4:00 p.m. The Staples High School cheerleading team will be hosting the 16th annual Varsity Vogue Fashion Show and Auction tonight at 7 p.m at Mitchells of Westport.
Anticipation for second semester senior year starts the first day of second semester Junior year. With college tours, standardized testing, college applications, and big decisions on the horizon, second semester should be a time for students to enjoy their last couple months of their high school careers... Read more »
Every student can appreciate those days that come a couple times a year when a substitute teacher walks through the door of the classroom. This excitement does not necessarily say anything about the student’s opinions of their assigned teacher but does add an aspect of excitement to a normal day of... Read more »
4:45 p.m. With post holiday sales in full swing, Westport's Main Street was crowded with eager shoppers looking for a good deal.
Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year. I love reuniting with friends and family. I love gathering around the television to watch a football game. Most of all, I love the food. With all these wonderful things on the third Thursday of each November, the day after -- the infamous Black Friday... Read more »
For More Coverage on Hurricane Sandy Click Here 12:15 p.m. High tide was in full effect beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Compo Beach. According to News 12 Connecticut hurricane Sandy will begin to show her true colors at around 3:00 p.m. today. (Photograph contributed by Sarah Levenson '13)
3:15 p.m. A woman visiting from New York fed the birds at Burying Hill Beach today.
This past Monday, I was walking towards my economics class when one of my friends stopped me and told me news that was hard for me to handle. “We have to wear long dresses to Red and Whites,” she said, and the first thing that went through my head was “No.” I understand how this might seem... Read more »
12:30 p.m. The parking lot at Christie's Country Store was scattered with venders selling fresh produce, pies, breads and even pumpkins. The Farmer's Market at Christies Country Store is held on Sundays from 10-2 p.m.
2:15 p.m. 5 hours from now the football field will be filled with players from Staples and from St. Joseph High School for the first game in Staples High School history under the lights. Principle John Dodig made an announcement earlier today warning students that there will be police present at the... Read more »
Although the students of Staples High School never knew the town of Westport as it used to be, many would be surprised to know the deep-rooted history of our hometowns past. Whoever lived here before us back in 2,000 B.C. was using gouges and adzes (an axe-like tool) that were actually found on the area... Read more »
3:00 p.m. The Staples High School girls lacrosse team prepares for their game against Joel Barlow today on the Ginny Parker field. Update: 5:20 p.m. The girls lacrosse team won their game 19-12 against Joel Barlow High School.
Everybody knows how it feels to have a song stuck in his or her head. When there’s a lull in the conversation, you begin to sing it. If you’re walking in the hallway alone, you hum it to yourself. This is exactly the effect that Scotty McCreery’s new song “The Trouble With Girls” had on me... Read more »
10:45 p.m. After all the shoppers and employees left downtown Westport this evening, the streets were silent. Only one car was left on the road while its owner closed up shop.
1:15 p.m. This afternoon two fisherman were seen on the jetty at Compo Beach. The rough waters provided the perfect conditions for fishing.
I’m going to be honest, and I know it’s going to make me sound spoiled, but I don’t think I have gone one day of my life since being introduced to my first iPod Mini in 2004 without seeing or using an Apple product. I type every essay or assignment on my MacBook, I talk to family and friends... Read more »
It was in eighth grade when I discovered the blue-bannered beauty that would provide me hours of entertainment. It began with begging my dad to let me get one, which required him to turn off the parental controls on my new MacBook. It wasn’t easy, but he finally caved. I typed in www.facebook.com... Read more »
4:00 p.m. This weekend birdhouses were on display in many storefronts in downtown Westport. This is part of Project Return's 17th Annual Birdhouse Auction which will take place on March 23, 2012. According to their website "Project Return is committed to providing a safe, structured, and nurturing environment... Read more »
8:15 a.m. This morning Zach Mitchel's Rec basketball team gathered today in the stairwell to show off their outfits. Similar to other sports team, they dressed to the nines for the first round March Madness tonight. The team was untouchable this season with a 9-0 record. From left to right: Zach Levins... Read more »
Girls ski coach Tom Owen has guided the team to a 4-1 record so far this season. Because of his ski experience beginning in his early childhood and his part time job as a ski instructor at Okemo Mountain in Vermont, we asked him several questions about his experience at Staples and on the slopes. Inklings:... Read more »
1:45 p.m. The Staples High School guidance office posted a sign in front of their doors today instructing students to visit the Home Access Center to retrieve their schedules for the new semester.
