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The administration has yet to listen to students

Where the magic happens: The main office houses the Staples administrators and grade level assistants that make the rules of what happens at Staples.

Julia Kasabian ’21

February 12, 2019

In today’s world, being in the know is very important. However, in our school community, it’s getting progressively harder to know what’s going on. With issues including the likes of the midterm schedule alteration and the eighth graders coming to Staples, the school board is relying more and...

Running for Warriors: Geraghty to Run Fundraiser Marathon in Army Gear

Running for Warriors: Geraghty to Run Fundraiser Marathon in Army Gear

June 9, 2011

On June 12, at 8:00, Staples English teacher Dan Geraghty will be participating in a half marathon (13.1 miles) in the effort of raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project, which will be taking place at Lake Placid. “I was going to run the half marathon in shorts and sneakers, but after I heard about the missi...

Holiday Break: How Does It Affect Academics?

Holiday Break: How Does It Affect Academics?

December 17, 2010

This school year, the holiday break will take place from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, and while Staples students are typically anxious for the break after weeks of intense academics, it can ultimately take a toll on students’ retention of knowledge. Although teachers typically do not stop teaching until the last bell rings...

Breaking News or Boring News?

Breaking News or Boring News?

December 9, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Wikileaks, a group dedicated to leaking confidential government files, has done it again, releasing thousands of classified documents containing conversations between American diplomats and other diplomats from around the globe. Julian Assange, the face of the organization, is once again sporting a new look. His once long...

Loeffler Field Vandalized

Loeffler Field Vandalized

November 18, 2010

Staples' Loeffler Field was vandalized at some time before school on Nov. 18 when an as yet unknown individual or group of individuals forced open a gate and drove a car over the field, destroying several large areas of grass. As of yet, police do not have any information as to who committed the act of vandalism. "It's cowardly ...

Dealing With Internet Predators

November 12, 2010

1. What should you do if you are contacted by an online predator? Try and capture their IP Address either on your command prompt screen or capture the page by hitting print screen on your keyboard then saving it to your desktop. Save all IM chats, videos or pictures that are sent to you. Use that in...

Staples’ New Goal: Q&A with Principal John Dodig

Staples’ New Goal: Q&A with Principal John Dodig

October 22, 2010

In order to present Staples’ new school goal and mission statement to the student body, Principal John Dodig went on "Good Morning Staples" to showcase the goal’s purposes and incorporated a video into his explanations. In this interview Dodig explains how the goal and mission statement wer...

The Outcome and Future of the Re-registration Process

The Outcome and Future of the Re-registration Process

October 15, 2010

This summer, the superintendant’s office  was busy conducting a re-registration process for all incoming freshman,  to make sure that each student was a Westport resident. According to Jenny Robson, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, the district’s motivation behind the re-registration process was not due to of the suspicion that non-resident students...

Don’t Ask Me (Where I’m Applying)

Don’t Ask Me (Where I’m Applying)

October 1, 2010

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Managing Editor Like many other seniors, much of my first semester will revolve around applying to college. And as if that isn’t stressful enough, I am subjected to the inevitable questionnaires that, apparently, come along with this process. No, I am not referring to the Common Application. I am ta...

Solution to a Student’s Concerns- Snapgrades Provides Immediate Answers to a Student Grade Questions

Graphic by Connie Zhou '12

September 14, 2010

I hate secrets. Secrets keep me in the dark, searching for answers. They make me anxious, keep me up at night and occasionally cause a cold sweat. Secret grades can provide high school students with both a sweating problem and keeping them up at night. I’m a student who likes to know my grades, and after talking to other students, I don’t ...

5 Steps to Painless Finals

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June 9, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 Staff Writer With finals creeping up in less than a week, Staples students are beginning to hibernate into the corners of their rooms, the quiet rooms at the Westport Public Library, or the nooks of Barnes and Noble, all for three reasons: study, study, study. As a junior, I've completed over ten finals in my a...

SafeRides Embraces New Website

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March 20, 2010

Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Managing Editor After existing for about a year, the SafeRides chapter in Westport has now developed a website to organize their system, as well as hopefully connect them with other chapters. Westport community member Isaac Levi discovered the organization through his s...

Chartwells Considers Posting Calorie Counts in Cafe

March 12, 2010

Rachel Chernok '10 & Joy Eisenberg '10 A&E Editor and Sports Editor On the mornings that Steve Lamando ’10 doesn’t have time to eat breakfast at home, he’ll pick up a bacon, egg, and cheese from the cafeteria during his free. But of course the breakfast sandwich must be the kind ...

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