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Kanye Controversy a Cause for Concern?

Kanye Controversy a Cause for Concern?

November 12, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Features Editor I’m deeply sorry if I haven’t offended anybody,” tweeted rapper Kanye West, who earlier tweeted, “Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!!” West was reporting that the cover for his newest album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” was banned in Wal-Mart ...

Behind the Scenes with Avatar's Production Assistant, Connor Murphy

Behind the Scenes with Avatar's Production Assistant, Connor Murphy

November 6, 2010

Cover via Amazon In 2009, Avatar became the highest grossing film in the U.S and Canada, and won three academy awards including, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Visual Effects. Staples was lucky enough to host one of the people who helped make these awards a reality: Production Assistant Connor Murphy. In his presentation, Murphy shared both his ...

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

Staples: It’s not that easy, The downside of class requirements

October 22, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor I’m a senior. I’ve already endured three tough, stressful years with just one free period, always with the assumption that I would have enough credits to take two frees as a senior. But I can’t—I have to take digital darkroom. Yes, you could say that thi...

Art Classes- Some take it for credit, others take it for passion

Art Classes- Some take it for credit, others take it for passion

October 22, 2010

Web Features Editor Going to art class seems to be a much-appreciated break for Staples students during a hectic school day. Although these classes are required to graduate, they are still also taken for enjoyment. Staples requires students to acquire 1.5 art credits by the time they walk at gradua...

The Feature Presentation: A Look at Master Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

The Feature Presentation: A Look at Master Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

October 1, 2010

Cover of Robert Rodriguez Sammy Warshaw '12 A&E Editor For film junkies everywhere, director Robert Rodriguez is a hero. For those who aren’t familiar with his history, Rodriguez is known for raising $7,000 to shoot “El Mariachi,” a Spanish action movie that had no celebritie...

Artists and the Art School Search

Artists and the Art School Search

October 1, 2010

Rachel Guetta ’13 Opinions Editor While many juniors and seniors are busy visiting colleges, trying to perfect SAT scores and writing essays, some students have the added burden of assembling art portfolios. Artists are able to demonstrate their talent to schools by including a portfoli...

Students Artwork Draws Different Interpretations

Students Artwork Draws Different Interpretations

June 22, 2010

Sam Bortniker '11 A & E Web Editor  It’s easy to miss, rushing to class. It takes one glance to notice the six Middle Eastern women holding AK-47 machine guns. It only takes one glance to become mesmerized by the expressions of their staring eyes. The concern is what stud...

Toquet Holds Annual Student Art Contest

May 28, 2010

Emily Goldbery '12 Web News Editor Staples’ many talented art students have a chance to display their work and win prizes as well as the student art contest Toquet Hall will be holding May 17-31. The contest follows Toquet’s mission to provide a way for teens to share their creativity. Toquet ...

Talking Dogs and Ugly People: Five Movies I’m Planning on Skipping

Talking Dogs and Ugly People: Five Movies I’m Planning on Skipping

May 28, 2010

Spencer Fox '11 Staff Writer   Step Up 3D (8/16)   Synopsis: A close group of full time friends, part time street dancers, go head to head with some of the world’s best hip-hop dancers in a showdown that they will never forget. In 3D. Why I’m planning to skip it: I can almo...

Coloring in Life: Everyday Life Inspires, Propels Staples

Coloring in Life: Everyday Life Inspires, Propels Staples

March 12, 2010

Rebecca Bobrow '11 Opinions Editor She started with a catalogue of over 7,000 images that she captured with her Nikon D200 camera. She needed to narrow them down to eight. Although Carlyn Vellante ’10 struggled with the elimination process, her selections were good enough to win her a gold award at the a...

Budget and Questions Slow Adoption of Graphic Novels Course

Budget and Questions Slow Adoption of Graphic Novels Course

February 24, 2010

Petey Menz '11 News Editor During the fall of 2009, English teacher Jesse Bauks, art teacher Carla Eichler and English K-12 Coordinator Lisabeth Comm geared up to present a graphic novels course, hoping that it would be included in the 2010-11 curriculum. However, Superintendent Elliott Landon decided the...

Inside the Honors Studio: Gabe Schindler Details His Experiences with Paints, Pencils

Inside the Honors Studio: Gabe Schindler Details His Experiences with Paints, Pencils

January 29, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E Editor With the help of Bob Marley, Gabe Schindler ’11 turns to the art studio daily to cope with the stress and pressures of high school. After a full day of classes, tests, and quizzes, Schindler is able to enjoy 45 minutes of relaxation. “When I draw, I get into a trance where all I can focus on is the piece and the music playing,...

Ross Captures Daily Life by Drawing, Sketching, Illustrating

Ross Captures Daily Life by Drawing, Sketching, Illustrating

December 4, 2009

Anywhere she goes Rebecca Ross ’10 brings along her sketchbook; whenever she has a free moment she draws, even while taking notes during class her notes, which are in her sketchbook. Suddenly it becomes filled with doodles. Ross has been drawing and creating art for most of her life. But she did not realize until junior year ...

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