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Newest Superhero Entry “Thor” Is No Modern Marvel

Newest Superhero Entry “Thor” Is No Modern Marvel

May 18, 2011

Oh, how times have changed. When I first heard the news that Kenneth Branagh was slated to direct the Marvel Studios summer blockbuster “Thor,” based on the classic comic book series, I nearly did a double take. First off, for those who aren’t familiar with Branagh, you might recognize him as Gi...

Idol Dreaming

Idol Dreaming

November 12, 2010

She ate her bacon-egg-and cheese sandwich and applied her pink lipstick. She was provided hair and makeup. She then proceeded to sing “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” on stage in front of couple hundred people. This isn’t referencing KT Tunstall, or any other famous singer for that matter, rather,...

Inklings Review: Kid Cudi's 'Man on the Moon 11: The Legend of Mr. Rager'

Inklings Review: Kid Cudi's 'Man on the Moon 11: The Legend of Mr. Rager'

November 12, 2010

Mike Nussbaum '11 Web Managing Editor Kid Cudi’s sophomore album “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager” is a head-turner, although it may not seem so at first. Cudi’s lyrics mixed with his unique beats make for an enjoyable experience that is so revolutionary and so different from his last alb...

Productivity or Anger Management? The RateMyTeachers.com Controversy

Productivity or Anger Management? The RateMyTeachers.com Controversy

October 16, 2010

One of the largest discussions that seems to circulate all year long among the Staples student body is which teachers one has received on his or her schedule. Some students hear about “good” and “bad” teachers by word of mouth. Others embrace the technology of the 21st century. They ...

A Guide to Freshman Year

September 14, 2010

Jordon Shenhar '13 Web Features Editor For most of us, today marks a return to the mundane routines of our everyday school lives. But for this year’s incoming class of freshmen, today is a new beginning. Almost everyone remembers dreading the first day of freshman year. Not only are freshmen goi...

Academic Intentions: Looking Back

Graphic by Carolyn Chen '12

June 23, 2010

Victor Hollenberg Class of 2010 Accepting failure is never easy. From a young age, we are taught— both by our society and by our peers— to strive for success to the detriment of everything else that matters. Messing up simply isn’t an option. That’s the culture I bought into from my very first day in t...

Farrel’s Top Ten Arena Tips

Farrel's Top Ten Arena Tips

June 16, 2010

Farrel Levenson '11 Features Editor Prioritize. If you really want Teacher A, and your life depends on it, you better first go to the booth for Teacher A. And go back. And again. And Again. Maybe the planets will align and a spot will open up. 2. Girls- cry. This isn’t 100 percent effective,...

Westport Struggles to Bring Back Local Theater

Photo courtesy of SXC

April 8, 2010

Jon Loeb '11 A&E Editor Forty years ago, Westport had five movie theaters in town. Four of these movie theaters were in the downtown area- one was owned by the local Joselloff family- and another was dedicated to foreign films. Today, none of these movie theaters exist. There are theaters locate...

DMV Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

Graphic by Jay Tsai '12

March 30, 2010

Isaac Stein ’12 Staff Writer I don’t trust the government. That being said, a routine function such as applying for a learner’s permit ought to be a relatively smooth process. Unfortunately, the red tape at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles is so thick it might take a horror film chai...

Homeland Insecurity: Campus Protection May Be Inadequate

Graphic by Bryan Schiavone '13

March 26, 2010

Eliza Hamburger ’10 Opinions Editor Staples security is not a joke. Well, at least it’s not supposed to be. There is very little that you can get away with here, and believe me I have tried. You can’t leave campus without a pass and not be stopped by security, and you can’t skip a class without being tracked down by your friendly gr...

DMV Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

Graphic by Jay Tsai '12

March 26, 2010

Issac Stein '12 Staff Writer I don’t trust the government. That being said, a routine function such as applying for a learner’s permit ought to be a relatively smooth process. Unfortunately, the red tape at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles is so thick it might take a horror ...

An Untrustworthy Groundhog

Graphic by Leah Bitsky '12

February 28, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 Staff Writer Overall, I’m a huge animal lover, being a vegetarian and all, but I really just want to brutally hurt the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, both physically and mentally. He just had to see his shadow once again. Six more weeks of heinous winter. Ok, that’s just obnoxious. I just hate winter—yes, I know hate is a strong word,...

Some Empathy For Number Four

Some Empathy For Number Four

February 24, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Features Editor The result was so incredibly fitting, but so cruel. Everyone saw the play developing. The Vikings were on the Saints 40 yard line, seconds away from their first super bowl appearance in over ten years. Brett Favre was playing as well as ever, leading the team on one l...

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