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Westporters show support for Wakeman Town Farm

Photos contributed by WTF steward Michael Aitkenhead

Kaila Finn, Web News Editor

February 10, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, Westport Town Hall’s auditorium was filled with citizens, students, and many other Wakeman Town Farm supporters to encourage the Board of Finance to vote in favor of a $667,000 appropriation to the community farm. According to the farm’s website, the money will be used to “com...

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Principal Dodig announces retirement to Staples community

Jane Levy, Features Editor

December 1, 2014

At 3:30 p.m. today, the Staples community received a farewell letter via email from John Dodig stating his retirement at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year. What began as a temporary position turned into more than a decade of leadership. Dodig opened the letter with, “All good things m...

Phoebe’s Phriends Colorflash 5K “shows Westport at its best”

Phoebe’s Phriends Colorflash 5K “shows Westport at its best”

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

September 22, 2014

On the morning of Sept. 21, the overcast skies and rainy weather made way for bright sun and colorful clouds -- literally. At the first annual Phoebe’s Phriends Colorflash 5K at Sherwood Island State Park, participants were doused with vividly colored powdered paint as they ran, getting in some exercise...

Freshmen Bring TED talks, Passion, and New Ideas to Staples

Freshmen Bring TED talks, Passion, and New Ideas to Staples

Megan Root, News Editor

June 2, 2014

A group of Staples freshmen advocated a different way of thinking on Saturday, May 31st when they launched Wisps of Smoke, TEDxSHS, an assembly of 12 speakers who centered their talks around one topic: passion. “People do a lot of things with just the letter grade in mind…It’s important that...

Bite Back for A Cure Walk/Run

Orna Grand, event organizer for the TBDA, presents senator Richard Blumenthal with a t-shirt and jacket from the TBDA.

Bailey Ethier, Web Opinions Editor

April 9, 2013

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) held its fifth annual Bite Back For a Cure Walk/Run on April 7 at Sherwood Island State Park in order to raise awareness and funds for research for Lyme and other Tick-Borne disease. The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) held its fifth annual Bite Back For a...

2011 Senior List

2011 Senior List

Inklings Staff

June 22, 2011

A hallmark of the yearly Senior Supplement, the "Senior List" has become a Staples graduation tradition, dating back to the 50s. Beginning in April, the staff uses Facebook messaging, interviews in school and phone calls home to gather class members' post secondary plans.  Being on the list is...

When is the Palestinian Spring?

When is the Palestinian Spring?

June 1, 2011

When President Obama delivered his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, Middle Eastern political analysts criticized its naïveté. His solution to the problem that has been ongoing since the 1948 Palestinian exodus seemed obvious; return Israeli borders to their 1967 locations. But Obama failed to account...

Helping the Homeless

Helping the Homeless

June 1, 2011

Carlie Schwaeber '12 and Leah Bitsky '12 Features Editor and Opinions Editor Westport is generally identified as a wealthy town, however homelessness is still an occurrence here and has impacted many individuals and families. Terry Giegengack, Assistant Director of the Westport CT Dept. of...

Staples Needs to Speak Up

Staples Needs to Speak Up

May 27, 2011

EDITORIAL When a quarter of their teachers were fired, students at Austin Polytechnical Academy in Chicago set up a petition even in the face of suspension, they walked out of their classes to protest. Sadly, this kind of demonstration would rarely, if ever, occur at Staples. In the past two years, the ad...

May 13, 2011 | Every 40 Minutes

Photo by Emily Kowal '12

May 13, 2011

7:40 a.m. TAG members Karin Schultz '12 and Jackie Kerames '12 "kill" Jaqueline Devine '13 , who took part in a demonstration to show the effects of drunk driving upon the community as part of Grim Reaper Day....

Measuring a Problem:Staples Spectacular Student Challenge has students solving problem of obesity

Measuring a Problem:Staples Spectacular Student Challenge has students solving problem of obesity

April 15, 2011

You could almost taste the irony at the second annual Staples Spectacular Student Challenge. Many of its 58 participants came armed with energy for the 12-hour task to solve a problem on a prevalent national issue. The aroma from one team’s Five Guys hamburgers overpowered the sweet smell of another tea...

Community Responds to Financial Staffing Cuts in Westport Public Schools

Community Responds to Financial Staffing Cuts in Westport Public Schools

March 26, 2011

By Ben Reiser, '13 and Bryan Schiavone, '13 On Feb. 24, the Providence, R.I. school committee handed pink slips to 1,929 Providence public school teachers. This decision was supported by mayor Angel Taveras, who said that the mass firing was a cost-controlling measure. On March 1, Superinten...

Downtown Development Needs Dedication

Downtown Development Needs Dedication

December 23, 2010

Aaron Hendel '14 Staff Writer Boring. Dull. Plain. Full of banks. This is the continuous status of downtown Westport. This could easily change, but it needs one very important thing. The biggest necessity is that “we need a dedicated effort,” said Jonathan Steinberg, state representative of ...

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