Just a little more than a decade ago an American Muslim woman could walk through the streets of New York with a hijab (headscarf) feeling comfortable and accepted. Today she walks with everyone’s eyes glued on her with hateful stares, suspicious glares, fear, paranoia and treated like she’s a terrorist. Welcome... Read more »
It’s midnight on a Friday. A siren goes off. The flash of red and blue lights in your rearview mirror catches your attention. Your heart rate increases. You almost lose your grip on the steering wheel because of your sweaty and trembling hands. You pull over to the far right lane and catch... Read more »
Although the official Boys Lacrosse season starts on April 3rd, the boys gathered together on Saturday, March 23rd to play their first official scrimmage of the season. The boys prepared for their season by intense training. They did weight lifting and ran after school every day except for Wednesday's... Read more »
After years of critiquing the written works of students, the tables have turned for Paul Ferrante, a Language Arts teacher at Coleytown Middle School: Now his work will be the one critiqued. Ferrante has written and published “Last Ghost at Gettysburg,” which will be released on March 25. The... Read more »
1:41 p.m. The library celebrates Women's history month by displaying books and magazines on women who have significantly made a difference.
Throwback Thursday: “#tbt” is the most overused hashtag on Thursday on every social media website. Throwback Thursday is a weekly Instagram event when people post old pictures of themselves, usually from their childhood or a “while” ago. “#tbt” consists of pictures showing how tan you... Read more »
2:01 p.m. A parent sets up a bake sale for the upcoming varsity boys Basketball game.
"That will be $4.56, but you already know that,” the Starbucks barista says. Coffee is a drug, but Starbucks is an addiction. Only at Starbucks it is possible to order a venti one pump caramel, one pump white mocha, two scoops of vanilla bean powder, extra ice frappuccino with two shots poured... Read more »
9:40 a.m. A Capella group from Yale University will be in the library today, during all lunch waves.
On Monday, Principal John Dodig sent an email to parents to announce the departure of Staples math teacher Jeffrey Schare. According to Dodig and Assistant Principal James Farnen, Schare left due to "personal issues." "Mr. Schare will not be the instructor of your child for the immediate future,”... Read more »
The engine turns. The suspenseful music intensifies. A dark garage opens as headlights flash and tires screech. A voice booms on screen: “The return of a legend. Remastered. Perfected.” It’s the 2012 Ford Mustang, and according to its commercials, it’s more than just a new engine; it’s a new... Read more »
The Westport Humane Society has announced that it has reached full capacity of animals. The capacity for pets in our Westport shelter is 33 dogs and 54 cats. The humane society asks that people call in advance to make an appointment for turning in animals to ensure there is an available cage space... Read more »
7:41 a.m. Sophomores Jacqueline Chappo and Emma Rowe wear green to show their school spirit for color war day.
It is equivalent to the English slang terms “swag” or “yolo.” It is known for it’s upbeat and ridiculously catchy tune. It danced its way into the record books, Guinness style. It is known for its invisible horse-riding dance. The video climbed to 100 million views in 51 days, faster than Justin... Read more »
(Delayed) The Staples library puts up Halloween decoration in preparation for teen reading week starting this Sunday.
2:15 p.m. Staples students donate to best buddies, by purchasing snacks at a bake sale after school, from the members of the group.
Breaking news: Angelina Jolie has adopted her third baby from a third world country. Jessica Simpson stole Kourtney Kardashian’s baby’s name. Why is Snooki pushing a baby stroller full of beer? Kourtney Kardashian gained 40 pounds during her pregnancy; how does she maintain her pear-shaped figure?... Read more »
Anxiety built up in the stadium, as the crowd couldn’t determine who would go home with the win. It was a challenging and unpredictable game at first between Norwalk and Staples. The teams were well matched, as they battled back and for forth for a win. Last year, the teams played a close game... Read more »