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Orthodontists Are Evil

Orthodontists Are Evil

May 29, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Features Editor You know the drill. You wait in an uncomfortable sitting room that reeks of alcohol and toothpaste, with "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" playing as background noise. There are grimy children scampering around beneath your feet like rats. You would pick up last year's iss...

Failure of the Republic: Beyond the Roots of the Bridgeport Bomber

Failure of the Republic: Beyond the Roots of the Bridgeport Bomber

May 29, 2010

Image by Getty Images via @daylife I have no experience with being oppressed by the United States government; I’m a white, religious, liberal 16-year-old girl living in one of the most affluent towns in America in the 21st century. I have never had to present proof of my citizenship anywhere but i...

AP Classes Flawed and Taken for College Acceptance

AP Classes Flawed and Taken for College Acceptance

May 28, 2010

Jon Loeb '11 Staff Writer I walk into my AP classroom, and bagels and donuts are being distributed and eaten. My classmates have let it all out and are enjoying themselves. There’s no rigorous work to be completed, no PowerPoints to memorize, and no tests to stress over. Instead, we ar...

Music Plays Upon the Ear; Moves the Soul

Music Plays Upon the Ear; Moves the Soul

May 28, 2010

Haylee Tyree '11 Guest Writer Music affects all of us. Just ask my mother. “Classical or choral music may help calm people in anxious settings such as hospital emergency rooms. Children being treated for illnesses may have their spirits lifted by upbeat music played in their hosp...

Dress to Excess- Spring AC Means Winter Clothing

Dress to Excess- Spring AC Means Winter Clothing

May 28, 2010

Monday morning: 6:00 a.m. – alarm rings in my ear 6:15 a.m. – roll out of bed (still half asleep) 6:20 a.m. – shower 6:30 a.m. – stand in front of my closet gazing at piles of clothes 7:00 a.m. – breakfast (sometimes) 7:15 a.m. – leave for school Every morning before school, at 6:30 a.m. or so, I stare at my c...

Silly Bandz- The Preschool Toy Gone High School Wrong

Silly Bandz- The Preschool Toy Gone High School Wrong

May 28, 2010

Eliza Hamburger '10 Opinions Editor It’s a hair tie, it’s a rubber band, it’s a bracelet. It’s a Silly Band. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, count yourselves lucky. I only wish I was fortunate enough to be unaware of this current phenomenon. I am ...

Consider School-wide Elections

Consider School-wide Elections

May 28, 2010

Inklings Editorial In September 1952, the student government of Staples held a meeting to determine whether smoking should be allowed in school. An Inklings writer reported at the time that “there were no faculty members present at the assembly.” After organizing and presiding over the meeting, the student government organized a secret ballot for the student...

American Idol, Season 9: The Wrap-Up

May 27, 2010

Well, we made it to the end. We started with over 100,000 people from all over the country. The judges picked a handful to sing in Hollywood. We got 24 from there. And after Casey James’ expected elimination last week, America narrowed it down to Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox as...

Inklinations: Getting “Lost”

May 20, 2010

By Julia Freidman '11 and Mel Mignucci '12 Staff Writer and A&E Editor After six seasons the series finale of ABC's "Lost" is Sun., May 23; watch the slideshow to view students' theories on how the show will come to an end. Then scroll down to the bottom and vote for your favorite "Lost" charac...

May 14 Just Doesn’t Feel Right

May 14, 2010

Lila Epstein '10 Staff Writer I always imagined the last days of senior year to be warm, lazy and nostalgic.  I imagined we would spend the days relaxing because of the eased work load and reminiscing about all the great times of our four years at staples. However, this last week has been busy w...

War Is Not A Game

War Is Not A Game

April 11, 2010

Warning: This video contains graphic violence and obscene language. Viewer discretion is advised. Eric Essagof '12 Sports Editor The average trip to Youtube rarely includes a video of innocent men being slaughtered by armed forces a mile up in the sky without any warning. The Rules of Engagement for the War on Terror clearly state that US soldiers m...

Eight Percent Is Not Enough: What It’s Like to Be a Minority at Staples

March 30, 2010

 Haris Durrani ’11 Opinions Editor It’s different living brown in a nearly all-white town for 16 years. In elementary-school I once preferred playing with a white friend rather than a Chinese friend because Chinese was not “vanilla.” When I visited my grandmother’s Washington Heights...

For Tiger, It’s All About the Ads

For Tiger, It’s All About the Ads

March 30, 2010

Kate McNee ’11 Head Copy Editor On Feb. 19, during break, I, like many other students I’m sure, was watching the Olympics when I decided to turn on Tiger Woods’ press conference about his infidelity. This is a bold statement to say, but, in a way, I found Tiger Woods’ whole press c...

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