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Snowy Days Bring Wishful Prays

Snowy Days Bring Wishful Prays

December 20, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Julia Sharkey '13 Staff Writer Rumor had it the first real snow was supposed to fall on Dec. 16, which gave students hope for a possible snow day. Students hoped to wake up to the shrill sound of the telephone ringing, and the message of the school cancellation on the line. Tie...

Staples gives back beyond American borders

December 3, 2010

Dana Rappaport ’11 Web Managing Editor From Ecuador to South Africa, Staples students participate in a multitude of community service projects across the globe. All charity work is good charity work, however the spotlight shines on Builders Beyond Borders, Staples’ National Honor Society, and SARAA for fundraising outside of the Westport bound...

Making a difference, one club at a time

Making a difference, one club at a time

December 3, 2010

Alexandra O'Kane '13 Staff Writer Despite the fact that Mr. Dodig "absolutely does not mandate service," the vast majority of Staples students, through some organization, participate in charity. "Without any data to back me up, I can say that the amount of community service at Staples far exceeds th...

MRTs help save lives in Westport

MRTs help save lives in Westport

December 3, 2010

  Sam Bortniker ’11 Web A & E Editor   First to arrive at the scene of an accident is Staples’ own students. As certified EMRs, Emergency Medical Responders previously referred to as MRTs, Staples students volunteer with the Westport ambulances and help save the lives of people in the We...

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

Do Vacations Give Students a Break?

November 22, 2010

Will McDonald '14 Staff Writer For some students, a total break from school is a distant fantasy. This is because that even over the so-called breaks, the stress that results from the never ending supply of homework does not stop. Many go into the vacations with piles of homework. Other students ...

November 22, 2010 | Shoes for Haitians

November 22, 2010 | Shoes for Haitians

November 22, 2010

11:48 a.m. Brianne Birch '12  drops off a pair of shoes into the “Shoes for Work” box in the front of the Staples. This shoe drive is collecting slightly used shoes for the people of Haiti who are trying to rebuild their lives after the tragic earthquake. For more information visit: www.Haiti...

WWPT Wrecker Radio Named Second Best Station in the Country, Individual Students Win Drury Awards

WWPT Wrecker Radio Named Second Best Station in the Country, Individual Students Win Drury Awards

November 15, 2010

Though over 120 high schools competed in the 2010 John Drury National Radio Awards, Staples’s WWPT Wrecker Radio was named the second best radio station in the country at the competition’s luncheon in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 13. In addition, several Staples students were singled out for individual Drury Awards. Eric Gallanty ...

Paving Changes Afoot

Paving Changes Afoot

November 15, 2010

Image by pumpkincat210 via Flickr According to the Westport School District, important changes are occurring regarding the paving project. "Effective Monday, Nov. 15, the Wakeman Road Gate to Bedford Middle School will be closed for through traffic, as will the gate between Bedford Middle School and Staples High School.  Ju...

Chronicles of my After-School Employment

November 12, 2010

Having a job after school is just like playing a sport— the only difference is that I get paid to do it. Every Monday and Thursday from 3-6 I get paid to sit at a desk and do my homework. While some think that having a job after school can effect doing well in school, I actually get more done at work...

Students Balance Jobs and School Work

Students Balance Jobs and School Work

November 12, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 and Devin Skolnick '11 Web Sports Editor and Executive Editor After 6 hours and 45 minutes of hard academic effort at 70 North Avenue, some Staples students’ workload has only begun. Many teenagers consider the school day their main responsibility, while others continue on to the...

North Avenue Subjected to Road Paving

North Avenue Subjected to Road Paving

October 28, 2010

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Managing Editor Typical weekday mornings on North Avenue are known for bumper to bumper up until Staples’ 7:30 a.m. start time. However, since the commencement of North Avenue’s road paving project on Oct. 25 the traffic has increased. Construction begins around 7:00 a....

Substitute Teachers: Friend or Foe?

Substitute Teachers: Friend or Foe?

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Nicolette Weinbaum '12 Staff Writer During an average day at Staples, there is a constant flow of unfamiliar faces in the hallways. They are better known as … the substitutes. A student walks into their social studies class, expecting to see their same teacher, provide yet another pop quiz on the Industrial Revolution. Instead, they are greeted by a smiling face that they do not ...

Where Are They Now?: Class of 2010 transitions from Staples to college

Where Are They Now?: Class of 2010 transitions from Staples to college

October 22, 2010

  Sam Freeman '11 Web A&E Editor Despite what many students believe, there is a world beyond chicken fry Fridays and sophomore swimming: college. But does Staples get students ready for that immense jump from high school to college?          Five Staples alumni all tend to agree that...

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