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It’s Farmville, But Real

It's Farmville, But Real

December 22, 2009

Farrel Levenson '11 Opinions Editor On Dec. 2, the Board of Finance (BOF) voted 7-0 to approve a lease between the Town and the Westport Green Village Initiative (GVI) Farm, Inc. for the restoration of Wakeman Farm and the building of a community farm at 134 Cross Highway at $1.00 per year for seven years. As noted in the Dec. 2 BOF meeting packet, ...

Cans for Candlelight Food Drive Returns to Staples for Sixth Year

Cans for Candlelight Food Drive Returns to Staples for Sixth Year

December 14, 2009

Becca Bobrow '11 Staff Writer Staples will not only be filled with the beautiful sounds of it’s music groups on Dec. 18th and 19th, but the hallways will also be filled with boxes of non-perishable goods donated by students and audience members to the annual Cans for Candlelight food drive. The food drive, in its sixth ...

Coming Out: Is Staples a Safe Environment for Students Coming Out of the Closet?

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December 4, 2009

  Leah Bitsky '12 &  Alicia Lourekas '12 Staff Writers      Francis Furmanek ’10, an open bisexual student at Staples High School, is not concerned with being judged on his sexuality, and does not care if he is made fun of. In fact, if someone is ever curious with it, he i...

Tweet-On: Twitter Invades Staples

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November 24, 2009

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor CORRECTION APPENDED Created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, the social networking site Twitter suddenly became a worldwide phenomenon this year. What separates Twitter from most social networking sites is that it functions simply as a status updater. Mini-statuses, called “tweets...

Staples Homecoming Massacre

October 21, 2009

As one of Staples High School’s oldest traditions, the homecoming football game is meant to be a time to celebrate school spirit, along with starting the school year off with a bang! This year, students definitely expressed their spirit, however they lacked sobriety. With three girls sent to Norwalk...

Jock Talk: Lights Would Take Football to Next Level

October 8, 2009

Dustin Dobbs '10 Sports Editor Recognized as one of the most prestigious football programs in the state of Connecticut within the past decade, Staples Football is one tiny step from being a legit high school football team. After numerous arguments and debates that have lasted literally years, p...

Watch Student Speeches from May 4 Rally

Watch Student Speeches from May 4 Rally

May 6, 2009

Image via Wikipedia [youtube][/youtube] "Without [critical thinking skills] there will be no leaders in our community, in our future. We don't need these classes to be cut. We cannot afford that." -JJ Mathewson '12 [youtube]

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