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[December 2017] 2017 DI and DIII athletic commits Wreckers take their sport to collegiate level

December 22, 2017

Alex Reiner '18 As another senior class enters the recruiting process, there are many Wreckers who will be playing sports in different school colors next year. Here are five that have committed to playing college sports. Nicholas Ortega ’18 was a highly recruited swimmer over the summer as he...

[December 2017] Spending a day in his shoes LaMelo Ball’s signature shoe is revolutionary

December 22, 2017

Jarod Ferguson '18 LaMelo Ball is a typical teenager in America, except, of course, for the fact that he has his own basketball shoe line produced by Big Baller Brand. Ball, being the first high school student to have his own signature shoe has not garnered the recognition he deserves. Ball is...

[December 2017] Morning basketball league brings staff, students face-to-face

December 22, 2017

Shane Rabacs '18 Every Friday, several students wake up at the wee hours of the morning. They get to school at 6:15 a.m. Are they here to make up a test? Meet with a teacher? No, they’re here to play basketball against their teachers. Faculty and students play five-on-five basketball against...

[December 2017] Basketball players choose playing rec over Wreckers

December 22, 2017

Teddy Dienst '20 Staples boys’ recreational basketball tips off on Jan. 2, and some of the Staples basketball players have quit in order to play. Six students who played for last year’s freshman team attended tryouts for this season, while the rest decided to play recreational basketball...

[December 2017] Cheerleading team surpasses gender stereotype

December 22, 2017

Julia Lombardo '20 At many high schools, cheerleading consists solely of teenage girls, dressed up in short skirts with pom poms and bows. While this may be a common stereotype, this season, the Staples cheerleading team defied this frequent misperception. Having two boys, Louis Pinto ’19 and Odin...

[December 2017] Barbie introduces new collection of ‘Sheroes’ dolls

December 22, 2017

Roxy Augeri'20 & Allie D'Angelo '20 For millions of girls around the world, Mattel’s “Barbie” products are ever present throughout their childhood and beyond. Ever since the doll’s reveal in 1959, Mattel has released various versions of Barbie, including different outfits for specific events. In...

[December 2017] The complete guide to gifting this holiday

December 22, 2017

Megan Doyle '18 December and all of its festive cheer is approaching its climax very soon. With Christmas a mere four days away, time is of the essence to find a perfect gift for those you love. But fear not, the amazing and brilliant Megan Doyle is here to provide tips and guide you through the treacherous...

[December 2017] Westport Arts Center winter exhibit- Diagrammatic paintings and artistic library showcased

December 22, 2017

Isabella Bullock '19 “What Keeps Mankind Alive” and “The Last Library” are combined exhibits that opened at the Westport Arts Center on Dec. 1 featuring artwork created by artists Ward Shelley and Douglas Paulson. Paulson mainly worked on the “What Keeps Mankind Alive” collection,...

[December 2017] Jarett Liotta’s “Community & Country: A Spirit of Service” documentary enlightens viewers on military

December 22, 2017

Lauren Wasserman '19 Jarret Liotta, a Westport resident, journalist and parent of a Staples student, recently created a documentary-- produced by the Westport Library and Westport Historical Society-- called “Community & Country: A Spirit of Service.” The film focuses on the presence of military...

[December 2017] 2017 delivers strong music across all genres

December 22, 2017

Jack Shapiro '19 2017 delivered powerful, deep and exciting music that has been ranked high in the charts through these 12 months. From Migos to Ed Sheeran, here’s a look back at the highlights of this year’s top artists, albums and songs. Migos started the year off hot with their release...

[December 2017] Elizabeth Hannah evolves from Staples to Hollywood

December 22, 2017

By: Dana Perelberg ’20 If you were to flip through a 2003 Staples High School yearbook, you’d find a picture of a girl by the name of Elizabeth Hannah. Although an average student back then, Hannah is far from average now. She is the Hollywood screenwriter for the highly-anticipated Steven Spielberg-...

[December 2017 Editorial Dissent] Student protesters lack organizational skills, not moral conviction

December 20, 2017

By Sophie Driscoll ’19 and Melanie Lust ’19 In a Facebook post, a senior girl using a pseudonym called for students to leave their classes and rally in the hallway during Communication Time on Dec. 1. She stated that she hoped to raise awareness about a sensitive matter she felt the school administration...

[November 2017] Hollywood sexual harassment lawsuits spotlight issue

November 27, 2017

Daniel Harizman ’19 Both motion picture industry icon Harvey Weinstein and film director James Toback have been publicly accused of sexual harassment by dozens of women since Oct. 5, 2017. Weinstein, part time Westport resident and co-founder/former Chief Executive Officer of Miramax film company,...

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