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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...

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...

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...

Freshmen invited to Semi Formal Winter Dance

Freshmen invited to Semi Formal Winter Dance
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...

[Oct. 2016 Sports] Rhoads paves a road for dancing

November 22, 2016

By Lauren Stack ’17   While most high school seniors’ work day ends at 2:15, Elizabeth Rhoads’ ’17 day just begins as she laces up her ballet shoes and makes the four hour, round-trip...

Prom: It’s hard to believe that it’s over, yet it means something exciting is ahead

Prom: It’s hard to believe that it’s over, yet it means something exciting is ahead
June 2, 2016

The lights flash across the dance floor as I looked up and saw one of my friends on someone’s shoulders. Many adults would have thought there was a seventh grade bat-mitzvah going on at Staples High...

County Assembly Charity Ball Postponed

County Assembly Charity Ball Postponed
January 22, 2016

As of 8 a.m. this morning, the Board of Directors of the County Assembly Charity Ball announced that they are postponing the Counties dance to Saturday, Feb. 6, due to the impending winter storm, “Jonas.” Juniors...

Isabella Corridon chooses ballet over Staples

Isabella Corridon chooses ballet over Staples
December 23, 2015

To most students at Staples High School, waking up at eight, traveling to the city and doing what you love every day seems like some sort of fantasy. But for Isabella Corridon ’19, it’s reality. As...

Avicii’s new album is telling a different story

Avicii’s new album is telling a different story
October 28, 2015

Swedish DJ, Tim Bergling, also known by his stage name Avicii, released his new album “Stories” on October 2,2015.  Avicii is most commonly known for his album “True” which came out in September...

Counties isn’t all that counts

Counties isn't all that counts
January 25, 2015

With my eyebrows done, my skin sun-kissed and glowing and my nails painted a dark red, I type this article while glancing at my frantic Counties girls’ group-chat. My long black dress lonelily hangs...

Counties postponed, provokes conflict among students

Counties postponed, provokes conflict among students
January 24, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, the Counties Anniversary Charity Ball was postponed to Saturday, Feb. 7, due to the “very dangerous, snowy and icy conditions,” the assembly was anticipating. “I’m pretty...

How I wish to be rockin’ steady

How I wish to be rockin’ steady
January 6, 2015

“Rock….Steady….’Cause your team, ain’t even ready. Rock, rock, rock, rock, steady-edy-edy-edy. Rock!”   Besides the fact, that I know you were singing and doing the dance moves full...

Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics dance the night away

Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics dance the night away
December 18, 2014

On December 15, the Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics held their annual holiday show filled with jingling bells, vibrant colored glow sticks, and sparkly leotards. Families crowded around the gymnast mats,...

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