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They found water on Mars

They found water on Mars

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

October 6, 2015

The story below, to some, is a familiar one. If so, please feel free to skip a few paragraphs ahead, but if not, read it slowly. Picture each description, each event as you go along. Believe me, it is more powerful that way. About a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang, a boili...

Some students feel pressure to take physics

Some students feel pressure to take physics

Nicole DeBlasi, Web Managing Editor

November 23, 2014

You stare at your physics homework, trying to figure out how you would draw your force diagram. You wonder why you decided to take the class, realizing that you decided to take it because your parents told you it would look good for colleges.  Although physics is not a required course, many student...

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

October 12, 2014

The Westport Board of Education voted to implement a STEM-based curriculum for all grades in both Coleytown and Bedford middle schools on Dec. 2, 2013 in the hopes that it would foster  a passion for hands-on creativity in STEM areas. STEM is a series of courses that are focused on the application ...

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

March 10, 2014

This Saturday, March 8, the two Staples robotics teams, i²robotics and Wrecker Robotics, competed in the Connecticut State Champions of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge (FTC) at Greens Farms Academy. I²robotics was a part of a three-team alliance that ...

Science Symposium

Science Symposium

Ellie Gavin, Staff Writer

May 29, 2013

The feeling a student gets when they finish a big project is unique. Finally turning in that 12-page research paper or completing a challenging lab report is very rewarding. For the students in the Authentic Scientific Research (ASR) class, that feeling intensified when, after working on their indivi...

A Cut into the Dissection Program at Staples

A Cut into the Dissection Program at Staples

October 11, 2010

Although she is now a senior, Jenn Hoets ’11 has much to recall from her freshman year biology course.  She thinks back to classes spent discussing evolution at length and extracting DNA to study during lab periods.  And of course there is the memory of walking into her classroom to a series of ominously...

Staples Community Remembers Science Teacher Stephen Roberts

Staples Community Remembers Science Teacher Stephen Roberts

September 17, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Danny Cooper '13 Staff Writer Staples High School science teacher Stephen Roberts died on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the age of 43. Roberts had battled cancer since his twenties. Although Roberts was ill last year, he still looked forward to teaching this fall. He leaves behind a wife and four sons. “He was a warm, compassionate professional,” Principal John Dodig said. “All t...

Green to Attend Prestigious MIT Science Program

Green to Attend Prestigious MIT Science Program

April 16, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Sports Editor While most of the students at Staples High School will be spending their summers traveling the country and enjoying the beautiful weather, Tessa Green ’11 will be hard at work in a science lab on the coast of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The scientifically driven juni...

Students Showcase Projects in Statewide Science Fair

Students Showcase Projects in Statewide Science Fair

February 23, 2010

Stevie Klein '12 Web A&E Editor On Feb. 6, students from Staples, Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Darien High School and Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, shared their scientific findings at the 10th annual Southern Connecticut Invitational Science and Engineering Fair. ...

A Novel of Change, the Art of Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship

A Novel of Change, the Art of Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship

January 15, 2010

Haris Durrani ’11 Opinions Editor A lot of science fiction writers—or a lot of readers—seem to think the S.F. genre is aimed to predict the future. This might be true to some extent, but to blogger, columnist, copyright activist, and writer Cory Doctorow, S.F. is more about influenci...

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