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“1989” was released on Oct. 27 with thirteen new tracks. Photo courtesy of MCT Campus.
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Taylor Swift debuts her pop-star persona with “1989”

Taylor Swift’s transition from young country rookie to mega pop star has finally been solidified by her pop-driven fifth studio album “1989” (Big Machine). I was excited to see where Taylor would go next in her career after giving her listeners a little taste of her pop transformation with the release of “Red” in 2012….

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New Levitt Pavillion lights up large crowds

Located in downtown Westport adjacent to the Saugatuck River, the Levitt Pavillion has gone through a series of renovations in efforts to draw much larger crowds. Although Greg Fisher ’15 has never witnessed a concert at the Pavillion, he is still awestruck by the amazing renovations that have taken place. “It’s really cool. I have…

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Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Although it seems that Staples offers every sport known to man, many dancers long to pirouette and chasse while representing their school and contributing to its spirit. “I think that if Staples got a dance team, it could be a way to introduce people to a relaxing and fun side of dance without the stress,”…

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Say hello to “Hello, Dolly!”

School is already three weeks in, which means rehearsals for the fall play, “Hello, Dolly!” are well underway. “I love it, the songs are fun, and the plot itself is fun,” cast member, Ethan Lindenbaum ’17, says of the show. The story follows a matchmaker named Dolly as she attempts to find a wife for…

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Taylor Swift is a major influence in the music industry. Her fanbase mostly consists of young girls who look up to her as a role model.
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Confidence songs dominate the charts

The Billboard Hot 100 list recently released its chart toppers for the week of September 6th. The number one spot belongs to Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off,” followed by Nicki Minaj’s, “Anaconda” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” While these female artists’ sounds range from pop to rap, each of their chart topping songs…

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Seniors hit high notes

It’s a Saturday morning. Dan Shapiro ’14 is on the train heading into the city to attend his weekly Juilliard Pre-College Program. The following day, he heads to Norwalk to take part in practice of the Youth Symphony. Each school day of that week he has band class. Between all these different group sessions, he…

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Seniors turn the radio dial through time

When a majority of the class of 2014 emerged from the womb in 1996, the Macarena was dominating the airwaves as the Billboard Charts #1 performing single. The song inspired a new wave of bar-mitzvah dances and awkward sways. When one looks up the words “Macarena Wedding” on YouTube, there are over 25,900 results. “I…

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Concert craze crescendos into summer

It’s a hot summer night and you’re having the time of your life listening to your favorite band. Only you’re not listening to them on the radio; you’re witnessing their electrifying music up close and personal at their concert. Summer concerts are notorious for their thrilling and exhilarating atmosphere, making them irresistible and a definite…

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Svenson and Raigosa jam out at Toquet Hall on Saturday.
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Staples bands rock Toquet Hall

On Saturday night, May 10th, Toquet Hall burst with music from the newest Staples band called C4S. C4S consists of Staples students: Jen Gouchoe ’16, Doug Raigosa ’16, Kaila Finn ’16, Ellie Aronson ’16 and Justin Cheng ’16. The sixth member is Matt Svenson ’16 from Redding. Raigosa says it’s great to “have a close…

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Young musicians crescendo early

Many Staples students remember their music career as a brief period of melodious screeching on a tiny violin in the 4th grade. But, for almost 90 students in the Symphonic orchestra, music is significant. “It has affected everything and anything in my life,” cellist Samantha Chachra ’16 said. The Symphonic Orchestra is the highest level…

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