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The Conferencing Conflict

The Conferencing Conflict

January 22, 2010

Ed Hickson '11 Staff Writer Writing papers and essays has always been a part of the English curriculum. Writing is often challenging; this is where conferencing becomes a valuable asset. Conferencing is ultimately intended to improve all aspects of the students’ writing skills. “Conferencing is so personal,...

Stress Relief Between Exams

Stress Relief Between Exams

January 15, 2010

One small corner in a very large school was the setting for a class party after the semester exam was completed. Exam schedules pack two big tests into one day, but the half hour break, unheard of in a normal schedule, is a luxury that some students take advantage of. With juice boxes, cookies, and even a full-sized cake, these test takers let off steam on the sec...

Crosswords Accepted at Collaborative Team Meeting

Crosswords Accepted at Collaborative Team Meeting

December 22, 2009

At a Dec. 16 meeting, the  Collaborative Team decided that the New York Times crosswords and other puzzles distributed by the library would not be discontinued. At a previous meeting, the notion was raised that students disrupt class by completing the puzzles. Principal John Dodig reiterated that teachers can prohibit anything disruptive i...

Letter to the Editor – Re “Boys vs. Girls Enrollment”

Letter to the Editor – Re “Boys vs. Girls Enrollment”

December 6, 2009

Your question about the gender differences in  participation in various school subjects has been studied closely over the past 10 years. A review of the peer reviewed research literature shows us that the most significant differences between boys and girls are culture-driven.  We know this because...

Staples Introduces New Academic Contest Based on Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

Staples Introduces New Academic Contest Based on Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

November 13, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-in-Chief This year, students will have a chance to participate in the Staples Spectacular Student Challenge for the first time. The competition is an interdisciplinary challenge where students can compete in groups of four or five. The contest will take place on Jan. 30, from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. The top three teams will rec...

Boys vs. Girls Enrollment; Studies Show Gender Gap in Advanced Math, English Courses

Boys vs. Girls Enrollment; Studies Show Gender Gap in Advanced Math, English Courses

November 12, 2009

Shannon Moss '11 & Dana Rapapport '11 Web News Editor & Web Opinions Editor Scott Grundei ’10 is a male student who has excelled in his English classes. Since freshman year, he has always been in the highest level English course, starting with English 1H and now with AP English Literature. However, Grundei...

Tales of the Defectors: Why Some Choose Private School

Tales of the Defectors: Why Some Choose Private School

October 8, 2009

Image by hectorir via Flickr With a public high school that is well-funded (to say the least), staffed with overly-qualified teachers, and offers many extracurricular activities, Westport does not seem likely to be a hub for private schooling. Well, it isn’t- P.J. Washenko, one of eleven guidance counselors at Staples, esti...

A Little Less Stress, A Little More Relaxation, Please

A Little Less Stress, A Little More Relaxation, Please

May 15, 2009

Ana Horn '12 Staff Writer In 1968, The Beatles made their infamous pilgrimage to India along with New Age jazz musician Paul Horn and singer Donovan. What many don't know is why they were all there. The group traveled that far to learn one thing: Transcendental Meditation (TM). Thanks to them, TM...

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