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Math Department Introduces-Nspired New Calculator

Math Department Introduces-Nspired New Calculator

October 1, 2010

Amanda Piccolino ’12 Staff Writer Texas Instruments new TI-Nspire calculator is expected by many to be the vehicle to mathematic success. Equipped with a touchpad and alpha keyboard, the updated TI is a significant departure from all previous calculators and could potentially become a standardized tool for Staples math students. At a cost of $159 each, the highend calculators are...

Add/Drop Day FAQ with Guidance Counselor P.J. Washenko

Add/Drop Day FAQ with Guidance Counselor P.J. Washenko

September 28, 2010

Liana Sonenclar '14 and Brielle Hutchison '14 Staff Writers Guidance counselor, P.J. Washenko answers Inklings’ questions about Staples’ Add/Drops days. Q: What is Add/Drop day? A: An opportunity to drop a class or rearrange your schedule Q: When is the deadline to add and/or...

September 22, 2010 | Arrested Development

September 22, 2010 | Arrested Development

September 22, 2010

8:27 a.m. Officer Ned Batlin '85 entertains a period 3 Child Development class with what it means to be a police officer. Batlin, Staples alumnus, also coached football at Staples and was a dean for a number of years....

In Remembrance of Cameron Bruce…

In Remembrance of Cameron Bruce…

September 21, 2010

The death of Cameron Bruce '10 on Sept. 13 at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, has had a large impact on the Westport community, both inside and outside of Staples. “Just think of all the high school kids in America—there are millions of them, and how many of those high school kids go through their four years of high sch...

June 23, 2010 | We (Almost) Did It

June 23, 2010 | We (Almost) Did It

June 23, 2010

1:30 p.m. Staples seniors get into their robes outside their homerooms before graduation. Today is the final day the outgoing senior class will be Staples students. After the ceremony, the class of 2010 will have officially completed their final year at Staples. The graduation ceremony goes from 2 p.m....

Don’t Stop the Beat: ‘10 Leaves Staples Musical Legacy

Don’t Stop the Beat: ‘10 Leaves Staples Musical Legacy

June 23, 2010

  Petey Menz '11 Executive Editor The rock bands of Westport— Bluebird Handwriting, Mind on the Moon, Max ‘n’ Jeffrey, Big Screen Actors, Purple Monks, or the now defunct Sleeping Giants— don’t have much in common, except that they are all largely composed of members of ...

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

June 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor When Angela Gibson ’10 entered her Spanish class on May 17, she was one of four students present. The previous Friday, there were approximately 20 other students in the class. This excessive number of absences was not due to students skipping class, a field trip, or even another swine flu spread. Gibson’s clas...

Eight Faculty Members Leave Behind Legacy

Eight Faculty Members Leave Behind Legacy

June 23, 2010

Jordan Shenhar '13 Web Features Editor On June 24, some Staples teachers will leave the building for perhaps the final time. Three teachers, two paraprofessionals, two secretaries, and a guidance counselor are all retiring before the 2010-11 academic year. “I feel very grateful, and am hopeful that I have made a...

Students Artwork Draws Different Interpretations

Students Artwork Draws Different Interpretations

June 22, 2010

Sam Bortniker '11 A & E Web Editor  It’s easy to miss, rushing to class. It takes one glance to notice the six Middle Eastern women holding AK-47 machine guns. It only takes one glance to become mesmerized by the expressions of their staring eyes. The concern is what stud...

June 17, 2010 | Kammerman for President

June 17, 2010 | Kammerman for President

June 17, 2010

10:43 a.m. Students in Suzanne Kammerman's AP US Government class pose for a class portrait in their "Kammerman for President" t-shirts. Devised as an in-class joke during the class' midterm exam, the shirts became a long-term project for the students involved....

“High School Happened” : English Classes Should Assign More Independent Reading

“High School Happened” : English Classes Should Assign More Independent Reading

June 13, 2010

Haris Durrani '11 Senior Writer A friend once remarked that he used to read for fun, but not anymore. As a result, he might not come to love reading as he once did. When I asked what happened, he laughed and replied: “High school. High school happened.” A variety of students are stuck in similar situ...

High Honors Dinner 2010

High Honors Dinner 2010

June 9, 2010

Stevie Klein News Editor On Jun. 8, 2010 Staples' High Honors Dinner was held outside the auditorium to honor seniors who are at the top of their class.  ...

Not So Silly Bandz: Elementary Schools Fight the Obsession

Not So Silly Bandz: Elementary Schools Fight the Obsession

June 7, 2010

Sam Bortniker '11 A&E Editor It starts off with a harmless yellow plastic band in the shape of a giraffe. Then a pink cupcake band is found to accompany it. After that more bands in shapes such as a diamond ring, an alligator, a surfboard, a shark, an elephant, or a d...

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