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Students Attend Meadows Music Festival

October 20, 2016

By: Molly Liebergall '17 and Max Appell '18

[Sept. 2016 Arts] Preparing for Meadows: Your #1 Guide

October 11, 2016

By Madison Sell '18 and Thomas Nealon '17 Planning on going to the Meadows Music and Arts festival this October? The Meadows is a two day music festival in the heart of New York City starting on Oct. 1 and ending on Oct. 2. Here is a guide on how to go about what may be one of the most enjoyable an...

Ten best songs for the summer

Ten best songs for the summer

Megan Doyle, Web Opinions Editor

June 9, 2016

The Song of the Summer is the one song that seems to follow you everywhere. It’s the world-dominating track that happens to sound better before the leaves turn. These first two tracks are examples of past summer songs, Fancy - Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX Before everyone found out that Iggy was a...

Forgette Rocks Out to the Beat of his Band

Forgette Rocks Out to the Beat of his Band

Julia Rosier, Features Editor

June 7, 2016

Whether it’s teaching math or engaging with his students, Anthony Forgette always has time to rock out with his band, 1974. Forgette is a dedicated member of the rock band 1974 along with his old friends, Tim Moore, Gary Dionne, Adam Clymer and Parker Hu. The band, 1974, was created and has been...

Prayer is in session: Chance the Rapper releases new album ‘Coloring Book’

Prayer is in session:  Chance the Rapper releases new album ‘Coloring Book’

Channing Smith, Creative Director

May 18, 2016

May 13 marked the end of a three year musical drought, as Chance the Rapper dropped his first solo album since Acid Rap in 2013. Chancelor Bennett’s official artist name is Chance the Rapper, but his newest album, “Coloring Book,” proved he is also Chance the singer, jazz artist and preache...

Tori Kelly’s “Unbreakable Smile” tour left us with smiles

Tori Kelly’s “Unbreakable Smile” tour left us with smiles

Erin Lynch, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

Rising pop singer, Tori Kelly, performed her new album, “Unbreakable Smile” at Beacon Theatre, on Friday, April 29th. With a pair of sparkling shoes, a guitar, and her mesmerizing voice, Kelly put on a show for the 3,000 fans who were out of their seats, dancing. Beginning at 8 PM, teenagers...

Two documentaries paint the life and death of Kurt Cobain

Two documentaries paint the life and death of Kurt Cobain

Colette Lippman, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Even if you haven’t heard of  “Nirvana,” you’ve heard of the name Kurt Cobain. At the young age of 27, Cobain, the lead singer and guitarist of the famous rock band “Nirvana,” committed suicide. As his death is still romanticized in the news today, many documentaries have been made in regards...

Laifer marches to the beat of his own synthetic drum

Laifer marches to the beat of his own synthetic drum

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Attention all Soundcloud users: there is a new jam you have to add to your tracks, playlists or reposts. Remy Laifer ’17, Staples Players actor and vocalist, has released three songs on Soundcloud and has shown that his talents stretch even further than his singing, dancing and acting abilities. On...

Governor’s Ball weekend brings new trends to the millennial eye

Governor’s Ball weekend brings new trends to the millennial eye

Julia Greenspan ’16 & Jane Levy ’16, Staff Writers

May 6, 2016

On June 3, Randall’s Island Park, home to the annual Governors Ball (Gov Ball) Music Festival, will be bumping with beats dropped by M83 and Galantis, ringing with raps delivered by Kanye West and vibrating with guitar solos from Of Monsters and Men. But what should you wear when crowd surfing to The...

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Death of Prince shocks fans and admirers

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016

The world-renowned singer known as Prince passed away on April 21 at his estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.  After paramedics attempted to perform CPR on him to no avail, he was officially pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. He was 57 years old. Fans within the Staples community were alarmed to hear the news of h...

Tidal splashes on the beach of Staples

Tidal splashes on the beach of Staples

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016

The ways people discover and get their music is always evolving. First, people exclusively used iTunes; however, as Spotify and Soundcloud have become more prominent among Staples students, there is a new kid on the block. Tidal, founded by esteemed rapper Jay Z, offers over 25 million songs and 85,000 music videos and gives unlimited streaming for a monthly ...

Hunting for the best Spotify tracks: Spotify connoisseur offers tips and tricks

Hunting for the best Spotify tracks: Spotify connoisseur offers tips and tricks

Emily Olrik, Features Editor

March 18, 2016

Did your boyfriend just break up with you? Did you fail a test? Are you sad? Are you ready for the weekend? Yep, there’s a song for that. As a teenager I’ve had many highs and lows and I can attribute them all to a particular Spotify song. When you find that perfect Spotify song or pla...

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