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Student IDs would solve school entrance problem 

Student IDs would solve school entrance problem 
March 17, 2020

Waking up in the morning is usually a struggle for many high school students. Following their morning routines, they have to sit in traffic or park at Wakeman and then hurry into school to avoid being...

Third parties hack Nest cameras in Westport

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February 4, 2019
Nest cameras have been hacked across the United States sounding off alarms and false bombing threats on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Westport families were affected by the alarms.

Bulletproof backpacks revolutionize school safety

Bulletproof backpacks revolutionize school safety
September 18, 2018

By Rebecca Kanfer ’21 Bulletproof backpacks are hitting the halls for the 2018-2019 school year. They’re not the latest fashion symbol, but a means for students to arm themselves against a potential...

Administration posts numbers over entrances to Staples

Administration posts numbers over entrances to Staples
April 8, 2018

By Emma Rojas '18 In response to recent shootings across the country, numbers and letters have been installed over every entrance to Staples over February break. These numbers and letters correspond...

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout

Student body exaggerates administrative involvement in walkout
March 28, 2018

By Melanie Lust ’19   If you ask any administrator in our school what their role was in the Staples Walkout, they will immediately respond with "no role at all" except for security. Such...

Manchester attack raises concern about Gov Ball

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June 6, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 Following the Manchester terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22, young adults are in fear about attending one of New York’s most anticipated events, The Governor's...

Being cautious is not paranoid

Being cautious is not paranoid
May 9, 2017

Arin Garland ’18 If you take the time to look closely at people’s laptops around school, you’ll begin to notice a trend; ripped up sticky notes and pieces of tape covering the camera lenses on...

District Enforces Stopped Bus Cannot Be Passed Rule

District Enforces Stopped Bus Cannot Be Passed Rule
April 5, 2017

By Shaina Selvaraju '17 The school district has recently decided to add cameras to the outside of school buses in an effort to see if drivers are following the law to stop when the bus holds out its...

[Oct. 2016 Features] Palmer and Perillo protect our community

November 22, 2016

By Phoebe Mendelson '17   As you walk through the doors of Staples each morning bleary eyed and tired from the previous night’s work, you are likely to be greeted by one of the two campus...

New school security guard patrols Staples

New school security guard patrols Staples
December 9, 2015

On the morning of Dec. 4, 2015, Staples students were notified via email that a new security guard, Michael Velasquez, would be joining the faculty. Velasquez is a former police officer from New York...

Rushdie’s wit calms community apprehension

Salman Rushdie spoke in front of approximately 950 people in the auditorium, and he also spoke to several AP Literature classes in the Staples Library beforehand.
October 25, 2015

When Salman Rushdie took the podium in Staples’ very own auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, everyone at the event, from the attendees to the surplus of security, was put at ease by Rushdie’s witty...

Snapcash remains unpopular among students

Snapcash remains unpopular among students
March 27, 2015

When Snapcash was introduced on Nov. 17, 2014, many students immediately had negative reactions. Unlike the “Snapchat Story” feature that also received many disapproving comments when first released...

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni
November 21, 2014

Around 12:30 a.m on Thursday, Nov. 20, an armed former student of Florida State University (FSU) entered the college’s Strozier Library and began shooting. He injured three students and caused a panic...

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