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Along with a tour of the school, Staples provided Bedford and Coleytown middle school eighth graders with a club fair to get involved in extracurriculars, before their arrival in the fall.

Staples offers interactive touring experience to incoming freshmen

Paige Tighe ’24, Paper Features Editor June 14, 2022

As an incoming freshman, walking into a large school full of unknown faces, hallways, classrooms and teachers can be isolating. But when you see that one friend you haven’t seen in years or a new friend...

Hamantaschen is a traditional Israeli food and a favorite of Cunningham’s

Humans of Staples: Catherine Cunningham explores cooking, art

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

If you’ve ever taken a culinary class before, you may have seen Catherine Cunningham ’22 around the kitchen. Ever since freshman year, Cunningham has had an interest in cooking, something she credits...

Staples’ football field will serve as this year’s graduation location, for just the second time in recent school history.

Class of 2022 set to graduate

Finnegan Courtney , TV Show Producer June 10, 2022

Graduation is a right of passage. Here at Staples, around 400 seniors will be graduating as part of the Class of 2022 in an outdoor ceremony on Friday, June 16. “Having it outside is amazing,” Principal...

The Staples Pride Coalition sets up various decorations around the school  for pride month.

Staples celebrates June’s pride month

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director June 10, 2022

As June 1 rolls around, the classic blue and white vibe of Staples High School is swapped out for the rainbow’s vibrant colors  to represent pride month. Windows have been painted, tables have been...

Kate Smith ’22, in her internship,  helps prepare for the Memorial Day Westport Fine Arts Fair. This opportunity allowed her to get real world experience with business negotiations and event planning.

Internship program allows students to flourish in real world experiences

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant business director  June 8, 2022

After weeks of internships, seniors are starting to get comfortable in their new working lifestyle. The last school traditional school day for seniors was on Friday, May 13, and their internships began...

Judith Altman tells stories about her life during the Holocaust. Altman gave a virtual presentation to the Westport middle schools, which was both engaging and informative as it gave students a better understanding of what happened to those living during Holocaust era.

Holocaust survivor Judith Altman presents to middle school. 

Ava Cordella , Opinion Editor June 8, 2022

Students everywhere flip through textbooks in history class to read a 300 word summary of one of the most tragic events in history, the Holocaust. Most will recall the jarring words and big numbers, but...

The summer of 2022 is the first since the onset of the pandemic that is free of COVID-19 travel restrictions, with over 50% of the U.S. population vaccinated.

Students express excitement towards varying summer plans

Mishael Gill ’23 and Margot Richlin '23, Paper Managing Editor and Audience Engagement Manager June 7, 2022

As the calendar flips to June, students sigh in impatience, shuffling their feet from class to class. There’s an air of anticipation in the air, as the focus on school shifts to discussions about beach...

NHD participants create their projects in a variety of mediums, such as Annika Redding ’24, Tessa Tobias ’24 and Talia Varsano’s ’24 exhibit on the development of the polio vaccine amid the Cold War.

Coyne honored, recognized with Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award

Julia Herlyn ’23 , Editor-in-Chief June 7, 2022

Academic papers, fully-functioning websites, embellished exhibits and self-directed performances are all viable and encouraged projects for the annual National History Day (NHD) Contest—a staple of the...

Students rock their hair, helping them express themselves in different ways.

Hair expresses students’ true selves

Nile Jean '24, Staff Writer May 26, 2022

If someone were to walk into the school, they would be bombarded with different colors, designs, and even… textures? From curly to straight, blue to yellow, the hair of the students at Staples High School...

Alexa Anastasi ’22 showcased the history of race through means of an eye-catching poster.

‘African American, Black, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies’ class concludes pilot year

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web Managing Editor May 20, 2022

Among the plethora of books and burnt-out high schoolers that inhabited the library on May 11, students enrolled in African American, Black, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies proudly presented their final...

Jim Hood, Ian Warburg and Emily Ashken Zobl ’12, three founding members of  Save the Old Mill Grocery and Deli pose after raising over a million dollars for the cause.

Preserving history, serving good: community organization aims to save Elvira’s

Katie Simons ’22, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Even in May, sand sticks to the floors of the former Elvira Mae’s location. Pictures of students who grew up in the Compo area line the walls. The baby blue trim of the beachy exterior slowly peels next...

Nicholas Blanco ’25, Dylan Kurpiel ’25, Jack Srihari ’25 and substitute teacher Hannah Mata enjoy a game together after school on Fridays.

Cooperative video games club connects students through games

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

When one imagines extracurricular activities, video games aren’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, video games are exactly the focus of Staples’ new cooperative video games club....

AP Chemistry classes watch “Indiana Jones” since the completion of the AP college board administered test on May 2.

End of AP classes leaves students relieved, allows for fun learning experiences

Kiswa Khan ’23, Associate Managing editor May 13, 2022

One of a high school student's primary enemies is usually the AP classes they choose to take. Throughout the year, students are bombarded with homework, class readings, test dates, etc. With the conclusion...

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