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Working a minimum wage job introduces new perspectives in an otherwise “sheltered” town such as Westport.

Working a minimum wage job illuminates the realities of socio-economic privilege

Ella Shi ’23 , Features Editor December 14, 2021

For most, working for a mere $13 an hour is unglamorous and undesirable. So, when I got a job at the Fresh Market in August, I viewed it as just a way to make some extra cash. However, my job taught me...

Making Bank: How Todays Students Earn Money

Making Bank: How Today’s Students Earn Money

Greta Bjornson, News Editor April 12, 2013

Clothing, accessories, and gas. These are all items that Leigha Grushkin ’13 buys with the money that she earns in her job as a cashier at Ace Hardware. With parents who only pay for her insurance,...

From The Halls of Staples to the Miami Heat: The Story of Tom Haberstroh '04

May 15, 2011

Eight months ago, Tom Haberstroh watched LeBron James announce that he would be taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat. Little did the 2004 Staples High School graduate know that...

Jock Talk Take Two- Professional Athletes Recieve Preferential Treatment, Second Chances for Talent

December 3, 2010

When people quit or retire from their day job, they typically aren’t recruited by their bosses to come back and stay for another year. When people are accused of rape, their job at a successful enterprise...

Veterans Day 2010 Getting the Job Done

November 21, 2010

Some are more enthusiastic than others on Veterans Day|Image via Wikipedia Rachel Guetta '13 Opinions Editor Nov. 11 fell on a Thursday this year. However, it was not any old Thursday—it was Veterans...

Chronicles of my After-School Employment

November 12, 2010

Having a job after school is just like playing a sport— the only difference is that I get paid to do it. Every Monday and Thursday from 3-6 I get paid to sit at a desk and do my homework. While some...

Students Balance Jobs and School Work

November 12, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 and Devin Skolnick '11 Web Sports Editor and Executive Editor After 6 hours and 45 minutes of hard academic effort at 70 North Avenue, some Staples students’ workload has only begun. Many...

The Tenderness of Tenure

October 26, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Most would agree that both students and teachers should be given fair opportunity to succeed. Because of this, the system of tenure is a controversial one. To be awarded tenure,...

Sharing the Knowledge: Students Help Students in the Academic Department

October 22, 2010

Cheyenne Haslett '13 Web Features Editor Jordan Glick ’11 got into tutoring last year, his junior year, when he decided he “wanted a job.” The decision to have this kind of a job was based on...

August 19, 2010 | Paint Job

August 19, 2010 | Paint Job

August 19, 2010

11:40 a.m. A painter applies a fresh coat of paint to a column in the Staples Library Media Center. The walls of the library were repainted this summer

Seniors Still At School Question Their Decision to Stay

June 23, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor When Angela Gibson ’10 entered her Spanish class on May 17, she was one of four students present. The previous Friday, there were approximately...

Entering Summer with a Splash: Staples Student Life Guards Protect the Public

June 12, 2010

Suzanne Kleine '11 News Editor spettacolopuro Summertime is a season of leisure: swimming in the pool, lying on the sand, and trying to get the perfect tan. Some students like Maddie Mafilios  ’11,...

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