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Senior traditions passing me by

The fall of senior year comes with all kinds of traditions. There’s the first day of school, spirit week, motorcade and the homecoming football game. At Staples, it sometimes seems as though we are living in a movie, with all of the stereotypically American high school traditions, with the posters for senior days, color wars…

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Say “Hello” to “Hello Dolly!”

On November 14 at 7:30 pm, Staples Players performed the opening night of “Hello Dolly,” their first production of the 2014-2015 school year. A musical comedy that takes place at the turn of the twentieth century, the show tells the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry the well known half -millionaire, Horace Vandergelder….

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Inklings: now on the go due to new app

There is now truly an app for everything as Inklings proudly launched their app for mobile devices, Inklings-News, on Nov. 17. The app, created by Dylan Diamond ’17, allows Inklings’ articles to be brought to reader’s fingertips with the swipe of a thumb. Inklings-News App enables people to view on their phone all articles posted…

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Shown above, Whitney is sworn in as a board member on Jan. 8, 2009. She was elected chairwoman in 2012.
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Elaine Whitney resigns as chairwoman, remains on Board

Staples doesn’t run itself. Elaine Whitney, a Yale and Northwestern alum and a resident of Westport for over thirteen years, has stepped down as Board of Education (BOE) chairwoman. She held the position for the last two years. On Nov. 17, at the school board’s annual meeting, Whitney formally announced her resignation. She plans to…

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Running on the track (from left to right) Connor Teran ’17, Zak Ahmad ’17, James Lewis ’16 and Luis Cruz ’15 work on their times during varsity track’s practice. The team placed second in the recent FCIAC competition.
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Staples takes a peek at winter sports

This winter season, Staples sports are shaping up to feature some marquee teams that are looking to last deep into the post-season come championship time.   Girls’ and boys’ track and field   The Staples boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams are ready to tear up the track come the winter season.  Co-captain Luis Cruz…

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Aishah Avdiu '17, a member of the girls' varsity field hocker team, sports her senior day gear.
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Teams honor seniors in grand fashion

Girls decked out in vibrant shirts blow their whistles as their senior teammates arrive at the cafeteria. A luxurious breakfast awaits them along with gift bags full of expensive goodies. This is a typical scene from a girls’ sport Senior Day. Not to mention the classy posters. Celebrating seniors on sports teams is a tradition…

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Staples and Greenwich battle on Thanksgiving

For 93 years now, Americans have maintained the tradition of watching professional football games on Thanksgiving.  At Staples, there is a similar tradition; the Wreckers football team challenges Greenwich to a crucial end-of-the-season game on Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of the Thanksgiving football game dates back to the year 2000, when Coach Marce Petroccio made…

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Athletes debate the safety of turf fields

What does Jinny Parker field, Staples Stadium and the field at MetLife Stadium all have in common?  They’re made of turf, and they might be more dangerous than their grass counterparts. The turf fields located at Staples are crumb rubber fields, made up of reused, shredded tires.  A study conducted by Environment and Human Health,…

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Panzer works on his arm at Staples Field. The junior currently plays for one of Baseball U's fall travel teams
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Panzer committed to University of Maryland as a junior

Baseball star Nathan Panzer ’16 recently committed to the University of Maryland and is “extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a Maryland Terp.” Though he started playing in the yard, Panzer quickly progressed to playing Little League with his step-brother, Andrew Ingber ’16. However, his passion for the game really sparked after taking home…

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