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Staples Players venture to the Big Apple for “To Kill A Mockingbird” on Broadway

Maddie Phelps '19

February 25, 2019

The chances that you escaped the three glorious years of middle school without analyzing every page, paragraph and sentence of Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” are at an all-time low in this day and age. While many high schoolers haven’t scoured the pages of this moving tale in what seems ...

New English class brings back valuable childhood memories

New English class brings back valuable childhood memories

October 12, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19 Growing up, every kid had a favorite book they forced their parents to read every night. Whether it was a Dr. Seuss classic, a Shel Silverstein poem or a Roald Dahl chapter book, it was a book that made the kids feel loved, safe and supported. A new English class, Children...

Top five classes to take

Top five classes to take

Chase Emilio, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Throughout my highschool career, I took many many classes that I liked and disliked. Some required, and others I took at my leasure. But there were a select few which I really appreciated. These are my favorite five non required classes that I took over my four years at Staples High School. 1)Pers...

Harper Lee to release second novel

Harper Lee to release second novel

Julia Greenspan, Instagram Coordinator

February 5, 2015

“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee, 88, announced on Tuesday Feb. 3 that she plans to publish her second book, “Go Set a Watchman,” in July 2015. Lee’s first and previously only novel, set in Macomb, Alabama, is narrated by 6-year-old Scout Finch over the span of three years. This...

Trigger warning controversy reaches Staples

Trigger warning controversy reaches Staples

Margeaux MacColl, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

On the first day of school, most classes are filled with breezy conversations centered on syllabi and introductions. Students can release the summer air from their lungs while getting readjusted to 6 a.m. mornings with light lectures on various homework policies. But as English teacher Kim Herzog steppe...

To Take or Not to Take? Juniors and Seniors Deciding on an English Class

To Take or Not to Take? Juniors and Seniors Deciding on an English Class

October 5, 2010

Image via Wikipedia 1, 2, 3…Go! As Staples juniors set in to their busiest year of high school, many have already begun the complicated process of completing the research paper. Looking at how the paper is completed, it seems now that not only is the process of the research paper dictated by th...

“High School Happened” : English Classes Should Assign More Independent Reading

June 13, 2010

Haris Durrani '11 Senior Writer A friend once remarked that he used to read for fun, but not anymore. As a result, he might not come to love reading as he once did. When I asked what happened, he laughed and replied: “High school. High school happened.” A variety of students are stuck in similar situ...

Siddhartha at the SAT

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June 11, 2010

Emily Cooper '11 Business Manager “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse is a must-read while in high school. Not for its historical value, of learning about the founding of Buddhism, or its literary value, or even its educational value. Read Siddhartha because it has every possible theme in it that ever has be...

Math, Literature and Sticky Notes: Westport Reads Picks Well for 2010 With Yoko Ogawa’s ‘The Housekeeper and the Professor’

‘the Housekeeper and the Professor: Westport reads picks “The Housekeeper and the Professor” for the entire town to enjoy reading all together. Photo By | Jon Loeb '11

January 29, 2010

Harris Durrani '11 Opinions Editor To kick off the decade, Westport Reads—an annual program to get the whole town reading the same book—has chosen Yoko Ogawa’s “The Housekeeper and the Professor,” a novel as simple and elegant as the mathematical equations which illuminate its pages. ...

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