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2016: A Recap

2016: A Recap

January 12, 2017

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December 18, 2016

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TIME Magazine names Donald Trump “Person of the Year”

TIME Magazine names Donald Trump “Person of the Year”

Brett Frankln '18, Assistant Business Manager

December 8, 2016

President-elect Donald J. Trump was named the TIME Magazine Person of the Year, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. A person who had the “greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year” qualifies to be named Person of the Year, according to TIME Magazine. Last year’s cover selection was Germ...

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

[Nov. 2016 News] World Briefs

November 22, 2016

By Melanie Lust ’19   TRUMP TRIUMPHS IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION After a harrowing night tallying electoral votes, news of Donald Trump's victory shocked America and the world. Since then, riots and protests have broken out in major cities including Chicago and New York. The people of Cali...

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

[Nov. 2016 News] Speculation arises over Staples’ financial prudence

November 22, 2016

Staples High School is in the top 15 Connecticut schools that spends the most money per student for education. In fact, Westport spends over seven thousand dollars more per student than the lowest-funded school districts. However, there is speculation over how well that extra money is spent. Accord...

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

[Nov. 2016 News] Wellness class promotes mindfulness in action and thought

November 22, 2016

By Julia Rosier ’18 & Frenchy Truitt ’17   The Wellness class, also known as the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Class (DBT), guides students and provides tips to reduce stress and maintain mindfulness. The class, being taught by Dr. Alycia Dadd, Yasu Wade, Lauren Burkhart, Jenna Gio...

[Oct. 2016 Sports] Championship preview

November 22, 2016

By Ari McCoy ’17 & Shane Rabacs ’18   Football 5-2 After going 7-2 before losing in the playoffs to Darien last season, the football team has started the season strong at 5-2. Captain Julian Ross ’17 attributed much of the success to the strong play of the offensive line and dom...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Humans of Staples–Meet Avery Mendillo: the all-around prodigy

[Oct. 2016 Features] Humans of Staples–Meet Avery Mendillo: the all-around prodigy

November 22, 2016

By Ian Bernstein ’18 and Kate Lewis ’18   Whether she’s on the stage or the field, holding a mic or a lacrosse stick, running lines or running sprints, Avery Mendillo ’18 has got the best of both worlds as a member of Staples Players and varsity lacrosse. Mendillo’s extra-curric...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Girls who code–Programming club encourages Staples girls to learn code

November 22, 2016

By Izzy Connors ’18   Rather than spending her entire summer relaxing at the beach, staples student Giselle Briand ’17 attended the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Goldman Sachs in New York City, an initiative that introduces young girls into the world of programming. Women hold ...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Campaign Recaps

November 22, 2016

By Channing Smith '17  

[Oct. 2016 Features] Bilingual students bring multiple cultures to Staples

November 22, 2016

By Charlie Colasurdo ’18   In a New York Times article entitled, “Why Bilinguals are Smarter,” author Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reported, “Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world.” Living with one foot in two different...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Bar ’Bucha brings a new flavor to town–Avdiu opens a new Kombucha cafe near the Westport train station

November 22, 2016

By Sydney Kaplan ’17   Aishah Avdiu ’17 is not your typical senior girl. While many students spend their afternoons playing on a sports team or spending time with friends, Avdiu has started her own business: a Kombucha cafe. Bar ‘Bucha, a name penned by Avdiu, is a cafe and store lo...

[Oct. 2016 Opinions] Double standard persists between candidates

November 22, 2016

By Sebastian Shuken '18   There is a massive double standard in American politics. Throughout this election, the candidates have received contrasting treatment from the public. While both candidates have their fair share of faults and blunders, Clinton has been reprimanded more harshly for ...

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