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Volkswagen scandal surprises students

Volkswagen scandal surprises students

Sophie Call, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

On Sept. 23, 2015 Volkswagen admitted that over 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide were fitted with an algorithm to fool regulators. These regulators were meant to measure the amount of nitrogen oxide that the cars emitted, but when the cars weren’t in a test situation, the regulators switched off, re...

Wakeman Town Farm celebrates Harvest Festival

Wakeman Town Farm celebrates Harvest Festival

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

With rain and gusty winds, the Wakeman Town Farm Harvest Fest took place on Saturday, September 12 on the site of the historic home originally built in 1888. Each year this imposing event raises operational money for the farm. Staples Environmental Science teacher Michael Aitkenhead the farm steward who live...

A pipeline to productivity

A pipeline to productivity

Zach McCarthy, Web A&E Editor

February 14, 2015

Congress finally (sort of) agreed on something! It’s too bad it’s something Americans don’t quite agree on. This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that greenlighted the Keystone XL pipeline on a 270-152 vote. For those of you scratching your heads wondering if Keystone XL is ...

Peter Boyd enlightens Staples students

Peter Boyd enlightens Staples students

Margaux MacColl, Features Editor

October 21, 2014

Staples students filled the seats of the Westport Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 17 to hear Peter Boyd, COO of the organization the Carbon War Room, speak about the contributors and solutions to climate change. The presentation went through the Carbon War Room’s approaches to climate change, primaril...

Westport warms to possibility of solar panels

Westport warms to  possibility of solar panels

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

May 30, 2014

Imagine a form of energy that is completely clean, renewable and inexpensive in the long run. It has none of the filth of fossil fuels. Using it on a large-scale basis would allow many people to enjoy the typical benefits of electricity, while at the same time live without the guilt of burning dirty...

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