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A Pirate’s Life for Me: Student body unfazed by Consequences of Piracy

A Pirate’s Life for Me: Student body unfazed by Consequences of Piracy

December 22, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 & Ross Gordon '11 Editor-in-chief & News Editor In the United States, copyright laws protect the music industry by making music piracy illegal. However, file–sharing clients such as LimeWire and Acquisition make it easy for anyone with a computer to download any song for free.  With...

The New Canon of Christmas Carols

The New Canon of Christmas Carols

December 15, 2009

Petey Menz '11 News Editor Though the history of Christmas hymns dates back to Rome, it was not until the thirteenth century that Christmas carols, partially driven by St. Francis of Assisi, became popular. St. Francis would not have been familiar with the concept of a Christmas tree, as it did no...

Cans for Candlelight Food Drive Returns to Staples for Sixth Year

Cans for Candlelight Food Drive Returns to Staples for Sixth Year

December 14, 2009

Becca Bobrow '11 Staff Writer Staples will not only be filled with the beautiful sounds of it’s music groups on Dec. 18th and 19th, but the hallways will also be filled with boxes of non-perishable goods donated by students and audience members to the annual Cans for Candlelight food drive. The food drive, in its sixth ...

Chen Siblings Become Violin Virtuos

Chen Siblings Become Violin Virtuos

December 4, 2009

Devin Skolnick ’11 & Kate  McNee ’11 Web Features Editor & Head Copy Editor At first glance, the Chen household may look typical, but the inside is constantly filled with music. Since 1998, Curtis Chen ’11 and Carolyn Chen ’12 have played and enjoyed the violin. The love of the instrument has translated into some...

The Rockband Experience

The Rockband Experience

October 2, 2009

While video game enthusiasts are going nuts, a lot of Beatles fans are shaking their heads at what they think could turn the band’s respect in a negative direction. Musicians at Staples have frequently said that the Rockband games are much harder to play than the real thing. “Making a game out of being able to play t...

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