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Sophomore research paper provokes anxiety

Sophomore research paper provokes anxiety

Emma Dantas '21

May 24, 2019


Filed under Opinions

  There are few things more daunting than sitting in front of an online Google document, knowing a minimum of eight pages needs to be filled with original writing in a persuasive and coherent way for one’s English teacher to grade in order to graduate. As you begin to crack your knuckles, thinking about how you are possibly going to be able to meet the page requirement and get your rough draft in by the end of this week...

Sophomore English classes venture to Bridgeport for book talk

Sophomore English classes venture to Bridgeport for book talk

Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

January 3, 2019


Filed under Features

Westport students often hear that we are living in a “bubble.” Many kids go through Staples without ever being exposed to the less privileged towns surrounding us. We graduate high school having never bonded with kids who don’t live in Westport. However, English teachers Danielle Spies and...

All are involved as REC Basketball returns

Michael Mathis, Web Opinions Editor

December 19, 2014


Filed under Sports

If you came fifteen minutes before seven in the field house on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 17, you would have had a front row seat to the warm-up of six teams. Some had formed lay-up lines, some stood in center waiting for the coach to finish encouragement, and some shot around wherever their footing...

Sophomore soccer players flourish on varsity team

Sophomore soccer players flourish on varsity team

Emma Berry, Opinions Editor

October 10, 2014


Filed under Sports

When someone says “the varsity team” it’s not unusual to picture big, strong upperclassman athletes that set examples and goals for underclassmen beginning their journeys through Staples sports. However, when someone says “girls’ varsity soccer” that stereotypical image becomes entirely irrelevant. This...

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

September 19, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Easier vocab? Easier math? An optional instead of required essay? At first glance, these new changes in the notorious Scholastic Aptitude Test, a.k.a. the SAT, may seem beneficial to new participants. And being the first to take the new test, the Class of 2017 should, theoretically, be overjoyed with...

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