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I Am Not a Human Being: The Martian Is Back

I Am Not a Human Being: The Martian Is Back

October 22, 2010

Ned Hardy '13 Staff Writer Lil Wayne has certainly had a lot going on recently. In 2008, Wayne released his third album, Tha Carter III, to critical acclaim. In 2009, “Weezy”, as his fans affectionately call him, dropped a free mixtape called No Ceilings to further critical acclaim. It was around this point that Wayne b...

The Fast and the Furious(ly Annoying): Might be a Time for Walkers' Education Class

The Fast and the Furious(ly Annoying): Might be a Time for Walkers' Education Class

October 22, 2010

Walking through the hallways is harder than navigating I-95 during rush hour. Every turn you make in this school, there is a student unaware of their surroundings. Simple hallway etiquette is apparently lost. How hard is it to understand that you’re supposed to walk on the right side of the hallway? My British friends know that! It doesn’t help ...

Weezer Gets Lost With “Hurley”

Weezer Gets Lost With “Hurley”

October 1, 2010

Although the first three and a half songs on the new Weezer album "Hurley," made me think this would be a positive review, when I heard the second half of "Unspoken," which was just ugly, ugly noise, and then "Where’s My Sex?," I could no longer write this how I hoped I’d be able to. Before I review the album, which had the weirdest album artwork of anything...

Glee: The Second Season Premiere

Glee: The Second Season Premiere

September 24, 2010

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! On Sept. 21, the second season of the hit Fox series, “Glee,” premiered after much anticipation. Over 12 million Americans watched the premiere, and the show’s title even became a trending topic on Twitter. The Performances, Oh, How I’ve Missed Them No episode...

The MTV Video Music Awards 2010: Lady Gaga…and that’s pretty much it.

The MTV Video Music Awards 2010: Lady Gaga…and that’s pretty much it.

September 14, 2010

On Sept. 12, the annual MTV Video Music Awards were held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. The award show celebrated the best music videos released since the end of summer of 2009 and was hosted by stand-up comedian and television personality Chelsea Handler. Lady Gaga: The Diva of t...

The Noise of Summer: Inklings Takes a Look at the Songs That Lit Up Summer 2010

The Noise of Summer: Inklings Takes a Look at the Songs That Lit Up Summer 2010

September 14, 2010

Julian Clarke ’12 and Kate McNee ’11 Sports Editor and Opinions Editor As the summer winds down, everyone may still be jammin’ to their favorite summer tracks. From those by B.o.B. to those by Katy Perry, each of these songs had their own distinct feel; what brought them together was how every single one was climbing the...

Alice Lipson, Orphenians Director, Retires

June 23, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 A&E Editor At Staples Orphenians’ 50th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, Jun. 6th, Conduc- tor Alice Lipson’s eyes closed as she conducted a performance of a song played at her daughter’s graduation. This was the last time Lipson would lead them in chorus. After 22 yea...

Continuing the Long Tradition: Soundings Publishes Year of Creative Writing

Continuing the Long Tradition: Soundings Publishes Year of Creative Writing

June 9, 2010

 Jon Watson '12 Staff Writer Slade watched as a squadron of gulls flew formations in the sky, dipping periodically to try their luck amongst the foaming waves below… It’s a little metal object that will not harm anything or anyone anymore… “Do you want to get decked in the...

American Idol, Season 9: The Wrap-Up

May 27, 2010

Well, we made it to the end. We started with over 100,000 people from all over the country. The judges picked a handful to sing in Hollywood. We got 24 from there. And after Casey James’ expected elimination last week, America narrowed it down to Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox as...

‘Sunday Universe,’ is Out of this Universe

‘Sunday Universe,’ is Out of this Universe

May 25, 2010

Image by pen3ya via Flickr The latest creation of Ellen Kempner '12, entitled “Sunday Universe,” is a blend of mellow lo-fi riffs and New York accented vocals along with some faster tunes with joking lyrics including a Kanye West quote ripping on Taylor Swift that I'm sure everyone has heard. This album takes a drop...

Kempner Blurs Line Between Folk and Rock

Kempner Blurs Line Between Folk and Rock

March 26, 2010

Ellen Kempner picked up her first toy guitar at the age of six. Since then, she has developed a love for the instrument, making it a priority for her future. Kempner often performs in shows at multiple venues, most recently at Toquet Hall in downtown Westport on March 6 playing alongside bands like Jukeb...

No Cause For Excitement: New Toro y Moi Album, ‘Causers of This,’ Disappoints

No Cause For Excitement: New Toro y Moi Album, ‘Causers of This,’ Disappoints

March 26, 2010

Spencer Fox '11 Staff Writer Imagine you’re ruffling through your parents’ closet, and past all of the Neil Diamond records, sweatpants, and other things you wish you never saw, you find an old cassette tape from the ’80s. As you press play on the tape player, that you obviously own, you are bombarded by a barrage of warped lo–fi sw...

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...

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