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Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Dance team pirouettes into possibility

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

September 19, 2014

Although it seems that Staples offers every sport known to man, many dancers long to pirouette and chasse while representing their school and contributing to its spirit. “I think that if Staples got a dance team, it could be a way to introduce people to a relaxing and fun side of dance without the...

McQuone Honored by Best Buddies

McQuone Honored by Best Buddies

June 7, 2011

Alix Neenan Managing Editor Patty McQuone, faculty advisor of Staples’ chapter of Best Buddies, was recently honored with the Best Buddies of Connecticut “2011 Outstanding Advisor of the Year” award. She will receive the award this July at a Best Buddies appreciation banquet in New Haven. “I’m honored, but ...

June 02, 2011| Tying Up Loose Ends

June 02, 2011| Tying Up Loose Ends

June 2, 2011

   1:45 p.m. Silence in the classroom.  David Breen '14 and James Rubin '14 work diligently to finish up work before exams....

June 02, 2011| Tying Up Loose Ends

June 02, 2011| Tying Up Loose Ends

June 2, 2011

   1:45 p.m. Silence in the classroom.  David Breen '14 and James Rubin '14 work diligently to finish up work before exams....

Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

Inked: Tattoo Culture at Staples

May 27, 2011

The ink of a tattoo might lie just under one’s skin, but the meaning goes much deeper. When getting a tattoo one is making a commitment to wear an image on the body for life. “It hurts way more to get a tattoo removed than it does to get one in the first place,” Austin Goff ‘11 said. “Therefore, you have to consider what getting a tattoo means...

WYFF: Not Just Another Teen Film Festival

WYFF: Not Just Another Teen Film Festival

May 27, 2011

After a whole lot of lights, cameras, and action-packed film sequences, the films in the eighth annual Westport Youth Film Festival (WYFF) was finally shown at neighboring Fairfield’s Community Theater on May 14. The festival has reached new heights since its creation in 2003. This year, the event was run by a board of dir...

Accelerated Students: Sophomores in APs

Accelerated Students: Sophomores in APs

May 27, 2011

AP courses at Staples usually conjure images of upperclassmen slaving away on an endless supply of work. However, what some may not realize is that sophomores are also in on these challenging courses. “It’s actually not as stressful as one would think,” Danielle Frost ’13, who is in an AP St...

All Work, No Credit: Students opt not to take AP tests as a number of colleges do not accept the credit

All Work, No Credit: Students opt not to take AP tests as a number of colleges do not accept the credit

April 15, 2011

For the first two weeks in May, the gym and library will be filled with desks where Staples students will sit for three hours, furiously bubbling in answers and writing essays. They will do this in hopes of gaining college credit and the ability to waive introductory courses in college by receiving a passing score on Advanced Place...

My Big Fat Holiday Gathering

My Big Fat Holiday Gathering

December 22, 2010

Sometimes movies remind us of our own life, and, when I watch “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” I am reminded of my grandmother. In the movie the mother, Maria Portokolos, spends most of her time cleaning, cooking and waiting on others. This is my grandma. Except she’s the Italian version. The holiday season is my favorite time of year. My entire fa...

Westport Art Center Opens “Kid Kulture” Exhibit, Features Local Young Adults

Westport Art Center Opens “Kid Kulture” Exhibit, Features Local Young Adults

December 22, 2010

The Westport Art Center (WAC) was packed with people on Dec. 10 for the opening of Kid Kulture exhibit. The walls were neatly and strategically scattered with pictures taken by famous twentieth-century photographers next to pictures taken by today’s kids. Out of the 118 kids who entered the Kid Kulture contest, 41 were selec...

Procrastination Responsible For Lack Of Sleep

Procrastination Responsible For Lack Of Sleep

December 22, 2010

Editorial Most students at Staples bring something else besides a notebook and a pen to their first period classes. Frequently, these kids are seen carrying cups filled to the brim with a caffeinated beverage. Why? Because, according to an Inklings poll, only 48 percent of Staples students get more than seven hours of a sleep on an average school night. According to school ...

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

TV Production Classes Spice up Communication Time

December 22, 2010

A crowd of students is congregated around two tables pushed together in the center of the room. The general murmur of talking dies down as teacher Jim Honeycutt begins to speak, and the students attentively listen to the day’s agenda. Today they will be continuing work filming and editing the stories...

The College Evolution: How Stress about College has Grown Over the Years

The College Evolution: How Stress about College has Grown Over the Years

December 20, 2010

When she was my age, my mother took the SAT only once. She didn’t study, she didn’t have a tutor. She just walked in, took the test, and walked out. When it came time to start looking at colleges, she only went to her school’s college night. No visits, no tours. She just listened to the presentations, without eve...

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