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Read about recent NCHS art and performances.

Nico Savini is much more than a hype video

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Eileen Flynn, Reporter @eileen_courant Between classes, homework, and family obligations, most high school students are only able to make time for one serious extracurricular activity. However, sophomore Nico Savini manages to pursue both his love for football and his passion for media. Nico is an athlete on the NCHS football team, and spends his free time taking professional -quality photographs and creating video edits. Nico’s interest in photography first became apparent last year while taking the Intro to Digital Photography course at NCHS. “I just started taking pictures in my free time, and after one particular project that I really…

New, user-friendly library website and database access

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Eva Pace, Arts & Tech Editor @espcourant Let’s be honest, how many NCHS students turn to the library databases first-thing once they’re assigned a research project? The answer is very few. In reality, some students have barely even scrolled through the library website. This isn’t because the resources are inadequate, it is simply because platforms like Destiny Quest and the databases with their endless passcodes can be difficult to navigate. With this problem in mind, our school librarians and media specialists went to work and made some notable changes to the library website and databases to help NCHS students make…

Artist Profile: Connor McDevitt

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 Emma Reilly, Reporter @ercourant Art has always been an important part of senior and student artist Connor McDevitt’s life. Connor was exposed to the world of art for the first time while he lived in Spain from the ages of eight to twelve. “I didn’t really play soccer like everyone else in Spain, so I did tons of art. My friend and I would spend every weekend doing art. For hours,” he said. Connor’s passion for art followed him as his family came to the United States when he was in middle school. He began to pursue art in a more serious…

Bankwell’s Newest Masterpiece: “The Garden of Eden”

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Eva Pace, Arts Editor @espcourant Every student artist’s dream is to be able to publish their work in a way so that it can be viewed and valued by the public. For most high school students, this is no small feat. Yet, Junior Eden Neleman’s talent for photography landed her the opportunity to share her artwork in a collage exhibition, titled “The Garden of Eden”, at Bankwell in New Canaan. Eden’s talent for art stems not only from personal motivation, but also from inspiration from her parents. “I’ve always had the art genes from my parents,” Eden said. “But I…

“Draw the Line” art show colors halls of NCHS

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Jillian Augustine, Arts & Tech Editor @JillAugCourant Student interests, extracurriculars, and hobbies are a big part of what makes up the rich culture of New Canaan High School. This is why the art department makes a conscious effort to share the work of student artists and incorporate it into everyday life at the school. One of the best ways to assimilate student art into school life is through the various art shows that take place throughout the year. These shows typically feature anywhere from 50 to 100 student artists. They are curated, set up, and run by a group of…

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