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Staples community excited for another year

Staples community excited for another year

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

August 29, 2015

At 7:30 AM on Thursday, August 27th, the first daily bell rang throughout the busy halls of Staples High School, symbolizing the start of yet another school year. Nervous whispers of freshmen echoed through the newly renovated cafeteria while senior girls blew pink whistles in the midst of signat...

My day as told by GIFs

Alison Morrison, Staff Writer

February 11, 2015

Waking up to my alarm blaring and knowing that I’m going to be late:  We all have that feeling right before reality hits when your bed is quite possibly the most comfortable place on Earth. Knowing you have to drag yourself out of bed is reminiscent of one of those old cartoons where the main char...

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Westport debates the ‘A’ in STEAM: Many continue to debate the balance between fine arts programs and engineering curriculum

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

October 12, 2014

The Westport Board of Education voted to implement a STEM-based curriculum for all grades in both Coleytown and Bedford middle schools on Dec. 2, 2013 in the hopes that it would foster  a passion for hands-on creativity in STEM areas. STEM is a series of courses that are focused on the application ...

School start time changes prompt discussion

School start time changes prompt discussion

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

September 19, 2014

If you’ve never given in to the temptation of catching a few minutes of rest in the back of a dim classroom first period, you probably drink too much caffeine. According to the Center for Advancing Health, only 8 percent of high schoolers get enough sleep on the average school night. The new 15...

School kicks off to an early start

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

August 25, 2014

As the last days of summer roll by, students savor the final days of freedom before the familiar stresses of academics return; however, this year, teachers’ and students’ summers will be cut short. The two day earlier start date is not what seems to be bothering students, but the full week that...

A sight worth seeing

Elizabeth Hogan, Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

Ever seen a teacher in a grocery store or downtown? Did you dive into the closest isle; did you let them recognize you first? Students tend to think of teachers as only that, teachers, so when they see them anywhere other than the classroom most have reactions that stem from astonishment. “I remember...

‘Forbidden Westport’ Premieres at Bedford Middle School

April 15, 2011

The musical parody “Forbidden Westport” will be performed in the Bedford Middle School audi- torium on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club is in charge of this event, which was last offered in 2004. The “Parody of Ev- erything Westport” will feature musical numbers and skits...

‘Forbidden Westport’ Premieres at Bedford Middle School

April 15, 2011

The musical parody “Forbidden Westport” will be performed in the Bedford Middle School auditorium on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club is in charge of this event, which was last offered in 2004. The “Parody of Everything Westport” will feature musical numbers and skits about...

Above and Beyond: ASR Students continue research after school

Above and Beyond: ASR Students continue research after school

March 21, 2011

One period a day, four days a week, Marcus Russi ’13 goes to room 3022. During the period, he completes labs, fills out science fair applications, and reads articles. But it is outside of school that the majority of his work for Authetic Science Research (ASR) takes place. "The goal of [ASR] is to...

Small Actions with Big Consequences: Downloading Music Illegally

Small Actions with Big Consequences: Downloading Music Illegally

December 20, 2010

Image via Wikipedia With CDs out of date, and iTunes becoming pricey, students turn to downloading music illegally off the Internet. It may not seem like a big deal, but there can be severe consequences from downloading music illegally. “It’s easier to think that I won’t be the one to be caught,” said a source who was granted anonymity due to the illegalit...

Fear of the Unknown?

Fear of the Unknown?

November 10, 2010

Hannah Foley '14 Staff Writer Before Homecoming: As a freshman, I’ve heard some pretty scary things about Homecoming, like drinking and for some students, trips to the hospital, but what freaks me out the most is the thought of actually going to the game and not knowing what to expect. I can probably speak fo...

The Outcome and Future of the Re-registration Process

The Outcome and Future of the Re-registration Process

October 15, 2010

This summer, the superintendant’s office  was busy conducting a re-registration process for all incoming freshman,  to make sure that each student was a Westport resident. According to Jenny Robson, Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, the district’s motivation behind the re-registration process was not due to of the suspicion that non-resident students...

INKLINATIONS: Students React to New School Goals

INKLINATIONS: Students React to New School Goals

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia On Sept. 21, Principal John Dodig addressed the school during Communication Time, explaining his new goals for the school. Dodig feels that today’s world demands active new teaching and learning styles that allow the students to meet twenty–first century challenges. His point was illustrated by a video...

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