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Kate Smith ’22, in her internship,  helps prepare for the Memorial Day Westport Fine Arts Fair. This opportunity allowed her to get real world experience with business negotiations and event planning.

Internship program allows students to flourish in real world experiences

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant business director  June 8, 2022

After weeks of internships, seniors are starting to get comfortable in their new working lifestyle. The last school traditional school day for seniors was on Friday, May 13, and their internships began...

“Employment is for Everyone” initiative attempts to improve the general quality of life disabled.

‘Employment is for Everyone’ initiative aims to create job opportunities for disabled

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor April 26, 2022

Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker has created the “Employment Is For Everyone” initiative, which aims to increase the amount of employees with disabilities in Westport. “This initiative...

Self checkout stations eliminate high school jobs

Self checkout stations eliminate high school jobs

October 12, 2018

By Carolyn Gray ’19   For years, it was routine to end every shopping experience by heading to cashier, hearing the words “Did you find everything you were looking for today?”, and listening...

Who should businesses hire? Underclassmen or 18 year olds?

Who should businesses hire? Underclassmen or 18 year olds?

May 29, 2018

Minimum wage means a minimum hiring age By Abby Fleming '20 As summer approaches, many Staples students have found themselves in search of a summer job and have been greatly disappointed by the lack...

Westport’s retail stores need saving

Westport’s retail stores need saving

April 21, 2018

By Abby Fleming '20   As more and more retail stores in Westport close their doors, the once bustling downtown shopping scene begins to meet its end. Like many of the towns and cities of the...

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

High Schoolers Flock to Their Favorite Summer Jobs

March 20, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 For ten months of each year, pupils at Staples learn and study endlessly. Even weekends throughout the school year are spent preparing for the next school week’s onslaught of...

Working hard Anna Bene ’16 sells tea to a customer at David’s Tea. She stands in front of a variety of tea flavors that the store offers, including Chocolate Macaron and Cotton Candy.

Staples teens cash in on workforce experience

Brendan Massoud , Staff Writer October 10, 2014

According to the U.S. Census of 2012, just over 29 percent of all high school students ages 16 and above are employed in some fashion year-round. Following suit, Staples High School possesses quite a few...

Students trade beaches for bosses

Students trade beaches for bosses

Grant Sirlin , Staff Writer May 30, 2014

Whether it’s taking a four week vacation in the Caribbean, conquering the Himalayas, or hopping across the country in pursuit of a college, the Staples student body utilizes its summer jailbreak in just...

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