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B3 trip forms lasting relationships through philanthropic community service

B3 teams make lasting friendships through their week long trip, constantly strengthening their relationships with one another on and off the worksites.

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

While February break brings a time for exotic vacation, time to spend with the ones you love or time to grow individually as a person, for Builders Beyond Borders (B3) participants, it combines all three. B3 students spent a week in Costa Rica over February break serving and constructing buildings in...

Builders Beyond Borders ventures to Guatemala

Builders Beyond Borders volunteered in Guatemala over February break. They constructed necessary buildings and structures such as schools.

Elliot Kaufman '19, Web Managing Editor

March 1, 2019

Stepping off the plane in Guatemala, the Builders Beyond Borders (B3) student participants were eager to begin their community service trip. Between building schools, active excursions and creating bonds with each other, the B3 groups had a packed week ahead of them. This February break, B3, a non-profit...

New Westport Women’s Club president hopes to positively impact Westport community

New Westport Women’s Club president hopes to positively impact Westport community

September 26, 2018

By Chelsea Strober ’21 In addition to mother, realtor and board member of Neighbors and Newcomers of Westport, Christina McVaney can now add president of Westport Women’s Club (WWC) to her list of accomplishments. Following in her mothers and grandmother's footsteps, McVaney became involved in th...

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Kit Epstein, Breaking News Managing Editor

June 2, 2016

In the spring of 2015, a chapter of the National Social Studies Honor Society, otherwise known as Rho Kappa, was introduced at Staples High School. Rho Kappa is made up of members of the senior class who have earned top grades in social studies courses throughout their freshman, sophomore and junior...

National Honor Society inducts a new class

National Honor Society inducts a new class

Adam Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2 the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 66 new members for the class of 2016. The NHS is a club who inducts their members based on excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and character. Every year, the club is expected to run community service projects. The 66 students w...

Builders Beyond Borders breaks native hardships

MAKING CONNECTIONS: Members from the group such as Charlotte Rowland ’14 make unbreakable bonds with the children from the Domincan Republic, while building bathrooms for their community. The group plans to continue their work during this February break in Guatemala to help more impoverished communities. 
Photos contributed by Caroline O’Kane ’16

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

If one were to look at Builders Beyond Borders (B3) member’s Facebook albums, they would see photos of members smiling as they stand in a home they were building, making funny faces with members of the community, and seemingly posing for hundreds of casual photos. Because of the silly nature of the...

Nerdfighters Club “decreases world suck”

Nerdfighters Club

Claudia Chen, Features Editor

September 19, 2014

Staples students have a variety of options for helping out their community. They can buy toys in other countries, provide care to an- imals in need and much more. But if students are looking for a unique way to help out, they need look no further than the Nerdfighters Club,whichhas a goal ...

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

On the crisp, sunny afternoon of Oct. 27, Wakeman Town Farm was jam-packed with 200 eager high school volunteers shoveling leaves, clearing paths and digging up rocks. Volunteers from Staples and other nearby schools devoted over three hours of their Sunday to various improvement projects at Wakeman a...

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