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Tweet-On: Twitter Invades Staples

Image courtesy of Twitter

November 24, 2009
Filed under Features

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor CORRECTION APPENDED Created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, the social networking site Twitter suddenly became a worldwide phenomenon this year. What separates Twitter from most social networking sites is that it functions simply as a status updater. Mini-statuses, called “tweets...

My True Life Obsession… With Bloodsuckers

November 13, 2009
Filed under Features

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-in-Chief I can admit it: I’m addicted. I have fallen prey to the vampire obsession that has been sweeping across the country for a few years. It started out innocently, I swear. A six-hour bus ride, a drained iPod battery and my sister’s copy of the first “Twil...

Microsoft Answers iPod with Zune

Photo Courtesy of MaximumPC.com

October 30, 2009
Filed under Features

Melanie Mignucci '12 Video Editor Thank you, Microsoft, for finally creating a perfect product. Yes, Microsoft. The Zune HD, Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s iPod Touch, has proven that Microsoft can indeed make something both beautiful and functional. Let it first be known that I am a Mac junkie. I am writing– this article on a Mac, listening to music I...

Girls Wear Risque Halloween Costumes

October 30, 2009
Filed under Features

Farrel Levenson '11 & Eliza Hamburger '10 Opinion Editors Photos on Facebook the day after Halloween will undoubtedly show lots of smiles, lots of candy, and lots of leg.     Halloween night is fraught with girls in inappropriate costumes, from bumblebees to nurses, French maids to...

Top 5 Staples YouTube Videos

October 25, 2009
Filed under Arts

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Opinions Editor Between nightly homework, everyone is guilty of the YouTube break. It all starts with one video sent over Instant Message, or a link that someone posted as their Facebook status. Either way, from there, all hope is lost. One video lures you to “Related Videos” which...

BOE Answers Inklings Questions

Candidates Marpe, O'Day, McGovern and Whitney

October 23, 2009
Filed under News

Eric Essagof '12 Jordan Shenhar '13 Staff Writers It's good to know where the candidates for the Nov. 3 Board of Education election stand on the issues. Elaine Whitney and Michael O'Day are running on the Democratic ticket, while Jim Marpe and Michael J. McGovern are running on the ...

YouTube Leads to a Career for a 15 Year-Old

Justin Bieber Album Cover | Photo By www.facebook.com

October 21, 2009
Filed under Arts

Alicia Lourekas '12 Staff Writer After posting dozens of videos on YouTube, a website where people “broadcast themselves,” Justin Bieber a 15 year-old sensation racked up 10,000,000 in a month. His singing talent on YouTube started in 2007, when he sang renditions of artists such as Usher,...

Behind the ‘CrackBerry’

Berry Nice: Always with their Blackberrys in hand, these students show off the various models of the phone. | Photo by Meghan Prior '11

October 21, 2009
Filed under Features

A kid going to school without his or her BlackBerry is equal to forgetting to put on clothing before leaving the house. The BlackBerry smartphone, or “CrackBerry” as it is commonly known, is making its way into the palms of teenagers. The phone that was previously known as a business accessory is now g...

Superfans Look to Build in their Second Year

Staples super fans cheer on the boys soccer team in a recent FCIAC regular season game.

October 7, 2009
Filed under Sports

Rebecca Bobrrow '11 and Kate McNee '11 Staff Writer and Copy Editor The lush green of the Loeffler Field hill turned to white in a matter of thirty minutes as Stapleites congregated, energized by their own school spirit to watch what promised to be an exciting game. The student-run organization, Staples Superfans, kicked off i...

Madden Video Game Phenomenon Evolves

October 7, 2009
Filed under Sports

Matt Hawes '10 Staff Writer As the football season arrives, a group of Staples students celebrate the new time of year with the creation of their new Madden football league.   Read More »...

Banned Books Week Is Getting Old

October 2, 2009
Filed under Opinions

Haris Durrani '11 Opinions Editor   I am one of the few kids around without a Facebook account. I get plenty of laughs and weird looks for that. Nevertheless, while I personally don’t use Facebook, other people do – and sometimes for good reason.  So the fact that our school blocks Faceboo...

Staples Community Remembers Preston Hirten ’07

Preston dribbles the ball during a wreckers soccer game

September 17, 2009
Filed under News

Petey Menz '11 News Editor Alumn Preston Hirten ’07 passed away on Aug. 18 during his soccer practice at the University of Mary Washington. Hirten played varsity soccer for the Wreckers in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. “He was tough, fast, hard-nosed, loved everything about soccer,” soccer coach Dan Woog said. “He loved his teammates and everything about S...

Hot Wings: The Buffalo Wing Review

Hot Wings: The Buffalo Wing Review

May 15, 2009
Filed under Arts

Jesse Heussner '11 Features Editor For many, sports games and parties would not be complete without a healthy serving of Buffalo wings. Perhaps the most popular food around bars since their creation in 1964, Buffalo wings' addicting and fiery taste has caused an obsession among tons of people across t...

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