Every single student at Staples High School must sit in his or her first period class by 7:30 a.m. each weekday morning. But not every Staples student has the same process getting to that point. Every Monday through Friday, nearly 2,000 students wake up earlier than most adults, however begrudgingly,... Read more »
Staples Girls Volleyball Senior Day was today, and the underclassmen went all out decorating the school in celebration. The seniors walked around with bright pink boas and balloons in preparation for their last home game.
If one more junior comes up to me and says, “You’re so lucky to be a senior,” I will straight-up punch him or her in the face. As someone who has been through the misery of junior year, I know it sucks, but take comfort in knowing that the first semester of senior year is much, much worse. We... Read more »
5:00 p.m. Although the weather is growing colder, fall sports teams continue to compete and bond. Here, Ryan Kirshner '13 and Siri Andrews '13 joke around at a pasta dinner, preparing for their next game. The Girls Varsity Soccer Team plays New Canaan on Loeffler at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The... Read more »
9:45 p.m. The Wreckers played their second ever home game under the lights tonight against Bridgeport Central. Staples came out on top, beating Central 49-6 with key plays from seniors Joey Zelkowitz '13, James Frusciante '13, and Nick Kelly '13.
Invisibility Boost: Late Passes There’s nothing quite like the comforting pink glow that emanates from a late pass. They’re rare, especially ones with the glorious little box marked “Excused” checked, Patty’s signature freshly inked. This pink glow wraps around you like a shield; suddenly,... Read more »
The Wreckers met their match in the Ridgefield Tigers, this year’s FCIAC champions, as they lost in a crushing 3-1 game defeat in the State Cup Semi-Finals earlier today. “It was a fantastic season,” said Head Coach Jon Shepro. “The effort they put in tonight was just astronomical.” Once... Read more »
I detest the Yankees. I hate their pretentious pinstripes. I hate John Sterling’s irritating homerun calls; not every ball Alex Rodriguez hits is an A-Bomb, and it’s not clever after the billionth time. I hate them all, strutting around Yankee Stadium acting like they own the league. I was... Read more »
Picture this: you enter the Staples gym and a huge green parachute coats the ceiling. Loads of green balloons, streamers, and ribbons are attempting to mimic theEmeraldCityfrom “The Wizard of Oz.” All of your friends are dancing in dresses that stretch to the floor. You walk through the hallway... Read more »
As seniors' college acceptances continue to pour in, juniors, sophomores, and freshman continue to work hard. Matt Smith '13 and Chris Fincher '13 catch up on some study time during their free period in the library.
Starting on Monday and ending today, the restaurants of Westport and Weston have been offering people in their communities great deals, great food, and an opportunity to give back. The 2012 Westport and Weston Restaurant Week, produced by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce, has been drawing a... Read more »
As the weather continues to grow warmer, juniors begin to start their Spring college trips. Pictured here is the University of Vermont, located on Lake Champlain.
I’m not going to sit here and spew all the reasons why I dislike Facebook. That would be boring and ineffective, and you wouldn’t waste your time reading this article. Also whom am I kidding; even I will never stop checking it every 40 minutes. I admit, it has its ups and downs. Obviously it’s... Read more »
The difficult part is done, the application process long over. An excited group of seniors have gotten into the college of his or her dreams. But as more students get acceptances from colleges, a problem arises. For many of them, these ideal universities may still be out of reach. According to... Read more »
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from “The Artist.” Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius and produced by Thomas Langmann, it has been nominated for nine Oscars. But of course, I had my apprehensions about seeing such a different movie. On my way to the theatre, I marveled at its 97% on... Read more »
Ah, midterms: birds chirping out the window while students are inside studying, in the same spot they have been for five hours. The musty smell of old textbooks wafts around each house. The town is deserted while Staples students close themselves away to cram last bits of information. However, the... Read more »
As a junior girl, I’ve been looking forward to Counties for basically my entire life. To some—particularly boys—this sounds unbelievably silly. “It’s just a dance.” “Not a big deal.” But hear me out. This will be the first dance that I have ever attended. There was a devastating... Read more »
Move over, pastries and treats. It seems that as of late, frozen yogurt has been the delicious delight of choice for many students. Ice cream, cupcakes, and cookies have been kicked to the curb, and now that Froyo World is coming soon to the Post Road, students are craving just the right frozen yogurt... Read more »
As the ball dropped and the new year was welcomed, Pitbull could be heard yelling across Times Square. Lady Gaga made an appearance, encouraging New York to “Marry the Night” as she danced around with a birdcage encasing her head. This year was dominated by infectious pop and pounding dubstep.... Read more »
The Alumni/College Panel spoke with seniors today about their options for next year. The panel consisted of six students from the class of 2011 as well as one student from the class of 2012, who took a gap year.
Callie Ahlgrim, Social Media Specialist
November 23, 2011
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You won’t read this. As soon as you see what it’s about, you will skip right to the next page, hoping to see an article about winter sports or movie reviews. But the truth is that you should care about this. You should care that the Iraq War, which started before many of us were 8 years old, is... Read more »
The varsity girls soccer team celebrates a victory over Shelton in the 2nd round of States. Staples won after a twenty-minute over time and 19 penalty kicks. Their next game will be against Westhill in the quarter finals.
When one thinks of Halloween night, there are so many things that could come to mind: little kids running around, dressed as ghosts, witches, and devils, hyped up on candy sugar and the excitement of the night. Chances are pretty good that snow isn’t in this picture. The freak snowstorm that hit... Read more »
By Oct. 1, some families are dusting off their decorations that sit in the basement all year: the blood skulls, the flying witches, the glowing ghosts, and the enormous spiders. While some families simply place a single pumpkin on their porch, other have a bigger agenda for Halloween. Amy Miers ’13... Read more »
Let’s be honest, being indie is a full time job. Out of all the labels in Staples High School(or the world), indie people have to work the hardest to be themselves. It’s very time consuming; do you have any idea how long I spend every morning on my outfit, trying to make it look effortlessly artsy? There’s... Read more »