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Tweet-On: Twitter Invades Staples

Tweet-On: Twitter Invades Staples

November 24, 2009

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor CORRECTION APPENDED Created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, the social networking site Twitter suddenly became a worldwide phenomenon this year. What separates Twitter from most social networking sites is that it functions simply as a status updater. Mini-statuses, called “tweets...

The Science of Vampire Lore: A Conversation with Dr. Nick Morgan, Physics and ASR Teacher

November 17, 2009

Haris Durrani '11 Opinions Editor There’s a lot of math and science to vampire lore, according to Dr. Nick Morgan, a physics and Authentic Scientific Research (ASR) teacher, some of which provides proof that the usual method of siring and biting victims is impossible for more than about thirty ye...

Vampires in Science

November 17, 2009

Haris Durrani '11 Opinions Editor Vampires are scary. They suck blood. They have persisted through mythology, books, and movies for years. But what’s scarier is they aren’t as bound to fiction as we might think – there are some cases in science where nature adopts vampire-like behavior. ...

Suburban Dictionary: What does popular website say about Westport, Conn.?

Suburban Dictionary: What does popular website say about Westport, Conn.?

November 13, 2009

Sammy Hardy '11 Staff Writer   What is Westport known for? Most residents would like to think that this town is known for its educational system, for its beautiful landscapes, and perhaps for the fact that the late Paul Newman was a longtime resident.  However, looking at the definition ...

Robotics Teams Tries for First Place… In The World

Robotics Teams Tries for First Place… In The World

November 13, 2009

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Staff Writer   The robotics team is back in action with more goals and accomplishments to fulfill.  They are wasting no time preparing to compete, as they are hoping to do even better than last year. Last year the robotics team competed in three regional qualifying...

Vampire Blood Gets Watered Down

November 13, 2009

Robert Mathis '10 Staff Writer In the olden days, the fads ignited by youthful generations became relics of pop culture; for instance, the hula-hoop, the Rubiks cube, and, to a lesser extent, the Furby are all examples of items fondly remembered for capturing the imagination and hearts of the children...

A “New Moon” Rises… “Twilight” Sequel Arrives Nov. 20

A “New Moon” Rises… “Twilight” Sequel Arrives Nov. 20

November 13, 2009

Stevie Klein '12 Web Features Editor   For 130 minutes on Nov. 20, 2009, “Twilight” fans will be enchanted as the second book, “New Moon,” comes to life on the big screen. Directed by Chris Weitz and starring the original cast including Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Robert Patti...

My True Life Obsession… With Bloodsuckers

November 13, 2009

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-in-Chief I can admit it: I’m addicted. I have fallen prey to the vampire obsession that has been sweeping across the country for a few years. It started out innocently, I swear. A six-hour bus ride, a drained iPod battery and my sister’s copy of the first “Twil...

Rogers Adapts to New Job in Social Studies Department

Rogers Adapts to New Job in Social Studies Department

November 4, 2009

Grace Shay ’10 Managing Editor In room 1033, the eager sophomores in Rob Rogers’ U.S. History class settle into clumps around the tables in the computer lab. “Who is ready to peer review right now?” asks Rogers, who also teaches Western Humanities. “Raise your hand.” Dutifully, the students prepare to share and edit their essays with their classmates at their computers, as Rogers, wh...

Irena Sendler Feature

Irena Sendler Feature

October 30, 2009

Leah Bitsky Staff Writer Irena Sendler past away recently; very few people knew her story. She lived in Warsaw, Germany during World War II as a practicing Catholic and worked as a social worker for an organization called Żegota and the Polish Underground Railroad. Growing up, Sendler was always simp...

Local Celebrity, Ellen Kempner, Looks to the Future

Local Celebrity, Ellen Kempner, Looks to the Future

October 30, 2009

Stevie Klein '12 Web Features Editor    On October 23, 2009, singer-song writer, Ellen Kempner '12, performed a live show from the media lab that could be heard through the Staples radio station, along with channel 78.   Kempner, who’s been playing guitar since she was seven, and singi...

ACT Gains Popularity Among Students

ACT Gains Popularity Among Students

October 30, 2009

Mike Nussbaum '11 Sports Editor   The SAT is the test that dominates all others with its college implications…or so we thought. As of 2007, all four–year colleges now accept not only the SAT, but the ACT as well, which makes it no surprise that over the past few years, more and more s...

Alum to Afghanistan: Brandon Arias ’06 Graduates from Staples to the Army

Alum to Afghanistan: Brandon Arias ’06 Graduates from Staples to the Army

October 30, 2009

Lucas Hammerman '11 News Editor   Brandon Arias ’06 grew up in Westport. He attended Long Lots Elementary School, Bedford Middle School, and then proceeded to graduate from Staples in 2006. Today, he has joined a larger community. After attending two years in college, Arias enlisted in the Army as a medic, or in army lingo, 68W Healthcare Specialist. He...

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