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Coleytown staff and students fall ill and forced evacuation

Coleytown staff and students fall ill and forced evacuation

September 19, 2018

Rebecca Kanfer ’21 The students and staff at Coleytown Middle School were evacuated Monday Sept. 17, forcing shutdown of middle school for the rest of the week. Reports of several staff members and a student feeling ill at the middle school on Monday raised concerns. The school called the Westport...

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

June 12, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19   I have never been much of a morning person. But, when I started high school, I found that I had no choice but to become one. Waking up at the crack of dawn when it is still dark out is definitely one downside of entering Staples. More often than not, I find myself f...

Making it through junior year

Making it through junior year

June 7, 2018

By Lauren Wasserman ’19 “Junior year is going to be the toughest year of your life,” said everyone ever once they found out I was an incoming junior. “Wow,” I would think to myself, rather dejectedly. “This year is going to be so much fun...” But hey, look at me now. I made it! I su...

Jonas and Roland sing for a cause at Staples walkout

Jonas and Roland sing for a cause at Staples walkout

April 26, 2018

By Daniel Thompson '18 and Anay Simunovic '18

Administration limits rights of students to protest during walkout

Administration limits rights of students to protest during walkout

April 10, 2018

By Jack Dennison ’21   One month after the events in Parkland, students nationwide walked out of their school for 17 minutes to protest gun violence in schools. Videos of these walkouts surfaced all over social media, from students in New York City going onto the streets with signs prote...

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Why arming teachers would be like fighting fire with fire

Maddie Phelps '19, Web Managing Editor

March 14, 2018

  It sounded just like fireworks, like the fourth of July. But then it grew louder and louder, the pop, pop, popping of a machine gun flying down the hallways, searching for a body, any body, to pierce through and make its next victim. You’re running to hide, running to save your life; but ...

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

February 28, 2018

A student report of an alleged shooting threat prompted a shelter-in-place procedure at Staples High School and investigations around Westport on Tuesday, Feb. 27. “A juvenile student was overheard making threats that he was going to shoot a teacher,” Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said ...

College culture critiqued by Staples community

College culture critiqued by Staples community

January 29, 2018

By Molly Mahoney '18 and Maddy Sell '18 ...

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

October 4, 2017

By Bri Zeiberg '19 Viral videos of students jumping off roofs while intoxicated and half-naked sorority girls fill the screens of over 570,000,000 followers of the social media phenomenon, “I’m Shmacked.” (According to Urban Dictionary, tThe definition of the term “shmacked” is, “to be...

The problem with summer assignments

The problem with summer assignments

June 16, 2017

By Kevin Ludy '19 The 2016-2017 school year is coming to a close and students are getting ready for summer, but one thing is spoiling the joyous mood: summer assignments. Every year, Staples releases the summer assignment list for AP classes. These rigorous tasks are intended to prepare students...

Weighing the pros/cons of playing club sports during the offseason

Weighing the pros/cons of playing club sports during the offseason

May 31, 2017

By: Kayal Sirlin '19 After months of training in anticipation, the time has finally come to show your skills. This is the one week that determines if your hard work has paid off. Whether you’re an incoming freshman hoping to make the team for the first time, or a sophomore or junior pushing to ...

Summer Semesters Have Students Starting Early

Summer Semesters Have Students Starting Early

May 19, 2017

By Hannah Bolandian '19 While the majority of senior students are looking forward to their summer adventures before college, some will be packing up to leave as soon as two days after graduation.   Although it is only a small percentage of seniors, some of the graduating class will be at...

[Nov. 2016 Opinions] Don’t delete our individuality

November 22, 2016

By Jackie Sussman '17   We students are constantly faced with the question: what makes us tick?  As if we’re supposed to have it figured out by the time we apply to college.  We may have interests, but we don’t really have it all figured out.  High school is supposed to guide us on our ...

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