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Stand in to a new era of human health

Stand in to a new era of human health

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

April 2, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks, my gym teacher, Mr. Doornwerd, assigned all his junior physical education classes to stand for a total of 15-20 minutes a day for five consecutive days. What prompted him to do so was not to make us look ridiculous by being one of the many students in our classes to stand,...

How to eat and stay healthy in the cafeteria

Taylor Githen’s salad that she eats at lunch as a healthy option.

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

Many students were excited to see the endless bags of Oreos, or the new Sweet Spicy Chili Doritos, as the new snacks in the Staples Cafeteria. However when it comes to kids who want to eat as healthy as they can at school, many students at first think it’s impossible to do. Staples cafeteria doe...

Sick and sinking

Sick and sinking

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

December 10, 2014

Spending the night hunched over the toilet with a grumbling stomach and fever of 102 degrees calls for a day that shouldn’t be spent at school. But even in such horrible condition, anxiety overwhelms the brain just thinking about all the work that will have to be made up. From tests to class notes,...

A taste of new cafeteria food

A taste of new cafeteria food

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014

The cafeteria has gone through a complete turnaround this year. It all started when coffee, tea and hot chocolate sales halted and students were overwhelmed with disappointment. Since caffeine withdrawal set it, there has been a constant stream of new foods. While many of the additions please stude...

Why we will survive the Ebola outbreak

Why we will survive the Ebola outbreak

Jennifer Gouchoe, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

We’re all going to die. It’s just a given: the world is going to be consumed by Ebola, and millions of people will die off in a “Contagion”-esque manner. Especially now since Ebola has reached New York City, Staples, along with every other school, office building, store and household in...

Students steam over state java ban

Students steam over state java ban

Jennifer Lupoff, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Ah coffee, glorious coffee. For the past three years you’ve come to my rescue. You see, as a caffeine lover, I have grown to rely tremendously on you. You picked me up in the morning, right after downing cup number one, and at lunch, you gave me the strength I needed to survive the remainder of...

State snatches coffee from students

Sarah Sommer ’16 joined the Westport Starbucks morning rush line, as many students will do next year when they can’t get cafeteria coffee next year.

Grace McCarthy, Staff Writer

June 13, 2014

Every morning you see waves of sleepy Staples students stagger from the cafeteria, coffee clasped in their feeble hands desperately needing that burst of energy to get them through the next seven hours. As of next year, all Connecticut state schools will not be allowed to sell coffee in their caf...

Students feel pressured to attend school when sick

Sick students sometimes come in to school, prioritizing attending class over their health.

Talia Hendel, Staff Writer

October 6, 2013

The hacking coughs. The sniffles and sighs. The blaring “A-CHOOS” and responsive chorus of “bless-you”s. Although coming to school while sick creates a vicious cycle of contaminating others, many students feel that missing class and playing catch-up is not worth the sick day. Many feel...

Measuring a Problem:Staples Spectacular Student Challenge has students solving problem of obesity

Measuring a Problem:Staples Spectacular Student Challenge has students solving problem of obesity

April 15, 2011

You could almost taste the irony at the second annual Staples Spectacular Student Challenge. Many of its 58 participants came armed with energy for the 12-hour task to solve a problem on a prevalent national issue. The aroma from one team’s Five Guys hamburgers overpowered the sweet smell of another tea...

Bikini Ready or Health Unsteady?

Bikini Ready or Health Unsteady?

April 15, 2011

She personifies her eating disorder as “a summer companion.” Wearing a long-sleeved white button down and dark wash jeans, her outfit is that of a typical Staples student. Her weight is technically considered “normal” and there is nothing deviant in her countenance or posture. Nothing bespe...

Improvement on the Horizon

Improvement on the Horizon

April 6, 2011

Intermixed between her silent pleas for bullying relief, Bedford Middle School eighth grader Alye Pollack poses a daunting question in her now viral YouTube video, “Will high school get worse?” Luckily, the general consensus appears to be that when compared to middle school, high school gives students re...

Connecticut Bans Four Loko Beverage Sales

Connecticut Bans Four Loko Beverage Sales

December 3, 2010

      It has been affectionately dubbed as “blackout in a can.” Every 23.5 ounces can of Four Loko contains the equivalent of 4.7 beers’ worth of alcohol and an unspecified amount of stimulants, including caffeine, taurine, and guarana, according to information found on the manufacturer’s website, www.drinkfour.com. The beverage, which is marke...

Breaking Point – Student Take Days Off for "Mental Health"

Breaking Point - Student Take Days Off for "Mental Health"

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Nicolette Weinbaum ’12 Staff Writer AP Courses, sports, clubs, internships, college applications, after-school activites, SATs, ACTs, and CAPTs. Staples High School students who become overwhelmed by the many tasks they take on, handle the responsibilities of school by taking mental health days. “The life of an average Staples High School ...

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