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Dancers rehearse to be “on pointe” for December’s Nutcracker ballet

December 5, 2014

It’s that time of year again. New York has the famous Rockettes. California has the Jingle Ball. But what is better than Westport’s winter tradition, “The Nutcracker?” This year marks...

So long Main Street, welcome Mahackeno

The new, and greatly improved wellness center.
October 12, 2014

The day has finally come to say goodbye to what some call their home away from home on the Post Road in Westport and meet their new home off of exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway. Some expressed excitement,...

Education continues at Staples after final bell rings

Education continues at Staples after final bell rings
October 10, 2014

Staples is flooded with a couple thousand students traveling to and from classes throughout the school day. Yet the school does not become completely silent and deserted after the last students leave....

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Dance team pirouettes into possibility
September 19, 2014

Although it seems that Staples offers every sport known to man, many dancers long to pirouette and chasse while representing their school and contributing to its spirit. “I think that if Staples got...

Westport Academy’s “Alice in Wonderland” slideshow

Westport Academy's
May 22, 2014

We hope you read the pre-story on Alice last week because this past weekend, Westport Academy's "Alice in Wonderland" was a huge success. The rabbit was hopping, the caterpillar was inching, the mad hatter...

Breathalyzers given to all at charity balls

Breathalyzers given to all at charity balls
January 26, 2014

“Okay, pretend you’re blowing out candles,” says a guard by the front entrance as he holds a plastic device up to your face. As students scramble off their party buses and flock into the front entrance...

Ballerinas balance school and dance during “Nutcracker” season

Ballerinas balance school and dance during
November 15, 2013

During the day, they can be found hanging out in the cafeteria or taking notes in class. But outside of school, they are sugar plum fairies, dancing dewdrops, and shimmering snowflakes. When holiday season...

Picture Perfect Prom

Friends greeted one another with open arms.
June 12, 2013

On June 8, seniors and their dates attended their prom at the Loading Dock in Stamford, Conn. The much anticipated night was filled with dancing, eating and mingling, and everyone was dressed in tuxedos...

December 16, 2010 | Just Dance

December 16, 2010

10:25 a.m. Julian Gendels '11 and Mike Nicklas '11 share a dance in the middle of the cafeteria early this morning. Dancing to the Black Eyed Peas' new infamous song, The Time (Dirty Bit), the pair turned...

South African Dance Troupe Brightens Staples

November 18, 2010

On November 15 2010 Staples High School students where entertained by the dance group Thula Sizwe. These men, traveling from South Africa, taught the Staples community a little about their culture and...

September 23, 2010 | Dance Fever

Photo by Kelsey Landauer '12
September 23, 2010

1:30 p.m. Caroline Perry '12 makes her way to the "County Assembly" and "Red and Whites" ticket stands to buy tickets. Tomorrow is the last day for girls to sign up for these dances...

Ballroom Dance Club Brings the Beat to the Hallways

March 28, 2010

Lila Epstein '10 Editor-in-Chief At a regular professional studio, a ballroom dance lesson can cost up to $75 for only 45 minutes. However, Anya Kostenko ’12 and Anastasia Kulikova ’11 are bringing...

Grinding Your Gears: An Examination of the Teenage Dance Phenomenon

December 22, 2009

Sammy Warshaw ’12 and Kelsey Landaur ’12 Staff Writers The well-respected scholar Pretty Ricky once sang the words “Grind on me” in the 2005 hip-hop single. This one song addresses the popular...

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