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Westport history showcased virtually through Westport Museum for Culture and History

Katie Simons ’22, Paper News Editor

May 8, 2020

They’ve watched all of the Netflix shows, read and re-read every book in their house and finished every puzzle that their family owns. As Staples students enter the sixth week since school has been shut down, they have begun to run out of activities. However, the Westport Museum for Culture an...

Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

A horse carriage arrives at the Westport Historical Society for the Family Creep Fest, which offers families hayrides throughout downtown. Photo by Anastasia Thumser '22.

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor

October 10, 2019

Ghoulish games, petrifying pumpkins and horrifying hayrides are just a few of the activities at the Family Creep Fest, which occurred on Oct. 5. With Halloween quickly approaching, the Westport Historical Society (WHS) ensures its festivities are kicked off with a proper sense of fear and fun, while ...

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Students in Women in History encouraged their peers to partake in activities for International Women's Day, including wearing purple to school and answering various true or false questions.

Dana Perelberg ’20

March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned in purple and decorated with balloons and streamers celebrate a day of little frivolity: Internatio...

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

October 3, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19 and Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition on June 14.  The students attending had to place in the top three in their division in both the regi...

Bringing History Back to Life in Weston

Bringing History Back to Life in Weston

November 4, 2017

By Ella Bloomingdale '20 On Saturday, October 21, the Weston Historical Society held it’s annual reenactment of the Civil War at the Coley Homestead in Weston, Connecticut.  The event was put on by Company F of the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry....

Hot Off the Press: Broadway Hit ‘Newsies!’ Selects Staples High School as Testing Ground for National High School Rollout

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May 22, 2017

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 Over 100 members of Staples Players gathered on May 12, in the Staples auditorium for an annual theater tradition: the announcement of their fall production. Unbeknownst to the cast, crew and supporting members, this year’s gathering would host a familiar face: Adam Kapl...

Local Author Cathryn Prince Crafts History’s Current Connections

November 3, 2016

By: Renee Weisz '17 Office carpeted with eyewitness interview transcripts and historical archive documents, local nonfiction author Cathryn Prince is in her element. The three years worth of research, examining primary source newspaper articles and weather reports that authenticate detail, is not...

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?

Jack Zapfel, staff writer

December 2, 2015

When people think about Black Friday, they typically think about discounts and large clusters of people swarming stores everywhere. That's what I always thought of it as anyway. I don't think enough people understand the history behind the holiday and the meaning behind its name. “No clue,” Ben Ha...

The surprising history of pencils

The surprising history of pencils

Rebecca Rawiszer, Web Opinions

June 9, 2015

A single pencil is capable of drawing a line 35 miles long, writing about 45,000 words, digesting 17 sharpenings, and always being there for you when you need to doodle. Yet somehow, we still take these magnificent inventions for granted. Pencils are easy to operate, entertaining, and portable. You...

What’s up with that

What’s up with that

Sarah Sommer, Features Editor

June 3, 2015

Prom dances with ridiculousness, flirts with absurdity   According to a survey done by Visa, the average Northeastern prom-goer spends $1,104 on each dance. With that kind of money, you could spend a sun-kissed long weekend on the beach in Florida. With that kind of money, you could buy 25...

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