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The girls’ and boys’ bathrooms located by the bridge on the second floor are open again.
Bridge bathrooms reopen after three months
Cameron Almonte ’23, Staff Writer • January 26, 2023
Thefts in the girls’ locker room occurred on Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9, and have left female Staples students in shock and missing belongings such as AirPods, debit cards and cash.
Locker room thefts leave female students missing belongings
Alex Gaines ’25 , Paper Arts Editor • December 26, 2022
Christmas tree companies across the nation experience negative impacts due to the increased inflation and price of their trees.
Christmas tree price inflates near holidays
Olivia Signorile ’25, Staff Writer • December 26, 2022
The midterm schedule operates on the same periodic basis as the regular schedule, meaning if students have a free period they do not have to attend school during that time.
Fighting midterm hysteria: students share stories, teachers share tips
Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer • January 6, 2023
On a normal day the TVs around the schools display the same things. These things go generally unnoticed by students as they remain unchanged and aren’t very important to students.
World Cup inspires increased television usage.
Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor • December 22, 2022
Meehan sells cookies for $4 a cookie and 50 cents for special wrapping. For cakes it varies between $40-$60. It takes Meehan around four hours to complete an order, depending on the dessert.
CookiedByC creates countless customized cookies, cakes
Ava Chun '25, Paper Arts Editor • December 22, 2022
Course selection can be very stressful and students often take classes they feel look good on their transcripts. However, taking classes of genuine interest is much more beneficial and engaging.
A guide to course selection; strive for enjoyment
Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager • January 22, 2023
As a result of going through experiences before any younger siblings, eldest siblings often suffer from anticipatory anxiety about being unsure of things like the college application process, what classes to take, and general life advice, putting them at a disadvantage in comparison to their peers who fall in a different spot in their family’s birth order.
Make it stop!: Eldest children face excessive and unnecessary pressures, anxiety
Rachel Olefson ’25, Staff Writer • January 16, 2023
When absorbed in ones insecurities, it becomes all they think about and are reminded of it anywhere they go, such as security signs suddenly mocking people with braces, despite their real intentions.
Smile! You’re on camera: lessons from a braces late bloomer
Nina Bowens ’25, Features Paper Editor • January 10, 2023
 At the beginning of the movie we see the characters receive an invitation. On that invitation has an evil eye or a mati and it refers to Miles Bron and his connection to his friends, the disruptors.
‘Glass Onion’ fails to meet high expectations
Ava Chun '25, Paper Arts Editor • January 11, 2023
Popular holiday wishlist items that influencers promote include ultra ugg minis, flare pants and drunk elephant skincare products. These products have become staples in the TikTok community, and worn on a daily basis. These items have been sold out recently, in light of their popularity.
Influencers inspire through holiday gift guides
Addison Coughlin ’25, Paper Opinions Editor • December 24, 2022
“Avatar: The Way of Water,” released Dec. 16, has grossed $134 million in box office profit. Its predecessor, “Avatar” has one of the highest box office evaluations of all time, amassing nearly $3 billion since 2009. Just like the first, the second Avatar is anticipated to have more long-term hype and continue to draw audiences for the next few years.
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ thrills audiences with a hefty toll
Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor • December 24, 2022
Kathryn Asiel ’24 and Sofia Fidalgo ’25 are announced as next seasons 2023 Staples girls varsity field hockey captains at the annual end of season banquet by coach Ian Tapsall.
Through thick and thin, Kathryn Asiel fiercely works her way to captain
Indie Ahl '24, Assistant Business Manager • January 18, 2023
Referees quit the profession due to a variety of reasons. Covid-19, verbal abuse, and inadequate pay leads to 70% of referees quitting within the first three years of having the job.
COVID-19, crowd conduct and cheap compensation leads to shortage of referees across the nation including Connecticut
Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer • January 13, 2023
The World Cup in football (soccer) is a tournament of 32 mens national teams that is organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
World Cup unites students
Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer • January 13, 2023
In early January, the Westport Library announced that it was given a 5-star rating from the Public Library Service’s 2022 “Library Journal Index.” The Westport Library was the only Connecticut library to be awarded one. Originally a reading room in 1886, the library has only grown and expanded in recent years, even receiving renovations in 2019 to revise the library space.
Westport Library receives 5-star rating, staff members reflect
Lily Hultgren ’25 Features Editor January 23, 2023
Each year Trader Joes stocks the shelf  with special holiday treats to enjoy. The wide variety ranges from chocolates, to peppermint cookies, candy canes, and even pasta sauce.
Taste-testing popular Trader Joe’s sweets
Zoe Alpert ’25, Staff Writer • January 11, 2023
Hook-up culture has become increasingly more popular among younger generations, which has some believing that the existence of teen romance is threatened.
Hook-up culture popularity rises, poses question: is teen romance dead?
Talia Varsano ’24, Paper Arts Editor and Paige Tighe ’24, Paper Features Editor January 11, 2023
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