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War Is Not A Game

War Is Not A Game

April 11, 2010

Warning: This video contains graphic violence and obscene language. Viewer discretion is advised. Eric Essagof '12 Sports Editor The average trip to Youtube rarely includes a video of innocent men being slaughtered by armed forces a mile up in the sky without any warning. The Rules of Engagement for the War on Terror clearly state that US soldiers m...

Eight Percent Is Not Enough: What It’s Like to Be a Minority at Staples

March 30, 2010

 Haris Durrani ’11 Opinions Editor It’s different living brown in a nearly all-white town for 16 years. In elementary-school I once preferred playing with a white friend rather than a Chinese friend because Chinese was not “vanilla.” When I visited my grandmother’s Washington Heights...

For Tiger, It’s All About the Ads

For Tiger, It’s All About the Ads

March 30, 2010

Kate McNee ’11 Head Copy Editor On Feb. 19, during break, I, like many other students I’m sure, was watching the Olympics when I decided to turn on Tiger Woods’ press conference about his infidelity. This is a bold statement to say, but, in a way, I found Tiger Woods’ whole press c...

DMV Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV 	Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

March 30, 2010

Isaac Stein ’12 Staff Writer I don’t trust the government. That being said, a routine function such as applying for a learner’s permit ought to be a relatively smooth process. Unfortunately, the red tape at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles is so thick it might take a horror film chai...

Gifted Ed: While Others Slide Ahead, Gifted Students Feel Stuck

Gifted Ed: While Others Slide Ahead, Gifted Students Feel Stuck

March 30, 2010

Tessa Green '11 Guest Writer A group of students is clustered around a giant sandbox that has somehow been transported to their classroom floor, the sort of sandbox that would typically be used for castle construction. Here, oddly, the children carefully brush away the sand rather than dig. Unlik...

Teaching To the Test Hinders Learning

March 28, 2010

Editorial When nearly 50 students voluntarily give up their entire Saturday to solve a  multifaceted situational problem— with no guarantee of success— it’s clear that the school they attend is doing something right. When more than 300 seniors clamor over five-week long job placements, that suc...

Why Did the Trees Cross the Road?

Why Did the Trees Cross the Road?

March 28, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 Staff Writer I never knew how much a little wind could affect me until I was sitting with my family, freezing and wrapped in a Snuggie, playing Candyland, surrounded by flashlights and candles. The power outage was terrible. I was expecting the lights to go out, considerin...

I’m Addicted to Coca-Cola

I’m Addicted to Coca-Cola

March 26, 2010

John Watson ‘12 Staff Writer I’m addicted to Coke. I have some every day. I have even walked miles to get it. More than half of my income, including spare change I find in the couch, goes straight to it. I am only, of course, talking about the popular soft drink Coca-Cola. My refrigerator and garage are filled from top to bottom with can after can of...

Homeland Insecurity: Campus Protection May Be Inadequate

Homeland Insecurity: Campus Protection May Be Inadequate

March 26, 2010

Eliza Hamburger ’10 Opinions Editor Staples security is not a joke. Well, at least it’s not supposed to be. There is very little that you can get away with here, and believe me I have tried. You can’t leave campus without a pass and not be stopped by security, and you can’t skip a class without being tracked down by your friendly gr...

DMV Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

DMV 	Delaying My Voyage: Bureaucracy in the Department of Motor Vehicles

March 26, 2010

Issac Stein '12 Staff Writer I don’t trust the government. That being said, a routine function such as applying for a learner’s permit ought to be a relatively smooth process. Unfortunately, the red tape at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles is so thick it might take a horror ...

Regardless of Ideology, a Healthcare Overhaul is Necessary

Regardless of Ideology, a Healthcare Overhaul is Necessary

March 21, 2010

Jack Hennessy '10 Web Sports Editor Not always was Theodore Roosevelt as revered as he is today. In fact, during his first term, he was labeled a dangerously free-spirited socialist. In the end however, Roosevelt brought calm and confidence to a fragile nation in the wake of President McKinley’s ...

Five Guys: Good, But Not the King

March 12, 2010

Isaac Stein '12 Staff Writer After Totally Kool went “totally out of business,” the arrival of a burger chain at 534 Post Road East was definitely something to be welcomed. After Burger King left the Westport area a few years ago, McDonalds was given unquestioned domain over the local ham...

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