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Featured Articles: September 30, 2016 Issue

Featured Articles: September 30, 2016 Issue

September 29, 2016
Filed under Features, News, Sports

FRONT PAGE: Conservative underrepresentation persists as 2016 dialogue intensifies Story by Zach Horowitz '19 and Fritz Schemel '17 |  Graphic by Channing Smith '17 As the 2016 election barrels towards the finish line, political dialogue surrounding it has grown increasingly tense at Staples. Of 20...

A Knight Transformed into a Blue Devil

A Knight Transformed into a Blue Devil

Alex Reiner, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

Staples baseball is known for producing high quality athletes from the diamond, including three Division I commits in the past three years, and it just added one more with Chad Knight’s ’19 commitment to Duke University.   He announced this news through Instagram and Facebook posts on S...

Words to Live By

Words to Live By

Chris Andrews, Staff Writer
June 6, 2016
Filed under Features

A prestigious group of speakers delivered commencement speeches at colleges across the country this year. The speakers ranged from our President to company heads, to actors and athletes. There was much good advice among the speeches offered to graduates as they go through life. The following are a sample...

AP Assassination draws a surprised excitement

AP Assassination draws a surprised excitement

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer
June 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Personally I’m not one for staking camp outside a person’s house or lying crouched down behind a series of bushes waiting for the possibility of my “target” to take out the trash. However, after my short but extremely fun participation in AP Assassination, I was greatly surprised by how much I enjoyed the experience. AP Assassination pertains to all seniors that took at least one AP course during...

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Senior intern evaluates changing middle school dynamics

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer
May 31, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Sitting with the other interns at lunch, we are the big kids. We’re the adults, the graduating seniors, the about-to-go-off-to-college-kids. We are surrounded by the middle schoolers, the tweens, the youngsters. When I walked down the BMS staircase on the first day of my internship I expected everything to be entire...

James D’Amico Discusses Return to Staples

James D’Amico Discusses Return to Staples

Sophie Driscoll, Opinions Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Features

James D’Amico was appointed principal of Staples High School on Monday, March 14. The Westport Board of Education voted unanimously in his favor, marking the end of an extensive national search to fill the Staples principal position. D’Amico will officially begin as principal on July 1, 2016. D’Amico...

Third Annual Teen Essay Contest Winners Announced

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager
May 18, 2016
Filed under News

Last night, May 16th 2016, the winners of the third annual TEAM Westport essay contest were announced at a reception inside the Westport Public Library’s McManus room. The competition, which is open to all ninth through twelfth graders who live in Westport or go to Westport schools, focuses on a spe...

Navigating the not-so-random roommate process

Navigating the not-so-random roommate process

Caroline Lane, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Opinions

As May 1st settled in, each and every college bound senior knows just where they’re going. The stress of the college process is over, but people tend to forget that along with finding just where they’ll be living next year, they have to find who they’re living with. Now, no need to stress about just how you’...

Kylie Jenner Releases Music Video…for Lip Gloss?

Kylie Jenner Releases Music Video…for Lip Gloss?

Sydney Kaplan, Sports Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I come across an ad for Kylie Comstemics, Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit Company. This company's products have managed to not only break the internet (twice) with her products being sold out in less than a minute, but she had managed to make her filler-filled lips covered ...

Debasing the word “skinny” through mutual empowerment

Debasing the word “skinny” through mutual empowerment

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Opinions

Two girls threw their arms around each other and puckered their lips in seductive fashion, giggling and beaming smiles in between iPhone camera flashes. Their trusted friend and designated photographer snapped and clicked away with glee. She then lowered the phone and looked down at her screen in di...

An exclusive inside look at Staples’ most talented students

An exclusive inside look at Staples’ most talented students

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager
April 25, 2016
Filed under News

The Student Assembly hosted the Variety Show last Friday, April 15,  which showcased the school’s most talented students. From singing, to dancing in a chicken suit, the Variety Show covered it all. A special schedule was put in place in order to accommodate the show that took place during period six. ...

Don’t Leave Me; Best friends in High School Can Go to College Together

Don’t Leave Me; Best friends in High School Can Go to College Together

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer
April 1, 2016
Filed under Features

When college freshmen leave for school, it’s hard for them to forget about everything they’re leaving behind, like their family, home and best friends. Not every student  has to say goodbye to their best friends, because some best friends actually end up going to the same university. Decidin...

Henry Wynne takes the crown in the NCAA Championship Mile

Henry Wynne takes the crown in the NCAA Championship Mile

Benjamin Foster, Assistant Business Manger
March 16, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

On March 12, Staples alumnus and current junior at the University of Virginia, Henry Wynne ’13, won his first NCAA title in the mile at the Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.   Just after breaking the four minute barrier in the mile at the Terrier Invitat...

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