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Stranger things season four breaks the mold of the previous seasons by being more expansive, more complex, and with a run-time to match. Despite struggling with bloatedness, it achieves a level of entertainment unmatched by its predecessors.

‘Stranger Things’ expansive fourth season exceeds expectations

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director June 20, 2022

Nearly three years after “Stranger Things” season three, the show has at last returned for its extra-long extra-scary fourth installment. With every episode coming in at over an hour -- and the longest...

The initial caption, and logo for the show made on October 3, 2021

New Star Wars miniseries exceeded expectations

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer June 8, 2022

If you are the type of person who likes Star Wars, or binge-watching shows, then you should check out this show. It even turned me into an avid Star Wars fan and inspired me to watch older Star Wars movies...

Tessa Cassell ’24 consistently checks to see if her favorite show “Friends” has returned to Netflix. After viewing it for the last time in 2019, she turns to cable television to occasionally watch replays of randomly selected episodes, realizing that the app isn’t as worth it.

Netflix’s recent adjustments outrage users

Talia Varsano , Arts Paper Editor June 8, 2022

It’s finally Friday night and after a day full of long classes, sports games and driving around, you and your closest group of friends pile onto the couch, scramble for the remote and finally are greeted...

Blake Lively wearing Versace pays an homage to the Statue of Liberty. The rusted red color is supposed to represent the copper that then oxidized into the light blue, green color that was revealed once Lively’s skirt was untied.

Gilded Glamour or generic garments?

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager June 1, 2022

“In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” Gilded Glamour. The 2022 theme of the Met Gala was intended to be over the top, extravagant and far from boring. Yet, when the celebrities made their way onto...

The 2022 Annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Ariana DeBose on June 12. They will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards are awards for excellence in Broadway theater.

Bridgeport actress LaChanze nominated for Tony Award

Karlie Saed ’23, Photostory Editor June 1, 2022

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, professionally known as LaChanze in the theater industry, is an American actress, dancer and singer, who was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. LaChanze was nominated for...

Sophie Alcyone ’22 (left) and Sasha Maskoff ’22 (right) attended the CAS Awards ceremony on April 5 in Plantsville, Connecticut. The CAS awards their Outstanding Arts Award based on demonstrated scholarship and leadership across the realm of visual and performing arts. Two students from each member school are awarded annually, and students must be referred by teachers.

Seniors Maskoff, Alcyone, win 27th annual High School Arts Awards

Mishael Gill ’23, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) recognized Sasha Maskoff ’22 and Sophie Alycone ’22 for their artistic excellence at the 27th Annual High School Arts Awards on April 5. The CAS awards...

After getting ready, most students will take pictures before going to the prom.

Senior prom sets unnecessarily expensive standard of beauty

Lia Gordon ’22, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

Staples senior girls’ minds have been fixated on prom since the first dress announcement was posted on Facebook on Feb 1. Since then, the frenzy of searching and buying dresses dropped on department...

Released on April 22, 2022, Heartstopper provides relatable, loveable LGBTQ+ romance and journey. While season two has not been announced, season one has climbed the top-watched list in America and the United Kingdom.

Netflix’s “Heartstopper” illustrates heartwarming, intricate LGBTQ+ journey, romance 

Hannah Conn '23, Web Managing Editor May 3, 2022

When I pressed “play” on the first episode of "Heartstopper," I prepared myself for the worst. I rallied my heart to be broken once more by an unrealistic, stereotypical queer romance that categorized...

Netflix released season four of Drive to Survive on March 13. Drive to Survive captures the behind-the-scenes moments of the Formula 1 race season, including team rivalries, driver lineups and the role of money in the sport.

Season four of ‘Drive to Survive’ delivers the behind the scenes of a thrilling Formula 1 season

Hannah Ratcliffe ’22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Following each Formula 1 season full of intense racing, fierce rivalries and emotional outcomes, Netflix releases a season of “Drive to Survive,” a 10-episode special that dives deep into the sport...

The new Kardashians show excites fans across the nation.

The Kardashians on Hulu stylishly shifting to showcase real, raw life

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant Business Director May 3, 2022

After 20 seasons and 285 episodes of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, the Kardashian-Jenner family decided that this 14-year period was simply not enough, and they are back for more.  The Hulu...

Netflix series ‘Old Enough’ highlights Japanese culture and provides entertainment to viewers, although the show only features a few children, it is also exemplary of everyday life for many kids.

Netflix series ‘Old Enough’ strikes controversy in parenting style

Margot Richlin '23, Audience Engagement Manager May 2, 2022

One of the many benefits of streaming services such as Netflix is that they attract a new audience to older- running television shows. The series ‘Old Enough’ has been running for over 30 years but...

The Staples cafeteria removed the custom salad bar as a COVID-19 safety precaution. However, as we return to normal at school, so should our dining options.

Staples student pines for Staples salad bar, hopes for return

Lilly Weisz ’23, Creative Director April 28, 2022

Ever since we returned to school during COVID-19, I have eaten yogurt twice a day — once for breakfast and once for lunch. My friends cast searing eyes at me as I consume pounds of fermented milk, but...

Social media influencers promote the overconsumption of makeup and skincare, leading to unnecessary spending.

Beauty industry, social media encourage toxic overconsumption

Tierney Kugel ’22, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

As I scroll through my TikTok “For You” page, I can’t help but notice the alarming nature of beauty trends. Influencers who are receiving paid sponsorship encourage their young and impressionable...

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