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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...

As Spotify’s motivating playlists further disappoint, here are four hits that are sure to break your record no matter the workout.

The final four: workout songs, guaranteed record-breakers

Ellie Vail '23, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

With your heart beating, legs racing, music blasting and sweat dripping down your face, you’re so close to beating your record time… when Spotify’s noteworthy “Workout Mix” lets you down with...

Two Staples students received All-National Honors, making them the top performing high school musicians in the country. The musicians will travel to National Harbor, Maryland to participate in a prestigious ensemble where they will showcase their talents in the annual ANHE program showcase taking place at the beginning of November this year.

Staples musicians receive ‘All-National Honors,’ deemed top high school musician in country

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director September 30, 2022

Staples High School has long been recognized for its outstanding music program, demonstrating excellence in all of its ensembles and across a variety of instrument families. But what makes Staples music...

Students in AP Music Theory during period 4, featured in the middle of a busy day with Mr. Giampietro and Ms. Mascaro. Photograph by Audrey Curtis

AP Music Theory blends creativity, challenge for musically gifted students

Charlotte Berner ’25 and Audrey Curtis ’25 , Staff Writer and Web Features Editor September 20, 2022

Staples High School is known for its award winning music programs: the band, the orchestra and  the chorus. But what course displays it all? AP Music Theory.  The AP Music Theory course provides students...

Some students plan their schedules to make sure they get enough credit early in their high school careers. Others cram their graduation credits in junior or senior year.

Students stress over art credits

Henry Watson '25, Staff Writer September 20, 2022

Imagine it’s senior year, you’re sitting in your car, looking at the credits you’ve collected throughout your time at Staples over the past four years. You know you’re close to graduation and can...

Classical music is a rich genre that is often overlooked by today’s youth—even within our own school community. At Staples, the Amati Chamber Orchestra (pictured) as well as the Stradivarius Chamber Orchestra receive little attention from administrators and students alike, reflecting the diminishing interest in classical music today.

An ode to classical music and its everlasting value

Julia Herlyn ’23, Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2022

Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Drake and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few, are not among the artists that frequent my personal playlists, unlike the majority of my peers. Instead? I’m a diehard fan...

Staples High School marches in the Memorial Day parade in 1971.

Staples band prepares for Memorial Day parade after long wait

Theresea Vandis '22, Business Manager May 11, 2022

  The Westport Memorial Day parade is a tradition which honors military personnel who have served in the United States armed forces. This year, the Staples Band plans to maintain a practice, many...

Sophie Alcyone ’22 (left) and Sasha Maskoff ’22 (right) attended the CAS Awards ceremony on April 5 in Plantsville, Connecticut. 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.

Seniors Maskoff, Alcyone, win 27th annual High School Arts Awards

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor May 6, 2022

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) recognized Sasha Maskoff ’22 and Sophie Alycone ’22 for their artistic excellence at the 27th Annual High School Arts Awards on April 5. The CAS awards...

Creators on Tik Tok commonly use the app to showcase their talents and skills, in order to make it big. They promote their small businesses and budding careers by using hashtags to get their videos onto peoples’ For You Pages.

TikTok serves as imperative scout for discovering new songwriters, small businesses

Izzy Sareen ʼ22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

In today’s day and age, everything seems to start with an online presence. To make it big in entertainment, it is crucial to have a large following on various forms of social media, with the newest imperative...

Coleman utilizes music creation as an outlet and has experience expressing himself both individually and collaboratively.

Coleman fuels music passion to new level

Chloe Murray '22, Public Relations Director May 2, 2022

Music is present in almost every part of modern day life. From the song we wake up to, to the tune we drive to school with, to the music we automatically turn on when we pull out our earbuds and listen...

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