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The Sounding Literary Magazine Coordinates The Resounding Memories Contest

December 8, 2009

Staples students have the reputation of excelling academically; creative writing is just another pastime that they shine in. In order to recognize the creative writers within the student body, The Soundings Literary Magazine coordinates The Resounding Memories Contest. The 2009-10 school year marks...

Guidance Stresses Importance of First Quarter Grades for Seniors

Guidance Stresses Importance of First Quarter Grades for Seniors

December 8, 2009

Phil Huber '11 Staff Writer Now that the first marking period has ended, some seniors have submitted applications to the universities of their choice. This would apply to students who have chosen early decision and early action deadlines, often Nov. 1 or earlier. Many of these students have been required to submit their first quarter grades to the schools they’ve applied to. However, some confusion rema...

Smoker’s Choice: Poll Shows Students Feel Marijuana Is More Socially Acceptable than Cigarettes

Smoker’s Choice: Poll Shows Students Feel Marijuana Is More Socially Acceptable than Cigarettes

December 8, 2009

Sam Freeman '11 and Stevie Klein '12 Web A&E Editor and Web Features Editor  Thirty years ago, students could often be seen sneaking out of school during their free periods and ducking outside the cafeteria for a quick smoke.  Today, the next generation of students has extinguished its cig...

New World Order: Proposed Social Studies Curriculum Will Be Less Focused on US History, More World–Oriented

New World Order: Proposed Social Studies Curriculum Will Be Less Focused on US History, More World–Oriented

December 4, 2009

Staff Writer Alix Neenan ’12 The Westport Public School system has always emphasized American history. Students take three years of United States history in middle school, another year in high school, and some students choose to AP U.S. History or AP U.S. Government and Politics. However, there is cur...

Trend Alert: Romper Tuesday

Trend Alert: Romper Tuesday

December 2, 2009

Juniors Dani McGovern, Alanna Morton, and Daniela Ehrenwald show off their unique style of the romper. | Photo by Madeline Hardy '11 Juniors Dani McGovern, Alanna Morton, and Daniela Ehrenwald are kick-starting a new trend: the romper. The first Tuesday of every month has now been dubbed “Romper Tuesday” by McGovern, Morton, and Ehrenwald, and everyone is invited to join in on t...

Jets Keep Playoff Hopes Alive Against Panthers

Jets Keep Playoff Hopes Alive Against Panthers

November 30, 2009

Cole Tessler '11 Staff Writer The Jets finally ended their losing streak and revived playoff hopes with a win against the Panthers. Mark Sanchez had a solid performance throwing 13 -17 for 154 yards and was able to manage the game. However, there was a scary moment when Sanchez was holding his knee after an eight yard scramble. After a couple ...

The Return of H1N1 Causes Elevated Fear at Staples

The Return of H1N1 Causes Elevated Fear at Staples

November 29, 2009

Monica Mula Web Opinions Editor As cold weather approaches before the flu season officially begins, rumors of the spread of H1N1 are more rampant than the flu itself. While students estimate that up to 300 people have been absent in a single day, Nurse Alicia Casucci proves otherwise. “The absentee rate has fluctuated about 10%,” said Cas...

Wreckers Ground the Cardinals and Keep State Hopes Alive

Wreckers Ground the Cardinals and Keep State Hopes Alive

November 28, 2009

JJ Clarke '12 A&E Editor Staples football played the Greenwich Cardinals in the Thanksgiving classic on Thursday. The Wreckers dominated the first half, leading 21-14, Staples looked as though they had their state playoff berth in the bag. Matt Kelly ’10, was giving the Wreckers a strong running game with three touchdowns, as well as the d...

The Show Must Go On: Players Fight Against Swine

The Show Must Go On: Players Fight Against Swine

November 19, 2009

Madeline Hardy '11 Photography Editor Because of the numerous cases of swine flu amongst the cast members of the Staples Players production Guys and Dolls, some of the cast wore medical masks during the school day and rehearsal for the week between the shows. This  not only protects them from getting swine flu but creates humorous commentary on the issue...

High School Entrepreneurs Start Composting Business

High School Entrepreneurs Start Composting Business

November 13, 2009

Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Managing Editor At the end of last June, Casey Richardson ’10, Venetia Stanley ’10, Molly Pieper ’10 and Sasha Berns ’10 began their own business venture, a composting service called Soil Yourself Composting. The idea sprouted from Richardson’s research paper in which she studied urban agriculture. She was fascinated by...

Joseloff Defeats Anderson in Westport Election

Joseloff Defeats Anderson in Westport Election

November 13, 2009

Alix Neenan ’12 Staff Writer On Nov. 3, Democrat Gordon Joseloff was re-elected for a second term to the position of first selectman against Republican Gavin Anderson. Joseloff, who has been Westport’s first selectman since 2005, has many plans for the future. “I am going to continue to make Westport the greatest place to ...

Assumption Church holds Diversity Conference

Assumption Church holds Diversity Conference

November 13, 2009

Haris Durrani '11 Opinions Editor In places like Afghanistan and Pakistan, many children – particularly those living in poverty – attend madrasas, which provide food, shelter, and often the only educational options available. In Arabic, “madrasa” simply means school, but in th...

Briefs of the Week: Nov. 9

November 13, 2009

“Guys and Dolls” Show to Debut Staples Players will debut their adaptation of “Guys and Dolls” on Friday, Nov. 13. Cast and crew have spent countless hours rehearsing and constructing one of the largest sets in recent Players’ history. “Rehearsals are really hard work, but in the...

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