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Authors Articles by Ethan Williams '18

Ethan Williams '18

Ethan Williams '18
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Normally you would expect to see the senior courtyard filled with students lounging on the grass or throwing Frisbees. Conversations would fill the area with laughter. People would be bustling through as a shortcut to get food from the cafeteria. Groups would be gathered around the blue tables for lunch, and afterwards a game of competitive "soccer tennis" might...
Racing up and down the court, players scramble for control of the ball, fighting tirelessly for every point. With each possession, the ball moves swiftly through the air, around the defense, behind it, and into the hoop. At one moment, the players condense together to play defense, and in the next, they’re spreading out as they rush down the...
In a crowded classroom, a teacher trudges in, dark bags under his eyes, and stands in front of his students. He asks them for the homework from last night, and everyone turns it in except one. That one individual looks at the teacher defeated, exhausted from a delayed baseball game the previous night, but the educator merely scolds the...
A bustling group of young teenagers with the Jesuit logo plastered across their chest and elderly folks wearing their native clothes, approach a golden beach. Soon one group ventures into a separated small lagoon, marked by a shallow sand bar, while another settles down by some rocks overlooking the ocean. At the lagoon, the elderly wade into the water...
Two teams of debaters stand across from each other, preparing arguments and possible counter-arguments for their opponents’ position. A judge presides close by with sheets of paper in front of him, waiting to take notes on each team’s performance. One team offers their position on a controversial topic, citing evidence and presenting conclusions based on facts. The other team...
On the smooth green surface of the ground, a rectangular contraption, made of metal and wooden beams, scurries across the arena. Various wires cover the automated machine, connecting into electrical ports, sending data and information that help it operate. The robot first extends out an arm, clenching onto a small five-inch white whiffle ball. Slingshotting this arm forward, it...
“Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.” In this quote, contemporary artist and photographer...
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” In this proverb, Edgar Degas, a famous 18th century French artist, explains that the true beauty of art is found not in the visual appeal of a work, but rather in the messages it conveys or in the revelations it elicits. Art uniquely affects each individual who views...

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