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Multiple Staples students have been selected to perform in the CMEA All-State Festival on April 23 to 25.

Student musicians to play in All-State Festival in late April

Julia Kasabian ’21, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

10 Staples students have been chosen to perform in the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) All-State Festival on April 23 to 25.  In the All-State orchestra, the students performing are...

Lana Del Rey’s newest album, “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” hits number one of Billboard’s albums, topping even Justin Bieber’s “Justice” which was released on the same day.

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club’ proves a worthy listen

Elle Vail ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Lana Del Rey’s “Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” released March 19, 2021, just hit number one of Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart as of March 29, 2021. According to Billboard, her seventh album...

While the severity of the college admissions scandal came to light in 2019, 33 parents were accused of bribing “The Key” owner Rick Singer more than $25 million to reserve spots for their children in highly selective universities. Singer has yet to be indicted since the trial.

‘Varsity Blues’ effectively depicts admissions scandal

Anastasia Thumser ’22 , Web New Editor April 5, 2021

Before Netflix removed the eminent series “Gossip Girl” in the wake of 2021, I spent a good portion of quarantine binge-watching beautifully dressed, elite teenagers stressing over SATs and college...

The official release poster for the film “Trial of the Chicago 7,” a courtroom drama that was critically acclaimed.

Academy Awards prove successful movies during COVID

Nick Lolis , Staff Writer April 5, 2021

The pandemic may have prevented people from actually seeing the films in theatres, but the reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes are singing their praises nevertheless, and viewers should trust the ratings. The...

Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie star as Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson in Marvel’s newest TV show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Despite the high bar set by Marvel’s premier Phase IV TV show, “WandaVision,” the new show lacks a sense of innovation and thoughtfulness.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ falls short of ‘WandaVision’’s creativity

Eliza Barr ’21, Photography Director April 5, 2021

Less than a month ago, Marvel was riding a creative high. “WandaVision,” the revolutionary show that kickstarted “Phase IV” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was receiving such high praise...

“The Vault,” starring Freddie Highmore and Liam Cunningham, is a captivating movie containing a spectacular 21st century heist.

New thriller ‘The Vault’ guaranteed to push viewers to edges of their seats

Isabella Partlow ’22, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

“The Vault,” starring Freddie Highmore and Liam Cunningham, is a movie that showcases a high stakes robbery that takes place inside the Bank Of Spain. The film was released to Youtube TV on March 26,...

Demi Lovato discusses specifics of her 2018 overdose in her newly released documentary

Demi Lovato bravely opens up about 2018 overdose in new documentary

Hannah Conn ’23, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

Demi Lovato’s second documentary, “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” Episodes 1 and 2 were released on Tuesday, March 23 to Youtube Originals. The main focus: her 2018 overdose.  With four...

“OK Human

‘OK Human’ is a refreshing throwback to Weezer’s older music

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 30, 2021

Almost everyone has that one nostalgic memory of a particular song. For me, that was playing Band Hero on my Nintendo DS, singing “Troublemaker” so offkey that my voice cracks could probably wake the...

Studios, said. “It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime experience collaborating on his first-ever comic book series.”

Netflix adaptations of the ‘Brzrkr’ book series excites fans

Morgan Han-Lemus , Staff Writer March 30, 2021

The popular 12-issue graphic novel series, “Brzrkr,” was announced on March 22 to have an upcoming live-action film adaptation and spin off anime series to be produced for Netflix. “Exciting news!...

(L-R), Cast members Griffin McIntyre and Jamie Mann ’21 pose in front of the “Country Comfort” billboard in Times Square, New York City.

New show ‘Country Comfort’ proves unrealistic

Nick Lolis ’21 March 30, 2021

There are so many sitcoms that are known to be great. There was “The Office,” “Seinfeld” and “Friends.” But now there is this new sitcom called “Country Comfort,” and it is awful. “Country...

The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores religious and ecological themes ever-more relevant to modern day. Providing unique parallels to the oftentimes villainized middle-eastern culture, its alien story can give insight on misunderstood aspects of the modern world.

Don’t miss out on the book: The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores modern themes of religious fanaticism, ecology

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor March 26, 2021

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will...

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