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Staples Cribs

Staples Cribs

April 15, 2011

By Farrel Levenson '11 & Jackie Kerames '12 Features Editor & Staff Writer A house is not a home – but a room can be so much more than just a place to sleep. Check out what some Stapleites have done to make their Cribs express their unique personalities.    Zach Levins '12: The Dugout What makes his room special: It’s a sh...

What If Harry Potter Smoked? Cigarettes On Screen May Influence Teens

What If Harry Potter Smoked? Cigarettes On Screen May Influence Teens

December 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Recently, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) decided that any character smoking in a film will now be taken into consideration when a film is being rated. According to an article from Gulf Weekly, the rule used to be that films containing scenes in which teenagers smoked illegally were i...

Dealing With Internet Predators

November 12, 2010

1. What should you do if you are contacted by an online predator? Try and capture their IP Address either on your command prompt screen or capture the page by hitting print screen on your keyboard then saving it to your desktop. Save all IM chats, videos or pictures that are sent to you. Use that in...

Math Department Introduces-Nspired New Calculator

Math Department Introduces-Nspired New Calculator

October 1, 2010

Amanda Piccolino ’12 Staff Writer Texas Instruments new TI-Nspire calculator is expected by many to be the vehicle to mathematic success. Equipped with a touchpad and alpha keyboard, the updated TI is a significant departure from all previous calculators and could potentially become a standardized tool for Staples math students. At a cost of $159 each, the highend calculators are...

Don’t Stop the Beat: ‘10 Leaves Staples Musical Legacy

Robert Mathis '10, graduating June 23, thinks the

June 23, 2010

  Petey Menz '11 Executive Editor The rock bands of Westport— Bluebird Handwriting, Mind on the Moon, Max ‘n’ Jeffrey, Big Screen Actors, Purple Monks, or the now defunct Sleeping Giants— don’t have much in common, except that they are all largely composed of members of ...

Olympics 2010: Viewer Discretion Advised

Nodar Kumaritashvili (above holding flag) was an admirable member of the Georgian Olympic team | Photo by s.yume

March 9, 2010

Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Managing Editor I was sitting on the couch, harmlessly translating some Spanish vocabulary words on my laptop, while the 7:30 p.m. Olympic coverage was on in the background. It was the first day of the 2010 Winter Olympics and my family was excitedly awaiting the first report of the events. Unable to multitask sufficiently, I could only tune into bits of the coverage, and when I heard something alo...

British Import ‘Fish Tank’ Crosses the Pond With Fantastic Results

The British actor Katie Jarvais pauses during an intense scene in the British indie film “Fish Tank,” directed by Andrea Arnold. | Photo courtesy of allmoviephoto

February 24, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer Chances are, you have not heard much about the British indie film, "Fish Tank," which was released in limited theaters several weeks ago. If you have heard anything, there is a pretty big chance you have heard some overwhelming praise. I would like to join in...

Amazon’s Kindle 2: A Simple, Convenient Way to Read

Eric Wessan '10 is one of Staples' most frequent Kindle users. | Photo by Ross Gordon '11

October 7, 2009

Reading a book a day can be an expensive habit. When Eric Wessan ’10 used to travel, he would have to load numerous books into a backpack, adding unnecessary weight to his journey. Thanks to Amazon’s Kindle, Wessan can now carry over 1500 books with him on a single 10-ounce device that is merely .3...

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