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To Write or Not to Write: My Journey in Writing a Novel

To Write or Not to Write: My Journey in Writing a Novel

December 13, 2010

It’s eleven o’clock; where are your children? Out with friends? Doing homework? Sleeping? Or are they noveling? This has been the case for me every night for the past 30 days of my life. I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a month-long quest to reach 50,000 words, rou...

Review of Staples Players' Production "Curtains"

Review of Staples Players' Production "Curtains"

November 18, 2010

The Staples Players’ latest production, “Curtains,” hit the stage the weekend of Nov. 12. The musical comedy and murder mystery is about the cast of a show as they deal with the murder of their leading lady. An investigation ensues as they try to discover the murderer. I must admit that I have no...

Facebook Unveils New Messaging System

Facebook Unveils New Messaging System

November 16, 2010

Image via CrunchBase On Monday, Nov. 16, Facebook introduced the new Facebook Messages system, due to be rolled out for all users in the near future. This new system integrates Facebook messaging, e-mail, chat, and instant messaging, and it has been implemented for a randomly-selected small subset of users that can invite up to two other frien...

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...

Paving Changes Afoot

Paving Changes Afoot

November 15, 2010

Image by pumpkincat210 via Flickr According to the Westport School District, important changes are occurring regarding the paving project. "Effective Monday, Nov. 15, the Wakeman Road Gate to Bedford Middle School will be closed for through traffic, as will the gate between Bedford Middle School and Staples High School.  Ju...

Looming Deadlines: Early applications add to busy lives of seniors

Looming Deadlines: Early applications add to busy lives of seniors

October 22, 2010

Alexandra O’Kane ’13 Staff Writer   With deadlines of Nov. 1 and Nov. 15 drawing near, seniors who are applying early decision to college find their college application stress growing. According to Guidance Counselor Victoria Capozzi, students at Staples tend to apply to school early because ...

Student Written, Directed Play ‘Sibling Rivalry’ to Open Nov. 6

Student Written, Directed Play ‘Sibling Rivalry’ to Open Nov. 6

October 1, 2010

Caitlyn Rand ‘13 News Editor Everyone has heard of close siblings, but this fall, one pair of siblings will become a little too close.  Suzanne Kleine ’11’s play, “Sibling Rivalry,” which tells the story of two stepsiblings who fall in love with each other, will premiere Nov. 6 at Toquet Hall.  The show stars Charlotte...

Staples Escapes First Wave of Swine Flu, More to Come

Staples Escapes First Wave of Swine Flu, More to Come

December 22, 2009

Petey Menz '11 News Editor Since the World Health Organization declared H1N1 a pandemic on June 11, Staples’ student body largely avoided catching Swine Flu. That changed on Nov. 16 when, according to Principal Dodig, more than 11 percent of the student body was absent. “There were 170 to 180 some...

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