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Westport annual TEA talk returns

Westport annual TEA talk returns

November 8, 2017

By: Teddy Dienst ’20 Photo Credit: Phyllis Groner   On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Westport Town Hall hosted a thinkers, educators and artists (TEA) talk. The talk was sponsored by the Westport Library and the Westport arts advisory committee, (WAAC) and was open to the public. The WAAC’s prim...

Dance is an art, not a sport

Dance is an art, not a sport

January 3, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 Growing up as dancer, while my friends played soccer and softball and field hockey, I was often asked if dance is my “sport.” When I was younger, I would reply yes, because I considered it to be just as difficult as any sport I saw my friends doing. And there were those kids...

[Nov. 2016 Arts] Sebastian Avila’s work production breeds success

November 23, 2016

By Lili Romann '19   Sebastian Avila ’17 has never stopped following his dreams. The imaginative artist has received awards in his high school career through his composure of wax and charcoal pastel drawings. Avila never flips his pencil to use his eraser but instead makes “every mist...

[Oct. 2016 Arts] “MORE Than Words” exhibit encourages resilience and change

November 22, 2016

By Alice Hickson '17   “This is what artists do, they make something visible.” These are the words of Gerry Snyder, Dean of the Pratt Institute School of Art and curator of the the “MORE Than Words” exhibition.   The exhibition, which premiered on Sept. 9 at the Westport Arts ...

Sweet Frog provides home for aspiring artists

Sweet Frog provides home for aspiring artists

November 5, 2016

Alice Hickson '17 The popular frozen yogurt business, Sweet Frog, located at 623 Post Rd East, has teamed up with the Youth Art Forum (YAF) to provide a topping of talent to their sweet treats. The FroYo shop now features a miniature art gallery for customers to enjoy. The Youth Arts Forum is...

[Sept. 2016 Features] Nature sprouts through Qureshi’s art exhibit

October 11, 2016

By Olivia Foster '18 Web News Editor Finding beauty in nature may be easy for most people, but turning that beauty into an artform takes talent. For Faiza Qureshi ’17, nature stirs her creativity and inspires her art. Qureshi’s passion for art flourished during the summer of 2013, when she sp...

Wong explores art and culture through travel

Wong explores art and culture through travel

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Before Katie Wong ’16 moved to Westport for the start of her sophomore year of high school, she lived more than 20 hours away in Singapore. Despite describing the two places as “complete opposites,” she was able to transition without much difficulty. “Singapore is definitely different from...

Max Itin displays his varied artistic talents

Max Itin displays his varied artistic talents

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

The art show is up and all the wonderful pieces are on display. Some of those pieces belong to an unique and truly talented student. Max Itin ’16 is one of the many artists currently displaying their traditional media. The first piece he did was a still life of shells in pencil, and the other two we...

Top five classes to take

Top five classes to take

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Throughout my highschool career, I took many many classes that I liked and disliked. Some required, and others I took at my leasure. But there were a select few which I really appreciated. These are my favorite five non required classes that I took over my four years at Staples High School. 1)Pers...

Vandalism in the girls bathrooms provokes mixed reactions

In the girls bathroom outside of the English and social studies learning center, this exchange of messages has been on the door of one of the bathroom stalls since the 2014-2015 school year.

Francesca Truitt, A&E Editor

January 11, 2016

In terms of aesthetics, Staples is a beautiful school -- a brick building, wide halls, blue and beige lockers -- so, it’s odd to think of Staples as having grafitti hidden inside the bathroom stalls. But in the girls bathrooms, most stalls serve as canvases for inspirational messages, as well as drawings, written...

Museum of Modern Art attracts Staples students

Museum of Modern Art attracts Staples students

Julia Rosier, Sports Editor

January 8, 2016

Located in the heart of New York City, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), has been a must-see attraction for tourists, New Yorkers and Staples students alike since its inception in 1929 and was the first museum to focus on modern art. The MoMA is home to over 135,000 paintings, prints, drawings, films...

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