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Does Staples favor its STEM students?

Does Staples favor its STEM students?

Claire Dinshaw and Molly Liebergall

February 9, 2016

No - Claire Dinshaw  I spend half the school day on the second floor. With four periods of social studies and English classes, I am the prototype humanities student. Therefore, I am well briefed in the humanities vs. STEM conflict. I have heard numerous English students claim that they have been pu...

SpaceX rocket launch breaks barriers, highlights importance of STEM

SpaceX rocket launch breaks barriers, highlights importance of STEM

Molly Liebergall, Web News Editor

December 23, 2015

At 8:29 p.m. on December 21, SpaceX sent shockwaves through the aerospace community with the first landing of an orbital booster vehicle.  Instead of disintegrating after mission completion like most rockets do, the Falcon 9 successfully landed back on Earth and may even have the potential to be reused...

Learning should be simple

Learning should be simple

October 13, 2014

We want to learn. And we want to be taught.  But being smothered by new initiatives can become detrimental to our learning process. In 2010, Westport 2025 was implemented into our curriculum to strengthen students’ critical-thinking, creative, communication and problem-solving skills.In 2013,...

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 ...

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