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College culture critiqued by Staples community

College culture critiqued by Staples community

January 29, 2018

By Molly Mahoney '18 and Maddy Sell '18 ...

Celebrating Unconventional Holiday Traditions

Celebrating Unconventional Holiday Traditions

December 13, 2016

By: Camryn Ragland ’18 & Alexandra Sprouls '19 Christmastime is usually full of quality time with family, large trees, heartfelt presents, and delicious baked goods. However, amongst this very standard celebration of the holiday, there are quite a few families that take part in unique celebration...

Destination China: Journey to the Far East

Destination China: Journey to the Far East

November 1, 2016

By: Charlie Colasurdo '18 Web Features Editor ...

Celebrity Robbed of Reputation

October 19, 2016

By: Molly Mahoney '18 In Paris’ No Address Hotel on October 2, two robbers, obscured by ski masks and 3:00 am darkness, held Kim Kardashian West at gunpoint before stealing the celebrity’s jewelry. The monetary loss equated to more than 10 million dollars, on top of the emotional damage that accompanies...

Across the Pond

Across the Pond

Kate Lewis, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

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Wong explores art and culture through travel

Wong explores art and culture through travel

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Before Katie Wong ’16 moved to Westport for the start of her sophomore year of high school, she lived more than 20 hours away in Singapore. Despite describing the two places as “complete opposites,” she was able to transition without much difficulty. “Singapore is definitely different from...

Israeli emissary connects cultures and inspires understanding

Israeli emissary connects cultures and inspires understanding

Renee Weisz, Breaking News Editor

May 6, 2016

Though her hometown may be 5,600 miles away, 19 year old Israeli emissary, Gaya Kessler, has made Westport her home since her arrival last August. Kessler’s bubbly personality and infectious energy has lent itself to her role as an emissary, a diplomatic representative, during her year long gap...

A country far away boasts a culture close to home

A country far away boasts a culture close to home

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

January 19, 2016

Israel may be located 5,638 miles across the globe, but the rich culture of this tiny country echoes within room 2034’s walls. The biweekly Israeli Culture Club (ICC), home to Israeli-style barbecues, competitive dreidel competitions and advised by academic support teacher Fran Sinay, has spike...

Foreign universities broaden cultural experiences

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

Most graduated seniors leave for college by a car or plane ride across the United States, but only a handful of students take a plane outside of the U.S. to another country. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 1.4 percent of college students decide to study internationally. While...

Singapore students visit Staples

Singapore students visit Staples

Rebecca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

November 23, 2014

You may have noticed some enthusiastic and eager new faces buzzing around the hallways with curiosity. Or maybe their jet-black hair swiftly combed to one side or their thick rimmed glasses drawing attention to their dark yet kind eyes. This is because nine male students and their teacher traveled...

Attitudes towards rape persist in culture

Attitudes towards rape persist in culture

Jessica Gross, A&E Editor

May 30, 2014

There are certain words that carry weight. Words that make us cringe or wince, put knots in our stomachs and lumps in throats, words that make us wish we had eyelids for our ears. Words that are thrown around casually. For example. A Staples student who was raped last year by another student...

Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

May 27, 2011

The ink of a tattoo might lie just under one’s skin, but the meaning goes much deeper. When getting a tattoo one is making a commitment to wear an image on the body for life. “It hurts way more to get a tattoo removed than it does to get one in the first place,” Austin Goff ‘11 said. “Therefore, you have to consider what getting a tattoo means...

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