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Eskell etches life lessons through art

Eskell etches life lessons through art

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

Room 1009’s six-foot-high easels and bins of graphite pencils shield a master of fine arts. She walks around the classroom, charcoal in hand, ready to help her students discover their true talent. This master is Camille Eskell. A graduate of Queens College, Staples’ petite drawing teacher has...

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

October 12, 2014

The Westport Board of Education voted to implement a STEM-based curriculum for all grades in both Coleytown and Bedford middle schools on Dec. 2, 2013 in the hopes that it would foster  a passion for hands-on creativity in STEM areas. STEM is a series of courses that are focused on the application ...

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...

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

September 19, 2014

Although it seems that Staples offers every sport known to man, many dancers long to pirouette and chasse while representing their school and contributing to its spirit. “I think that if Staples got a dance team, it could be a way to introduce people to a relaxing and fun side of dance without the...

Students fold and crease their stresses away

Students fold and crease their stresses away

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

September 19, 2014

Chai Kim ’15 can create a majestic crane, a sharp star, a practical box, and an intricate flower simply by moving her fingers. This is not Harry Potter’s world full of magic, or even a fantastic dream. This is the Origami Club. “I wanted to participate in Origami Club because origami is a relaxing...

Program preps students pursuing art

Program preps students pursuing art

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2014

They spent long weeks, long hours, long nights working on projects. They cleaned clay that was caked under their fingernails, stained their pants with paint, used up all the space on their hard drive. But the hard work and devotion of some Staples art students and the art department has clearly...

Closing of Max’s Art Store upsets students

Closing of Max’s Art Store upsets students

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor

June 10, 2014

On September 1st, Westport will lose Max’s Art Store, an art supplies store that has resided downtown for 59 years as haven for local artists. Originally opened by Max Kaplan, it has been run for years by Shirley Mellor after Kaplan’s death in 1983. When asked about why they’re closing, ...

Student art exhibit opens at Westport Library

Student art exhibit opens at Westport Library

Katie Cion, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2014

“Considering Reality,” a new student art exhibit at the Westport Public Library opened Friday for public viewing. The curators, Michael Abrams ’14 and Ben Goldschlager ’14 are members of the teen planning committee at the library and worked with Teen Services Librarian Laina Lewis to put the exhibi...

Art Smart: Rubidge Capturing the Shades of Life

Art Smart: Rubidge Capturing the Shades of Life

Emma Muro, A&E Editor

June 21, 2013

An amazing artist. A role model. A talented swimmer. Molly Rubidge '13 is well known for many of her distinct qualities, all of which are reflected in her artwork. For her whole life, Rubidge had a passion for drawing, and would spend much of her time creating pieces in her free time. But this t...

Talented Students Recognized

Talented Students Recognized

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

May 30, 2013

“Legends,” is just one of the words that pottery teacher Jaclyn Jeselnik used to describe some of her students. Today, Thursday, May 30, she chose to recognize seven of her best potters for “Excellence in Pottery,” just as many other elective teachers recognized their finest students at the annua...

May 26, 2011 | Elephant in the Room

May 26, 2011 | Elephant in the Room

May 26, 2011

11:00 a.m. You can't miss this elephant, (or zebras, sports players and more) in the room..... at  the art exhibit outside the  auditorium.  Water color painting by Hannah Myers '14....

Student Artist feature Shannon Moss ’11

Student Artist feature Shannon Moss ’11

December 22, 2010

Inspiration: it’s the underlying source that sparks an artist’s creative mind. For painter Shannon Moss ’11, the inspiration doesn’t always come easily. “A lot of the time I would find that I had no inspiration,” Moss said. As a result, Moss began driving around town and photographing objects ...

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