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New actions need to be taken to remember those who have inspired change

New actions need to be taken to remember those who have inspired change

Jake Navarro ’20

February 18, 2019

Black History Month is the time where Staples students should be talking about Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman. Instead, murmurs of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl performance and February break are filling the hallways. Black History Month is a time to remember and praise certain Afr...

The Westport Youth Commission improves the representation of young adults

The Westport Youth Commission improves the representation of young adults

June 14, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 In a town of 25,000 people, it’s not unusual for the youth to be unrepresented. The Westport Youth Commission consists of 30 members who work together to advocate for the local children and teenagers. Some of the members are Staples students who have helped achieve many accomp...

New midterm schedule generates unwanted stress

New midterm schedule generates unwanted stress

Max Appell

January 11, 2017

Max Appell '18 Why fix something that isn’t broken? It may be a cliche, but it’s true. The new midterm schedule takes everything that was already stressful and makes it ten times worse. Having to wake up earlier, stay after school later and undergo an hour long break with crowded halls and pa...

Seven ways to “sleigh” your next snow day

Seven ways to “sleigh” your next snow day

Sasha Narang, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

You’re snowed in. The roads are icy, your driveway isn’t plowed, and let’s be real, there’s nowhere within walking distance that’s worth a dreadful hike in the snow. So, what do you do? Here’s the ultimate seven-step guide on how to have fun on a snow day, despite being trapped in the one pla...

Rushing to the new Club Rush

Rushing to the new Club Rush

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015

This year, Club Rush will be between Oct. 5 to 9, and has been relabeled as the “Student Involvement Fair.” It has been rebranded with this new name because it is the official title most colleges call it. From the Debate Club to the Theater Club, various after school activities will be available to si...

Balance is an illusion

Balance is an illusion

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

  For all juniors, filling out college applications are just around the corner, this brings many students wondering what can get them into the college of their dreams. The one thing colleges are looking for is a well-balanced student. According to The Free Dictionary, a well-balanced student is someo...

Winter weather is met with varying degrees of excitement

Sarah Sommer, A&E Editor

January 13, 2015

Smoke from fireplaces puffed out of chimney tops, swirling and dancing in the breeze. The sweet smell of hot chocolate was thick in the kitchens of many households. A thin layer of snow blanketed the streets, while more fell from the sky. It was a scene many Westport residents know well: the first...

Best Buddies picks prize pumpkins

Best Buddies picks prize pumpkins

Jessica Gross

November 11, 2014

Fall leaves crunch underfoot, chatter and laughter fill the fields, the scents of apple cider and woodsmoke permeate the air; the landscape burns with autumnal hues of red, orange and yellow. Sunday, Oct. 26 could not have been a more perfect afternoon for picking pumpkins. But finding a flawless...

Hooked on crocheting

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

Experienced photographer, electric bass player, “Neutral Milk Hotel” fan, music enthusiast, avid cellist, sister, friend. At any moment in time, Lila Weiser ’17 can assume any number or combination of these titles. However, she has one more title up her handmade-sweater sleeve: devoted crochetier. Similar...

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