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Even though I am half Thai, I often feel like I don’t have a right to say I am as I am not “Asian enough.” I don’t speak Thai, I don’t know that much about the culture and I was born and raised in the U.S. These reasons make me feel as if I am an imposter when I say that I am biracial.

Embracing biracial identity involves conversation, acceptance

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor June 14, 2023

“What is your ethnicity?” a friend asks me as we exchange casual questions to get to know each other better.  My reply: “I’m half white, and half Asian.”  Right after I utter that one...

Alex Mussomeli ’23 plans to continue exploring, adding and researching for his language after the internship ends.

The Language Architect: Alex Mussomeli embraces challenges to develop new language

Talia Varsano ’24, Paper Managing Editor June 2, 2023

“Ciao,” “hola,” “bonjour” and “guten Tag;” these words carry familiar echoes of human connection and interaction across diverse ranges of cultures and countries. Many speak their familiar...

Lomito diversifies Westport’s restaurant selections

Lomito diversifies Westport’s restaurant selections

Zoe Alpert ’25, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

Peruvian restaurant Lomito opened Feb. 4, bringing traditional Peruvian food to Westport. The restaurant is located at 2 Franklin Street, Saugatuck, currently providing delivery and take-out services.  Owned...

Chana Aloo Curry is a traditional street food dish that is served as a snack in India. Pictured above is my take on the dish after following a recipe and adding my own twist by using beyond meat as in India the majority does not eat meat.

Review of culture in the kitchen: creating, evaluating significant dishes from three countries

Christopher Tatusko '22, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

I love trying new foods and while I have had food from all of these countries, I have never undertaken the challenge of creating the dishes myself. As an adventurous eater, trying something new seemed...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021 was celebrated on Monday, Oct. 11. Westport Public Schools did not have the day off, while other schools in Fairfield country took the day off of school to honor those of Indigenous origin. The holiday was first created in 1992, to support those who suffered during the colonization of America.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day sequestered by Westport Public Schools

Izzy Sareen ‘22 October 15, 2021

What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, you may ask? It’s simple, really. It’s an honorable day of the year where American civilians are supposed to show support for the Indigenous people of our country.  This...

Couplets are hung outside houses to protect the household from evil and welcome prosperity.

Year of the Ox: students embrace positivity, resilience, culture with Lunar New Year celebrations

Ella Shi ’23, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

According to Chinese myth, the story of the zodiac calendar originates from when the Jade Emperor challenged 12 animals to a race. The Rat asked the Ox for help and rode on his back until he jumped off...

Staples participated in an exchange program from Dec. 2-15. The Saxon family hosted two students from the Hwa Chong institute in Singapore.

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Marina Engler '21, Staff writer January 10, 2020

A group of 19 students from Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore recently concluded a two-week stay in America. For the duration of the stay from Dec. 2-15, each student was assigned a host family from...

Staples German students compete in the quiz bowl at UConn on Nov. 14.

German students take field trip to UConn, win competition in German language

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor December 17, 2019

German students at Staples took a field trip to the UConn Storrs campus to learn about German culture on Nov. 14. Staples placed first in the Quiz Bowl, a competition in that tested students’ knowledge...

College culture critiqued by Staples community

College culture critiqued by Staples community

January 29, 2018

By Molly Mahoney '18 and Maddy Sell '18

Celebrating Unconventional Holiday Traditions

Celebrating Unconventional Holiday Traditions

December 13, 2016

By: Camryn Ragland ’18 & Alexandra Sprouls '19 Christmastime is usually full of quality time with family, large trees, heartfelt presents, and delicious baked goods. However, amongst this very standard...

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