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Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Teaching peace: The solution to conquering ISIS lies in Syria’s weak education system

Channing Smith, Staff Writer

January 9, 2016

A well educated person will not turn to terrorism. It is simple fact and logic. When someone can express themselves thoroughly in heightened words or writing, there is no need to resort to unjustified, violent acts. People who turn to terrorism are those who have no jobs, no opportunity and no hope. Peo...

Westport 2025 prepares students for the real world

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

June 19, 2015

The poster of the Westport 2025 Initiative Student Lens can be seen in almost every classroom at Staples. The intricate drawing of the brain contains four lobes titled “Creative Thinking,” “Critical Thinking,” “Communication” and “Global Thinking.” These methods of thinking represent...

Striking fear in teens

Striking fear in teens

Alix Sommers, Assistant Business Manager

May 18, 2015

In an effort to raise awareness of drunk driving, the Teen Awareness Group (TAG) plans a day every year dedicated to reinforcing the deadly truth about driving under the influence. While it’s important for teenagers to realize that making one decision about drinking and driving can impact their...

Economics of public and private education: Financial factors prove to play a definitive role in poor U.S. test scores

Economics of public and private education: Financial factors prove to play a definitive role in poor U.S. test scores

Fritz Schemel, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

The United States has a long tradition of valuing education, but, recently, confidence in public schools has fallen. The 2012 Program for International Student Assessment placed American students in the middle range of participating countries, far below first-world countries like Germany and Switzerland. But...

Staples students rejoice for the Chinese New Year

Staples students rejoice for the Chinese New Year

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

March 13, 2015

Chinese language students, teachers and townspeople gathered at the Westport Library on March 7 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The festivities began with traditional food and gamesand were  followed by lantern making. The event was set up by the Chinese National Honor Society, and students e...

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