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Making Bank: How Today’s Students Earn Money

Making Bank: How Today's Students Earn Money

Greta Bjornson, A&E Editor

April 12, 2013

Clothing, accessories, and gas. These are all items that Leigha Grushkin ’13 buys with the money that she earns in her job as a cashier at Ace Hardware. With parents who only pay for her insurance, Grushkin is paying for more than most teens, and she’s not the only one at Staples. More students...

From The Halls of Staples to the Miami Heat: The Story of Tom Haberstroh '04

From The Halls of Staples to the Miami Heat: The Story of Tom Haberstroh '04

May 15, 2011

Eight months ago, Tom Haberstroh watched LeBron James announce that he would be taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat. Little did the 2004 Staples High School graduate know that James’ decision to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would change his life forever. Just three months a...

Jock Talk Take Two- Professional Athletes Recieve Preferential Treatment, Second Chances for Talent

Jock Talk Take Two- Professional Athletes Recieve Preferential Treatment, Second Chances for Talent

December 3, 2010

When people quit or retire from their day job, they typically aren’t recruited by their bosses to come back and stay for another year. When people are accused of rape, their job at a successful enterprise typically isn’t secured in the future. When people host illegal dog fighting operations in thei...

Veterans Day 2010 Getting the Job Done

Veterans Day 2010 Getting the Job Done

November 21, 2010

Some are more enthusiastic than others on Veterans Day|Image via Wikipedia Rachel Guetta '13 Opinions Editor Nov. 11 fell on a Thursday this year. However, it was not any old Thursday—it was Veterans Day. But despite the holiday, Westport Public Schools did not have the day off. Instead, students watched a student-created segment on the morning show, Good Morning St...

Chronicles of my After-School Employment

November 12, 2010

Having a job after school is just like playing a sport— the only difference is that I get paid to do it. Every Monday and Thursday from 3-6 I get paid to sit at a desk and do my homework. While some think that having a job after school can effect doing well in school, I actually get more done at work...

Students Balance Jobs and School Work

Students Balance Jobs and School Work

November 12, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 and Devin Skolnick '11 Web Sports Editor and Executive Editor After 6 hours and 45 minutes of hard academic effort at 70 North Avenue, some Staples students’ workload has only begun. Many teenagers consider the school day their main responsibility, while others continue on to the...

The Tenderness of Tenure

The Tenderness of Tenure

October 26, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Most would agree that both students and teachers should be given fair opportunity to succeed. Because of this, the system of tenure is a controversial one. To be awarded tenure, a teacher must successfully fulfill a four-year probationary period in which they are reviewed as competent and proficient. The purpose of this is ...

Sharing the Knowledge: Students Help Students in the Academic Department

Sharing the Knowledge: Students Help Students in the Academic Department

October 22, 2010

Cheyenne Haslett '13 Web Features Editor Jordan Glick ’11 got into tutoring last year, his junior year, when he decided he “wanted a job.” The decision to have this kind of a job was based on convenience. “I figured that it would be better than working in a store or restaurant because of...

August 19, 2010 | Paint Job

August 19, 2010 | Paint Job

August 19, 2010

11:40 a.m. A painter applies a fresh coat of paint to a column in the Staples Library Media Center. The walls of the library were repainted this summer...

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

June 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor When Angela Gibson ’10 entered her Spanish class on May 17, she was one of four students present. The previous Friday, there were approximately 20 other students in the class. This excessive number of absences was not due to students skipping class, a field trip, or even another swine flu spread. Gibson’s clas...

Entering Summer with a Splash: Staples Student Life Guards Protect the Public

Entering Summer with a Splash: Staples Student Life Guards Protect the Public

June 12, 2010

Suzanne Kleine '11 News Editor spettacolopuro Summertime is a season of leisure: swimming in the pool, lying on the sand, and trying to get the perfect tan. Some students like Maddie Mafilios  ’11, plan to spend their summer watching these swimmers and lifeguarding. Student life guards work under ex...

Teaching To the Test Hinders Learning

March 28, 2010

Editorial When nearly 50 students voluntarily give up their entire Saturday to solve a  multifaceted situational problem— with no guarantee of success— it’s clear that the school they attend is doing something right. When more than 300 seniors clamor over five-week long job placements, that suc...

A Young Team is Confident on The Court

The 2009 team poses for a picture. | Photo courtesy of staplesgirlstennis.com

March 28, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web Sports Editor In her 14th season coaching at Staples, Coach Casey Devita is looking at a young team this year. Majority of the returning players will be underclassmen. The returning squad is made up of two sophomores, two juniors, and only one senior. However, Devita does not ...

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