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‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations

‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations

February 23, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the year’s long awaited Oscar nominations early Jan. 21. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” led all nominations at 10 a piece, including nominations in best picture and best director. Along with Cuaron...

Kale and Arellano place first and third in essay contest

Kale and Arellano place first and third in essay contest

December 23, 2017

By Melanie Lust '19 Like many high schoolers, Reva Kale '19 and Nicole Arellano '18 have their fair share of academic and athletic interests: from piano to track and field, from writing to math and science. But unlike most high school students, Kale and Arellano share a long-standing passion for volunteering. Volunteering...

Tough race at this year’s Oscars

Tough race at this year’s Oscars

February 27, 2017

By Jack Shapiro '19 The 2017 Oscars, will be featuring films that have contrasting differences. Many different pictures as well as actors, directors and producers will be looking forward to taking home an Academy Award. Best Picture is by far the most essential award for a feature film. The award represen...

Westport Public Schools proves absent in 2016 National Blue Ribbon honorees release

Westport Public Schools proves absent in 2016 National Blue Ribbon honorees release

Becky Hoving '17, Managing Editor

September 29, 2016

Becky Hoving '17, Managing Editor The U.S. Department of Education announced this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools on Sept. 28, 2016, yet not one of the 329 schools awarded were in Fairfield County. In years past, Fairfield County schools have frequented the National Blue Ribbon Program’s...

Staples Tuition Grants awards record amount to students and alumni

Staples Tuition Grants awards record amount to students and alumni

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

June 6, 2014

On Wednesday, June 4, the library buzzed with students, parents, and donors as Staples Tuition Grants (STG) awarded a record $320,000 in grants to 112 Staples students. The STG program provides tuition assistance to Staples seniors and alumni to allow for the opportunity to continue education after Stap...

Sophomore takes seventh in state writing contest

Sophomore takes seventh in state writing contest

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

June 5, 2014

Staples sophomore Sam Sheppard placed seventh in the Connecticut Young Writers Trust Competition for a piece she submitted, written in English class. This was Sheppard’s first time entering a writing competition and was selected from hundreds of pieces. Sheppard first heard about the competition from Soundings advis...

Everett Sussman ’15 wins district finals in speech competition

Everett Sussman ’15 wins district finals in speech competition

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

May 15, 2014

Everett Sussman ’15 was announced the winner of Rotary Club’s Four Way Speech Contest at the district finals in Mystic, Connecticut on Saturday, May 3. Sussman spoke about different systems of education, specifically the STEAM model versus the STEM model of education. “STEM stands for Science, Techno...

Talented Students Recognized

Talented Students Recognized

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

May 30, 2013

“Legends,” is just one of the words that pottery teacher Jaclyn Jeselnik used to describe some of her students. Today, Thursday, May 30, she chose to recognize seven of her best potters for “Excellence in Pottery,” just as many other elective teachers recognized their finest students at the annua...

Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

Zoe Brown, Features Editor

May 13, 2013

“If you want to encourage students to be writers, they need to be writing for a real audience,” said Julie Heller, 6-12 Coordinator for English. “They need to be publishing their work.” One way to do so is by entering writing contests. In April, two students, Katie Cion '14 and Katie Zhou '14, ...

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