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Jets Make Statement Blowing Out the Raiders, 38-0

October 26, 2009

Cole Tessler '11 Staff Writer Raiders learned Sunday that reality is harsh as they got pummeled by the Jets 38-0 Before Sunday, the Raiders came up with a big upset beating the Eagles and some players were even talking post season. Raiders Defensive Lineman Richard Seymour said:  “You can mark...

Soccer Team Holds 5th Annual Quiz Night

Soccer Team Holds 5th Annual Quiz Night

October 26, 2009

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Opinions Editor On Friday, October 23, Staples Boys Soccer had their 5th annual Quiz Night held in the Staples cafeteria. Parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends of the Staples soccer boys, along with the players, all gathered ready to play. Quiz Night was created by Gregg McGibney, t...

BOE Answers Inklings Questions

BOE Answers Inklings Questions

October 23, 2009

Eric Essagof '12 Jordan Shenhar '13 Staff Writers It's good to know where the candidates for the Nov. 3 Board of Education election stand on the issues. Elaine Whitney and Michael O'Day are running on the Democratic ticket, while Jim Marpe and Michael J. McGovern are running on the ...

Westport League of Women Voters Gather at Jesup Green to Promote Voting Awareness

Westport League of Women Voters Gather at Jesup Green to Promote Voting Awareness

October 22, 2009

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor The first “My Town, My Vote,” a voter information event organized by the Westport League of Women Voters, was held at Jesup Green outside the Westport Public Library on Oct. 17 from 1-3 p.m. in an attempt to raise voter awareness of town politics and to increase election participation i...

How Sick is Too Sick?

October 22, 2009

Sammie Hardy '11 Staff Writer  Each student wakes up at six-thirty in the morning, and with much effort gets to school by seven thirty, without problem. Within the hour, many things could go wrong. There is always a series of traffic backed up on North Avenue, and occasionally you wake up sick. But, us...

School Promises Junior Parking is Coming, But Not Soon Enough for Juniors

School Promises Junior Parking is Coming, But Not Soon Enough for Juniors

October 22, 2009

Kate McNee Staff Writer  As the school year progresses and juniors continue to park and then walk the 10th of a mile to school from the Wakeman Fields, many juniors do not understand why they all must park at Wakeman when there are many spots available now. “I think that it’s really unfair for juni...

Scandalous Field Hockey Dance

Scandalous Field Hockey Dance

October 22, 2009

Image via Wikipedia When the Staples Field Hockey team walked onto the field during the pep rally last Friday there was a relatively fitting tone to the crowd of students and teachers. However, the crowd’s opinions split once the Field Hockey team opened their dance with “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship. Staples students along with teachers leaned back—some covering their eyes, othe...

Staples Homecoming Massacre

October 21, 2009

As one of Staples High School’s oldest traditions, the homecoming football game is meant to be a time to celebrate school spirit, along with starting the school year off with a bang! This year, students definitely expressed their spirit, however they lacked sobriety. With three girls sent to Norwalk...

Students Succeed in SATs, Struggle in CAPT

Students Succeed in SATs, Struggle in CAPT

October 18, 2009

Lexi Preiser '10 and Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Editor-in-Chief and Web Managing Editor Results from the CAPT and the SAT standardized tests from the 2008–09 school year have been released. When compared to scores from Staples’ Demographic Reference Group (DRG), which is composed of the towns of Darien, East...

Westport Teachers, BOE Hope to Reach Contract Agreement

October 18, 2009

Emily Goldberg '12 Staff Writer  After months of negotiations over teacher contracts, the town of Westport and the school teachers have agreed to disagree. Now it is up to a team of arbitrators to decide who’s right. “It is always disheartening to know that neither side was able to find ami...

Foreign Exchange Students Adjust to Staples, America

Foreign Exchange Students Adjust to Staples, America

October 18, 2009

Kate McNee '11 Staff Writer Language is a societal bridge, the basis of most communication, between reading, writing and speaking. Without being able to comfortably speak the language that is spoken around you, life, naturally, is very different. This is what four Staples foreign exchange students, Krittee “Narn...

BOE Budget Cuts Result in Larger Class Section Sizes

BOE Budget Cuts Result in Larger Class Section Sizes

October 18, 2009

Lucas Hammerman '10 News Editor Staples is always crowded with new freshmen; however, this year 61 new sophomores,  juniors and seniors fill the hallways and cram the classrooms. “We have larger class sizes,” said Frank Corbo, the math department 6–12 grade coordinator. “Despite the fact that we have...

Juniors Hope to Have Homecoming Festivities Next Year

Juniors Hope to Have Homecoming Festivities Next Year

October 17, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 Co-Editor-in-Chief On Sept. 28, Principal John Dodig made an announcement  reproaching the behavior of students who were drunk at  the homecoming football game and suggested that the tradition of homecoming might not continue. “When I know, with confidence, that drinking a...

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