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Walkers Beat Wheels to Get to School on Time

Walkers Beat Wheels to Get to School on Time

April 6, 2010

Rachel Chernok '10 A&E Editor There is nothing like sitting in the never ending line of traffic on North Avenue at 7:25 a.m., knowing there is absolutely no way of getting to class on time. Yet once in awhile, a walker is spotted. From the distance, it seems impossible for that person to get ...

Anime Club Will Go to Boston for Conference

Anime Club Will Go to Boston for Conference

April 1, 2010

Members of the Staples Anime Club will go to Boston, Mass. this upcoming weekend for an annual conference to celebrate Japanese animation, comics, and pop culture with other anime fans. “[At the conference], we will be able to watch television series, go to anime panels, observe anime costuming, see screenings of new anime show...

Ballroom Dance Club Brings the Beat to the Hallways

March 28, 2010

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-in-Chief At a regular professional studio, a ballroom dance lesson can cost up to $75 for only 45 minutes. However, Anya Kostenko ’12 and Anastasia Kulikova ’11 are bringing the same instruction to Staples students for free! The two dancers started the Ballroom Dance Club,...

Students Consider Pros & Cons of Joining Military

Students Consider Pros & Cons of Joining Military

March 26, 2010

Ed Hickson '11 Staff Writer By junior and senior year, most students are considering or are preparing to go to college following graduation from high school. However, there are sometimes one or two students who choose to reject the pressures of college acceptance by committing to the armed forces. T...

Under the Sea: Staples Students Scuba Dive During Vacations

Under the Sea: Staples Students Scuba Dive During Vacations

March 26, 2010

Suzanne Kleine '11 Features Editor Some students don’t stop after snorkling, and continue their underwater adventures in a different way: scuba diving. Many of those who scuba dive say that they have loved water since they were little. Scuba diving, for Perri Moeller ’10, is a family thing, and vacation can be planned around a great destination for scub...

Local Family Rescues Man’s Best Friend

Local Family Rescues Man’s Best Friend

March 26, 2010

Stevie Klein '12 Web Features Editor Callie Loparo ’12 has always grown up with dogs. Whether it was a pit-bull, husky mix or Chow mix, the dogs were all from shelters. The six dogs she owns now are also from shelters. Not only has she and her mother rescued these dogs, but they in fact rescue dogs for oth...

Staples Students Set Sail

Staples Students Set Sail

March 26, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Staff Writer On Mar. 15, the Staples Sailing team began a new season. With head coach Mark Jacobi working hard, captains Grace Lewis '10 and Sebastian Hein '10 are looking to improve their sailors to new levels. “Personally, I’m most excited about getting the team outside of Fairfield County because by sailing other team...

Saugatuck Rowers: Practice Rain or Shine

March 26, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 Web News Editor The weather is cold, rainy, and foggy. Through their rain-streaked windowshields, drivers see pedestrians huddled under umbrellas, windowshield wipers flashing, and.... rowers? Susan Greenberg ‘11, a rower for 17 seasons at the Saugatuck Rowing Club (SRC), decided to take up the sport after always envyi...

Hooked on Hookah

March 26, 2010

Devin Skolnick '11 & Sammy Warshaw '12 Web Features Editor & Staff Writer It invades your Facebook news feeds. It's seen at parties. It even moonlights as a best friend's fake lamp. It’s hookah. According to Dictionary.com, a hookah is “a tobacco pipe with a long, flexible...

Problem Solving: A Standard for Staples Students

Problem Solving: A Standard for Staples Students

March 26, 2010

A student stares at a nonsensical problem on a math test. He had studied all week, and had participated in class. But once face–to–face with the test itself, he could not solve this one problem. The method of trying solutions and mentally figuring out what to do with an unknown problem is referred to as problem solving. And ...

Built to Last: Staples High School Deemed Safe from Fire

Built to Last: Staples High School Deemed Safe from Fire

March 24, 2010

Michael Nussbaum '11 Sports Editor When a person walks into a building, rarely do they ever check to see if it is fire safe. Fire Inspector for the Westport Fire Department,  Nate Gibbons, explained how Staples High School, in particular,“meets the standards for fire safety.” Gibbons, who first s...

Moody Forcasts

Moody Forcasts

March 12, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Staff Writer Recently, the weather of Westport has thrown most residents off-guard. From the sudden snow-days in almost March and the surprising warm afternoons in late February, the weather really does have a mind of it’s own. Besides the obvious benefits like, cancellations...

Understanding Adoption

Understanding Adoption

March 12, 2010

Alicia Lourekas '12 Staff Writer While some high school students begin their search for colleges, some teenagers are on a different kind of search. A search for their biological parents. According to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, just over 2 percent of all American children are adopted. But, for the other 98 percent, it may be hard to understand what an adopted child g...

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