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This is a Wreckording Episode 6: We the Champions

On a brand new episode of ‘This is a Wreckording’ Ethan and Principal Thomas are joined by members of the We the People team to discuss their state and national triumph over the competition this year.

Ethan Frank '20

May 11, 2020

This is a Wreckording Episode 6

Morning Jam Session

Ben Foster

December 17, 2014

Waking up for school is always going to be a struggle. But when it comes to making the trek to school, students find ways to ease the  despair. One imperative source is listening to music. This helps distract high schoolers from fact they were heading to school and sets the mood for the day. The fl...

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Sophomores struggle to prepare for new SAT

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

September 19, 2014

Easier vocab? Easier math? An optional instead of required essay? At first glance, these new changes in the notorious Scholastic Aptitude Test, a.k.a. the SAT, may seem beneficial to new participants. And being the first to take the new test, the Class of 2017 should, theoretically, be overjoyed with...

What I learned from school dances

What I learned from school dances

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Editor

June 2, 2014

After surviving my first year of school dances, I finally feel as if I have gained enough experience to be prepared for next year. And hopefully, for the upcoming junior class, these tips can help with dance preparations. 1. Ask your date early. Although it seems crazy to ask 5 months in advance, it’s not. Thos...

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Sophomores prepare for CAPT

Grace McCarthy, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014

This year’s sophomore class is expected to take a double hit of standardized testing. Teachers are intensely preparing students; as this is the last grade to take CAPT tests, they aim to finish with a bang. As the month of March begins, sophomores are feeling the heat and the advice they are hearing over...

McQuone Honored by Best Buddies

McQuone Honored by Best Buddies

June 7, 2011

Alix Neenan Managing Editor Patty McQuone, faculty advisor of Staples’ chapter of Best Buddies, was recently honored with the Best Buddies of Connecticut “2011 Outstanding Advisor of the Year” award. She will receive the award this July at a Best Buddies appreciation banquet in New Haven. “I’m honored, but ...

Snow Stopper? The Effect of Snow Days and Delays on Staples

Snow Stopper? The Effect of Snow Days and Delays on Staples

December 23, 2010

Image by gsbrown99 via Flickr Rose Propp '13 and Haley Zeldes '13 Staff Writers With December coming to an end and Westport already having experienced its first snow fall of the year, snow days are on more then a few students minds. Each day snow flakes fall, the hope for a snow day grows. Only a few times per year though are the...

December 8, 2010 | Candlelight Fever

December 8, 2010 | Candlelight Fever

December 8, 2010

12:45 p.m. | Westport's K-12 Music Supervisor David Weiner carries boxes of programs into his office in preparation for this weekend's 70th annual Candlelight Concert....

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

An Experiment: My Day as a Vegan

October 22, 2010

Veganism: dietary extremism that only about one percent of the United States is able to practice. Imagine what it’s like not to put a single animal product in or around your body for months, or even years. I couldn’t possibly. I suppose that’s why the theoretical council of vegans made October Vege...

September 13, 2010 | Rock Steady

Photo by Annie Nelson '11.

September 13, 2010

5:32 p.m: Varsity cheerleaders rehearse their halftime routine in preparation for the first game of the season on Friday, Sept. 17, when the Wreckers will take on the Trinity Catholic Crusaders.  The home game will take place at 3 p.m....

June 10, 2010 | Silent Study

Matt Levantin '13 works in the quiet section during the lunch wave. The Library Media Specialits have already begun to take down the books on the shelves in preparation of summer vacation. The library is still waiting for the return of over 430 late items | Photo by DJ Sixsmith '11

June 10, 2010

12:15 p.m. Matt Levantin '13 works in the quiet section during the second lunch wave. The library media specialits have already begun to take down the books on the shelves in preparation of summer vacation. The library is still waiting for the return of over 430 late items. ...

Leaving their Legacy: Seniors Hand off Clubs

Leaving their Legacy: Seniors Hand off Clubs

May 28, 2010

As seniors graduate from high school, they not only say "goodbye" to their teachers and classes, but also to the clubs that they started or joined. In preparation for the school year of 2010-11, senior club advisors are officially turning over their leadership positions to the incoming year’s staff; the...

Teaching To the Test Hinders Learning

March 28, 2010

Editorial When nearly 50 students voluntarily give up their entire Saturday to solve a  multifaceted situational problem— with no guarantee of success— it’s clear that the school they attend is doing something right. When more than 300 seniors clamor over five-week long job placements, that suc...

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