It seems that high school students, girls especially, love to soak up every iconic moment of their high school experience. Homecoming, pep rally and championship games are all events that no one wants to miss, but on the top of that list are the various school and county-wide dances. At Staples High... Read more »
After several months of continuous hard work and extensive learning, midterm week arrives in the third week of January. Although for some the time may provide extra stress and little sleep, I for one enjoy the midterm schedule. Starting on Wednesday January 18, students get to arrive at school half... Read more »
2:25 p.m. After a long school day, members of the track team warm up for practice inside the field-house as they do every day of the school week.
Do you have a family member who is bored with the games he or she has for their gaming console? If so, this holiday season there are two great games that will have them running to their game room to try them out. For the gamer who enjoys more violent titles, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” is currently... Read more »
Rose Propp, Staff Writer
December 16, 2011
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A Hands-On Gift For the Gamer Do you have a family member who is bored with the games he or she has for their gaming console? If so, this holiday season there are two great games that will have them running to their game room to try them out. For the gamer who enjoys more violent titles,... Read more »
8:15 a.m. An art gallery lines the main hallway this week. Artwork by students from various art electives are shown off to students and faculty.
2:15 p.m. Stores in Downtown Westport have already begun putting up decorations for the holiday season. Even the baseball player in front of Oscar's Deli is sporting a big red bow for the occasion.
This fall, the Staples Players produced the musical "West Side Story?. Involving great music, great dancing, great acting, a great cast, a great crew, and a great story, everyone involved in the show has a chance to spend quality time together over the weeks of production. “Because we practically... Read more »
As athletes run up and down their respective fields trying to bring home a win for their team, there are usually people on the sidelines who are an important part of the team, but who often go unrecognized. At Staples High School these people are the managers. For sports such as football, soccer,... Read more »
1:56 pm. Various donation boxes line the entrance hallway of Staples High School this week. It appears as that the Orpheneans are collecting cans and the Global Friendship Club is collecting books for the less fortunate, just two of the many fundraisers that happen around Staples during the holidays.
2:20 pm. The cast of West Side Story crowded the theatre and music hallway today during one of their last days of "Hell Week." The play opens this Friday for the public with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week as well as next week. Tickets for the show are almost completely sold out... Read more »
One of the things that the Staples High School community takes pride in are the teachers. Students (sometimes) appreciate all the time and effort their teachers put in to making their learning experience as enjoyable and successful as possible. But most of the time they don’t. This is where... Read more »
Annie Raifaisen '14, Brooke Berlin '14 and Elizabeth Camche '14 don their animal costumes on Halloween. But, hold on. According to an email to Westport Public School parents, maybe the candy won't fill kids bags after all: The Town of Westport strongly urges that Trick or Treating... Read more »
StaplesHigh School: The Movie Imagine a homecoming football game. Face-painted fans swarm the bleachers. Cheerleaders scream in belly shirts and short skirts. Hundreds of parents sport dark blue and bleached white, praying for the home team. A stereotypical high school movie? No, it’sStaplesHighHigh... Read more »
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple months, you have probably heard something about the popular TV sitcom Two and a Half Men. You’ve probably been living under an even bigger rock if you haven’t heard one thing about the rise and fall of the show’s star, Charlie Sheen.... Read more »
3:00 p.m. On the second day of this weekends fourth annual Blues, Views and BBQ Fest, children and parents alike enjoyed watching pig races while others sat back and enjoyed the music.
Staples High School’s Teen Awareness Group is hosting a viewing of the recently made documentary Finding Kind on Sept. 26 at Toquet Hall. “The movie is about getting real stories from girls and women about girl on girl bullying. The purpose of the film is to show girls that things would be better... Read more »
7:20 a.m. Julia Tziolis '13 and Katie Glick '13 recalled their weekend activities and shared laughs this Monday morning over a much needed cup of coffee.