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The Staples Pops concert is the only live music performance of the 2020-2021 school year, taking place at the Levitt Pavilion on June 4 and 5.

Staples music department adjusts Pops concert, follows pandemic regulations

Julia Herlyn ’23, Paper News Editor June 7, 2021

The annual Staples Pops concert kicked off the beginning of summer, marking the end of the academic year and served as the finale of a year of music at Staples. Held at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown...

Ellery Bodell ’22 writes and produces their own music, as well as performs in front of live audiences, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ellery Bodell continues passion for songwriting professionally

Anna Diorio '23, Paper Arts Editor May 25, 2021

As a community that prides itself in the musical arts, it’s no surprise that there are young, talented musicians in Westport looking to make their dreams a reality. Many aspiring artists pursuing their...

Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” (as seen above) that were released following his latest song, Montero, are receiving backlash due to Satanic, religious and sexual themes, despite the song hitting number one on Billboard.

Lil Nas X faces divided music industry after expressing openly gay identity

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Since his new song release, “Montero,” Lil Nas X has recieved an overwhelming and unjust amount of backlash due to him being one of few gay rappers. “Montero” just hit number one in the world on...

Multiple Staples students have been selected to perform in the CMEA All-State Festival on April 23 to 25.

Student musicians to play in All-State Festival in late April

Julia Kasabian ’21, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

10 Staples students have been chosen to perform in the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) All-State Festival on April 23 to 25.  In the All-State orchestra, the students performing are...

“OK Human is a sincere outlook on life during the pandemic

‘OK Human’ is a refreshing throwback to Weezer’s older music

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 30, 2021

Almost everyone has that one nostalgic memory of a particular song. For me, that was playing Band Hero on my Nintendo DS, singing “Troublemaker” so offkey that my voice cracks could probably wake the...

Due to the safety precautions surrounding COVID 19, the 63rd Grammys was available for live streaming on grammy.com, for all at home viewers to enjoy.

Students decide whether the Grammys are critically acclaimed, or in need of critical reform

Theresa Vandis ’22, Business Manager March 24, 2021

The 63rd Grammy awards, like the rest of the world, went through many changes this year. A semi-virtual event run by a new executive producer in the past forty years, and a new host: Trever Noah. The Grammy...

Big time rapper Drake unexpectedly dropped “Scary Hours 2” after only sharing his upcoming project “Certified Lover Boy.” The album dropped Friday, March 5, at midnight across all music streaming services.

Drake releases unexpected album, surprising fans

Emma Smith ’22, Paper Arts Editor March 24, 2021

Infamous rapper Aubrey Graham, known by the name Drake, teased fans with an Instagram post for his new unknown album with the caption “FRIDAY MIDNIGHT.” Once the clock struck 12:00 a.m. on Friday morning,...

The in-person experience of a concert includes the excitement of hearing live voices and being surrounded by people with a similar interest in music. Online concerts, while useful, don’t have the same experience as you have to sit in front of a screen to enjoy. Many students have been able to participate and make time for the online concerts with their easy accessibility.

Online concerts struggle to replace in-person experience

Hannah Kail '22, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

After purchasing a record player this year, I’ve realized how much I miss listening and seeing live music. COVID has affected many activities that high school students cherish during their teenage years....

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