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Superfans Look to Build in their Second Year

Superfans Look to Build in their Second Year

October 7, 2009
Filed under Sports

Rebecca Bobrrow '11 and Kate McNee '11 Staff Writer and Copy Editor The lush green of the Loeffler Field hill turned to white in a matter of thirty minutes as Stapleites congregated, energized by their own school spirit to watch what promised to be an exciting game. The student-run organization, Staples Superfans, kicked off i...

Madden Video Game Phenomenon Evolves

October 7, 2009
Filed under Sports

Matt Hawes '10 Staff Writer As the football season arrives, a group of Staples students celebrate the new time of year with the creation of their new Madden football league.   Read More »...

Banned Books Week Is Getting Old

October 2, 2009
Filed under Opinions

Haris Durrani '11 Opinions Editor   I am one of the few kids around without a Facebook account. I get plenty of laughs and weird looks for that. Nevertheless, while I personally don’t use Facebook, other people do – and sometimes for good reason.  So the fact that our school blocks Faceboo...

Staples Community Remembers Preston Hirten ’07

Staples Community Remembers Preston Hirten ’07

September 17, 2009
Filed under News

Petey Menz '11 News Editor Alumn Preston Hirten ’07 passed away on Aug. 18 during his soccer practice at the University of Mary Washington. Hirten played varsity soccer for the Wreckers in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. “He was tough, fast, hard-nosed, loved everything about soccer,” soccer coach Dan Woog said. “He loved his teammates and everything about S...

Hot Wings: The Buffalo Wing Review

Hot Wings: The Buffalo Wing Review

May 15, 2009
Filed under Arts

Jesse Heussner '11 Features Editor For many, sports games and parties would not be complete without a healthy serving of Buffalo wings. Perhaps the most popular food around bars since their creation in 1964, Buffalo wings' addicting and fiery taste has caused an obsession among tons of people across t...

Behind the Lines: Staples Students and Faculty “Chat” with Author Craig Mullaney

Behind the Lines: Staples Students and Faculty “Chat” with Author Craig Mullaney

April 27, 2009
Filed under News

Sarah Fox '09 Staff Writer “You’re going on a journey here,” said English teacher, Dan Geraghty, when the program began, and more than 70 students and a number of staff members did, as they witnessed Staples first Skype “chat” which was held with author Craig Mullaney. On April 22 students from Ge...

Peer Players Perform: Improv and Insight on Teenage Topics

Peer Players Perform: Improv and Insight on Teenage Topics

April 3, 2009
Filed under Arts

Drinking, boyfriends, peer pressure, and Facebook friends were all dealt with by acting group Peer Players in their performance on March 12 at Toquet Hall. They combined improv with realistic scenes, and asked the audience for opinions and feedback on touchy, yet relevant subjects in the teenagers’ lives....

A Tense Situation: Israeli- Palestinian Conflict Impacts Westport

February 3, 2009
Filed under News

As violence rages in the Gaza Strip 5,600 miles from Westport, some students and community organizations stand firm in their beliefs over the issue, while others remain confused over the details surrounding the conflict. Inklings has devoted its front page to explore the issue and the ways in which the...

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