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[Sept. 2016 Features] Nature sprouts through Qureshi’s art exhibit

October 11, 2016

By Olivia Foster '18 Web News Editor Finding beauty in nature may be easy for most people, but turning that beauty into an artform takes talent. For Faiza Qureshi ’17, nature stirs her creativity and inspires her art. Qureshi’s passion for art flourished during the summer of 2013, when she sp...

Wong explores art and culture through travel

Wong explores art and culture through travel

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Before Katie Wong ’16 moved to Westport for the start of her sophomore year of high school, she lived more than 20 hours away in Singapore. Despite describing the two places as “complete opposites,” she was able to transition without much difficulty. “Singapore is definitely different from...

Max Itin displays his varied artistic talents

Max Itin displays his varied artistic talents

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

The art show is up and all the wonderful pieces are on display. Some of those pieces belong to an unique and truly talented student. Max Itin ’16 is one of the many artists currently displaying their traditional media. The first piece he did was a still life of shells in pencil, and the other two we...

Top five classes to take

Top five classes to take

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Throughout my highschool career, I took many many classes that I liked and disliked. Some required, and others I took at my leasure. But there were a select few which I really appreciated. These are my favorite five non required classes that I took over my four years at Staples High School. 1)Pers...

Vandalism in the girls bathrooms provokes mixed reactions

Vandalism in the girls bathrooms provokes mixed reactions

Francesca Truitt, A&E Editor

January 11, 2016

In terms of aesthetics, Staples is a beautiful school -- a brick building, wide halls, blue and beige lockers -- so, it’s odd to think of Staples as having grafitti hidden inside the bathroom stalls. But in the girls bathrooms, most stalls serve as canvases for inspirational messages, as well as drawings, written...

Museum of Modern Art attracts Staples students

Museum of Modern Art attracts Staples students

Julia Rosier, Sports Editor

January 8, 2016

Located in the heart of New York City, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), has been a must-see attraction for tourists, New Yorkers and Staples students alike since its inception in 1929 and was the first museum to focus on modern art. The MoMA is home to over 135,000 paintings, prints, drawings, films...

Westport Art Center hosts the print show

Westport Art Center hosts the print show

Ivy Prince, Web A&E Editor

November 5, 2015

This past week, the Westport Art Center held their annual Print Show. This show incorporated over 15 printmaking techniques from various artists. Printmaking is an art form and is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. These fine prints are considered original works of art even th...

“Thin Places” art show explores community

“Thin Places” art show explores community

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

MaryEllen Hendricks first started thinking about her Thin Places Project after hearing a sermon at Compo Beach about the small island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. “Thin places,” she explained, “are places where the distance between heaven and earth are tissue thin.” She’s spent t...

Three egg-citing ways to decorate Easter eggs

Taylor Harrington, Breaking News Managing Editor

March 30, 2015

Colored eggs, stuffed with pink and yellow M&Ms and seasonal bunny Kit Kats, are scattered throughout my house on Easter morning. Still in our PJs, my brothers and I grab a carton of eggs, equally divvy them up and plop them into cups of dye. But, simply dying eggs can get boring year afte...

Staples houses art from local and famous artists

Staples houses art from local and famous artists

Greta Bjornson, News Page Editor

March 9, 2015

Thanks to the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection (WSPAC), the hallways of Staples have more than the classic trophy cases, lockers and colorful posters of any American high school. Instead, they are also home to lenticular art and New York Times photography hanging on the walls. Staples and...

Westport Arts Center paints a picture of the perfect teen council

Westport Arts Center paints a picture of the perfect teen council

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

The Westport Arts Center held an informational meeting on Friday Jan. 30, informing students about the Teen Council the center is putting together. Many Staples students attended, eager to learn more about the committee. Laura Maged, eight year member of the Westport Arts Center board, came up with...

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