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Cover of 'Makers'

January 15, 2010

Haris Durrani ’11 Opinions Editor A lot of science fiction writers—or a lot of readers—seem to think the S.F. genre is aimed to predict the future. This might be true to some extent, but to blogger, columnist, copyright activist, and writer Cory Doctorow, S.F. is more about influenci...

Aitkenhead Moves to Wakeman Farm

Aitkenhead and his family move to Wakeman Farm, promoting a

January 15, 2010

Michael Aitkenhead, an A.P. Environmental teacher, does what he can to cut down on energy use and promote the “green” lifestyle. He recycles, limits his food consumption, and bikes as his use of transportation as much as possible. Aitkenhead admits that “it feels futile and hypocritical at times to do those things and th...

A Snap Back to Reality: Midterms

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January 9, 2010

By Kelsey Landauer '11 Staff Writer The purpose of the December break is to provide a period of time for students to be able to travel, or host family members for holiday celebrations without the distraction of schoolwork and the perpetual stress that school induces. With the vacation time f...

Skiing Around the Clock: Keeping up with Work, Skiers Endure Tricky Practice Schedule

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December 4, 2009

Farrel Levenson ’11 Opinions Editor During the winter season at Staples, some athletes can be found in the pool, some on the track, and some on the court. However, twice a week, the Staples ski team can be found an hour away from school, at Southington mountain. The Staples team is one of 24 high school ski teams in the state in the...

David Lloyd ’79 Turns Sports into Career

David Lloyd ’79 Turns Sports into Career

December 3, 2009

DJ Sixsmith ’11 Sports Editor It is often said that success comes with hard work. This is the case for David Lloyd ’79. After spending time at an advertising job in New York, Lloyd’s friend suggested that he take a job at a TV station in Macon, Ga. “My friend told me to try the job because I liked ...

Issues Surround TV Watching by Students

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December 2, 2009

Isaac Stein '12 Staff Writer J.J. Mathewson ’12 manages to make time for an hour of TV on most weekdays, but warns of its potential effect on schoolwork. “Generally, my designated TV-watching time is fantastic, but when I have a lot of work I end up rushing it so I can go watch television...

The Front Line of a Team’s Domination

Wreckings will have to wait one more day before it faces its final test of the season. Photo by Brendan Rand

December 2, 2009

Brendan Rand ‘11 and Jeremy Dreyfuss ‘11 Staff Writers The shortest of them stands six feet tall and weighs 215 pounds. They cast long shadows in the hallways, and one immediately knows they play football. On the field, they fend off opposing defenders, allowing the offense to excel. They are one of the biggest reasons as to why Staples is currently undef...

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