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Tumblr: Staples Students take to Micro Blogging

Tumblr: Staples Students take to Micro Blogging

May 27, 2011

While many social media fads have come andgone in the past decade, few have had the addicting power found on Tumblr. Theis website has quickly grown in popularity amongst Staples students this year. At first glance, Tumblr looks just like any other blogging website. Like other websites it has posts organized in chronological order...

Jan. 5 – Boys Varsity Ski Mount Southington

Jan. 5 - Boys Varsity Ski Mount Southington

January 5, 2011

On Wednesday, January 5, the Staples Boys Ski team raced at Ski Mount Southington. The team Varsity team came in 3rd place out of five teams, and the JV team came in 2nd out of five other teams. Andrew Chappo '11 helped Staples take the lead as its front-running skier in 13th place, while Steve Thompson '12 was Staples' se...

A Touch Too Much? Students React to New Full-Body Scanners in Use by Transport Security Administration

A Touch Too Much? Students React to New Full-Body Scanners in Use by Transport Security Administration

December 22, 2010

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) has started to use full-body scanners at 68 different airports around the country, making many citizens protest against it. The scanners, which come in two types, millimeter and backscatter, take an image of the person and decide whether they have dangerous materials. The images are quite revealing and graphic. “I’m okay with t...

Staples Parents Become Significant Financial Provider for Wrecker Athletics

The 411: In 2010, how much did booster clubs raise for the varsity football team, the varsity boys’ soccer team, and the varsity girls’ soccer team? | Graphic by Ross Gordon '11

December 3, 2010

When it comes to athletic facilities in the state of Connecticut, it doesn’t get much better than Staples High School. Three turf fields, one brand new baseball diamond, one newly renovated field hockey field equipped with a press box and a new home for the concession stand and football coaches’...

Productivity or Anger Management? The Controversy

Productivity or Anger Management? The Controversy

October 16, 2010

One of the largest discussions that seems to circulate all year long among the Staples student body is which teachers one has received on his or her schedule. Some students hear about “good” and “bad” teachers by word of mouth. Others embrace the technology of the 21st century. They ...

Teachers Union Provides Forum for Teachers

Teachers Union Provides Forum for Teachers

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Carlie Schwaeber '12 News Editor Although unspoken around students, the Westport Education Association (WEA), or Teacher Union, is a significant aspect to Staples High School. The reason the WEA is usually off the student’s radar screen is because most issues dealt with by the union are confidential, and if...

To Follow or Not to Follow: Teenagers Decide to Both Obey, Neglect Driving Laws

RIDIN’ DIRTY: Under Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell, the driving privledges of teenagers have been restricted. However, some Staples students do not follow these rules. | Photo-graphic by Annie Nelson '11

October 1, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Web Sports Editor Since July 29, 2009, Maddy Fass ’11 has been licensed to drive. She is now legally allowed to have passengers in the car with her. However, Fass did not wait until she was licensed for an entire year until she drove her friends. According to the Conn...

A Celebrity In Our Midst? Nevona Friedman on Her Booming Website,

A Celebrity In Our Midst? Nevona Friedman on Her Booming Website,

September 28, 2010

Cheyenne Haslett'13 Web Features Editor Nevona Friedman ’12 can be found navigating the halls of Staples High School like any other student, and you might never know that behind the large square glasses and edgy hair cut, sits the brain deserving the credit for, one of t...

Solution to a Student’s Concerns- Snapgrades Provides Immediate Answers to a Student Grade Questions

Graphic by Connie Zhou '12

September 14, 2010

I hate secrets. Secrets keep me in the dark, searching for answers. They make me anxious, keep me up at night and occasionally cause a cold sweat. Secret grades can provide high school students with both a sweating problem and keeping them up at night. I’m a student who likes to know my grades, and after talking to other students, I don’t ...

Naviance Quells Fears, Instills Anxieties

April 16, 2010

Samantha Freeman '11 Web A&E Editor e bold red numbers stare back at you, mocking your current GPA. Graphs that depict SAT and ACT scores show you below the average. This one website accounts for many of the stresses that come with being a junior or senior, said Staples students. In hopes to ...

SafeRides Embraces New Website

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March 20, 2010

Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Managing Editor After existing for about a year, the SafeRides chapter in Westport has now developed a website to organize their system, as well as hopefully connect them with other chapters. Westport community member Isaac Levi discovered the organization through his s...

Timing of AP Tests Affects Teaching Habits

March 12, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Graphics Editor When Dr. Joel Kabak’s Advanced Placement Biology students log on to his website, they are welcomed by a clock that shows how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds they have until the AP exam. Time appears to be a primary issue when it comes to AP classes, espe...

Ross’s Website Recommendations

Ross's Website Recommendations

February 2, 2010

Everybody has their own list of websites that they use on a daily basis. For high school students, websites usually serve the purpose of helping with homework or stunting its process. So here are a few useful, and possible detrimental, sites that I use mostly every day. 1.  Dropbox – This dandy website permanently ends the “email it to yourself”...

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