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A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

April 18, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 Westport has welcomed its newest addition to the collection of fitness studios, JoyX. Owned by Westport residents Rhodie Lorenz and Amy Hochhauser, both are known for previously opening  Joyride, a popular cycling studio, almost six years ago.   “When Amy and I opened ...

Scheduling committee sets sights for potential future schedule change

Scheduling committee sets sights for potential future schedule change

March 31, 2017

By: Lili Romann ’19 and Daniel Harizman ’19 The Staples’ administration has gathered a committee to explore both the benefits and drawbacks of various schedules in order to maximize work efficiency and eliminate stress. Staples currently possesses a schedule that differentiates each day from the n...

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

AP Computer Science students’ Tesla app races into the Apple Store

December 19, 2016

Kayla Sirlin ’19 Dylan Diamond ’17 and Neil Soni ’18’s app, Tesla Toolbox, was released into the App Store in late Sept. in hopes of making the cars’ controls easier to access and the overall Tesla experience more enjoyable. “I first got the idea for the app when I got an Apple Watch...

[Oct. 2016 News] Community makes effort to foster stronger police relations

November 22, 2016

By Anay Simunovic ’18 and Nicole Dienst ’18   The occurrence of police shootings across the country and widespread national protests have brought police brutality to the forefront of American issues today. As a result, the federal government is attempting to foster a better relationship b...

Wakeman Town Farm celebrates fall with annual Harvest Fest

Guest conversing amongst themselves as they wait for the arrival of their dinner.

October 2, 2016

Shaina Selvaraju '17 The Wakeman Town Farm held it’s annual fundraising event, Harvest Fest, on September, 2016 at 6 p.m.   This fall themed event or “Farm and table sit-down dinner” as Mike Aitkenhead, a teacher at Staples High school and manager of the farm, calls the event, is one of ...

A country far away boasts a culture close to home

At the club’s annual Hanukkah celebration, students along with club advisor Fran Sinay are challenged to create a human menorah. In the middle stands Kyle Ratner ’16. “We couldn't have found a better Shamash than him,” Kessler said. Photo contributed by Gaya Kessler.

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

January 19, 2016

Israel may be located 5,638 miles across the globe, but the rich culture of this tiny country echoes within room 2034’s walls. The biweekly Israeli Culture Club (ICC), home to Israeli-style barbecues, competitive dreidel competitions and advised by academic support teacher Fran Sinay, has spike...

Parents Attend Marijuana Awareness Meeting

Parents Attend Marijuana Awareness Meeting

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

On Friday, November 13th, concerned parents, of Westport, attended a New York University Addiction Psychiatry: Emerging Drugs of Abuse meeting, focused on marijuana at town hall in Westport from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. An hour long informative the Powerpoint presentation was followed by a thirty minut...

Public forums cut from hiring process

Public forums cut from hiring process

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

November 1, 2015

The Board of Education has recently announced that this year’s principal candidates will not be introduced to the public before they are hired. Students and parents will no longer be able to attend a forum to ask questions and learn more about the candidates. Traditionally, there are two forum: one is i...

Humans of Staples

Phoebe Spear ’17 (right) grins while spending time with sister Hallie Spear ’18
Photo by Jackie Sussman ’17

Jackie Sussman, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2015

“This was something that I would have to deal with,” Phoebe Spear ’17 said with an upbeat tone, recalling her reaction to first being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right tibia.  As a bubbly 11-year-old in the fifth grade, Spear didn’t care if it was cancer or Osgood-Schlatter, an overuse...

Community fundraises for preschool with interactive event for families

Community fundraises for preschool with interactive event for families

Justine Seligson, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

The temperatures were low, the sky was gray and snow was pelting in people’s faces from a horizontal angle. However, these conditions did not detract many community members from participating in the tenth annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser in the parking lot of Coleytown Elementary School on March 28....

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