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Obama Crosses Through Connecticut

November 17, 2008

Olivia Allen '10 and Casey Richardson '10 Web Features Editor and Staff Writer Not even "City of Blinding Lights" emanating loudly from the speakers could suppress the energetic supporters of presidential candidate Barack Obama in a rally in Hartford, Conn., February 4, 2008. Obama was greeted ...

A Little Out of Sorts: Staples’ New Initiative To Improve Recycling

A Little Out of Sorts: Staples’ New Initiative To Improve Recycling

November 17, 2008

Sarah Fox ‘09 Web Editor This year Staples maintenance team is implementing a new initiative to help increase recycling at Staples. This program is scheduled to begin with the arrival of more recycling bins within the next three weeks. According to Craig Schmarr, the Supervisor of Building Operations for t...

Homecoming Postponed

Homecoming Postponed

September 24, 2008

by Sarah McDonald & Pippa Hazlewood All homecoming festivities, including the game, dance, motorcade and pep rally are postponed until the weekend of Oct. 10. "We wanted to be proactive about the weather," said Vice-principal Richard Franzis. According to weather.com, there is a 70 percent chance...

New Teacher Welcome

New Teacher Welcome

September 19, 2008

Sarah McDonald and Pippa Hazlewood Staff Writers With words and cake, Principal Dodig welcomed the new teachers in the cafeteria after school, Sept. 18. He recognized the fact Staples is a large community and he was hoping to make teachers feel closer despite the size of the school. This was a chance f...

Junior and Senior Back to School Night

Junior and Senior Back to School Night

September 19, 2008

Elizabeth Vance '09 Web Editor-in-Chief Back to school night for junior and senior's parents was held on Thursday, Sept. 18, with an opening from Principal John Dodig in which he emphasized the coming events for each class, and the opportunities Staples offers them. Among these were the Rotary Club study abroad opportunities with, the Senior Internship program, and ...

The Second Day of Club Rush

The Second Day of Club Rush

September 19, 2008

Photo by Mike Schneider '09 The second day of Club Rush continued where the first day left off; lots of clubs, lots of candy....

Beloved Players Director Dies

Beloved Players Director Dies

September 18, 2008

Peter Menz '11 A&E Editor After a battle with leukemia, former Staples theatre teacher and longtime Staples Players director Albert Pia died at 85 on September 3, 2008. Pia directed Staples Players from 1968 to 1996 and continued to direct the summer plays, with the exception of last summer's production of Les Miserables, which was dedicated to him. Born in 192...

Staples Switches to Blackboard Software

September 17, 2008

Victor Hollenberg '10 News Editor Students and teachers have gradually become more comfortable with the use of Blackboard, Staples' and the district's new online classroom software, as it enters into its second month of use throughout the school. The program, meant to replace eChalk, the comm...

Continuing Problems With HVAC

Continuing Problems With HVAC

September 17, 2008

Constance Chien '10 Staff Writer The heating, cooling, and ventilation system at Staples, otherwise known as "HVAC," recently has been having problems due to overcooling, overheating, and high humidity in various rooms in the school. Because of these problems, the Westport Board of Education has ...

Underclassmen Back To School Night

September 15, 2008

Pippa Hazelwood '11 Staff Writer Back to school night was held for the underclassmen on Wednesday, September 10. It opened with a speech from Mr. Dodig, and then at 7: 30 the parents dispersed towards their classes. The Twenty minute classes gave parents a small idea of what staples students experien...

Senior Parent Breakfast

September 12, 2008

About 150 parents attended the second Senior Parent Breakfast to discuss college application procedures and information on September 11. Parents enjoyed bagels, fruit salad and coffee while listening to presentations by Elaine Schwartz, head of the Guidance Department and other members of the staff,...

There’s a New Robo in Town

September 11, 2008

Eliza Hamburger Staff Writer The new Robo has a name. Carlos Meilam is the new guy in charge of all the comings and goings at Staples. He loves Staples High School so far, and thinks that "Staples is a big institution and it's very important to work here." Before Staples, Meilam did more of the s...

Senior List 2009

Senior List 2009

June 22, 2008

Looking for the Senior Supplement?  Click here. NAME POST-SECONDARY PLAN Abed, Alec University of Arizona Abelow, Samuel City College of New York Adelglass, Rebecca University of Connecticut Aelyon, Paloma George Washington University Aftab, Sarah Emmanuel College ...

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