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Teachers Roll up their sleeves to avoid Flu

Teachers Roll up their sleeves to avoid Flu

October 16, 2009

John Watson '12 Staff Writer Escalating concern about this year’s flu season prompted a huge turnout of faculty and staff for their yearly inoculation. There was standing room only in the nurse’s suite at Staples High School for teacher seeking the vaccine on Oct. 6. 137 teachers were inoculated with the vaccine, which was administered by the Occupational Health ...

Community Questions Cheerleaders’ Tradition of Baking

Community Questions Cheerleaders’ Tradition of Baking

October 16, 2009

Petey Menz '11 and Alex Nitkin '10 News Editor and Managing Editor When Olivia Stanley ’13 joined the cheerleading team at the beginning of the school year, she didn’t quite know what was to be expected of her. Now she knows, however, that being on the squad means energizing crowds at home games, executing complicated a...

Doctors Urge Caution, Preparation for H1N1

Doctors Urge Caution, Preparation for H1N1

October 15, 2009

Suzanne Kleine ’11 and Kelsey Landauer ‘12 Features Editor and Staff Writer The novel H1N1 influenza, commonly known as “swine flu” is expected to return on a larger scale this coming year. The disease has been growing since its outbreak last year. From April 15, 2009 to July 24, 2009, states re...

Fresh Market Opening Met With Union Protest

Fresh Market Opening Met With Union Protest

October 14, 2009

Tory Scordato ’13 Staff Writer Reporting contributed by Victor Hollenberg '10, Editor-in-Chief, and Brittany Healy ’13, Staff Writer. The grand opening of The Fresh Market, Westport’s newest supermarket, on Oct. 14 was met with hundreds of shoppers, traffic police, and protestors from the Uni...

Women’s League of Voters Host Voter Event

Women’s League of Voters Host Voter Event

October 14, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-in-Chief On Oct. 17 the Westport Women’s League of Voters will be hosting an event called “My Town My Vote,” which will give Westport residents a chance to meet the candidates up for election this November. From 12 p.m to 2 p.m, RTM candidates will be in various...

Cafeteria Changes Spark Debate

Cafeteria Changes Spark Debate

October 9, 2009

Pippa Hazlewood ’11 Opinions Editor On the first day of school students swarmed around unfamiliar turnstiles in the entrance of cafeteria attempting to make their way into the already congested lunch room. “The turnstiles really disrupt the traffic and flow of the cafeteria,” said agit...

Community Garden Aims to Make School a Greener Place to Learn

Community Garden Aims to Make School a Greener Place to Learn

October 7, 2009

Haris Durrani Opinions Editor  In mid-spring of 2009, Westport Green Village Initiative (GVI), the grass roots organization that hopes to turn Westport into a model green town, proposed the idea of an edible, organic garden for the Staples community. That garden stands behind the school building today. ...

Bedford Recognized For Excellence

Bedford Recognized For Excellence

October 7, 2009

Jon Foster ’10 Staff Writer U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a national press conference Tuesday, Sept. 15 announced that Bedford Middle School had been chosen as a Blue Ribbon School for 2009, making the school one of the best in the country. The Department of Education describes the Blue Ribbon as a program that “honors public and pr...

Friday Night Lights and the Controversy Surrounding Them

Friday Night Lights and the Controversy Surrounding Them

October 2, 2009

Ed Hickson '11 Staff Writer When people think of Friday night football, they usually think of high school games, community spirit, and longtime memories. On July 30 the construction of permanent lights was approved by the Planning and Zoning Committee and was greeted with mixed reactions. The Westport RTM re...

Homecoming Drinking Shocks Administrators

Homecoming Drinking Shocks Administrators

October 2, 2009

Rachel Guetta ’13 Staff Writer On the first morning of school after Saturday’s homecoming football game, Principal John Dodig made a school–wide announcement congratulating students for their school spirit and all their team’s victory over the weekend. Read More »...

Student Journalists Attend Symposium

Student Journalists Attend Symposium

September 30, 2009

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Web Editor The aspiring journalists are off to their next adventure. On Friday, September 25, the Advanced Journalism class took a field trip to Norwalk Community College for the Journalism Symposium. Here, schools from all over Fairfield County gathered to learn from the pr...

Staples Updates Technology With New COWS, ITL Center

Staples Updates Technology With New COWS, ITL Center

September 18, 2009

As the 2009-10 school year commences, the administration has taken steps to enhance and incorporate more technology into the lives of students and faculty. The highly anticipated Information Technology Literacy (ITL) Center will be opening for its first full year of operation as a place that both st...

Summer Lovin’ At The Summer Musical

Summer Lovin’ At The Summer Musical

September 18, 2009

Cole Manley '11 News Editor On July 30, the Staples Players/Westport Summer School performed “Grease” in a 50s styled Staples auditorium. The show opened to a large audience, and featured a range of students—from incoming Staples freshmen to college juniors. Based on the classic American musical, the summer production was set in the ...

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