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The cafeteria has some seriously questionable things going on

The cafeteria has some seriously questionable things going on

October 28, 2016

Eliza Goldberg '17 After taking a stroll around the Staples cafeteria on Friday, October 21, I’ve realized there are more than enough items that really need to go. Full Bottles of Mustard and Mayonnaise: Okay seriously? I get that Chartwells sells a few Boars Head products, but who in their...

[Sept. 2016 News] Staples embraces emotional intelligence

October 11, 2016

By Rebecca Rawiszer '17 Public Relations Director and Frenchy Truitt '17 News Editor Staples’ staff and faculty attended a presentation by Director of Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, Dr. Marc Brackett, in preparation for the 2016-2017 academic year. Brackett taught the Staples faculty th...

We need couches

We need couches

October 6, 2016

By: Eliza Goldberg '17 Creative Director I, like most high school students, am plagued with a perpetual feeling of exhaustion every time I step foot into the Staples High School building. Over the years I have been known to attempt different ways to take a coveted nap in school; unfortunately, none...

Nutrition enhances performances of teen athletes

Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown speaking at the Westport Public Library.

Ashton Dedona, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown and principal of Nutrition Kitchen talked to Westport parents at the Westport public library on March 29th about healthy nutrition and diets for teen athletes. Brown’s goal is to make sure young athletes are performing at their best. A study was shown between two hockey teams...

The pros and cons of stocking unhealthy snacks in the cafeteria

Rice Krispies and Cookies line checkout aisles in “the Caf”

Josiah Tarrant and Charlie Colasurdo

April 5, 2016

The Staples Cafeteria is a place to talk, see friends, and most importantly, grab something to eat. And yet among the multitude of lunch choices, “The Caf” has been known to feature many foods, like massive cupcakes and piles of fries, that are aren’t exactly healthy choices in an era of skyroc...

Exercise replaces regular prescriptions

Exercise replaces regular prescriptions

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

We’ve all heard it. Exercise is the key to longevity. But now it seems doctors are starting to think it’s the key to helping many more pressing issues, and they are going as far as prescribing it. For patients wrestling with everything from obesity to depression, this could be life changing. Does this mean that patients who have chronic health problems may s...

Staples water tinted, but harmless

Staples water tinted, but harmless

Sophie Call and Claudia Chen, Staff Writer and Managing Editor

March 13, 2016

On March 10, hot water coming out of certain sinks and water fountains at Staples was tinted with a light brown color. “The hot water lines are being flushed to remove any sediment that has collected,” Staples principal, Dr. Mark Karagus, said. “When that happens, there’s generally a very l...

Three red filters equates to three million dollars

Three red filters equates to three million dollars

Margot Mather, Arts Editor

December 7, 2015

Many Staples kids whipped out their iPhones, switched the camera to take a selfie and snapped a picture. Now, this may sound like any other day, but every Snapchat sent with the “World Aids Day” filter immediately became a $3 donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. A new era for Sn...

The Stand takes a stand against unhealthy eating

Kowalsky holding “The Stand(ard)” green juice at the Westport Farmer’s Market. 
(Photo contributed by Mikaela Dedona)

Kaila Finn, Web Managing Editor

October 29, 2015

When Mike and Carissa Hvizdo started making juices for friends and family in 2005, they never thought it would become the healthy food and juice empire that has finally made it’s way to Westport. The Stand opened at 1200 Post Road East on Sept. 18 after being at the farmer's market for several yea...

Loving class outside

Loving class outside

Alexa DiLuca, staff writer

June 10, 2015

After spending 25 minutes in a stuffy, overheated classroom, my legs had already begun to stick to the chair. I was more than halfway through the period, but all I could think about was how much I wished my clothes weren’t clinging to my sweaty limbs.   “Class, we are going to go outside for a demonstration,” my teacher said.   My eyes lit up as I heard...

The silent back destroyer

The silent back destroyer

Eliza Goldberg, Features Editor

May 31, 2015

They come in all shapes and sizes. They come in all colors and designs. But what you don’t know CAN hurt you. From kindergarten through college, a backpack is a must for toting school work to and from school. So with something as necessary and common as a backpack, it can be hard to pay attention to t...

Claire Lewin, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

Earlier this month, the Federal Drug Association (FDA) deemed KIND bars, a company that prides itself on its healthy snacks, to be unhealthy. According to the FDA, the bars contain too much saturated fat for them to authentically wear the “healthy” label that is plastered on all the products. The FDA says they are bad. Well, I say the FDA is bad. As...

BOE discusses health survey, continuing ed. and goals

School psychologist Valerie Babich shares her findings from the health survey with the Board of Education (BOE).

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

On May 4, the Board of Education (BOE) discussed the results of the Westport/Weston/Wilton Student Health Survey, modifications to Westport Continuing Education and the BOE’s goals for 2015-2016. The health survey required that a minimum of 100 students were tested in each grade level. The questions...

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