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[December 2017] Cheerleading team surpasses gender stereotype

December 22, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

Julia Lombardo '20 At many high schools, cheerleading consists solely of teenage girls, dressed up in short skirts with pom poms and bows. While this may be a common stereotype, this season, the Staples cheerleading team defied this frequent misperception. Having two boys, Louis Pinto ’19 and Odin...

Two cheerleading coaches leave marking team’s fourth coaching change in four years

Two cheerleading coaches leave marking team’s fourth coaching change in four years

May 3, 2017
Filed under Sports

Head cheerleading coach Jeannie Holst and assistant coach Linda Guddemi stepped down from coaching, following the 2016 2017 cheerleading season. Both Holst and Guddemi left the team to pursue other job opportunities outside of the state. Jenna Doran ’18, a member of the cheerleading team, noted man...

A New Era – Leadership Changes in Girls’ Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading

Photo By Annie Nelson '11 - New Varsity Coach,  Denise Dargel leads the Staples varsity cheerleaders in a practice cheer.

October 1, 2010
Filed under Sports

Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor Three out of the six fall girls’ sports teams have received new varsity coaches this season. Under new leadership the girls’ volleyball, soccer and cheerleading teams hope to rise to success. Girls’ Volleyball After four FCIAC championships, and two appearances in the CIAC Class LL State Champi...

Staples Cheerleading: Flying High Comes With A Risk

Staples Cheerleading: Flying High Comes With A Risk

April 21, 2009
Filed under Sports

Harrison Eisenberg '10 Staff Writer Broken bones, concussions, brain trauma and even death are just some of the dangers found in this high school sport. No it’s not boxing, football, or hockey. It is the All-American pep troop that is cheerleading. Gone are the days of strictly waving pom p...

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Staples cheerleaders wearing gameday uniforms on the football field sideline during a Friday night game at Norwalk High School.

Amanda Rowan '22
March 10, 2020
Filed under Sports

Whether it’s a girl decked out in a full cheerleading uniform: skirt and bow, or a boy wearing a suit and tie, Staples students aim to stand out on game days. But whether it is 80 degrees or in the low 30s, mini skirts are still mandatory for cheerleaders, despite the incredibly frigid temperatures....

‘Let It Snow’ kicks off holiday season right

Let it snow came out on Nov. 8 and gives its audience a fascinating holiday drama. It can be found on Netflix and is produced by Netflix as well.

Shira Zeiberg ’22
December 16, 2019
Filed under Arts, National art blog

Ditch the pumpkins and go grab your hot chocolate as holiday movies commence. On Nov. 8, “Let it Snow” was released on Netflix and gave us another romantic holiday miracle movie. The movie is directed by Luke Snellin and is based in a snowy town on a festive Christmas Eve bringing many together to...

Staff Profile
Amanda Rowan

Amanda Rowan

2019-2020

After enjoying her Intro to Journalism class last year, Amanda Rowan ’22 is excited to continue exploring journalism as a first year staff writer on Inklings News. In addition to writing articles, Rowan is eager to create multiple types of content for the website and paper.  “I’m looking fo...

Staples cheer reverts back to all-female roots

The all-girl cheerleading team practices partner stunts in preparation for their upcoming competition on Feb. 9, the Warde Winer Challenge. Avery Tucker ’22 and Daniella Gat ’20 are the teams two flyers.

Remy Teltser ’21, Web Features Editor
February 11, 2019
Filed under Sports

In “Bring It On” and “Glee” cheerleaders are peppy, popular, ditzy girls, walking the halls alongside football players. Defying these cliche productions, the Staples cheerleading team faces strenuous, three-hour practices filled with flipping, stunting and conditioning to prepare for weekly competiti...

Cheering into FCIACs

Cheering into FCIACs

February 8, 2018
Filed under Sports

By: Hannah Bolandian ’19 The Staples cheerleaders flipped, jumped and cheered their way to second place in the FCIAC competition on Feb. 3 in the Wilton High School gym. While the rankings were close, Staples fell to Stamford High School in the co-ed division due to a safety deduction. The overall...

Staples cheer takes on FCIAC competition

Staples cheer takes on FCIAC competition

February 20, 2017
Filed under Sports

By: Max Appell '18 and Jack Beck '18 ...

Students strike a pose at Varsity Vogue

Haley Burns ’16 and Sammy Troy ’15 practice their walk across the stage before the event starts.

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer
March 29, 2015
Filed under News

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Post-Season depression

Post-Season depression

Alexa Davis, Staff Writer
March 17, 2015
Filed under Opinions

It is a Monday afternoon and walking straight to my car after the last bell rings worries me. I walk out of the cafeteria doors nonchalantly, but deep inside I have no idea what I’m going to be doing after school. My feet yearn to be wearing my cheerleading shoes one last time, but the season has...

Cheer team rebounds after chaotic start

Cheer team rebounds after chaotic start

Chase Gornbein
March 9, 2015
Filed under Sports

Though they had two coaches prior to the start of competitive season, the Staples girls’ cheerleading team has remained both poised and hungry to make it to regionals again. “I really think the squad as a whole has great motivation to push ourselves hard and kill our routines in order to make...

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