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Playing Catch-Up

Playing Catch-Up

November 15, 2010

It is 7:30 a.m. on the first day of school in 2008, and the bell has just rung. Hannah Bjornson ’11 takes a seat in her Biology Honors class and waits for class to begin. As a new sophomore to Staples High School, Bjornson is required to take classes that she did not complete while at her old high school. Although she is...

Elmo's World Goes Too Far

Katy Perry: Playing Dress Up or Dress Down?

October 26, 2010

Lauren Mushro '14 Staff Writer Elmo loves Katy Perry, but parents don’t. A scene with Katy Perry was cut from “Sesame Street’s” 41st season premiere after parents caught sight of it on YouTube. In their opinion, Katy’s revealing dress up outfit just wasn’t right for the occasion, and her song choice wasn’t either. Originally about a boyfriend she couldn’t seem to hold o...

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

October 22, 2010

Veganism: dietary extremism that only about one percent of the United States is able to practice. Imagine what it’s like not to put a single animal product in or around your body for months, or even years. I couldn’t possibly. I suppose that’s why the theoretical council of vegans made October Vege...

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...

Academic Intentions: Looking Back

Graphic by Carolyn Chen '12

June 23, 2010

Victor Hollenberg Class of 2010 Accepting failure is never easy. From a young age, we are taught— both by our society and by our peers— to strive for success to the detriment of everything else that matters. Messing up simply isn’t an option. That’s the culture I bought into from my very first day in t...

Just What You Were Expecting – “Sex and the City 2” Review

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May 31, 2010

Kelsey Landauer '12 Sports Editor Being a virgin to the “Sex and the City” series and movie prior to viewing the sequel, I must admit that it did not leave anyone behind. The story quickly brings first timers up to pace with what is going on, and who is who. As for the story, it was an exact elongated version of the...

Why Did the Trees Cross the Road?

Graphic by Leah Bitsky '12

March 28, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 Staff Writer I never knew how much a little wind could affect me until I was sitting with my family, freezing and wrapped in a Snuggie, playing Candyland, surrounded by flashlights and candles. The power outage was terrible. I was expecting the lights to go out, considerin...

Happy Birthday to You!

Just about everyone celebrates with a cake for dessert on their birthday. Cakes by Baskin Robins. | Photo by Devin Skolnick '11

March 10, 2010

Grace Shay '10 Managing Editor For high school students, celebrating a birthday with friends and family can help assuage the stress of homework, tests, and extracurricular activities. At Staples, the administration displays a flashing “Happy Birthday” electronic sign in the front lobby that rotates through a list of students who a...

The Spy Next Bore

January 24, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer Before I begin to write my review of the new Jackie Chan family film “The Spy Next Door”, I would like to put forth my Dad for a nomination of Father of the year for taking me to this film and managing to not walk out on numerous occasions. ...

Giants Not Quite There Against Cardinals

October 26, 2009

Brendan Rand '11 Staff Writer After starting out as one of the best teams in the NFL with a 5-0 record, the Giants now have a huge puzzle to solve. Last nights disgraceful 24-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals on national television has aroused questions as whether the Giants are actually for...

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