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Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Eliza Barr '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

I often think about how one day I’ll tell my children about VHS movies. I’ll tell them about how I once had to slide the chunky boxed movie into the slot and watch the ‘coming to theaters near you in 2005’ ad.  They will look at me in astonishment and have no idea what I’m talking about. ...

Holiday season turned upside down by commercial gains

Julia Kasabian ’21, Web Arts Editor

November 15, 2019

The holiday season brings bright lights on trees, cheery songs on the radio and family togetherness. However, this Christmas craziness begins way too early.  Commercials for Christmas start airing on Nov. 1, sometimes even before Halloween. Soon after that, the Christmas lights and reindeer and joll...

Sports’ senior days honor their leadership, contributions throughout their high school careers

Sports’ senior days honor their leadership, contributions throughout their high school careers

Maya Reiner ’21, Manager of National Arts Blog

November 11, 2019

Seniors on  sports team bring energy to the team, put a great amount of time and effort into the program and are often the natural leaders of the pack. For any sport, players have spent countless hours on practices and games. Because of what all the seniors have done for their teammates and their program, it is right that they are honored and highlighted on Senior Day.  However, many...

Unlimited PowerSchool access toxic to Staples

Unlimited PowerSchool access toxic to Staples

Remy Teltser ’21, Paper Features Editor

November 11, 2019

Hardly seven seconds after receiving an “it’s posted” text message, PowerSchool is loading its web page onto my phone browser. As the all too familiar gray dial spins around, I am internally freaking out. Simultaneously, my AP Lang group chat is blowing up talking about how this one essay affect...

Senior skip day: is it really a “skip” day?

Senior skip day: is it really a “skip” day?

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

As we all know, Staples High School seniors try to pull off at least one big prank per year. The most common tradition they partake in is senior skip day, in which  the seniors either show up to school and wander the halls or skip altogether.  A skip day is supposed to be a day where the students catch the ...

K2BK educates young students how to tackle bullying

K2BK educates young students how to tackle  bullying

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Westport’s own anti-bullying force is starting the fight against bullying from a young age. Kool to Be Kind (K2BK ) is a program run by Staples High School, where high school students volunteer their time to teach third-graders at the local elementary schools about kindness and how to deal with bullyi...

Pep-rally fails to celebrate winter and fall sports

Pep-rally fails to celebrate winter and fall sports

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The annual pep-rally before homecoming packs the bleachers full of students ready to cheer on the fall sports teams. Among those in the stands are the winter and spring sports teams watching the fall teams perform on the field. Because the pep-rally initiates the homecoming football game, it makes sense t...

Individual Halloween costumes allow for less stress,drama

Individual Halloween costumes allow for less stress,drama

Amanda Rowan '22, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

 With Halloween quickly approaching, the list is endless in deciding what costumes you’ll choose for this special day, and it is popular for individuals to coordinate their Halloween costume with a group of friends. I have enjoyed the experience of costume coordinations for Halloweens past. Ever sinc...

2019 municipal election reminds us of the importance of local politics

2019 municipal election reminds us of the importance of local politics

Kaela Dockray '20, Paper Managing Editor

October 24, 2019

There is no doubt that next year’s presidential election will be monumental. For many, November of 2020 will serve either as a testament to the resilience of our democracy or an indication of the failures of our electoral system. Anyone remotely interested in the future of our nation will take the mea...

Schools must educate students about climate change before it’s too late

Schools must educate students about climate change before it’s too late

Ryan Thomas, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

The issue of climate change is rapidly emerging on a global scale, yet many Staples High School students are still unaware of the severity.  Although climate change is one of the most prominent issues currently faced by youth, it is not thoroughly discussed within Staples.  While the subject is ...

Involvement Fair is not as effective as it could be

Involvement Fair is not as effective as it could be

Ryan Thomas '22, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Each fall at Staples High School, presidents and members come together during lunch waves, attempting to convince Staples students to join their clubs with the help of posters and creative pitches.     A major problem with the Involvement Fair is that students are not seriously intereste...

ACT individual section retakes allow students to improve test scores

ACT individual section retakes allow students to improve test scores

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper Arts Editor

October 23, 2019

Many high schoolers know the feeling of suffering through a long ACT test session, only to find out weeks later that they scored lower than expected. American College Testing, or the “ACT” is a three hour long test, consisting of four seprate sections, each focusing on a specific subject or skill ...

The best way to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day is in the classroom

The best way to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day is in the classroom

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 13, Staples students envied their friends in different school systems who could sleep in for National Indigeous Peoples’ Day while they were in math class. Formerly known as Columbus Day, the holiday is celebrated throughout the country to commemorate Native Americans. However, whet...

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