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Top Grammy performances number 2

Nate Rosen

The 56th Grammy Awards took place last 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, while others like Lorde and Taylor Swift went solo. Of all 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.

2. Beyoncé and Jay-Z perform “Drunk In Love”

It is safe to say that Beyoncé has taken over the world. I guess you could call her Queen Bey.

It was only fit for her to open up the entire awards show. She performed “Drunk In Love” flawlessly showing all her confidence in a wonderfully minimalist fashion; all she needed was a chair and some strobes to let everybody know that she is the real deal.

As she sat there spinning on her chair, the audience was mesmerized by not only her performing skills but also for her incredible vocal abilities that surpass the lyrics of this song, specifically the repetition of the word “surfboard”.

Ruby Dener ‘16, a dedicated Beyoncé fan, was not disappointed either. Dener says, “Beyoncé is and will always be my idol. This performance was incredible, flawless and made me want to be Blue Ivy more than anything.”

To make this performance even better, Beyoncé welcomed husband and singer on the track, Jay-Z to the stage. Clad in his tuxedo, the rapper did his verse and ultimately proved that he and his wife are Hollywood’s power couple and they will melt your heart.

Thank you Beyoncé for showing that not every performance needs a giant horse or a trapeze act. If you have the voice, the moves and you happen to be Beyoncé Knowles I think you’re well on your way to being the hottest pop star out there.

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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