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January 7, 2011 | Early Dismissal At Last

January 7, 2011 | Early Dismissal At Last

January 7, 2011

11:43 a.m. Before leaving school for the weekend, many students celebrated the early dismissal announced toward the end of period 8. Four to eight inches of expected snow was enough for superintendent Elliot Landon and several other public school districts in Fairfield Country to call snow days and ear...

Jan. 5 – Boys Varsity Ski Mount Southington

Jan. 5 - Boys Varsity Ski Mount Southington

January 5, 2011

On Wednesday, January 5, the Staples Boys Ski team raced at Ski Mount Southington. The team Varsity team came in 3rd place out of five teams, and the JV team came in 2nd out of five other teams. Andrew Chappo '11 helped Staples take the lead as its front-running skier in 13th place, while Steve Thompson '12 was Staples' se...

Hardwood Surprise: Wreckers Roll To Victory Over Previously Undefeated McMahon

Hardwood Surprise: Wreckers Roll To Victory Over Previously Undefeated McMahon

January 5, 2011

In one of the their best performances of the year, the Staples Wreckers boys basketball team defeated Brien McMahon High School 67-54 at home on Tuesday evening. Led by senior captains Luke Yeager '11 and Gabe Seidman '11, the Wreckers dominated the second half and gave the Senators from Brien McMahon their f...

January 4, 2011 | Slippin' Around

January 4, 2011 | Slippin' Around

January 4, 2011

10:25 a.m. Riley McDonald ’12 cautiously treads over the icy ground as he makes his way back into the school through the courtyard. The chilly weather has caused pockets of ice to form around campus. Watch your step!...

Have Yourself a Merry Little… Vacation

Have Yourself a Merry Little... Vacation

December 22, 2010

Jingle bell rock, Santa hats, and eggnog mean nothing to me each Christmas season. Sitting on the beach or skiing down the Colorado mountains is more what I imagine for my Christmas vacation. For me, and most of the other Jews out there, Christmas is just another day of the year. Obviously, from the lights, trees and holiday...

December 22, 2010 | Four For You, Glenn Coco!

December 22, 2010 | Four For You, Glenn Coco!

December 22, 2010

8:54 a.m. Zoe Cohen '13 receives a candygram from Marni Schulman '12. Cohen was one of the many students who received candygrams, which the Global Friendship club distributed today. The club raised almost 2,000 dollars for Save the Children through the sales....

Nightmare on Main Street

December 22, 2010

I enter the mall a happy, holiday-spirited teen, ready to buy gifts for Christmas. I leave the mall completely broke and having a major case of “shopping stresses me out” syndrome, which is nearly impossible for a girl to have. First of all, you should probably know that I celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah even though I am fully Jewish. And by ce...

An unhealthy dose of Christmas

December 22, 2010

Last Christmas morning, no explosive holiday spirit emerged from my room. I did not wake up first, or sprint down the stairs in utter excitement, or satisfyingly stare the plethora of presents five hours after they had been arranged. No, on my Christmas morning I woke up at nine a.m. with a humidifier at my side, thre...

The Twisted Santa Claus: Krampus Is Coming To Town

The Twisted Santa Claus: Krampus Is Coming To Town

December 22, 2010

We all know the basic story behind Santa Claus: if we are good children, we will be rewarded with toys and other presents, and, if we are naughty, we get a stocking full of coal. Simple enough. Children of some Eastern European countries are not so lucky. If you are a child living in Austria, Hungary, or Germany and have not be...

Staples Leaps Over Trinity Catholic

Staples Leaps Over Trinity Catholic

December 17, 2010

Haley Randich '14 Staff Writer The Staples Varsity basketball team utilized excellent defense and offense to win against Trinity Catholic 71-57. It marks the team’s first victory this season. The game started with back and forth scoring by the teams, but shortly into the first half, Staples hit their stride and pulled ahea...

December 17, 2010 | Ugly Shirt Day

December 17, 2010 | Ugly Shirt Day

December 17, 2010

7:27 a.m. Social studies teachers Catherine Schager, Daniel Heaphy, and Ashley Gayanilo sport their “ugly” shirts. Today, students can give $1 during any of the lunch waves to vote for the teacher that is wearing the most “fashion-challenged” shirt of the day. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Connecticut Food Bank....

December 16, 2010 | Just Dance

December 16, 2010 | Just Dance

December 16, 2010

10:25 a.m. Julian Gendels '11 and Mike Nicklas '11 share a dance in the middle of the cafeteria early this morning. Dancing to the Black Eyed Peas' new infamous song, The Time (Dirty Bit), the pair turned many heads in their direction. ...

December 14, 2010 | First Snowfall of the Year

December 14, 2010 | First Snowfall of the Year

December 14, 2010

8:32 a.m. Students woke up on Tuesday to a light blanket of snow covering Westport and Staples. Unfortunately, the flurries did not accumulate enough to create a snowday or delay for the Westport School System....

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