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B3 cancellation upsets student participants

Hannah Kail ’22 and Lily Caplan ’22 February 5, 2021

Youth Ministry leader at Saint Luke’s Church, Deb Toner, volunteers at a Halloween event at the Caroline House in Bridgeport. She spends a lot of time volunteering there and has been able to bond with dozens of children over her years. This is just one way that she enjoys giving back to the community.

Youth Ministry leader Deb Toner inspires community

Chloe Murray ’22 January 27, 2021

B3 teams make lasting friendships through their week long trip, constantly strengthening their relationships with one another on and off the worksites.

B3 trip forms lasting relationships through philanthropic community service

Karina Murray ’22, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

While February break brings a time for exotic vacation, time to spend with the ones you love or time to grow individually as a person, for Builders Beyond Borders (B3) participants, it combines all three....

Builders Beyond Borders volunteered in Guatemala over February break. They constructed necessary buildings and structures such as schools.

Builders Beyond Borders ventures to Guatemala

Elliot Kaufman '19, Web Managing Editor March 1, 2019

Stepping off the plane in Guatemala, the Builders Beyond Borders (B3) student participants were eager to begin their community service trip. Between building schools, active excursions and creating bonds...

New Westport Women’s Club president hopes to positively impact Westport community

New Westport Women’s Club president hopes to positively impact Westport community

September 26, 2018

By Chelsea Strober ’21 In addition to mother, realtor and board member of Neighbors and Newcomers of Westport, Christina McVaney can now add president of Westport Women’s Club (WWC) to her list...

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Rho Kappa Serves as Platform for Social Studies Success

Kit Epstein , Breaking News Managing Editor June 2, 2016

In the spring of 2015, a chapter of the National Social Studies Honor Society, otherwise known as Rho Kappa, was introduced at Staples High School. Rho Kappa is made up of members of the senior class who...

National Honor Society inducts a new class

National Honor Society inducts a new class

Adam Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2 the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 66 new members for the class of 2016. The NHS is a club who inducts their members based on excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and...

MAKING CONNECTIONS: Members from the group such as Charlotte Rowland ’14 make unbreakable bonds with the children from the Domincan Republic, while building bathrooms for their community. The group plans to continue their work during this February break in Guatemala to help more impoverished communities. 
Photos contributed by Caroline O’Kane ’16

Builders Beyond Borders breaks native hardships

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer March 2, 2015

If one were to look at Builders Beyond Borders (B3) member’s Facebook albums, they would see photos of members smiling as they stand in a home they were building, making funny faces with members of the...

Nerdfighters Club

Nerdfighters Club “decreases world suck”

Claudia Chen , Features Editor September 19, 2014

Staples students have a variety of options for helping out their community. They can buy toys in other countries, provide care to an- imals in need and much more. But if students are looking...

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Builders Beyond Borders volunteers pitch in at Wakeman Town Farm

Rachel Treisman, Staff Writer November 4, 2013

On the crisp, sunny afternoon of Oct. 27, Wakeman Town Farm was jam-packed with 200 eager high school volunteers shoveling leaves, clearing paths and digging up rocks. Volunteers from Staples and other...

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