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[Nov. 2016 Features] Evan: A woman of many talents leaves her mark

November 23, 2016

By Megan Doyle ’18   While Fran Evan is technically the paraprofessional  for the English and social studies departments, in the Staples community, she serves as so much more.  Writer, artist and British history enthusiast are all ways to describe Evan. Evan has enjoyed the past 13 years,...

New authentic courses proposed to upgrade our English curriculum

New authentic courses proposed to upgrade our English curriculum

October 26, 2016

By Caroline Blevins ’18 English teacher Kim Herzog and culinary teacher Cecily Gans have been creating a new food literature course for about a year now. They recently proposed this course to the collaborative team; hoping that their course would be considered and eventually added to the English...

[Sept. 2016 Features] English teacher prompts resilience and creativity from the Bronx to Westport

October 11, 2016

By Becky Hoving '17 Managing Editor and Kayla Sirlin '19 Assistant Business Manager While some A.P. Literature classes begin by paging through annotated copies of “Jane Eyre” or “Hamlet,” English teacher Ann Neary passes out fortune teller fish and kaleidoscopes as the bell rings. “I ten...

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

June 2, 2016

At 15 years-old I am a Staples sophomore. I have spent 13 years in school where I've had the privilege of being taught by close to 50 teachers. None of those teachers have been African American. Unfortunately, I don't think my experience is all that unique for those of us growing up in Westport,...

Ms. Krikorian Adjusts to the Halls of Staples with her Passion for English and Journalism

Sasha Narang and Erin Lynch

May 10, 2016

Heading straight out of the journalism industry and into the halls of Staples, Sarah Krikorian is one of the newest additions to the English department. Sharing her passion and enthusiasm with her intro to journalism and freshman English classes, Krikorian is adjusting well to the Staples communi...

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