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Hilarious Staples students do stand-up comedy at Toquet Hall

Laughter erupted from Toquet Hall on Friday, May 9 as five Staples students entertained the crowd with some stand-up comedy. The lineup consisted of Nick Ribolla ’16, Claire Smith ’15, Nick Wingate ’14, Gabi Titlebaum ’15, and Josh Popkin ’14.

Students and friends filled the seats and couches in this downtown venue from 8-9 pm. For Titlebaum, this was a first-timer on the stage. Others, like Popkin, are old pros. “I did stand up twice earlier this year and wanted to do it another time with other kids from staples. So I asked the funniest kids I know and they all agreed to take 10 minutes of stage time,” he said.

Each comedian did their own thing with the time they had. Topics ranged from porn, to weird gas station purchases, to bar mitzvahs. It didn’t matter the subject, the sold-out venue was loud with laughter through the hour.

The variety kept the audience entertained. “It was cool to see different people go and hear the different stories,” said Rachel Beck ’15.

“I wasn’t really sure going in and I was going more to support some friends but it was also hilarious,” said Jake Reiner ’14.

For those who missed it or who are hoping for an encore, there is hope. “While Nick (Wingate) and I will be gone next year, I’m sure the others will be back with an even funnier show,” said Popkin.

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Katie Reynolds
Katie Reynolds, Staff Writer

Katie Reynolds, with her shoulder length brown hair and tan skin, might blend into a crowd of Staples students. But then you'll talk to her.

Katie Reynolds is unabashedly herself. She is one of the few people who can balance friendliness and sincerity; her sarcastic, honest bite goes nicely with an otherwise sugary sweet disposition. She'll tell you what she's thinking and why she's thinking it, and she's never going to apologize for that. “A writer has to be strong willed, stron enough to give their opinion and ask the right questions,” Reynolds said, a philosophy she lives by.

Reynolds is a much needed addition to the Inklings staff. Her persistence is admirable—— something she hopes will push the line of journalism to an even higher standard at Staples. And she's already started.

Her article “Concussion Repercussions”, which she worked on with classmate Emma Finn, proves the extent of her abilities. Written about the struggles faced between concussed students and strict teachers, Reynolds called it “her hardest article to date.” The extensive researched involved talking to Dr. Micheal Lee, five Staples students, and two teachers. Reynolds didn't bat an eye, easily talking to authority figures and peers alike with the same inherent charm.

Like most on Inklings, her favorite subject is English. Her favorite book is the critically acclaimed “The Language of Flowers”, an elegant book about an extraordinary woman who uses her talents to help others, though struggling through her own hardship as well. Perserverance is something admirable about Katie Reynolds, but also something she admires in others.

In her spare time, she plans events like weddings and bat mitzvahs. Each time, she's more determined to top herself, creating unforgettable bashes sure to amaze. She's unafraid of hard work.

In fact, I'm not sure she's afraid of anything. Like all things, she takes life as it comes, confident in her capabilities as a writer, and as a genuinely good person.

Jimmy Ray Stagg
Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director
Jimmy Ray Stagg is a Staples senior and has been an Inklings writer since sophomore year. He likes to cover sports and plays baseball and football in his free time. “I could write forever about sports,” said Stagg. He plans to play catcher for Staples again this year. His favorite baseball team is the Mets. “It’s great to be a Mets fan”, said Stagg, “especially with the year that the Mets are having.” Stagg is also a Patriots fan. “I can talk about the Patriots forever,” said Stagg. Stagg is a member of both Orphenians and Staples Players. Stagg had his acting debut at eight in Children Of Eden and has been in many Bedford and Staples plays since. “I have a thing for attention,” said Stagg. Stagg is a great Inklings mentor and I have already learned much from him in the past two weeks.

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