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From The Halls of Staples to the Miami Heat: The Story of Tom Haberstroh '04

From The Halls of Staples to the Miami Heat: The Story of Tom Haberstroh '04

May 15, 2011

Eight months ago, Tom Haberstroh watched LeBron James announce that he would be taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat. Little did the 2004 Staples High School graduate know that James’ decision to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would change his life forever. Just three months a...

Students use caffeine as daily pick-me-up

Students use caffeine as daily pick-me-up

December 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Everyday, students buy a drug that is provided by stores like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Many purchase it over the counter and ingest it throughout their first period classes. Caffeine is a licit psychoactive drug accessible to minors, but because it is available on the coffee shop...

Connecticut Bans Four Loko Beverage Sales

Connecticut Bans Four Loko Beverage Sales

December 3, 2010

      It has been affectionately dubbed as “blackout in a can.” Every 23.5 ounces can of Four Loko contains the equivalent of 4.7 beers’ worth of alcohol and an unspecified amount of stimulants, including caffeine, taurine, and guarana, according to information found on the manufacturer’s website, www.drinkfour.com. The beverage, which is marke...

Gender and Driving: Which Sex is Better Behind the Wheel?

Gender and Driving: Which Sex is Better Behind the Wheel?

November 24, 2010

Leah Bitsky A&E Editor There is much speculation of whether boys or girls are better drivers, and most answers are rarely unbiased. Jessica Oestreicher ‘12, a new driver to the roads,  believes that females are better drivers. “I think that boys are more preoccupied with driving fast and drifting w...

New DARE Hummer Rolls Into Service

New DARE Hummer Rolls Into Service

November 22, 2010

Eric Lombardo '14 Staff Writer Officer Ned Batlin is driving with style since September of this year in his new DARE Hummer, which was seized from a corporate criminal. The black truck is worth about $65,000 plus another $20,000 in accessories including custom wheels and exhaust, but taxpayers did...

Trick or Treat: Westport Houses Decorate Their Streets

Trick or Treat: Westport Houses Decorate Their Streets

October 28, 2010

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Managing Editor Photos by Dana Rappaport '11 Halloween is just around the corner, and as the haunting holiday approaches many houses around Westport decorate their front lawns with spooky decorations. This year’s popular decorations include air blown inflatable figures and orange string lights – closely resembling those hung on houses during Christmastime. This Hallowe...

Staples Takes A Stand

Staples Takes A Stand

October 27, 2010

GLSEN Protest|Image by Sam T (samm4mrox) via Flickr Cheyenne Haslett '13 Web Feature Editor Society isn’t perfect, as was made clear this month by the flurry of suicides by homosexual teens. The suicides ranged from middle school students to college students, but each suicide made just as much of an impact....

The Tenderness of Tenure

The Tenderness of Tenure

October 26, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Most would agree that both students and teachers should be given fair opportunity to succeed. Because of this, the system of tenure is a controversial one. To be awarded tenure, a teacher must successfully fulfill a four-year probationary period in which they are reviewed as competent and proficient. The purpose of this is ...

Shake Shack to Open in Westport in 2011

Shake Shack to Open in Westport in 2011

October 25, 2010

Shake Shack, a contemporary roadside burger and hot dog stand, will be opening new doors in Westport during the second half of 2011. The Westport Planning and Zoning Commission, along with Shake Shack itself, plan to open the restaurant at 1849 Post Road East, the site of the recently closed Pho Mek...

Movie Review: "Jackass 3D"

Movie Review: "Jackass 3D"

October 18, 2010

Jalizza Pedro '11 Staff Writer The funny boys of MTVare back in "Jackass 3D," the third installment and the first 3D version in the Jackass saga. It accrued over $50 million in its opening weekend, proving to already be a cinematic success. As the group of mischievous men - which features actor John...

The Scariest Part of Halloween: The Expenses

The Scariest Part of Halloween: The Expenses

October 18, 2010

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Amanda Piccolino Staff Writer For countless people, the scariest part of Halloween has nothing to do with witches, zombies or ghosts. For many trick or treaters, the most hair-raising aspect of Halloween is the price of the costumes. Local costume shops like Party City...

Productivity or Anger Management? The RateMyTeachers.com Controversy

Productivity or Anger Management? The RateMyTeachers.com Controversy

October 16, 2010

One of the largest discussions that seems to circulate all year long among the Staples student body is which teachers one has received on his or her schedule. Some students hear about “good” and “bad” teachers by word of mouth. Others embrace the technology of the 21st century. They ...

A “Cacophony” of Voices: Trio of Juniors Create Independent Magazine

A “Cacophony” of Voices: Trio of Juniors Create Independent Magazine

October 1, 2010

In early September, three Staples students, Carson Einarsen ’12, Carlie Schwaeber ’12, and Melanie Mignucci ’12, came together to publish a creative writing and art magazine. They call it “Cacophony.” “The word ‘cacophony’ means a mixture of voices, so we felt this would be appropr...

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