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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 ...

Top Five Best Things About Staples

December 21, 2010

In the November 2008 issue of Connecticut Magazine, Staples High School was named the “#1 High School in the State.” While the ranking heavily depended on test scores, percentage of students that attend college, the amount participating in Advanced Placement classes, and various other statistics,...

Soccer Seniors Leave Legacy, Titles to be Remembered

Soccer Seniors Leave Legacy, Titles to be Remembered

December 3, 2010

While walking down the Staples gym hallway it isn’t hard to notice the vast collection of soccer memorabilia lining the walls. Encased in glass, trophies gleam and old sepia colored team-photographs rest in their frames. These objects symbolize the various accomplishments of the varsity Boy’s Soccer ...

Staples gives back beyond American borders

December 3, 2010

Dana Rappaport ’11 Web Managing Editor From Ecuador to South Africa, Staples students participate in a multitude of community service projects across the globe. All charity work is good charity work, however the spotlight shines on Builders Beyond Borders, Staples’ National Honor Society, and SARAA for fundraising outside of the Westport bound...

Making a difference, one club at a time

Making a difference, one club at a time

December 3, 2010

Alexandra O'Kane '13 Staff Writer Despite the fact that Mr. Dodig "absolutely does not mandate service," the vast majority of Staples students, through some organization, participate in charity. "Without any data to back me up, I can say that the amount of community service at Staples far exceeds th...

Let’s Not Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth: College-motivated charity is still beneficial

December 3, 2010

Editorial According to Principal John Dodig, the amount of community service performed at Staples “far exceeds” the amount at any other school at which he has worked. It is true that there are many community service organizations at Staples and that they serve very different needs. Students are taking the initiative to volunteer their time without t...

MRTs help save lives in Westport

MRTs help save lives in Westport

December 3, 2010

  Sam Bortniker ’11 Web A & E Editor   First to arrive at the scene of an accident is Staples’ own students. As certified EMRs, Emergency Medical Responders previously referred to as MRTs, Staples students volunteer with the Westport ambulances and help save the lives of people in the We...

Westporters Give Back During Thanksgiving Season

Westporters Give Back During Thanksgiving Season

November 22, 2010

As Thanksgiving season arrives, Staples students and the Westport community come together to help those who are less fortunate by collecting cans, raising money, and raising awareness throughout the community. The St. Jude’s club at Staples participated in the “Give Thanks” walk in New York City on Saturday Nov. 20, 2010 at Columbus Circle. The St. ...

Global Friendship: Establishing a Relationship Amongst all Teenagers

Global Friendship: Establishing a Relationship Amongst all Teenagers

November 19, 2010

Students are encouraged to become involved in the school community, but they are not constrained only to  join a previously established club. With a little bit of inspiration and support, students have the freedom to start their own club at Staples. As sophomores, Maddie Melnick’12 and Anya Rosen’12 founded their club, Global Friend...

Parents and Students Collaborate for Community Conversation on Teen Drinking

Parents and Students Collaborate for Community Conversation on Teen Drinking

October 31, 2010

Nicolette Weinbaum '12 Staff Writer A community discussion on underage drinking was held on Oct. 26 in the Bedford Middle School cafeteria. The attendees included Principal John Dodig, Outreach Counselor Chris Lemone, TAG members, and parents of Staples with a common concern of the underage-drinking ...

Top This vs. Crumbs

Top This vs. Crumbs

October 22, 2010

Westport residents agreed that Main Street is the center of the town; it’s where the community comes to shop, work, hangout…and eat. Yet those who come to Main Street looking for a sweet snack are presented with a decision to make: cool yogurt at Top This or a decadent cupcake at Crumbs. Top This is the newer of these two choices and it o...

MTC Sets Musical Foundation for Staples Players and Beyond

MTC Sets Musical Foundation for Staples Players and Beyond

October 22, 2010

Meghan Prior '11 Photo Editor The Music Theatre of Connecticut has been a foundation for hundreds of past and present actors, singers, and dancers from Staples and all over Fairfield County. Walk into any Players rehearsal and there will be a handful of students who used to participate in one of MTC...

Staples’ New Goal: Q&A with Principal John Dodig

Staples’ New Goal: Q&A with Principal John Dodig

October 22, 2010

In order to present Staples’ new school goal and mission statement to the student body, Principal John Dodig went on "Good Morning Staples" to showcase the goal’s purposes and incorporated a video into his explanations. In this interview Dodig explains how the goal and mission statement wer...

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