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This summer, upcoming anticipated films such as live action versions of “Barbie,” “The Little Mermaid,” and the sequel “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” are set to be released, stirring both fans’ excitement and criticism.

Anticipated summer movies incite buzz among film fans

Anna Kercher ’25, Staff Writer May 31, 2023

The comforting smell of buttered popcorn floats through the air as you sink back into your red leather reclining seat, leaning back as the lights dim low and the screen glows with promise. Get ready to...

Frank Ocean’s return to performing has proven to be disappointing after a “listening party” Coachella performance. Ocean has taken a leave of absence since his brothers death in 2020. His return proved to be unorganized.

Unpack Frank Ocean’s Coachella performance: disappointing return

Elle Vail ’23, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

I joined avid R&B listeners globally in anticipation of Frank Ocean's return to Coachella this year. This was the first time Ocean had performed since Ocean’s brother, Ryan Breaux, after passing...

The Staples Jazz Ensemble takes first place in their division at the National Jazz Festival with 18 ensemble members. The National Jazz Festival allowed the ensemble to show off what they have been working on together every Thursday afternoon.

Jazz Ensemble soars at National Jazz Festival

Charlotte Berner ’25, Assistant Business Manager May 12, 2023

It's 9 a.m. when Staples’ students hear the blare of the loudspeaker as Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. begins his formal morning announcements. These often begin with congratulations to numerous athletic...

The CAS awards their Outstanding Arts Award based on demonstrated scholarship and leadership across the realm of visual and performing arts. Two students from each member school are awarded annually, and students must be referred by teachers.

Capozucca, Finger, achieve high honors at annual High School Arts Awards

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor May 8, 2023

The results are in: Zoe Finger ’23 and Jason Capozucca ’23 are the Staples awardees for the 28th annual High School Arts Awards hosted by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS).  The CAS...

The 22 one-act plays utilize casts of two to four Staples Players, telling short 10-minute stories to the Black Box theater audience from April 22-23.

One-Acts gives seniors exclusive directing opportunity

Alex Gaines '25, Creative Director May 1, 2023

There have now been 24 shows put on by Staples Players this year. Two of them might be recognizable - “Guys and Dolls” in November and “Twelfth Night” in March - but the other 22, all of which...

Most makeup advertisements target specifically women, feeding into societal gender stereotypes.

Beauty beyond gender: makeup brands sell stereotypes

Anna Kercher '25, Paper Features Editor April 28, 2023

Ultra-thin, angular, arched brows. Dreadful, mismatched lip liner. Offensive blue eyeshadow. These are all trends the beauty world has decided for the better to leave in the past. Can we agree to leave...

Reyle experimented with photography for the first time in his career. He uses neons to create a similar feeling as his infamous foil paintings.

Rainbow in the Dark exhibition illuminates MoCA Westport

Samantha Sandrew '25, Associate Web Managing Editor April 28, 2023

MoCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art)Westport hosts German artist Anselm Reyle’s works in their newest exhibition, Rainbow in the Dark, from March 19 to May 28. The artist manipulates neon and other...

Lola Lamensdorf ’25 wrote “Frills,” a short film that makes use of children’s imaginations and behaviors. Lamensdorf worked on her film last summer during a program at The Acting Gym and was recently nominated for the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival. 
Photo contributed by Lola Lamensdorf ’25

Students’ films nominated for Atlanta Children’s Film Festival

Genevieve Frucht '24, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2023

Two young girls are having a tea party. One girl is a brat and is yelling at the other girl for having “improper” tea etiquette. It turns out the girl being yelled at has been a teddy bear all along....

Reese McGarvey ’30 played Annie in the KHS production of ‘Annie.’ Amy Laurino, the KHS Chorus Director, borrowed the materials from Bedford Middle School. Laurino has been a music teacher in Westport for 18 years, teaching vocal music at Coleytown Middle School, then moving to KHS, where she has been working for seven years.

Reese McGarvey ’30 stars in KHS production of ‘Annie’

Demi Sasson '25, Paper Opinions Editor April 26, 2023

*Disclaimer: The writer attended the second cast’s show* House lights dim and stage lights shine as the curtains open, revealing fourth and fifth graders at Kings Highway Elementary School’s production...

Shadow and Bone season 2 premiered March 16 with new characters, bigger plotlines, and a more expansive setting. (Photo  taken from Netflix)

‘Shadow and Bone’ Season 2 butchers characters, rushes plots

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director March 30, 2023

If you’re anything like me, the minute “Shadow and Bone” Season 2 premiered on March 16., you parked yourself on the couch and prepared to binge. After the first season instantly became my new gold...

Picture contributed by Jordyn Goldshore ’23 --- upperclassmen one act directors gathered to chose their cast and play.

Staples Players work on their one acts amidst ‘Twelfth Night’

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant Business Manager March 28, 2023

Staples Players’ rehearsals for their annual one act plays have begun. One acts is a festival that Staples Players hold every year as a final assignment for their Theatre and Directing course. The short...

“Daisy Jones and the Six” is a television show released on Amazon Prime based off of the book written by Taylor Jenkins Reid in 2019. The television show provides insight to many hard hitting topics such as addiction and discrimination against women during the time. The show features music performed by the band in the show on an album called “Aurora” that is available on all streaming platforms.

‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ takes on fresh perspective of old stories

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager March 27, 2023

When I initially heard that “Daisy Jones and the Six” was becoming a television series I was skeptical. Now, I love cheesy drama-filled television shows more than anyone, but the idea of a “musical...

Kylie Jenner’s bold faux lion head accessory upset many animal activists, prompting reflection upon how much animal cruelty has influenced the fashion industry.

Oscars do modern fashion justice post-Jenner’s Paris Fashion Week outfit scandal

Elle Vail ’23, Newsletter Editor March 23, 2023

It was on Jan. 22 when Kylie Jenner entered the red carpet of Paris Fashion Week 2023. Jenner sported a black gown by Schiaparelli accented with a life-like faux lion head by Daniel Rose Berry. Backlash...

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