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College application season generates stress, sympathy, and other side effects for seniors and teachers

College application season generates stress, sympathy, and other side effects for seniors and teachers

November 2, 2016

By Renee Weisz Common app, early decision, transcript requests, teacher recommendations, college. All are familiar buzzwords clouding seniors’ minds during this last week of the quarter. Yet, for teachers, this list is viewed differently in regards to their classes and assignments. Despite th...

5 tips on how to enjoy going on college tours

5 tips on how to enjoy going on college tours

Ivy Prince, A&E Web Editor

April 26, 2016

While most Staples students traveled to a warm destination over spring break, or enjoyed time at home with their family and friends, many students especially from the junior class visited colleges of their choice. This prime time for college visits may seem like a stressful time, but if you see the...

Students find ways to spend April Break close to home

Students find ways to spend April Break close to home

Will Dumke, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Typically when it comes to vacations, everyone tries to get as far away from home as possible. From Dominican Republic to Thailand, there are unlimited destinations for students to free themselves from Westport, but some of the most fun and valuable vacations can be had right here. There is a trend...

Snow days break up spring break

Snow days break up spring break

Justine Seligson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

Westport Public Schools have had six school cancellations this year, which is one day over the allotted five. As a result, April Break could potentially be reduced by a weekend and that first Monday, making the vacation six days long instead of nine. The general response from students toward this a...

Barely taking a break

Barely taking a break

Daniela Karpenos, Staff Writer

February 17, 2014

Who needs to sleep in when you can take numerous 6 hour car rides with your family? Who needs to actually unwind and recharge this February break? The answer to these questions is “me,” but as it turns out that’s not the right answer. According to adults, I should be wildly intrigued to visit...

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