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Top Grammy performances number 5

Nate Rosen

The 56th Grammy Awards took place on Sunday, Jan. 27. This was a year of mash-ups when the classics met the sounds of today’s music with artists like Madonna mixing with Macklemore, and others, like Lorde and Taylor Swift, went solo. Of the 18 performances that graced the stage, five stood out as the most incredible ones of the night. For each of the next five days, one of the best performances from the Grammys will be posted.

5. Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform “Queenie Eye”

The Grammys was Beatlemania this year. Besides the incredible performance by half of the band, the Academy has decided to honor them for sharing 50 years of life-changing music. Fortunately, Paul McCartney was able to continue the legacy.

McCartney—who is now 71—was able to show he still had it in him. With a little help from his friend, Ringo Starr, the duo did an unbelievable performance of “Queenie Eye,” a song from McCartney’s latest album “New”.

From behind a rainbow colored piano, McCartney belted his Beatlesque sounding song as if he was still his lively seventeen-year-old self. He hit his high notes and gave nothing but an awe-inspiring performance. His wife, Nancy Shevell, who mouthed every lyric and clapped her hands for the entire song, can attest to this.

Even some Staple-ites found this performance to be amazing. Mrs. Horrigan, one of the librarians, was impressed by the talent the men still have. “It was nice to see old friends singing together,” she said, “especially ones that have known each other for a long time!”

Although it wasn’t the full Beatles package, we were given the gift to see two of the greatest musicians share the stage again. Half is better than none!

Watch the performance here.

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Julia Greenspan, Public Relations
Senior Julia Greenspan ’16 takes her own route as she continues into her third year of Inklings. After being thrown in mid way through her Sophomore year, learning the ropes on her own made her realize she didn’t have to follow in everyone else's footsteps. Starting with a publicity supplement showed Greenspan there was more to journalism than just writing. What interested her the most was the social media aspect. Taking on a new position that was never filled before led her to where she is today; the PR manager. Before Greenspan, social media did not have a big place in Inklings, but now with its own facebook, snapchat, and instagram account everything from school news to sports games are shared throughout the town. Greenspan describes her experience in Inklings as a “success story” and expresses that this class showed her what she wants to do in the future.
Nate Rosen
Nate Rosen, Graphics Coordinator

When flipping through the pages of a freshly printed Inklings on a Friday morning at Staples, text, novelty-fonted headlines and especially graphics and pictures jump out to the Staples students and faculty. And a big applause is long overdue to senior Nate Rosen ’14, who is Graphics Editor in Chief this year and is the man behind a number of graphics in both the paper and web versions of Inklings.

 “It’s a creative outlet for me,” said Rosen ’14 who can be called an artist for his graphics and photos but claims he cannot draw for his life.

Doing graphics for Inklings since freshman year he has created numerous different visuals. One of his favorites is the banner for an article about The Great Gatsby. With gold and metal like textures the banner closely resembles the logo for the 2013 movie.

“That graphic I actually did on my own time, it was more for me,” said Rosen ’14.

Rosen claims that graphics is really a hobby for him; he could be on the Adobe software creating new graphics all day long. However it is easier to have an assignment for a graphic instead of creating the idea on his own.

But no matter how he gets the creative spark or how he creates his artwork, Rosen’s graphics will be printed and posted proudly in Inklings throughout the year.

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