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[Sept. 2016 Features] Student businesses soar with Instagram

October 11, 2016

By Jonathan Kaner '18 Sports Editor and Julia Rosier '18 Features Editor Her fingers delicately strung together the last bead, and she gleamed with a familiar zeal. Julie Kaplan ’17 was armed and ready for her newest Instagram post to promote her new entrepreneurial business, Jewels by Jules. I...

Senior girls string and bead together stunningly successful jewelry businesses

 Senior girls string and bead together stunningly successful jewelry businesses

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Girls who grew up in the early 2000’s may recall some of the era’s popular fashion statements being quite the head turner; and not in a good way. To name a few, there was the infamous poncho, clunky clogs, and tinted colored sunglasses. A staple piece was the ‘choker’ necklace, which is now making...

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Blame, solutions swirl around $2 mill shortfall

Eliza Llewellyn, Web Managing Editor

January 31, 2014

At the Dec. 11 Board of Finance meeting, news of a shortfall of roughly $1.9 million shook the board. Since then, questions have revolved around who’s to blame and how to make up the deficit. “I was shocked when I heard the amount,” Board of Finance member Mike Rea said.  “It was a perfect storm,...

Open for Business: Saugatuck Now Runs on Dunkin'

Open for Business: Saugatuck Now Runs on Dunkin'

March 18, 2011

On March 3, international doughnut and coffee retailer Dunkin’ Donuts opened its third Westport location on the corner of Bridge Square and Riverside Avenue in Saugatuck. According to Jim Cain, Jr. operating partner of Cain Management, Inc. – an East Norwalk-based family business which currently owns and operates 33 Dun...

Entrepreneurial Students Start Their Own Businesses

Entrepreneurial Students Start Their Own Businesses

November 12, 2010

When the school year ended and summer began, Rob DiBarto ’11 and Sam Reznik ’11 were still working hard. “Last year I went to my guidance counselor…[and] she said ‘[if] you’re applying [to colleges] for business, really the best thing to do is start your own business,’” Reznik said. Reznik,...

Sharing the Knowledge: Students Help Students in the Academic Department

Sharing the Knowledge: Students Help Students in the Academic Department

October 22, 2010

Cheyenne Haslett '13 Web Features Editor Jordan Glick ’11 got into tutoring last year, his junior year, when he decided he “wanted a job.” The decision to have this kind of a job was based on convenience. “I figured that it would be better than working in a store or restaurant because of...

Siddhartha at the SAT

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June 11, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse is a must-read while in high school. Not for its historical value, of learning about the founding of Buddhism, or its literary value, or even its educational value. Read Siddhartha because it has every possible theme in it that ever has be...

Hirschberg leads Wreckers past Ridgefield and into FCIAC final

Cam Marco '13 serves against the Ridgefield Tigers in the FCIAC semi-final Wednesday. Marco went on to win his match 6-3, 6-1 |Photo by Lindsay Bernard '12

May 27, 2010

Vinny Amaru '11 Business Manager On Wednesday May 26, 2010 the Staples boys Tennis team took home court and defeated the Ridgefield Tigers in the FCIAC semi-final. Even though temperatures soared to over 90 degrees the team kept their composure and shut out the Tigers 4-0. Led by their nu...

What To Do With College E-mails?

Photo by Emily Cooper '11

March 12, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager “Dear Emily,   You have come to our attention…,” You have been identified as…” Log in to access your free…”   On the scale of about 15 per day, I receive a deluge (SAT word) of college emails encouraging me to explore the wonders of college X. It all started with the PSAT. Naïve me, I checked off that little...

New Ice Cream Parlor “Sunny Daes” May Provoke Interest In Secluded Part of Westport

March 12, 2010

Melanie Mignucci '12 Video Editor Sunny Daes, a chain of ice cream stores around Fairfield County, has opened up a new storefront on Riverside Avenue, but some wonder whether it will manage to stay open in such an obscure location. Officially, the store’s grand opening was Feb. 15, though the s...

Brian Sikorski Weighs in on Life as ESPN Business Executive

Brian Sikorski Weighs in on Life as ESPN Business Executive

February 2, 2010

DJ Sixsmith ’11 Sports Editor With athletic ability, business acumen and a loving family, it does not get much better than the life of Brian Sikorski. Read More »...

High School Entrepreneurs Start Composting Business

High School Entrepreneurs Start Composting Business

November 13, 2009

Natasha Gabbay '10 Web Managing Editor At the end of last June, Casey Richardson ’10, Venetia Stanley ’10, Molly Pieper ’10 and Sasha Berns ’10 began their own business venture, a composting service called Soil Yourself Composting. The idea sprouted from Richardson’s research paper in which she studied urban agriculture. She was fascinated by...

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