Inklings News

COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

Visual representations of the new systems in place: (top to bottom) band members playing through mask holes; choir singers singing six feet apart; a Staples Players radio show.

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

Half of the students in every class operate on a several-second delay. Noses and mouths inside a building are a rare sight. Hallway traffic moves exclusively in one direction.  The hybrid/distance learning system has more or less successfully adapted Staples into a COVID-19-safe school environment, but some pa...

Griffin sings her way to the spotlight

Kate Griffin ’17 singing the national anthem at Staples first home game of 2015.

Ashton Dedona, Staff Writer

October 10, 2015

Football season is one of the most popular sports seasons at Staples. Friday night lights have the bleachers filled up with students and parents. But, the talent is not all in the players. No game can start without the Star Spangled Banner. The sound of this national ritual allows the riled-up crow...

Candlelight Behind the Scenes

Candlelight Behind the Scenes

December 3, 2010

It is almost time for the 70th Candlelight concert at Staples High School. Much has changed as a new choir director replaces former director Alice Lipson, and a music secretary was let go due to budget cuts. More practice, as well as a change in the schedule has been made in order to make this Candlelight con...

Preaching to the Choir, Old Student Becomes New Teacher

Preaching to the Choir, Old Student Becomes New Teacher

October 1, 2010

With the commencement of the new school year, chorus students welcomed the new choir teacher, Justin Miller. Miller has taken over for the recently retired Alice Lipson. Because Miller is the first new choir teacher at Staples in over 20 years, he has a lot to live up to. “Alice Lipson was a wonderful teacher and a wonderful director,” said Miller. “I want to, at minimum,...

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