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Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

May 27, 2011

The ink of a tattoo might lie just under one’s skin, but the meaning goes much deeper. When getting a tattoo one is making a commitment to wear an image on the body for life. “It hurts way more to get a tattoo removed than it does to get one in the first place,” Austin Goff ‘11 said. “Therefore, you have to consider what getting a tattoo means...

Staples Needs to Speak Up

Staples Needs to Speak Up

May 27, 2011

EDITORIAL When a quarter of their teachers were fired, students at Austin Polytechnical Academy in Chicago set up a petition even in the face of suspension, they walked out of their classes to protest. Sadly, this kind of demonstration would rarely, if ever, occur at Staples. In the past two years, the ad...

A Seamless Kinection for Xbox 360: Discovering the Kinect

A Seamless Kinection for Xbox 360: Discovering the Kinect

December 22, 2010

Image by The_Smiths via Flickr When the Nintendo Wii came out in 2006, it was a revolution in the way people gamed— in fact, Nintendo wanted to call it the Revolution. Shelving the idea of a joystick, Nintendo decided to be creative and have the console sense the remote’s movements and translate them to actions. Four years passed. No other gaming compan...

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

December 22, 2010

A crowd of students is congregated around two tables pushed together in the center of the room. The general murmur of talking dies down as teacher Jim Honeycutt begins to speak, and the students attentively listen to the day’s agenda. Today they will be continuing work filming and editing the stories...

Right Above It- Pole Vaulters Fly High

Right Above It- Pole Vaulters Fly High

December 3, 2010

Aiden McConnell ’12 had never imagined himself launching his body more than 10 feet in the air. However, upon indoor track coach Laddie Lawrence’s suggestion, McConnell attempted his first pole vault jump freshman year. After meticulous training and explanation from pole vaulting coach Andrew Lawrence, McConnell...

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