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Taking a look at “Look Up”

Taking a look at

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

May 27, 2014

“I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely.” So begins “Look Up,” the five minute-long spoken word film by Gary Turk that has gone viral since it was posted at the end of April. The video is a love story, a cautionary tale, and a passionate plea all at once, as it encourages viewers to loo...

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

March 10, 2014

This Saturday, March 8, the two Staples robotics teams, i²robotics and Wrecker Robotics, competed in the Connecticut State Champions of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge (FTC) at Greens Farms Academy. I²robotics was a part of a three-team alliance that ...

Tech Guru David Pogue at Westport Public Library

Tech Guru David Pogue at Westport Public Library

November 29, 2010

Daniel Kaseff '14 Staff Writer David Pogue, personal  technology columnist for the New York Times and best-selling author, spoke at the Westport Public Library on November 27. He discussed on the latest technological gadgets on the market. ...

Are People Anti-Social on Buses because of Technology?

Photo by Kelsey Shockey '14

October 25, 2010

The bus is very quiet. Only a few whispers can be heard, and everyone is staring out of the window. The bottom of the seats are almost completely covered with sticky gum that was purposefully put there instead of the garbage. The only noise you can hear is the engine of the bus whirring and the wheels...

3-Dimensional Television: Expensive, Useless, and a Hassle

Graphic by Jonathan Foster.

February 24, 2010

Jonathan Foster '11 Staff Writer Watching film in 3D has been around since the beginning of the twentieth century, and since then has made great strides, adding depth to many movies, such as the new hit, Avatar. Although this technology has only been used in movie theaters, coming in 2010, people will be able to watch television in 3D, right in the...

Sexts From Last Night: When Cell Phones and Teenage Hormones Mix

Cell phones are just one way that Staples students partake in sending explicit messages to peers. | Photo courtesy of SXC

February 24, 2010

Becca Bobrow '11 & Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editors *Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the students.  Vanessa Hudgens has done it. Tiger Woods has done it. And Staples students have done it. In a society influenced by the media and dominated by technology, instead of interacting in person, teenagers are sending explicit photographs and me...

From Letter to Blog, College Acceptances Become More Competitive, Stressful

Compared to earlier generations of students, high school students today endure more stress during the college process.  Some say this is the result of the heightened use of technology among teenagers.  |Photo by Devin Skolnick '11

December 22, 2009

Emily Cooper '11 & Michael Nussbaum '11 Business Manager & Sports Editor Each year, nearly all Staples seniors endure the college process, one way or another But, one thing students manuever through today are the technological advances with new networks such as Twitter, Facebook and C...

Joseloff Defeats Anderson in Westport Election

Joseloff Defeats Anderson in Westport Election

November 13, 2009

Alix Neenan ’12 Staff Writer On Nov. 3, Democrat Gordon Joseloff was re-elected for a second term to the position of first selectman against Republican Gavin Anderson. Joseloff, who has been Westport’s first selectman since 2005, has many plans for the future. “I am going to continue to make Westport the greatest place to ...

Rogers Switches from Tech to History

Rogers Switches from Tech to History

September 18, 2009

Image via Wikipedia With the removal of the computer science department due to budget cuts, computer science teacher Rob Rogers will be moving to the social studies department this year. “It’s cool to be in a department bigger than one [person],” Rogers said. “It’s nice to have colleagues.” In the 2009-10 school year, Rogers will be teaching two Western Hum...

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