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A Party at Gatsby’s: Northwood Prom 2016

An elegantly dressed crowd milling around on the steps, glass windows offering a glimpse of the classy interior, the jaunty melodies of English teacher Tim Horrigan’s piano playing: it was a setup worthy of a 1920s gala. Held at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum,

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CSSSA: It’s pronounced “see-sah”

Taking in over 500 high-schoolers, the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is an annual intensive created to give young artists a chance to explore their skills and styles in a pre-professional environment. Located at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the

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Arts vs. Sciences

It is the age-old divide, the battle between the right and left sides of the brain. Which is better: the arts or the sciences? Society often seems to directly place science in a higher position, attributing analytical and cognitive thought to that branch of education.