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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...

Seniors carry the weight of internships

Seniors carry the weight of internships

Jackie Sussman, Opinions Editor

June 19, 2015

When the clock struck 1 p.m. on May 15, Aaron Linker ’15 finished his high school career.  Initially, the idea of leaving high school for Linker was nerve-wracking.  “I’ll never have an experience like that in my life again,” Linker said. At the same time, however, Linker looked forward to...

“Godspell” rocks Staples

“Godspell” rocks Staples

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

June 17, 2015

With school wrapping up, Staples Players’ summer show is quickly approaching, and is sure to excite. “Godspell,” a musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew, will be produced on the stage of Staples for the first time this summer. Students participating in the musical are showing...

How to make delicious Greek Yogurt Berry Popsicles

With finals quickly approaching and temperatures heating up, we all need a little cold summer snack to get us through the day. Here’s a recipe for the most delicious greek yogurt berry popsicles, which are totally healthy and filling.

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

June 11, 2015

Here’s what you’ll need to make these delicious popsicles, it’s only three ingredients! You’ll need 2 tablespoons organic honey, 1/2 cup of any type of berries you prefer, and one package of full fat greek yogurt. Using full fat greek yogurt keeps you fuller for a longer period of time, an...

Camp prepares kids for the real world

Camp prepares kids for the real world

Grant Sirlin, staff writer

June 10, 2015

Summer can have many purposes. It can be an experiment, a vacation, a learning experience or a discovery. But anyone who has gone to camp every summer would know that it combines all of these in one.   In a town where camp is a popular summer activity, there are varying stereotypes that come...

Best Summer Smoothies

Best Summer Smoothies

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015

Summer Smoothies

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Summer school students scorn sleep schedule

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015

For most students, summer means a chance to relax and take a well-deserved break from school. Other than the incoming seniors who are encouraged to work on college essays and children who are pushed by their parents to brush up on their skills over break, it’s basically two and a half stress-free months. However,...

Save snow days for the summer

Save snow days for the summer

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015

While most students scour the weather-reports searching for a possible glimmer of hope of a snow day, I see that little snowflake on my screen and pray for a false forecast or minimal accumulation. A snow day to me is just another impediment blocking the way to getting out of school for the summer. As...

Branch out into autumn Branch out into autumn

Branch out into autumn Branch out into autumn

Caroline Lane, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

As Staples students pack away their swimsuits and say goodbye to hot summer days, it’s time to enjoy the acres of apples ripe for picking. There’s nothing like the excitement of pulling up to an orchard and smelling the fresh scent of apples dangling from the trees and pumpkins stacked up to the...

Westport says farewell to summer

Yaks on yaks. What would summer be without a dip in the water, paddling around the Long Island Sound with some friends and family?
 Ben Hamer ’16 spends his summer days working at Longshore Sailing School. “I get to sail and kayak everyday under the sun, there’s nothing better to do during summer time,” Hamer said.

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014

Summer is warmth, the burning sun kissing your shoulders. Summer is freedom, beaches, summer camp, relaxation. As Sept. 22 approaches we have to officially say farewell to summer as the weather turn cold. On Monday night at 10:29 PM, the sun crosses the equator and the day and night are the same length. Co...

An ode to the espadrille

An ode to the espadrille

Claire Lewin, Associate Managing Editor

September 5, 2014

This summer’s wardrobe was filled with all the classics—gladiator sandals, ripped-jean shorts, Ray Bans, bright jeans— but what made this summer’s style pop was the introduction of the espadrille. If you haven’t heard of them, you’ve definitely seen them. They are close-toed, light, similar...

The marvelous debate over ice cream

Graph includes responses from 17 students attending Staples High School. This graph was created from the program http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspxA.

Chase Gornbein, Assistant Business Manager

September 5, 2014

On a scorching hot summer day, ice cream is certainly a great treat to cool yourself off and help to enjoy the sun. However, how do you know which flavor to choose?  Some students at Staples are fans of both fruity and colorful flavors. “When it’s hot out, the only flavor I like is lemon beca...

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