last Name)
ACROSS 3. Manager of all things business 5. The main dance teacher 7. Her husband coaches here and her son works in maintenance; she is also the sidekick to Mrs. Pollina 8. “Cut! Redo that scene!” 9. #maintenanceproblems Mr. Fix It BASKETBALL FAWT FIELD HOCKEY SOCCER SWIMMING
CROSS COUNTRY LACROSSE SOFTBALL TENNIS ZUMBA
GOLF SKIING SQUASH VOLLEYBALL YOGA by Jane Funk ‘13
DOWN 1. Visit her if you need to reorganize your life/schoolwork 2. Soon to be our next dorm PARENT 4. Athletic injury evaluation 5. 2012 Margaret Love Stevens Chair for Moral & Ethical Education Award 6. Holds up the fort in the FAC
Answers to October’s Faculty Cross word:
Across: (2) WHITE, (8) LECLERC, (9) HUNGERFORD, (10) SEYBOTH Down: (1) BUONCUORE (typo: “BUONCORE”), (3) HOUSE, (4) EGGERT, (5) LYTLE, (6) MCCULLOUGH, (7) WYMARD
Events & Information Legally Blonde Legally Blonde The Musical was rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy for Friday and Saturday, November 9th & 10th at 7:30 pm in the LBD Performing Arts Center. Based on the classic movie we all know and love, the story follows Elle Woods as she travels from her posh sorority life at UCLA to Harvard Law with the intention of winning back her one true love, and discovering her true potential in the meantime. Over fifty Westover students and faculty are participating as actors, dancers and crew members. For reservations call 203-577-4535 or email Marla Truini at email@example.com.
Cross Country Championship
The Cross Country team is hosting the New England Championship on Saturday, November 10th. Varsity girls will run at 2:15. JV girls will run at 3:45. Awards will start around 5-5:15 in the FAC. Varsity boys are 1:30 and JV boys are 3:00 if that’s of interest. The four races of Cross Country Division III New England Championships will include over 300 participants from 28 schools scattered across New England.
Questions or comments about the WICK? Please e-mail Wendy Westover at firstname.lastname@example.org The Wick title, art by Andie Dahl ‘14
Writers/Contributers: Addis Fouche-Channer ‘13, Jane Funk ‘13, Sunah Hong ‘13, Emily Johnson ‘13, Stephanie Sorosiak ‘13, Chae-Young Uhm ‘13, Lauren Danielowski ‘14, Laura van-Tartwijk ‘14, Rachael Shurberg ‘15, Alex Neelon ‘16 Artists: Andie Dahl ‘14, Laura van-Tartwijk ‘14 Photographers: Chae-Young Uhm ‘13, Julia Friedman ‘13, Catherine Caroe ‘14, Andie Dahl ‘14, Amy Tiong ‘14, Catch O’Reilly ‘14, Alyssa Wolak ‘16 Faculty Advisor: Kati Eggert
Photograph by Julia Friedman ‘13
WICK-er of the Month Name: Lauren Danielowski
Graduation Year: 2014 Birthday: April 12, 1996 Home State: Connecticut Favorite Color: Pink Pet Peeve: Nail Biting Dogs or Cats?: Dogs Fall or Spring: Fall iPhone or Droid?: iPhone Apples or Oranges?: apples Favorite song: Jingle Bells Photo by A.D. Favorite movie: Wizard of Oz Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird Favorite Westover memory: going to Italy with the Glee Club Favorite Westover tradition: Candlelight Favorite class taken: 2 Cities with Lisa-Marie