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[February 2018] Schmidt climbs through thick and thin

February 23, 2018

Chelsea Fox ’19   Most Staples student athletes spend their afternoons in the gym shooting hoops or out on the track running laps; however, Hannah Schmidt can be found in Fairfield working hard at her climbing gym, Rock Climb Fairfield. When given a rope, a harness and a 50 foot wall, Schm...

[February 2018] An interesting past leads to a bright future for German teacher Liubov Ulianova

February 23, 2018

Emma Van Riper ’20 and Lily Kane ’20 Having grown up in an environment filled with gas masks and AK-47s, German teacher Liubov Ulianova’s story shows no resemblance to that of a typical Westport teacher. Ulianova, known to her students as “Frau,” was born in Leningrad, which is now known as St. Petersb...

[February 2018] Technology Education fuels creativity and independence

February 23, 2018

Ava Simunovic ’20   As the second bell rings, students scramble into their classrooms and grudgingly take a seat. Laptops are whipped open, mechanical pencils are pulled out and crumpled homework is scavenged for at the bottoms of bags. But for a select few at Staples, their class period c...

[February 2018] #MeToo movement lacks second side of the story

February 23, 2018

Izzy Blansfield '18 Since the sexual allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement has taken the country and the world by storm, flooding the media as people share their experiences of being sexually assaulted and harassed. Since Weinstein was exposed, 116 public figures have been accuse...

[February 2018] Oprah’s presidency would yield disastrous consequence for America

February 23, 2018

Melanie Lust '19 On Jan. 7, philanthropist and talk show host Oprah Winfrey took to the stage of the Golden Globes and delivered perhaps the most iconic speech in the award show's history. Her words were certainly eloquent and empowering, but not (as most of the Internet has already labeled it) preside...

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