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The Conferencing Conflict

The Conferencing Conflict

January 22, 2010

Ed Hickson '11 Staff Writer Writing papers and essays has always been a part of the English curriculum. Writing is often challenging; this is where conferencing becomes a valuable asset. Conferencing is ultimately intended to improve all aspects of the students’ writing skills. “Conferencing is so personal,...

Aitkenhead Moves to Wakeman Farm

Aitkenhead Moves to Wakeman Farm

January 15, 2010

Michael Aitkenhead, an A.P. Environmental teacher, does what he can to cut down on energy use and promote the “green” lifestyle. He recycles, limits his food consumption, and bikes as his use of transportation as much as possible. Aitkenhead admits that “it feels futile and hypocritical at times to do those things and th...

NCL: Not (Your Average) Charity League

NCL: Not (Your Average) Charity League

January 10, 2010

Annie Nelson '11 Features Editor As much of the typical Staples student’s time is devoted to sports and extracurricular activities, it seems peculiar that few students—if only members themselves—know about the National Charity League (NCL). According to its website, NCL is a philanthropic org...

A Snap Back to Reality: Midterms

A Snap Back to Reality: Midterms

January 9, 2010

By Kelsey Landauer '11 Staff Writer The purpose of the December break is to provide a period of time for students to be able to travel, or host family members for holiday celebrations without the distraction of schoolwork and the perpetual stress that school induces. With the vacation time f...

The Burka Bares All

The Burka Bares All

January 9, 2010

Suzanne Kleine '11 Features Editor When Janine Atway ’10 got dressed, she decided to forgo her usual t-shirt and jeans. Instead, she threw on a burka: one of the most misunderstood items of clothing in our modern era. The burka is a dress most worn in the Middle East. It is famous for hiding th...

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Comes to Westport

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Comes to Westport

January 8, 2010

Devin Skolnick Web Features Editor The long-awaited opening of Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Westport is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12. The space at 534 Post Road East has been renovated and transformed from a former retail store to a red and white tiled themed restaurant. The article clippings ...

Wa Wa Wa! The Baby Project

Wa Wa Wa! The Baby Project

January 5, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager “Baby” weighs six to eight pounds and measures approximately 20 inches. Though, the resemblances to a human child do not end here. The robotic baby can cry throughout the entire night, and requires multiple diaper changes. For one weekend, students at Weston and Trumbull High Schools annually step into the role of a teenage parent and learn about the dif...

Grinding Your Gears: An Examination of the Teenage Dance Phenomenon

December 22, 2009

Sammy Warshaw ’12 and Kelsey Landaur ’12 Staff Writers The well-respected scholar Pretty Ricky once sang the words “Grind on me” in the 2005 hip-hop single. This one song addresses the popular form of dance known as “grinding” or “freaking.” This risqué dance is made up of a mal...

Medication, Therapy Fight Depression

December 22, 2009

Dana Rappaport ’11 Web Opinions Editor Approximately one in every eight adolescents suffers from depression each year. However, only 30 percent of these teens receive treatment for depression, by either medication or therapy.  According to WebMD.com, teens are capable of developing their depre...

The Truth Behind Depression in Teenagers

December 22, 2009

Lucas Hammerman ’10 & Emily Goldberg ’12 News Editor & Web Sports Editor I have been drinking a lot, and I have been dating a lot, and I have been doing things that I am really ashamed of. I started smoking, and I did a lot of things while I was drunk, or smoking weed, that I think I ...

Cut the Cost in Half with Self–Cut Hair

Cut the Cost in Half with Self–Cut Hair

December 22, 2009

Monica Mula ’10 Web Opinions Editor Hair makes a statement. A blue and red mohawk or a “high and tight” military cut is bound to say something different about the respective person sporting it. Hair has become a varied symbol of status and ideals for different types of people. Women schedule...

Does Size Really Matter? When Height Differences Pose Dating Pool Dilemmas

Does Size Really Matter? When Height Differences Pose Dating Pool Dilemmas

December 22, 2009

Sammy Hardy '11 Staff Writer They race toward each other, ready for a joyful embrace after an unbearable lunch period of separation.  But as they part from a brief hug and a kiss, he is the one left lingering on his tip-toes. There are couples in school with a significant height difference betwe...

Staying Thin to Fit In

Staying Thin to Fit In

December 16, 2009

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Web News Editor  The “perfect body” can have a variety of definitions depending on different people, but the one thing that is certain is that a lot of teenage girls want this. According to the National Institute on Media and the Family, at age thirteen, 53 percent of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." This grow...

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