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Couplets are hung outside houses to protect the household from evil and welcome prosperity.

Year of the Ox: students embrace positivity, resilience, culture with Lunar New Year celebrations

Ella Shi ’23, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

According to Chinese myth, the story of the zodiac calendar originates from when the Jade Emperor challenged 12 animals to a race. The Rat asked the Ox for help and rode on his back until he jumped off...

Staples participated in an exchange program from Dec. 2-15. The Saxon family hosted two students from the Hwa Chong institute in Singapore.

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer January 10, 2020

A group of 19 students from Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore recently concluded a two-week stay in America. For the duration of the stay from Dec. 2-15, each student was assigned a host family from...

Staples German students compete in the quiz bowl at UConn on Nov. 14.

German students take field trip to UConn, win competition in German language

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor December 17, 2019

German students at Staples took a field trip to the UConn Storrs campus to learn about German culture on Nov. 14. Staples placed first in the Quiz Bowl, a competition in that tested students’ knowledge...

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...

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....

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,”...

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...

At the club’s annual Hanukkah celebration, students along with club advisor Fran Sinay are challenged to create a human menorah. In the middle stands Kyle Ratner ’16. “We couldn't have found a better Shamash than him,” Kessler said. Photo contributed by Gaya Kessler.

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,...

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