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From Backpacks to Broomsticks: How Staples Could Be More Like Hogwarts

From Backpacks to Broomsticks: How Staples Could Be More Like Hogwarts

December 9, 2010

Lauren Mushro '14 Staff Writer This summer I visited Universal Studios for the first time. My friends and I spent a whole day rotating through all the Islands of Adventure and finally came to one land I was particularly fond of. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As I was sipping my Butterbeer, I kept asking myself: why can’t Staples be more like Hogwarts? I’m su...

December 7, 2010 | Candy Grams for a Cause

December 7, 2010 | Candy Grams for a Cause

December 7, 2010

12:05 p.m. | Sarah Fox '14 sells candy grams to Shannon Moss '11 and Mike Berlin '11 during lunch.  Global Friendships is selling candy grams throughout the week to raise money for Save the Children in Westport, Conn.  You can buy one candy gram for $2, two for $4, or four for $5.  The candy gram...

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

The Impact of iChat and Facebook on My Social Life

November 28, 2010

It has taken hours to start writing this column. Why? Because I’m distracted. I’ve been talking to friends and video chatting, thanks to iChat. Oh, and Facebook too. iChat is the biggest culprit. Although I’m not face-to-face with the people I talk to, I spend my afternoons and/or evenings sending instant messages back and...

Staples Students Curl for Fun

Staples Students Curl for Fun

November 15, 2010

Americans have football, basketball, and baseball – three action packed, fast moving pastimes. However, every four years when the Winter Olympics comes around, people cannot help but become enthralled with the excruciatingly slow sport of curling. "I was in Germany during the Winter Olympics and since all of th...

November 9, 2010 | Waiting For Report Cards

November 9, 2010 | Waiting For Report Cards

November 9, 2010

10:30 a.m. Craig Wheat '13 checks the Home Access Center for his quarterly grades, and he is dismayed to find that they have not been released yet. Though the quarter has ended, report cards will probably not be available until Monday, November 15....

October 25, 2010 | Cartoon/Superhero Day

October 25, 2010 | Cartoon/Superhero Day

October 25, 2010

8:45 a.m. Helena Whippick '12, dressed up as pikachu, a pokemon character, on Staples first spirit day of the week....

BREAKING NEWS: No More Arena – Board of Education Votes to End Scheduling System

BREAKING NEWS: No More Arena – Board of Education Votes to End Scheduling System

October 13, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor Late last night, the Board of Education voted to replace arena with a computer-generated scheduling system with a 6-1 vote. While the status of the embattled schedule system has been widely discussed during the last few years, this has been the first firm action from the Board of Educati...

The Vine is Cut, Wakeman Town Farm Opens

Westport fifth grader, cuts the vine to signify the opening of Wakeman Town Farm. | Photo by Nate Rosen '14

September 24, 2010

Eliza Llewellyn '14 Staff Writer On Sept. 23, a ribbon – or vine – cutting ceremony was held at the Wakeman Town Farm and Sustainability Center to mark its official opening. Charlie Colasurdo, a Westport fifth grader and aspiring farmer, cut the thick, leafy vine and officially opened the farm. ...

Landon Welcomes Back Teachers

READY, SET, GO: Superintendent Elliott Landon outlines district goals for the year. | Photo by Petey Menz '11

September 14, 2010

Petey Menz '11 Executive EditorOn Aug. 26, Elliott Landon addressed the teachers of the Westport Public Schools system at Bedford Middle School. During this speech, he welcomed new teachers and administrators from the Westport Public schools.   In addition, Landon introduced nominees for t...

Did the Girls’ NYC Glamour Translate to ‘Fabulous’ in Abu Dhabi?

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May 31, 2010

Samantha Bortniker '11 Web A&E Editor Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha (Kim Cattrall), and Charlotte (Kristen Davis) certainly lived up to their reputations and kept their characters alive in “Sex and the City 2” as the powerful, gorgeous, fun women they have become known as. In SATC2, even though...

May 25, 2010 | Secret Garden

Photo by Sammie Hardy '11

May 25, 2010

8:10  a.m. Staples welcomes the warm weather of May with a newly planted garden. During first period, the roses sat peacefully in the courtyard. ...

May 4, 2010 | Teacher Feature

Photo by Devin Skolnick '11

May 4, 2010

8:20 a.m. In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Staples students share their most memorable experiences about their favorite teachers on post-it notes in the school's library. ...

Flipping Through Obstacles: The Gymnastics Team Compensates for Last Year’s Losses

Tri-captain Kara Tricarico '11 practices her routine on the bars. | Photo by Annie Nelson '11

January 28, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E Editor Last year the gymnastics team had a fantastic season with the help of four outstanding gymnasts, Jessie Boas, Bizz Wiggin, Ariel Steinglass, and Rachel Sanfillipo. Unfortunately for the team, these phenomenal four all graduated last year. ...

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