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Tumblr: Staples Students take to Micro Blogging

Tumblr: Staples Students take to Micro Blogging

May 27, 2011

While many social media fads have come andgone in the past decade, few have had the addicting power found on Tumblr. Theis website has quickly grown in popularity amongst Staples students this year. At first glance, Tumblr looks just like any other blogging website. Like other websites it has posts organized in chronological order...

WWPT Interviews Popular Musicians, Sports Figures

December 3, 2010

Matt from Matt and Kim was his high school valedictorian. Sam Adams was captain of his college soccer team. Discovering up these facts are just par for the course for Staples’ WWPT radio personalities. Before each interview, members of WWPT dig deep to find as much interesting subject matter they...

Meet my New Boyfriend…What’s his name again?

December 3, 2010

I think all of us know “that girl” who always has a boyfriend. Sometimes her relationships last a while, and sometimes they’re just flings. But regardless, she always has a boy in her life. Now I think there are a few reasons for this “need” of male companionship, the biggest being social status. Girls like to gossip and the...

Staples Takes A Stand

Staples Takes A Stand

October 27, 2010

GLSEN Protest|Image by Sam T (samm4mrox) via Flickr Cheyenne Haslett '13 Web Feature Editor Society isn’t perfect, as was made clear this month by the flurry of suicides by homosexual teens. The suicides ranged from middle school students to college students, but each suicide made just as much of an impact....

Top Five Things to Get You Unfriended

Top Five Things to Get You Unfriended

October 24, 2010

Image via Wikipedia We’ve all been there. Everyone has thought about it. I have been tempted numerous times to sever ties on a virtual relationship. Yet, I have never actually had the audacity nor courage to push “the button” — the “remove from friends” button — on Facebook. Only the lewdest of comments and t...

In Remembrance of Cameron Bruce…

In Remembrance of Cameron Bruce…

September 21, 2010

The death of Cameron Bruce '10 on Sept. 13 at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, has had a large impact on the Westport community, both inside and outside of Staples. “Just think of all the high school kids in America—there are millions of them, and how many of those high school kids go through their four years of high sch...

You Say You Want an Evolution: Seniors Reflect Upon Their High School Experiences

Jahari Dodd '10 has come a long way since his freshman year.

June 23, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Features Editor The first day of high school is simultaneously exhilarating, scary, hopeful and sad. The easy days of middle school when all that mattered was what was number one on the pop charts and getting a B+ meant the end of the world are over, and are being replaced by a bigger, and maybe better, concept: hig...

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

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, plan to spend their summer watching these swimmers and lifeguarding. Student life guards work under ex...

The Brutality of Water Polo

The boys' water polo team has a laid back practice, but things can get quite aggressive during games. | Photo by Bryan Schiavone '13

April 15, 2010

Leah Bitsky  '12 Staff Writer Above the surface of a Staples water polo game, everyone seems to be following the rules, but under the surface is where things get ugly. “Water polo is a truly brutal sport,” Avery Watterworth ’11 said. Watterworth explained that there are thr...

Greenberg Review

April 13, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor Sometimes when you're angry at the world, it's not the world you should be angry at, but rather, at yourself. It takes a lot to portray subtle self-loathing. "Greenberg" does just that. Despite what you may think, "Greenberg" is far away from being a comedy. Y...

Staples Students Take Part in EMS Training

Photo courtesy of SXC

April 12, 2010

Leah Bitsky '12 Staff Writer On Sundays night, when most Staples students are finishing up their last minute homework assignments, some are going to class from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to train to be a part of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). “It’s definitely a huge time commitment...

Sailing Preview

March 26, 2010

Matt Hawes Senior Staff Writer The Staples Sailing squadron has much to look forward to in the upcoming spring.   Read More »...

Built to Last: Staples High School Deemed Safe from Fire / CC BY 2.0

March 24, 2010

Michael Nussbaum '11 Sports Editor When a person walks into a building, rarely do they ever check to see if it is fire safe. Fire Inspector for the Westport Fire Department,  Nate Gibbons, explained how Staples High School, in particular,“meets the standards for fire safety.” Gibbons, who first s...

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