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Ms. Krikorian Adjusts to the Halls of Staples with her Passion for English and Journalism

Sasha Narang and Erin Lynch

May 10, 2016

Heading straight out of the journalism industry and into the halls of Staples, Sarah Krikorian is one of the newest additions to the English department. Sharing her passion and enthusiasm with her intro to journalism and freshman English classes, Krikorian is adjusting well to the Staples communi...

Students override recommendations despite warnings

Students override recommendations despite warnings

Sophie Driscoll, Opinions Editor

May 5, 2016

At the beginning of the third marking period, teachers recommended which courses their students should take the following year. Despite warnings from teachers and guidance counselors, many students decided to override their course recommendations in order to add more challenging classes to their schedules....

An Opportunity For Second Chances

An Opportunity For Second Chances

Victoria Lubin, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

When you live in a town like Westport, people are always obsessing over their grades. The idea that the GPA scale and its fluctuating digits can make or break one’s college career and set-up for life leave students hard-wired to be concerned solely on the information that appears on home access cen...

The real difficulty of a class is often hidden – behind the teacher

The real difficulty of a class is often hidden - behind the teacher

Claire Dinshaw, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

Each year around the time of course selection every student is forced to consider how many AP and honors courses they should take. Every year they face the same dilemma. How can they be sure that the honors course they want to take won’t take up as much of their time as their AP? Leveled classes,...

Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Decimals should not define a student’s worth

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

At the end of December a rumor arose at Staples claiming that grades in Home Access Center would no longer be rounded, sparking a major crisis among students. Although this rumor was soon debunked by Collaborative Team, the reaction to this crisis from Staples students was shocking. If grades were not rounded...

Students visit the ghosts of television’s past

Students visit the ghosts of television’s past

Max Biblicoff, Staff Writer

January 10, 2015

‘Watching classic or throwback TV shows is an intriguing alternative for many students who aren’t satisfied with today’s biggest titles. Those who look to Netflix as their source of TV can often feel trapped between mainstream shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “House of Cards” and “The Walking...

Teachers soar above and beyond

January 9, 2015

You’re up past midnight, gulping down your third can of Red Bull, sick of studying derivatives of inverse functions and the law of diminishing marginal returns. You walk into class later that day, exhausted, wearing your favorite sweatshirt, and you slump down in a chair to determine 10 percent of your ...

Ebola reaches New York

Ebola reaches New York

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014

A resident of New York City was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, Oct. 23 following his return from West Africa, where he was helping to treat Ebola patients. According to CNN, Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, returned from Guinea on Oct. 17, but did not show any symptoms of the virus until Oct. 23.  He is...

Learning should be simple

Learning should be simple

October 13, 2014

We want to learn. And we want to be taught.  But being smothered by new initiatives can become detrimental to our learning process. In 2010, Westport 2025 was implemented into our curriculum to strengthen students’ critical-thinking, creative, communication and problem-solving skills.In 2013,...

Parents and teachers are super, too

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2014

They snap photos from the sidelines. They post Facebook statuses to congratulate the teams on wins. They change around their work schedule to go to games. They sport white and blue “Wreckers” t-shirts and sweatshirts. They cheer until their voices are sore, clap until their hands are red. And they...

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

Sandy Hook Elementary School, temporarily located in Monroe, Connecticut, received a bomb threat over the phone at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. Students were evacuated to a neighboring elementary school as a precautionary measure, although authorities did not find evidence of any danger surrounding...

CT officials debate tenure validity

CT officials debate tenure validity

Michael Mathis, Emily Wolfe, Web Opinions Editor, A&E Editor

September 19, 2014

On the fully-lit stage of the Norwich Free Academy auditorium, Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Republican opponent Tom Foley seemed at equal ends. Insults harangued, fingers pointed. It was a tennis-match of accusations and persecutions against the opponent. However, the most powerful moment...

Teachers sing praise for students

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

June 20, 2014

On June 20, 2014, in matching cap and gown, Staples’ seniors will march solemnly to “Pomp and Circumstance,” shake hands with Principal Dodig, smile a wistful smile, and graduate from high school. Behind them stand their teachers, some of whom have known the graduates since their fr...

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