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Athletes engender empowerment in Westport’s annual triathlon

Athletes engender empowerment in Westport’s annual triathlon

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Features Editor

September 21, 2019

At the waterline of Compo Beach in Westport, over 200 athletes charged into the Long Island Sound and began the annual 2019 Fairfield County Bank Westport Kiwanis Triathlon on Sept. 8, 2019. The participants were prepared for the 0.5-mile swim, 5.5-mile bike ride and a 2.2-mile run that constituted the event...

Saugatuck Rowing team prepares for San Diego regatta

Saugatuck Rowing team prepares for San Diego regatta

Kaela Dockray ’20 and Layla Wofsy ’19

March 21, 2019

Saugatuck Rowing Club races at the San Diego Crew Classic

Saugatuck Rowing Club races at the San Diego Crew Classic

April 3, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 The Saugatuck Rowing Club’s first varsity 8+ and second varsity 8+ boys’ and girls’ teams traveled to San Diego during the weekend of March 24 to compete in their first race this year, the annual San Diego Crew Classic. “The Crew Classic is a super nice transition from...

Running to reach the finish line

Running to reach the finish line

June 7, 2017

By: Kayla Sirlin ’19 and Anna Rhoads ’19 Dedication, self-discipline, and grit are just a few of the qualities required of anyone crazy enough to tackle the daunting marathon. Originating from Ancient Greece, the 26.2 mile distance was inspired by Pheidippides 26 mile trek to announce the defeat...

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community

Ashton Dedona '17, Arts page editor

February 2, 2017

By Ashton Dedona '17 A local essay contest graced the headlines of Fox News, NY Daily News and CBS News, among other prominent national publications, on January 31, stirring further controversy within Staples and the town of Westport. The essay contest is run annually by Westport’s diversity coun...

The Great Duck Race

Nicole Shapiro and Anay Simunovic

June 8, 2016

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

June 2, 2016

At 15 years-old I am a Staples sophomore. I have spent 13 years in school where I've had the privilege of being taught by close to 50 teachers. None of those teachers have been African American. Unfortunately, I don't think my experience is all that unique for those of us growing up in Westport,...

Third Annual Teen Essay Contest Winners Announced

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

May 18, 2016

Last night, May 16th 2016, the winners of the third annual TEAM Westport essay contest were announced at a reception inside the Westport Public Library’s McManus room. The competition, which is open to all ninth through twelfth graders who live in Westport or go to Westport schools, focuses on a spe...

Predicting the fastest two minutes in sports: the Kentucky Derby

Predicting the fastest two minutes in sports: the Kentucky Derby

Eliza Goldberg, Creative Director

May 7, 2016

At 6:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 20 horses will leave the gates at the most popular horse race in the United States. This year is the 142nd Kentucky Derby. It takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, and has every year since it began in 1875. The course is a mile and a quarter long,...

Staples students flock to the Turkey Trot

Staples students flock to the Turkey Trot

Francesca Truitt, A&E Editor

December 1, 2015

Usually teenagers like to sleep in whenever the chance presents itself. You would think the same applies to Thanksgiving — more so, maybe. But, oddly enough, on Thanksgiving at 8 AM, around 4,500 runners, including many Staples students and alumni, flocked to the 38th annual Turkey Trot run by the P...

Ferguson: what do we do now?

Ferguson: what do we do now?

December 6, 2014

Justice isn't justified By Alexia Vickers: Staff Writer An 18 year old boy shot and killed in cold blood. Mike Brown’s life has been shooed away by a jury of nine Caucasian jurors and 3 African Americans. Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the act of killing an unarmed teenager. I don’t underst...

Past editorial raises concerns about perceptions of diversity

Monique Medina, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Although the attempt to approach the touchy subject of race in “Damaged by lack of diversity” is admirable, it stands as an article written for, effectively but solely, the Caucasian majority of Staples’ student body. The claim that Westport cannot provide diversity may be true on a larger scale,...

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

May 30, 2011

On May 24, the boys and girls varsity track teams competed in the FCIAC championships at Danbury High School. The girls placed 3rd while the boys took 2nd in a tough meet with especially fierce competition. “Going into the meet I believed that the only teams that were capable of beating us were Danbury an...

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