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Should Seniors Get a Break?

Should Seniors Get a Break?

Andrea Frost, Staff Writer

December 5, 2012

At the end of a long day filled with tests, projects and after school activities, a senior begins her homework and looks at the assignments in her planner: English essay, Gov test, Physics Utexas, Calc problems, college common app. Managing college applications and homework can be very stressful for...

BOE Scheduling Decision Leaves Feb. and April Breaks Intact

The BOE made a unanimous decision to keep both the Feb. and April breaks. Staff development days have been split and added to help account for the days lost during Hurricane Sandy.

Claire O'Halloran, Web A&E Editor

December 4, 2012

Students, keep your packing lists. Parents, keep your tickets booked. Teachers, get ready for the break that you planned for. The Westport Board of Education decided on the night of Dec. 3, 2012, with a unanimous vote, that the February and April school recesses will remain intact. From Oct. 29 to...

In Defense of 1,200 Seconds

In Defense of 1,200 Seconds

Sophia Hampton, A&E Editor

November 29, 2012

At 8:22 am on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, I can usually be found walking down the hallway to my next class, counting on receiving a good 20 minutes of Communication Time before I actually have to put my brain into full gear. If it’s Tuesday or Thursday, there’s a good chance we will watch...

Twitter vs. Facebook: Have Tweets Surpassed Status Updates?

Twitter vs. Facebook: Have Tweets Surpassed Status Updates?

Joe Greenwald, Web Sports Editor

November 28, 2012

The Isaac Stein’s of the world are a dying breed. Few active members of Facebook participate in the action known as “Writing a Status”, and even fewer care to write something worthwhile. The constitution of Facebook Statuses is deteriorating so much that people have been hacking onto each other’s...

Boiling It Down: Important Anniversaries/Holidays in November

Boiling It Down: Important Anniversaries/Holidays in November

Larissa Lieberson, Staff Writer

November 26, 2012

Whilst every day has it’s own reason to be celebrated, some days are more significant than others due to historical importance. With holidays ranging from ‘Sandwich Day’ to ‘Square Dance Day,’ it seems like everything in this world has a specific date dedicated to it. Many students feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to celebrate ...

The Winter Wreckers Make Their Premiere

The Winter Wreckers Make Their Premiere

Alex Spector, Business Manager

November 26, 2012

As the chestnuts begin to roast on the open fire, and the Fall sports season wraps up, the Winter sports teams are beginning their 2012-2013 campaigns. After a solid Fall sports season for Staples sports teams, headlined by an unbelievable football season, it’s about that time for Staples fans...

Affirmative Action: How might the Supreme Court Decision Affect Staples Students?

Students have mixed reaction to the Fisher vs. Texas case, which may uphold, modify, or strike down affirmative action.

Eliza Llewellyn, Web News Editor

November 26, 2012

Sometime within the next year, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether or not affirmative action is constitutional. At Staples, although perspectives vary, many students feel that the policy needs reform because it can lead to injustice: race alone does not always translate to disadvantage. “I...

Personalizing Your Plate

Personalizing Your Plate

Molly Barreca and Abbey Fernandez

November 20, 2012

A pinch of sugar, a dash of flour and a sprinkle of cinnamon- these are the ingredients of Thanksgiving traditions. Although Thanksgiving is a nationally celebrated holiday, every family has their own personal recipes and menus that make their Thanksgiving feasts one of a kind. Spanish teacher Priscilla...

Facebook and the 2012 Election

Facebook and the 2012 Election

Cadence Neenan, Staff Writer

November 19, 2012

Every four years, Facebook begins to become a political battleground. As students begin to educate themselves on both sides of the election, arguments of opposing political views can become heated. And as the election results are announced, arguments can boil over. However, political positions and...

No Cheers for the Motorcade

Motorcade will go on without police escorts or cheerleaders to lead the way this year

Claire Lewin and Zoe Brown

November 14, 2012

The traditional Homecoming motorcade will not be led by cheerleaders this year, after the entire event’s schedule was reshaped following Hurricane Sandy. “It’s kind of annoying because we are missing out on tradition,” said Sarah Ellman ’15, a member of the varsity cheerleading team. “But...

School Apprehends, Expels Students with Pot Brownies

School Apprehends, Expels Students with Pot Brownies

Alexandra O'Kane, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012

Wednesday afternoon, Principal John Dodig sent an email to all parents saying that in two separate incidents in the last month, three students brought marijuana-laced brownies into school. The three were expelled for a year each. In the email, Dodig says some may come back to school earlier “with...

Senior Emcee Choice Sparks Controversy

Senior Emcee Choice Sparks Controversy

Jamie Wheeler-Roberts, News Editor

November 12, 2012

This past week, Staples seniors were asked to log onto their Blackboard pages and cast their vote for the highly coveted position of Pep Rally Emcee. The seniors voted for one male and one female athlete who are a current captain of a fall sport. However, it didn’t take long for a rumor to spread...

Storm Watch

The first snowfall of the school year is here.

Ryder Chasin and Brittany Healy

November 7, 2012

The Pros and Cons to Another (Potential) Day Off PRO: I’m not a fan of snow. Plain and simple. However, I am a fan of snow days. The thought of cuddling up in my bed with hot chocolate and a good movie is one that warms my soul, just like Cindy Lou Who warmed up the Grinch. Maybe it’s ...

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