Many farmers markets are scattered all around Westport. While A and J’s Farm Market and Wakeman Town Farm are open throughout the week, Westport Farmers Market is only open on Thursdays from 10 AM – 2 PM and Farmers’ Market at Christies Country Store is open on Sundays also from 10 AM – 2 PM.... Read more »
So many students take AP classes, and many of them take the AP test so they may receive credit at college, allowing students to either not take the class at college or be able to place in a higher class freshmen year. Because different schools have different policies regarding AP credit, it is sometimes... Read more »
Throughout the weeks of May 6 and 13, juniors will be participating in a pilot test that is associated with the Common Core States Standard. Juniors will be randomly selected by the school to take the pilot Math and Writing sections for the new test that will replace CAPT in 2015. Frank Corbo, the... Read more »
On Mar. 15, the Staples Varsity Cheerleaders held their 16th annual Varsity Vogue Fashion Show and Auction at 7:00 pm at Mitchell’s of Westport. “It’s a fundraiser for Staples Cheerleading because we don’t do many others throughout the year and we have a lot of costs to cover,” said co-captain... Read more »
4:15 p.m. Some stores on Main Street, such as Lululemon, are preparing for the snowstorm in the forecast by placing sand bags in front of their doors. They do not want to face any damage once the storm is over.
Stepping off the train in Grand Central, Abby Merlis ’15 and Rachel DuVivier ’14 are dressed in jeans and sweaters, but pirouettes and piques are on their mind. With their hair bobby-pinned back into perfect ballerina buns, the girls carry bags filled with pointe shoes, leotards and homework. While... Read more »
10:15 am Staples swimming pool is closed due to a chlorine problem. Gym classes that were scheduled for the pool had to find something else to do.
Throughout the halls, library, cafeteria and classes of Staples, it is clear that most students are more engaged in their phones than in where they are going or what they are doing. They are busy scrolling down feeds and updating themselves on what’s going on. The new phone app, “Cinemagram,” is... Read more »
At the end of a long day filled with tests, projects and after school activities, a senior begins her homework and looks at the assignments in her planner: English essay, Gov test, Physics Utexas, Calc problems, college common app. Managing college applications and homework can be very stressful for... Read more »
1:00 p.m. Westport Dance Academy students prepare for their final performance of the Nutcracker at Staples High School, today at 3:00 p.m.
After a tiresome 65 minutes of listening to your Spanish teacher ramble on about the uses of the preterite tense, all you can focus on is how you’re going to take to tame your hunger. Siri Andrews ‘13 comes across this problem often as she faces the challenges of third lunch. “I eat breakfast... Read more »
As you pull up to a stop sign, your phone lights because there is a text message from your best friend. Then it buzzes, and buzzes again. It becomes so much more tempting to open it, but you know it’s simply not worth it. As texting has become a major part of our culture, it has also become a major... Read more »