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Staples holds Tedx talk at the Westport Public Library

Staples holds Tedx talk at the Westport Public Library

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

March 19, 2016

On April 2 Staples students will present their fully produced TEDx talk at the Westport Public Library as an event to allow individuals in the community to share their experiences and ideas.  According to the TED website, “TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, ‘ideas worth spreading.’ It suppor...

Humans of Staples

Phoebe Spear ’17 (right) grins while spending time with sister Hallie Spear ’18
Photo by Jackie Sussman ’17

Jackie Sussman, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2015

“This was something that I would have to deal with,” Phoebe Spear ’17 said with an upbeat tone, recalling her reaction to first being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right tibia.  As a bubbly 11-year-old in the fifth grade, Spear didn’t care if it was cancer or Osgood-Schlatter, an overuse...

New robots to roam the Westport library halls

New robots to roam the Westport library halls

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

October 10, 2014

They can walk, talk, dance, speak 19 languages, recognize faces, respond to questions, play soccer, and even do tai chi—but Nancy and Vincent aren’t a typical dynamic duo. In fact, they are The Westport Library’s newest addition of humanoid robots. “[Humanoid robotics is] a technology that seems to be the next ste...

Phoebe’s Phriends coming to Staples

Phoebe's Phriends coming to Staples

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

May 15, 2014

Phoebe Spear was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancer that derived from a tumor on her tibia, a month before 5th grade ended and secondary leukemia after February break in 8th grade. Spear explained that only about 400 children are diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the Unites States each year, and there...

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