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Beer Found in Teacher Parking Lot

Beer Found in Teacher Parking Lot

December 17, 2010

Photo by Julia Friedman '11 On the morning of Dec. 17, an Inklings staff member found empty beer cans in the Staples parking lot in the teacher parking section. Dumped across the ground, the beer cans were out in the open for any member of the Staples student body or faculty to see. The people who are responsible for littering the cans a...

November 18, 2010 | A Vital Voice

November 18, 2010 | A Vital Voice

November 18, 2010

11:12 a.m. Mu Sochua, a member of Cambodian Parliament and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, came to Staples today to give a  talk in room 2014 regarding human trafficking.  Sochua, who produced the documentary "Redlight," was brought to Staples by the Connecticut chapter of Vital Voices.  Several classes, including sections of Anthropology,...

SafeRides Adds New Positions As Volunteer Pool Increases

SafeRides Adds New Positions As Volunteer Pool Increases

November 15, 2010

The future for SafeRides looks bright with 78 returning members and 132 new volunteers. Currently operating only on Saturday nights, the increase of volunteers has the SafeRides Board debating the possibility of operating on Friday nights, too. When SafeRides opened in 2009, it required members to volunteer six Saturdays out of the entire school year. But now tha...

Student Athletes Work Hard On, Off Field

Student Athletes Work Hard On, Off Field

October 22, 2010

As the bell rings at 2:15 each day, many Staples students are not heading to their buses to go home, but rather in the opposite direction to the locker rooms to get ready for sports practices. These students have busy lives between school, practice every day, and then all their homework each evening, but most fac...

Student Assembly Holds Its Fifth Annual 5K Run In The Sun

Student Assembly Holds Its Fifth Annual 5K Run In The Sun

June 15, 2010

Rain or shine, Student Assembly will be hosting their third annual 5K Run in The Sun on June 20 at 9 a.m., starting and ending at Long Lots Elementary School. The proceeds raised from this event will be donated to Staples Tuition Grants, which is a program designed to raise funds to help con...

Emergence of a President: Leadership of Teachers’ Union Shifts in Recent Election

Emergence of a President: Leadership of Teachers’ Union Shifts in Recent Election

June 9, 2010

Image via Wikipedia For the Westport Education Association’s president-elect Kathy Sharp, experience within the inner workings of unions began with her employment at a fruit cocktail cannery. “My decision to run for [President of the WEA] was influenced by many early experiences, from working at a f...

News Briefs

May 28, 2010

Staples Players Present “The Children’s Hour” “The Children’s Hour” will be playing May 28 at 7:30 p.m. and May 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchase through the Staples Players website at www.staplesplayers.com. “The show tells the story of a young girl at a boardi...

2010 Dodgeball Tournament of Champions

2010 Dodgeball Tournament of Champions

March 26, 2010

Eric Essagof '12 Sports Editor Charlotte Black ’11 is in a state of panic as she’s the last member of Team Pups N Suds left against five members of The Athletes. She crossed herself as her opponents gathered enough gator balls to finish her off. They charge at once, unleashing the glossy multi-colo...

Board of Finance Meeting on March 24 Discusses Budget Cuts

March 25, 2010

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor The March 24 Board of Finance meeting began at 6 p.m., a continuation of the preceding night's meeting. A nearly nine-hour long meeting, with discussion of the education budget lasting from approximately 8:10-2:47 p.m., the main topic of contention was the dis...

SafeRides Embraces New Website

SafeRides Embraces New Website

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...

Rotary Exchange Program Offers Unique Opportunities

March 12, 2010

While many seniors spend the summer after graduation ordering their dorm room necessities and connecting with potential future college roommates, a select few are making sure their passports are in order. They have put off college for one year to physically immerse themselves in a foreign country. The...

It’s Farmville, But Real

It’s Farmville, But Real

December 22, 2009

Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editor On Dec. 2, the Board of Finance (BOF) voted 7-0 to approve a lease between the Town and the Westport Green Village Initiative (GVI) Farm, Inc. for the restoration of Wakeman Farm and the building of a community farm at 134 Cross Highway at $1.00 per year for seven years. As noted in the Dec. 2 BOF meeting packet, ...

TAG Takes Over Staples for Annual Grim Reaper Day

TAG Takes Over Staples for Annual Grim Reaper Day

May 18, 2009

Image via Wikipedia On May 15, 2009 the Teen Awareness Group (TAG) took over Staples High School for its annual Grim Reaper Day. Grim Reaper Day comes every year before junior prom, senior prom and graduation, and serves to impress upon the students the importance of not drinking and driving, especially during these festive times. This year, as in p...

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