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New IPad Pro, Macbook Air hits the shelves

New IPad Pro, Macbook Air hits the shelves

Carly Kaplowitz '21

November 28, 2018

Updated versions of Apple Inc.’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro went on sale Nov. 7 after three years without updates. The MacBook Air  upgrade includes new features such as a retina display and touch ID. It is about 10 percent thinner than its predecessor and is available in three colors: gold, silver a...

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Smartboard shortage hinders learning

Lia Chen '20

October 30, 2018

In Westport, there is one feature that defines nearly every classroom. It’s not living, nor is it figurative. Most of the time it is dark and inactive. Yet education at Staples would not be the same without it. For nearly a decade, Smartboards have been an integral part of learning in our school. The relocation of world language teachers to new classrooms in wake of the implement...

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

October 11, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company in 2012. “I don’t expect many good changes [to Instagram] since I feel like Facebook hasn’t c...

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

September 30, 2018

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Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

May 23, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 After months of designing, tweaking, breaking and fixing, a team of student engineering enthusiasts took on a particularly difficult challenge: constructing a robot that can keep harbors safe, install infrastructure and help protect the environment -- all while underwater. The...

Power outages reveal ugly truth about this generation

Power outages reveal ugly truth about this generation

March 21, 2018

BY Julia Lombardo '20 This past Nor'easter on March 7 was one like no other. A downed tree blocked off my street and prevented anyone from entering or leaving. In other words, I was trapped. Trapped with two disobedient, younger brothers. When the power went out, I wasn’t too worried. I knew it took ...

Amazon Go or No?

Amazon Go or No?

March 14, 2018

Nicole Shapiro '19 Imagine being able to go into a store, take whatever you want and just leave. One may question: isn't that just stealing? Well, technically, no. At least not at Amazon Go. Amazon Go is Amazon's new grocery store located in Seattle, Washington. The newest technology allows customers...

The Art of Digital Market Manipulation

The Art of Digital Market Manipulation

December 11, 2017

By Arin Garland '18 The age of the internet has changed the way that people shop for both better and for worse. While it allows you to buy goods in the comfort of your home and have them delivered to your doorstep, at the same time you sacrifice your security. Every link you click leaves a digital...

Why you should not buy bitcoins

Why you should not buy bitcoins

December 5, 2017

By Anna Rhoads '19 The idea of bitcoins is very intriguing-- It’s completely paperless and run by a company with no real governing system, meaning users have a lot more freedom than they would with a traditional bank. But with this freedom comes many sacrifices. Supporting a company who circulates...

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

Feminists utilize social media to build new generation of activists

November 22, 2017

By Anna Rhoads ’19 History has seen revolutionary women from Susan B. Anthony to Gloria Steinem, fight for equality. Anthony crusaded the women’s suffrage movement while Steinem used her presence in the media to fight for women’s liberation. As time has gone on, this fight has changed. In ...

‘Take 10 to read’ initiative aims to spur love for reading in Staples students

‘Take 10 to read’ initiative aims to spur love for reading in Staples students

November 1, 2017

By Izzy Connors '18 This year the Staples library has implemented a new initiative to motivate students to engage in reading inside and outside of the classroom. The “Take 10 to Read” initiative encourages teachers to dedicate the first 10 minutes of class for students to read silently a book of...

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