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Staples seniors prepare for internship program

Staples seniors prepare for internship program

Kevin Rabacs ’19 and Teddy Dienst ’20

May 20, 2019

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Budgeting time for schoolwork is imperative

Hannah Bolandian ’19

February 5, 2019

Staples students are notorious for being stressed out and overloaded with work, especially around midterm and final exams. However, this normality is preventable. With second semester now in full swing, students have a clear slate to start fresh and take a new approach to time management if needed. ...

Who should businesses hire? Underclassmen or 18 year olds?

Who should businesses hire? Underclassmen or 18 year olds?

May 29, 2018

Minimum wage means a minimum hiring age By Abby Fleming '20 As summer approaches, many Staples students have found themselves in search of a summer job and have been greatly disappointed by the lack of options. Due to their young age, many businesses aren’t excited to hire them. I believe due to...

Put down the pencil and go to bed

Put down the pencil and go to bed

October 23, 2017

By Roxy Augeri ’20 It’s fateful Tuesday morning, and you take a look around at your first period classroom. Across the room, a conversation like this is occurring; “Oh my gosh. Guess what happened last night. I got to bed at 9:30. Isn’t that amazing?” “Are you joking? I got five hou...

Best places to work this summer

Best places to work this summer

May 9, 2017

By Erin Lynch '18 and Camryn Ragland '18 Summer is coming up soon, which means freedom from the classroom, an end to hours of homework, and a stress free break from reality. But, with hours to spare comes the need for a job. The Westport job market is hard to navigate for teens looking to work, bu...

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

March 20, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 For ten months of each year, pupils at Staples learn and study endlessly. Even weekends throughout the school year are spent preparing for the next school week’s onslaught of projects and tests. So, when students are released for the better part of June, July and August for...

Seniors carry the weight of internships

Seniors carry the weight of internships

Jackie Sussman, Opinions Editor

June 19, 2015

When the clock struck 1 p.m. on May 15, Aaron Linker ’15 finished his high school career.  Initially, the idea of leaving high school for Linker was nerve-wracking.  “I’ll never have an experience like that in my life again,” Linker said. At the same time, however, Linker looked forward to...

Balance is an illusion

Balance is an illusion

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015

  For all juniors, filling out college applications are just around the corner, this brings many students wondering what can get them into the college of their dreams. The one thing colleges are looking for is a well-balanced student. According to The Free Dictionary, a well-balanced student is someo...

Builders Beyond Borders breaks native hardships

Builders Beyond Borders breaks native hardships

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

If one were to look at Builders Beyond Borders (B3) member’s Facebook albums, they would see photos of members smiling as they stand in a home they were building, making funny faces with members of the community, and seemingly posing for hundreds of casual photos. Because of the silly nature of the...

Teachers soar above and beyond

January 9, 2015

You’re up past midnight, gulping down your third can of Red Bull, sick of studying derivatives of inverse functions and the law of diminishing marginal returns. You walk into class later that day, exhausted, wearing your favorite sweatshirt, and you slump down in a chair to determine 10 percent of your ...

Staples teens cash in on workforce experience

Staples teens cash in on workforce experience

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

According to the U.S. Census of 2012, just over 29 percent of all high school students ages 16 and above are employed in some fashion year-round. Following suit, Staples High School possesses quite a few students of its own who have joined the workforce. To many of these young employees, a job is...

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

September 19, 2014

Although it seems that Staples offers every sport known to man, many dancers long to pirouette and chasse while representing their school and contributing to its spirit. “I think that if Staples got a dance team, it could be a way to introduce people to a relaxing and fun side of dance without the...

McQuone Honored by Best Buddies

McQuone Honored by Best Buddies

June 7, 2011

Alix Neenan Managing Editor Patty McQuone, faculty advisor of Staples’ chapter of Best Buddies, was recently honored with the Best Buddies of Connecticut “2011 Outstanding Advisor of the Year” award. She will receive the award this July at a Best Buddies appreciation banquet in New Haven. “I’m honored, but ...

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