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New Additions Spark Opinion

New Additions Spark Opinion

Francesca Truitt, A&E Editor

June 19, 2015

Kayaks According to WestportNow, in 2013 the Staples P.E. Department received a grant of $936,722 from the state to expand its learning facilities. Since Staples already has an indoor pool, an indoor track and an outdoor track, among other facilities, the grant was spent on kayaks, paddleboards and ...

Trading out pink passes for swim caps

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Becca Rawiszer, Web Opinions Editor

May 21, 2015

Every swim class there are at least three students who come up with some reason to not participate. Common excuses consist of being “allergic to chlorine” or magically having “cramps” every day. The typical Staples student dreads swim class. They trudge to the pool house muttering complaint...

Paddling through P.E.

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014

The Staples pool is associated with swimming laps and playing water polo, but the new addition of kayaking to the P.E. program has changed students’ opinions of the infamous quarter-long course. The idea to add kayaking to the P.E. curriculum originated from the Physical Education Department Chair,...

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