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Counties leaves attendees feeling overdressed

Students gathered with friends before the dance to take pictures with their friends and their dates before they arrived at the dance.

Charlotte Smith '21, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

After having attended the Counties assembly dance (one of the most stressful events of junior year), I felt that the event was very underwhelming. The first problem that I found was that the designated attire was not fitting to the venue and agenda of the night. I spent weeks on end stressing about...

County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

Rachel Suggs '21

February 14, 2019

Rachel Suggs ’21   The County Assemblies voted in December to allow male-male couples to attend their 2020 events, the Assemblies announced in an email to Staples’ Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) on Feb. 6. Staples’ GSA both welcomed and helped initiate the decision. “I’m ...

County Assembly Charity Ball does not offer equal opportunity to same-sex couples

The couple who fought in Aaron Fricke vs. Richard B. Lynch poses before a dance. The Rhode Island court case ruled that same-sex couples can take their partners to school dances.

Roxy Augeri ’20

November 27, 2018

For junior girls, the beginning of the year signifies the beginning of an age-old tradition: attending the County’s Assembly Annual Charity Ball, commonly referred to as “Counties.”  For the first few months as an upperclassmen, all minds are focused on choosing a date, buying a dress and preparing...

Fall sports kick off with 2019 Pep Rally

Fall sports kick off with 2019 Pep Rally

October 4, 2018

By Zach Horowitz '19

Westport Academy of Dance hosts its annual production of the Nutcracker

Westport Academy of Dance hosts its annual production of the Nutcracker

December 14, 2017

By Maya Brodows '20, Siri Kanter '20 and Kaela Dockray '20

Dance is an art, not a sport

Dance is an art, not a sport

January 3, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 Growing up as dancer, while my friends played soccer and softball and field hockey, I was often asked if dance is my “sport.” When I was younger, I would reply yes, because I considered it to be just as difficult as any sport I saw my friends doing. And there were those kids...

Westport Dance Academy leaps and twirls to provide holiday meals

Westport Dance Academy leaps and twirls to provide holiday meals

December 19, 2016

Kayla Sirlin ’19 The Westport Dance Academy held a children’s tea party at the Westport Woman’s Club to raise money for the Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign on Saturday. The senior company dancers partook in a series of mini dances while a Westport Woman’s Club member read the Nutcracker...

Staples juniors step up this year in The Nutcracker

Staples juniors step up this year in The Nutcracker

December 15, 2016

By: Camryn Ragland ’18 and Erin Lynch ’18 While many students spend their afternoons and evenings at various sports practices or clubs, some spend their time leaping and turning at dance. These students have recently been involved in the Westport Academy of Dance’s performance of The Nutcracker...

Freshmen invited to Semi Formal Winter Dance

Freshmen invited to Semi Formal Winter Dance

Sophie Driscoll '19, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2016

By Sophie Driscoll '19 Staples will be holding the first-ever Semi Formal Winter Dance for freshmen on Friday, Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at school. Yesterday, freshmen received information about the dance in an email sent by math teacher Jessica Levy. “There is a Class of 2020 Committee made u...

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