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Starting strong

Starting strong

December 23, 2017

By: Matthew Engler '18 The Staples gymnasium was nearly packed as the Wreckers took on Bridgeport’s Bullard Havens Tech in their first home game of the 2017-2018 season. The Wreckers, who recently came off a win against Stratford High School in a preseason game, wanted to continue their performance ...

Boys’ basketball looks to start the season with a bang

Boys’ basketball looks to start the season with a bang

December 14, 2017

By: Ben Klau '18 & Clay Crouch '18 Staples boys’ basketball is looking to make an impact in this upcoming season. Staples is coming off a 9-11 season last year, according to MaxPreps. They were able to sneak their way into the state playoff but weren’t able to do anything against a very strong East Hartford team who went on to play ...

[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 ...

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...

Valedictorian plays to his strengths in and out of school

Valedictorian plays to his strengths in and out of school

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Directors

June 19, 2015

Whether you know him as Sweeney Todd, the Valedictorian of the 2015 class or just the guy with the huge smile and Hawaiian shirts, everybody knows Everett Sussman ’15. But how well do you really know him? Nearly everyone knows that he has been an integral member of the Math Team since his freshman...

Clinton’s private emails published about Benghazi attacks

Clinton’s private emails published about Benghazi attacks

Jackie Sussman, Opinions Editor

May 27, 2015

On May 22, 2015, emails from former Secretary of State and current Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were published regarding the events that happened on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.   In March of earlier this year it became public that while Secretary of State, Clinton used her personal email o...

Players successfully take on “Sweeney Todd”

Players successfully take on “Sweeney Todd”

Jenny Lupoff, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

On March 13 at 7:30 p.m., Staples Players performed the opening night of “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,”  their 2014-2015 spring production. A musical thriller set in England, the show tells the story of Benjamin Barker, who returns to London as Sweeney Todd after 15 years ...

Sussman and Root named heads of the class

Adam Kaplan, Sports Editor

March 2, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 27 Everett Sussman ’15 and Megan Root ’15 were crowned the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of their class, solidifying them as the top two students academically in their grade. The news, while not a huge surprise to either, did signify something great for both of them. “I was...

Say “Hello” to “Hello Dolly!”

Say “Hello” to “Hello Dolly!”

Jennifer Lupoff, Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

On November 14 at 7:30 pm, Staples Players performed the opening night of “Hello Dolly,” their first production of the 2014-2015 school year. A musical comedy that takes place at the turn of the twentieth century, the show tells the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry the well known half ...

Neighbors have mixed reactions to new YMCA

Neighbors have mixed reactions to new YMCA

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

October 10, 2014

Announced in 2011, the YMCA’s trek from downtown Westport to 4 Allen Raymond Lane was a long one. On Aug. 28, a ribbon was cut, but the new Y’s doors remained closed. Its waste-water treatment is approved by the state, but it was awaiting the Town of Westport’s approval. Until it’s approved,...

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