My Morning Jacket’s “The Waterfall” rarely falls short

My Morning Jacket’s “The Waterfall” rarely falls short

Katie Settos, Staff Writer
May 7, 2015 • 397 views
Filed under A&E, Music

With cascading ethereal acoustics that wash into soul infused classic rock jams, My Morning Jacket’s seventh studio album “The Waterfall” is much like a waterfall itself--calming yet roaring at the same time. The Louisville based band, who is set to be one of the main acts at this year’s ... Read more »

The love begins at Toquet Hall

The love begins at Toquet Hall

Zach McCarthy, Web News Editor
April 13, 2015 • 489 views
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Toquet Hall was alive and electric Saturday night as several Staples performers came forth to lend their encouragement (and their talents) to a great local cause: the funding and production of “Where the Love Begins.” “Where the Love Begins” is an upcoming musical crafted around commemorating... Read more »

Windows Rolled Down, Speakers Turned Up

Windows Rolled Down, Speakers Turned Up

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer
March 31, 2015 • 198 views
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Christopher Morales ’16 Holding the noon to 2:00pm slot every Saturday on WWPT Wrecker Radio, Christopher Morales ’16 is tapped into the Staples music trends as well as the tracks he predicts will be present... Read more »

Spotify switches it up with customized playlists

Spotify switches it up with customized playlists

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer
March 30, 2015 • 306 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Staples students whip out their headphones and study up, roll down their car windows and enjoy the best Spotify playlists. This... Read more »

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

New releases rock, rap and dance their way up the charts

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer
March 17, 2015 • 219 views
Filed under A&E, Music

This Tuesday, Ariana Grande was featured in Cashmere Cat’s newest electronic hit and Taylor Swift released an additional song for her album “1989,” which was released in late October. Not only did pop princesses take the charts, but rock, EDM and rap musicians released major hits as well. Here... Read more »

Orphenians and Broadway pros take the Staples stage

Orphenians and Broadway pros take the Staples stage

Renee Weisz, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015 • 56 views
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Everyone knows that the Staples Orphenians shine, but on Monday, Feb. 23 the stage will ignite with not only Staples stars, but also Broadway stars, in a benefit concert directed by Staples alum and Broadway’s “Newsies” cast member, Adam Kaplan ’08. All proceeds will go towards funding the... Read more »

Music’s mediocre night

Music’s mediocre night

Julia Greenspan, Web Multimedia Editor
February 11, 2015 • 410 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Unfortunately, “music’s biggest night,” was just the opposite for the 2015 Grammy Awards that took place Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8:00 p.m. While most of the show did focus on music, a portion of it really zeroed in on social issues, making the event more tender than it should have been. ... Read more »

Some find their spotlight outside Staples

Some find their spotlight outside Staples

Claudia Chen, Staff Writer
January 10, 2015 • 595 views
Filed under A&E, Music

Fairfield College Preparatory School’s theater was pitch black. In the darkness, the audience members’ eyes sparkled with anticipation. Then, a spotlight flashed onto the stage or, more specifically, onto Hallie Lavin ’17. She belted out a solo, as she finished her final performance of “The... Read more »

Kempner keeps music in the loop

Kempner keeps music in the loop

Rebecca Hoving, Staff Writer
January 9, 2015 • 508 views
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Julia Kempner ’16 is not the typical singer. In fact, she isn’t typical at all. Arriving at the interview, arms full with colorful origami butterflies, Kempner said one thing before getting down to business; “Take East Asian [studies] next year.” Besides her love for Spongebob episodes, though... Read more »

Opening night a success for Candlelight

Opening night a success for Candlelight

Zachary McCarthy, Web A&E Editor
December 13, 2014 • 1,200 views
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Staples upholds several customs and rituals but few constants are as well received as the Candlelight Concert: a local barometer for holiday ... Read more »