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Alex Mussomeli ’23 plans to continue exploring, adding and researching for his language after the internship ends.

The Language Architect: Alex Mussomeli embraces challenges to develop new language

Talia Varsano ’24, Paper Managing Editor June 2, 2023

“Ciao,” “hola,” “bonjour” and “guten Tag;” these words carry familiar echoes of human connection and interaction across diverse ranges of cultures and countries. Many speak their familiar...

Multilingualism has been proven to have many uses, yet in America, foreign language education is severely lacking, in comparison to the rest of the world.

Foreign language education lacks in America, Westport community

Anna Diorio '23, Broadcast Director October 17, 2022

The issue of foreign language education in the United States is one that is as old as America itself.  The founding fathers sought to establish an “intellectual agenda” for the new country. Looking...

Benji Schussheim, one of the algorithms co-creators, codes a prototype entitled Personalized Automatic Stuttered Speech Recognition (PASSR).

Mandayam, Schussheim code stuttered speech recognition algorithm

Audrey Bernstein '20, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2020

It was summertime when Rishabh Mandayam ’21’s phone lit up with a text from Benji Schussheim ’20. “I want to create a machine learning algorithm for stuttering,” it said. “Are you in or are...

Staples German students compete in the quiz bowl at UConn on Nov. 14.

German students take field trip to UConn, win competition in German language

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor December 17, 2019

German students at Staples took a field trip to the UConn Storrs campus to learn about German culture on Nov. 14. Staples placed first in the Quiz Bowl, a competition in that tested students’ knowledge...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Bilingual students bring multiple cultures to Staples

November 22, 2016

By Charlie Colasurdo ’18   In a New York Times article entitled, “Why Bilinguals are Smarter,” author Yudhijit Bhattacharjee reported, “Speaking two languages rather than just one has...

Foreign universities broaden cultural experiences

Anders Hovstadius, Assistant Web Creative Director April 7, 2015

Most graduated seniors leave for college by a car or plane ride across the United States, but only a handful of students take a plane outside of the U.S. to another country. In fact, according to the...

Staples students rejoice for the Chinese New Year

Staples students rejoice for the Chinese New Year

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media March 13, 2015

Chinese language students, teachers and townspeople gathered at the Westport Library on March 7 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The festivities began with traditional food and gamesand were  followed...

Students slay slang

Students slay slang

Francessa Truitt, Staff Writer February 24, 2015

Ah slang, or whatever the kids are calling it these days. You hashtag everything, and you’re “sorry not sorry”—whatever that means. And everything is “bae,” whether a boyfriend or a pizza,...

33 Students Inducted into Five World Language National Honor Society Chapters at Staples High School

April 11, 2011
On Mar. 29, 30 students were inducted into language honor societies.
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