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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...

Overrides: The Pressure,The Instinct, The Repercussions

April 16, 2010

Monica Mula ’12 Web Opinions Editor Each year when March comes along, teachers must carefully consider their students’ work ethic and ability that they have observed up to that point in the year. With these observations, teachers can decide which courses they will recommend students for. S...

Japanese ‘Lolita’ Fashion Inspires Becca Loeser ’10

 Rebecca Loeser ’10 and friends celebrate the style of Lolita at a convention. | Photo by Rebecca Loesser '10

April 16, 2010

Suzane Klein '11 Features Editor Rebecca Loeser ’10 can be spotted sporting "little pretty dresses, princess things, and just generally over the top clothing." This personal style not only applies to the clothes that Loeser wears, but also the jewelry she has been making. She describes her style as "Lolita," which is a m...

Gifted Ed: While Others Slide Ahead, Gifted Students Feel Stuck

Graphic by Timothy Yang '11

March 30, 2010

Tessa Green '11 Guest Writer A group of students is clustered around a giant sandbox that has somehow been transported to their classroom floor, the sort of sandbox that would typically be used for castle construction. Here, oddly, the children carefully brush away the sand rather than dig. Unlik...

Staples Students Set Sail

Rain or shine, the Staples Sailing team continues to practice. | Photo by Suzanne Kleine '11

March 26, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Staff Writer On Mar. 15, the Staples Sailing team began a new season. With head coach Mark Jacobi working hard, captains Grace Lewis '10 and Sebastian Hein '10 are looking to improve their sailors to new levels. “Personally, I’m most excited about getting the team outside of Fairfield County because by sailing other team...

Saugatuck Rowers: Practice Rain or Shine

March 26, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 Web News Editor The weather is cold, rainy, and foggy. Through their rain-streaked windowshields, drivers see pedestrians huddled under umbrellas, windowshield wipers flashing, and.... rowers? Susan Greenberg ‘11, a rower for 17 seasons at the Saugatuck Rowing Club (SRC), decided to take up the sport after always envyi...

Newest Polanski Film “The Ghost Writer” Won’t Disappear

The Ghost Writer Movie Poster | Photo From

March 23, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer For his entire directorial film career, legendary director Roman Polanski has crafted one absorbing picture after another. His latest work, “The Ghost Writer” is no exception. “The Ghost Writer” is classic Polanski. Its stylish, elegant and memorable. Sure, Polanski’s off scre...

Rebuilding the World with Builders Beyond Borders

March 12, 2010

 Alicia Lourekas ’12 Web Sports Editor In just a week, 30 B3 (Builders Beyond Borders) students can dig big trenches with heavy tools, make cement block lines to transport materials, build houses and latrines, bring sufficient water supply to impoverished countries, along with many other community...

CAPT Day Three


March 4, 2010

Inside CAPT room 2032, sophomores took the Interdisciplinary Writing, Session II test on the third day of testing. Meanwhile, freshmen, juniors and seniors enjoyed a later start to the school day. CAPT will continue into next week for three more days....

British Import ‘Fish Tank’ Crosses the Pond With Fantastic Results

The British actor Katie Jarvais pauses during an intense scene in the British indie film “Fish Tank,” directed by Andrea Arnold. | Photo courtesy of allmoviephoto

February 24, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer Chances are, you have not heard much about the British indie film, "Fish Tank," which was released in limited theaters several weeks ago. If you have heard anything, there is a pretty big chance you have heard some overwhelming praise. I would like to join in...

Rubel Enrolls in Online Advanced Placement Class

This screenshot of Rubel's AP Psycology class outlines what he will be learning online.

February 2, 2010

By Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editor Classes at Staples always take place in the building, from English in room #2002 to Math in #3059. The vast majority of Staples students take all their academic classes on campus, that is, excluding Jeremy Rubel ’11. He has AP Calculus BC on the third floor, AP Economics on th...

Memories Forever: Yearbook Staff Collaborates to Compile Year in Review

CHRONICLING MEMORIES: Jen Abrams ’11, along with the rest of the yearbook staff around her, crafts pages in the yearbook. The staff meets after school every day to take photos and compile a year’s worth of information. | Photo by Lila Epstein '10

January 29, 2010

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-and-Cheif Years into the future, when Staples students want to relive a school dance, reminisce about a notable sporting event, or remind themselves of one of their friends or classmates, they will refer to “The Stapelite,” the school yearbook. However, compiling...

Fresh Priorities for Frosh: Freshmen Manage First Year Pressures

Max Kahn '13 is worried about moving up in classes. | Photo by John Watson '12.

January 29, 2010

Mike Nussbaum '11 Sports Editor When an English 1 Honors class was asked to describe their first semester of Staples in one word, mixed responses of “big”, “huge”, “fun”, “intense”, and “challenging” lit up the room. Halfway through their freshman year, the class of 2013 is mana...

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