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[Oct. 2016 Features] Girls who code–Programming club encourages Staples girls to learn code

November 22, 2016

By Izzy Connors ’18   Rather than spending her entire summer relaxing at the beach, staples student Giselle Briand ’17 attended the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Goldman Sachs in New York City, an initiative that introduces young girls into the world of programming. Women hold ...

New robots introduced to the library and community

Alex Giannini has a casual conversation to Nancy to demonstrate the voice command capabilities.

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

This past Saturday, Westporters of all ages gathered in the McManus room of the Library to see the unveiling of Vincent and Nancy, the newly purchased robots. The Library’s Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience, Bill Derry explained to the eager crowd, “We were in the information age ...

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...

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Reactions to Student Programmers

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Reactions to Student Programmers

Rachel Labarre, Features Editor

April 12, 2013

When a British 17-year-old, Nick D’Aloisio, sold an app to Yahoo for $30 million this March, Staples students and teachers questioned the potential that their future may or may not hold. “I honestly want to start learning how to program now,” said Taylor Jacobs ’14 after hearing about the...

Pre-Registration Numbers Show New Trends in Class Popularity for 2010–11

April 16, 2010

As students grow more and more concerned about their competition for colleges, this is reflected in their choices of electives. Enrollments fluctuate from year to year, and the 2010–2011 school year is no different. According to the guidance department, AP Environmental Studies and AP American...

Computer Department Reboots for New Year

Madeline Hardy '11

January 29, 2010

John Watson '12 Staff Writer The rumors about the return of a computer science department to staple are not just rumors, as two new computer science classes two new classes are Intro to Programming and Intro to Web Programming will be arriving next year. The computer department was removed from the school curriculum do to a lack of studen...

BOE Discusses New Courses, Budget

BOE Discusses New Courses, Budget

January 8, 2010

Jordan Shenhar ‘13 Staff Writer On Jan. 5, the Board of Education voted unanimously to add four computer-science programs at Staples next year, discussed adding Mandarin Chinese as a middle-school course, and continued to plan the budget for the 2010-11 school year. Principal John Dodig attended the early part of the meeting to lobby for the addition of Introducti...

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