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Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make

Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make

December 21, 2017

By Kaela Dockray '20 I live in a gun-free home. I mean really gun free. We’re talking no water guns, no nerf guns and most certainly nothing that has the capability of shooting out a real bullet....

New SMART Boards prompt questions about appearance vs. necessity

New SMART Boards prompt questions about appearance vs. necessity

May 9, 2017

By: Kayla Sirlin '19 The installation of 6000 series model SMART Boards in math and science classrooms, starting the week of May 1, has elicited strong reactions from both students and teachers alike....

Westport Democrat march brings local awareness to political involvement

Westport Democrat march brings local awareness to political involvement

March 31, 2017

By: Colette Lippman '17 Darcy Hicks and her organization DefenDemocracy, hosted the “CT on the Move, March to Defend the Democracy” event last Sunday, March 26, which began on Jesup Green and ended...

Staples alum Megan Laney speaks about her experience studying abroad at the University of Aleppo in early 2011 alongside a presentation of the photos she took while there.

Change for change: Staples students present and fundraise for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 26, 2017

By Alice Hickson '17 and Becky Hoving '17   Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager’s two Contemporary World Studies courses are fundraising for Syria, as well as presenting a documentary and...

“I think the different climates will play somewhat of a role, as I will have to decide what type of climate I want to live in for at least the next four years, but I think it will play less of a role than the academics will,” Amelia Tavarnesi ’15 said.

Students change climates for college

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer March 27, 2015

As spring approaches, many seniors are receiving their acceptance letters to college. For Staples’ soon to be college students, there will be a lot of changes that they will have to acclimate to. While...

McQuone smiles from her  desk, greeting students on their way into school.

Secretary pushes to be addressed by her last name

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer October 29, 2014

After 15 years of working at Staples, attendance secretary Patty McQuone, simply known as Patty among students, has decided that students should start addressing her as Mrs. McQuone. McQuone, who is known...

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager September 19, 2014

Easier vocab? Easier math? An optional instead of required essay? At first glance, these new changes in the notorious Scholastic Aptitude Test, a.k.a. the SAT, may seem beneficial to new participants....

Former Talent Show Undergoes Name Change

May 8, 2011

For years, the Student Assembly has put on a talent show at the end of the year, displaying the wide range of skills Staples students possess. This year, though, the Student Assembly has announced that...

To Change or Not to Change

December 13, 2010

Will McDonald Staff Writer The boys’ locker room has not been renovated in decades, but due to a school rule that prohibits changing clothing anywhere else, the locker room is the only choice that...

Periods 1 and 7 To Be Switched on Mondays Next Year

June 13, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor After rumors swirled around the school of a schedule change for next year, principal John Dodig and the Collaborative team finally pulled the trigger by announcing...

Wind farms are an efficient production of clean energy | Photo from Wikicommons

Blowin’ in the Wind, The Merits of Wind Energy

June 12, 2010

Jon Loeb '11 & Cole Manley '11 Staff Writer & Senior Writer If you have glanced at the front cover of a New York Times issue in the past several weeks, or watched any news coverage, you will...

Photo by Lucas Hammerman '10

Principal Dodig Addresses Homecoming Change

May 20, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor Eight in-school suspensions, three hospitals visits and one morning announcement. This is homecoming 2009 by the numbers. After a meeting with the parents of...

Photo courtesy of SXC

Seniors Prepare for Internships, Teachers Expect Smaller Classes

April 16, 2010

On Sept. 1, Scott Grundei ’10 walked into his Advanced Placement (A.P.) English Literature class of 20 other students.  On May 17, Grundei will walk into a class of two – just himself and his...

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