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The Grammys 2024 had highs and lows, per usual.

The Grammys 2024 were predictable, but fun

Jack Robinson '26, Web Opinions Editor February 17, 2024

The Grammys were, as predicted, a hot mess. For a three and a half hour show, only nine awards were handed out, leaving a whopping 85 awards to be shafted and handed out in the preshow. The show read more...

The film is currently only available in theaters, after arriving in cinemas nationwide on Nov. 3.

Flipping the script: ‘Priscilla’ redefines the Elvis narrative

Ella Harrington ’25, Web News Editor December 7, 2023

At the end of most movies, when the lights flicker back to life in the theater, a usual wave of applause and smiles typically follows. Yet director Sofia Coppola’s last venture, “Priscilla,” elicited...

The 66th Grammy Awards will take place Feb. 4, 2024, with artists such as Taylor Swift and SZA sweeping the nominations.

Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift should lead Grammy wins

Alexandra Gaines '25, Creative Director December 6, 2023

Nominations for the 66th annual Grammy awards, which celebrate the biggest names and work in the music industry over the past year, were announced on Nov. 10. While every nominee has displayed clear musical...

Duplicit rocks Toquet Hall in collaboration with Staples skate club to fundraise money to renovate the skate park. The skate club held this fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. where they also sold baked goods from Granola Bar.

Skate club with Dulcit, The Corduroys rock Toquet Hall for a good cause

Samantha Sandrew '25, Associate Web Manager November 20, 2023

Deep in the town, hidden away in an alley, bright light flares through the window into the depths of the night sky. You walk in, and pause as you are hit with the sound of loud drums and blaring bass....

Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album, “GUTS,” features 12 tracks that range from depressing heartbreak ballads to rock anthems.

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ proves shockingly good artistic evolution

Alex Gaines ’25, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

When Olivia Rodrigo released her first single, “drivers license,” in 2021, she immediately shot to stardom, as the song hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 made Rodrigo the youngest artist to ever...

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 Grammy awards continue to reward performers who audiences agree shouldn’t have won their respective trophies. Additionally, the voting system for this award show is elusive and many people are starting to question if the unknown judges are qualified to make these decisions on music’s biggest night.

Grammy awards prove ineffective, fail to reward true success

Rachel Olefson ’25, Web News Editor February 17, 2023

After turning on the Grammy awards this year, you probably heard the same, tired victory speech repeated several times, ironically sounding like a broken record: “I’d like to thank my parents, my kids...

Album cover of “Let’s Start Here” as well as a ranking system (either good, great or bad)

Lil Yachty shocks students, music industry with experimental album ‘Let’s Start Here’

Cameron Almonte '23, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

Lil Yachty released his long awaited album “Let's Start Here” on Friday, Jan. 27 and blew his previous 2021 album “Michigan Boy Boat” out of the water. The album is a complete flip from his previous...

This is my rating for all of the songs in the album. If you want to listen, the link is the spotify link in the graphic.

Trippie Redd’s album ‘Mansion Musik’ disappoints

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

A week ago today, rapper Trippie Redd notified the public on his Instagram account that he would drop his fifth hit album, “Mansion Musik,” which contains 25 songs. His eerie Instagram post was a teaser...

Thomas Nowak ’25 shares accordion skills

Thomas Nowak ’25 shares accordion skills

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

This is one of the better albums that I have listened to. I only wish that there were more songs in the album.

Metro’s new album “Heroes & Villains” exceeded extremely high expectations

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Hit rapper Metro Boomin announced Nov. 28, 2022 on Instagram that he would drop his album “Heroes & Villains.” Instantaneously this was followed up with a multitude of different posts from Metro,...

Youth struggles with Kanye West’s recent anti-semitism

Youth struggles with Kanye West’s recent anti-semitism

Cassidy Gutman ’25, Staff Writer December 6, 2022

Kanye West has recently been banned from Twitter and Instagram following anti-black and antisemitic remarks he made over the past few months. Additionally, Adidas announced that they would end their partnership...

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