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Mandayam, Schussheim code stuttered speech recognition algorithm

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

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 you out?”  In the months following the text exchange, Mandayam and Schussheim coded a prototype...

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

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

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 about the German language and influence.  Thirty-seven students, in classes German 1 through ...

English As A Second Language (ESL) has deeper roots than you might think

While many Staples students take another language other than English, the ESL class helps students who need help learning English.

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager

October 11, 2019

[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 obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world.” Living with one foot in two different...

Foreign universities broaden cultural experiences

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

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 U.S. Department of Education, only 1.4 percent of college students decide to study internationally. While...

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 by lantern making. The event was set up by the Chinese National Honor Society, and students e...

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, because those two things are exactly the same. “I thought it was just people trying to say ‘babe,’...

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

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

April 11, 2011

On March 29 the Staples World Language Department honored some of its finest students at the annual World Language National Honor Society inductions. The students earned membership into their respective Staples chapters of the Chinese, French, German, Italian and Latin national organizations. To attain m...

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