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[Nov. 2016 Features] Tasty delights–students whip up culinary masterpieces

November 23, 2016

By Tori Lubin ’18   While the art of eating sweets may not be a challenge for most, the art of baking is a technique perfected by a select few. Seth McCoy ’19, Agnes Holm ’19 and Abby Turner ’18 are among those in this exclusive group of the baking elite. Seth McCoy “I was...

[Nov. 2016 Features] Meme group exposes Westport’s cyber bigotry

November 23, 2016

By Claire Dinshaw '17 and Becky Hoving '17   *names have been changed. Dan* never expected a seemingly harmless secret Facebook group to be that big of a deal. Soon enough, however, the once private Facebook “Staples Meme Group” became a vehicle for derogatory comments. “...

[Nov. 2016 Features] Evan: A woman of many talents leaves her mark

November 23, 2016

By Megan Doyle ’18   While Fran Evan is technically the paraprofessional  for the English and social studies departments, in the Staples community, she serves as so much more.  Writer, artist and British history enthusiast are all ways to describe Evan. Evan has enjoyed the past 13 years,...

[Nov. 2016 Features] SEASONAL BLUES–Moods fall with season’s change

November 22, 2016

By Izzy Blansfield ’18   As it gets darker and the days get shorter and colder, some Staples students feel the blues. “Every fall and winter I experience a major change in my overall well being. Sunshine is very uplifting to me and when winter comes around and it gets dark, my moo...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Get me out of Generation Z

November 22, 2016

By Jesse Levinson '17   I used to send Snapchats of books I was reading, underlining sentences that I found particularly funny or alarmingly existential. Sometimes I would even add brief captions expressing my thoughts, and if I was feeling exceptionally quirky, I’d throw in my favorite emoj...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Don’t delete our individuality

November 22, 2016

By Jackie Sussman '17   We students are constantly faced with the question: what makes us tick?  As if we’re supposed to have it figured out by the time we apply to college.  We may have interests, but we don’t really have it all figured out.  High school is supposed to guide us on our ...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] The not so great perks of being a wallflower

November 22, 2016

By Amelia Brown '18   You walk through the halls to your next class, saying hi to a few people on the way. Once you sit down at your desk, a friend comes over and you talk until the bell. During class, you raise your hand a few times to make sure you get your participation grade. You meet w...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] How I came to terms with the election result

November 22, 2016

By Lulu Stracher '17   On the night before election day, I stood at Independence Hall in Philadelphia along with 33,000 others waiting for history to be made. We felt exuberant at the possibility of the first woman president, which we were positive we would get. When Hillary took the stag...

[Nov. 2016 News] Local Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Nicole Shapiro ’18   Nov. 20: Westport School of Music Faculty Chamber Music Concert Westport School of Music will be showcasing their Faculty Chamber Music Concert at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be at the United Methodist Church located at 49 Weston Road, Westport, CT.  There will...

[Nov. 2016 News] Transgender rights are brought to the attention of Staples administrators

[Nov. 2016 News] Transgender rights are brought to the attention of Staples administrators

November 22, 2016

By Becky Hoving ’17 & Ashton Dedona ’17   This past September, the Staples High School administration announced that it would provide new bathroom locks and unisex bathroom signs in response to the push for more inclusive bathroom access. However, an entire quarter has passed an...

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

November 22, 2016

Staples High School is in the top 15 Connecticut schools that spends the most money per student for education. In fact, Westport spends over seven thousand dollars more per student than the lowest-funded school districts. However, there is speculation over how well that extra money is spent. Accord...

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

November 22, 2016

By Julia Rosier ’18 & Frenchy Truitt ’17   The Wellness class, also known as the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Class (DBT), guides students and provides tips to reduce stress and maintain mindfulness. The class, being taught by Dr. Alycia Dadd, Yasu Wade, Lauren Burkhart, Jenna Gio...

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz ’19   For Staples students graduating in 2022, scheduling classes will be a lot different than in previous years due to changes in graduation requirements. The most notable change is the increased requirements for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In th...

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