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Ellery Bodell ’22 writes and produces their own music, as well as performs in front of live audiences, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ellery Bodell continues passion for songwriting professionally

Anna Diorio '23, Paper Arts Editor May 25, 2021

As a community that prides itself in the musical arts, it’s no surprise that there are young, talented musicians in Westport looking to make their dreams a reality. Many aspiring artists pursuing their...

Orphenians concerts cannot occur as they have in previous years such as in this performance at the Levitt Pavilion last year. Orphenians will miss performing to a live audience, which is a favorite part of the choir for many.

Orphenians harmonize despite COVID-19 restrictions

Karina Murray '22, Blue Staff Paper News Editor October 6, 2020

As the curtains closed hastily on last years’ theater and choral programs due to the shut down of schools, Staples’ musicians wondered optimistically what the 2020-2021 school year would entail for...

Ben Roland ‘19, a familiar face at the Variety Show, performs for the in front of the student-packed audience.

Variety show displays Staples students’ talent

Remi Levitt '21 May 15, 2019

From juggling acts to full student rock bands, the Staples variety show is home to a plethora of interesting performances. On Monday, April 8, Staples students had the opportunity to try out to be a part...

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Karaoke Friday at Staples defeats purpose of library

Lucy Arrow '21 December 3, 2018

When the second lunch bell rings, I finish my lunch and walk to the library to finish homework. I sit down at an empty table, unpack my materials and work on my assignments. About 30 seconds in, I hear...

“Midnight Sun” lacks originality

“Midnight Sun” lacks originality

April 8, 2018

By Erin Lynch '18 When I heard Bella Thorne was starring in a movie about a girl who cannot go outside, the first thing I thought was: they are copying the plot of “Everything, Everything.” “Midnight...

“Trolls” Sings its Way into Moviegoers’ Hearts

“Trolls” Sings its Way into Moviegoers’ Hearts

Kate Lewis, Staff Writer November 13, 2016

Chock full of kid-friendly storylines, a killer cast, and entertaining musical numbers, this whimsical animated movie musical will have the whole family dancing in their seats. “Trolls” is a simple...

Staples alum secures “The Voice” victory

Staples alum secures “The Voice” victory

Kaila Finn, Staff Writer May 29, 2016

After months of support and anticipation from the community, Staples graduate Alisan Porter took to “The Voice” stage on Tuesday, May 25 to claim her trophy. In describing the winning moment, Staples...

Drew Angus ’07 claims a golden ticket to Hollywood

Drew Angus ’07 claims a golden ticket to Hollywood

Kacey Hertan , Business Manager March 8, 2016

American Idol Drew Angus ’07 earned a golden ticket to Hollywood from American Idol judges Harry Connick, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban for the current and final season of the show. “To be validated...

Caroline Didelot ’15, Colin McKechnie ’17 and Jordan Goodness ’16 all perform a number from “Where the Love Begins”

The love begins at Toquet Hall

Zach McCarthy, Web News Editor April 13, 2015

Toquet Hall was alive and electric Saturday night as several Staples performers came forth to lend their encouragement (and their talents) to a great local cause: the funding and production of “Where...

Orphenians prepare for their upcoming concert on Feb. 23, which will raise funds for their chance to perform in San Francisco with the famous men’s choir, Chanticleer.

Orphenians and Broadway pros take the Staples stage

Renee Weisz, Staff Writer February 13, 2015

Everyone knows that the Staples Orphenians shine, but on Monday, Feb. 23 the stage will ignite with not only Staples stars, but also Broadway stars, in a benefit concert directed by Staples alum and Broadway’s...

A Capella club brings glee to students

A Capella club brings glee to students

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer December 9, 2014

“Glee” and “Pitch Perfect” are filled to the brim with songs performed by a cappella groups. A cappella, a style of music consisting entirely of vocals, has made its way from the big...

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