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Mac Miller’s death leaves students heartbroken

Mac Miller’s death leaves students heartbroken

September 16, 2018

By Remy Teltser '21   Social media flooded with teary eyes and tribute pictures for the idolized Hip-Hop rapper on the afternoon of Sept. 7. Mac Miller, 26 year-old singer and producer, was found dead at his home in Studio City, California, earlier that day. Struggling with substance abuse for y...

Arnold Palmer’s death shakes Staples community

Arnold Palmer’s death shakes Staples community

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Managing Editor

September 27, 2016

Kit Epstein '17, Breaking News Managing Editor Arnold Palmer, four time winner of The Masters Golf Tournament and receiver of the 2004 Presidential Medal of Freedom, died at 87 due to heart complications in Pittsburgh on Sept. 25. According to CNN, Palmer won more than 90 golf tournaments and inspired...

Two documentaries paint the life and death of Kurt Cobain

Two documentaries paint the life and death of Kurt Cobain

Colette Lippman, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Even if you haven’t heard of  “Nirvana,” you’ve heard of the name Kurt Cobain. At the young age of 27, Cobain, the lead singer and guitarist of the famous rock band “Nirvana,” committed suicide. As his death is still romanticized in the news today, many documentaries have been made in regards...

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016

The world-renowned singer known as Prince passed away on April 21 at his estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.  After paramedics attempted to perform CPR on him to no avail, he was officially pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. He was 57 years old. Fans within the Staples community were alarmed to hear the news of h...

Superstar David Bowie dies at 69

Superstar David Bowie dies at 69

Jimmy Ray Stagg and Colette Lipman

January 12, 2016

On Sunday, Jan. 10, just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his latest album “Blackstar,” David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, passed away following an 18-month battle with liver cancer. Bowie was an iconic musician, artist, performer and writer. Bowie was known for his rad...

Why we will survive the Ebola outbreak

Why we will survive the Ebola outbreak

Jennifer Gouchoe, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

We’re all going to die. It’s just a given: the world is going to be consumed by Ebola, and millions of people will die off in a “Contagion”-esque manner. Especially now since Ebola has reached New York City, Staples, along with every other school, office building, store and household in...

Down with the death penalty

Down with the death penalty

Justine Seligson, Photo Editor

May 26, 2014

Listen to any US politician’s speech and chances are, at some point, he or she will sprinkle in a form of the below phrase. “America’s great because we’re free.” Okay. For the most part, I agree with this statement. We have the freedom to vote if we’re over 17, run a business under...

Ripples of Terror: Students Reflect on Bin Laden Death

Ripples of Terror: Students Reflect on Bin Laden Death

May 2, 2011

At 11:30 p.m. on May 1, President Barack Obama announced to the world in a televised address that Osama bin Laden, the leader of terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, and the most wanted man in the world had been shot and killed by American forces. Obama was informed eight months ago of the trail that eventually led to the discovery of...

To Write or Not to Write: My Journey in Writing a Novel

To Write or Not to Write: My Journey in Writing a Novel

December 13, 2010

It’s eleven o’clock; where are your children? Out with friends? Doing homework? Sleeping? Or are they noveling? This has been the case for me every night for the past 30 days of my life. I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a month-long quest to reach 50,000 words, rou...

Death Penalty: What Does Staples Think?

Death Penalty: What Does Staples Think?

October 5, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Haley Randich '14 Staff Writer Steve Hayes, a man indicted for the brutal murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, has been on trial for the past three weeks.  His crimes qualify him for the death penalty, causing Connecticut residents, once again, to begin arguing over our state’s laws, which currently allow for execution by le...

Olympics 2010: Viewer Discretion Advised

Olympics 2010: Viewer Discretion Advised

March 9, 2010

Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Managing Editor I was sitting on the couch, harmlessly translating some Spanish vocabulary words on my laptop, while the 7:30 p.m. Olympic coverage was on in the background. It was the first day of the 2010 Winter Olympics and my family was excitedly awaiting the first report of the events. Unable to multitask sufficiently, I could only tune into bits of the coverage, and when I heard something alo...

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