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[Nov. 2016 News] Transgender rights are brought to the attention of Staples administrators

[Nov. 2016 News] Transgender rights are brought to the attention of Staples administrators

November 22, 2016

By Becky Hoving ’17 & Ashton Dedona ’17   This past September, the Staples High School administration announced that it would provide new bathroom locks and unisex bathroom signs in response to the push for more inclusive bathroom access. However, an entire quarter has passed an...

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

[Nov. 2016 News] State revises graduation requirements, administration pauses new courses

November 22, 2016

By Zach Horowitz ’19   For Staples students graduating in 2022, scheduling classes will be a lot different than in previous years due to changes in graduation requirements. The most notable change is the increased requirements for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In th...

Junior parking petitions spark controversy

Junior parking petitions spark controversy

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor

December 17, 2015

On Dec. 15., Matthew Reiser ’17 made an online petition to have the junior parking lot function as a first-come, first-served basis due to the alleged 40 open spaces he saw that were not being occupied. “The junior parking lottery only gives out 25 stickers to students, but clearly that is not enoug...

Student petitions prove unpopular with administration

Student petitions prove unpopular with administration

Zoe Brown, Editors-in-Chief

December 5, 2014

Petitions have recently become somewhat of an alternative voice for the Staples student body, and a seemingly successful one at that. There was the petition last year that went against changes to the sandwich line, the petition last year protesting the close proximity between the Physics A final project...

Boys’ water polo forced out of Speedos

Max Wimer '15 listened to Vice Principal James Farnen's request and took off his Speedo mid-day yesterday.

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

October 18, 2014

Yesterday, the varsity boys’ water polo team wore their blue Speedo swimsuits over leggings to school to celebrate the last home game of the season, Senior Day. However, by the first lunch wave, several of the players were brought into Vice Principal James Farnen’s office. According to members of th...

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman

Juniors risk safety parking at Wakeman

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013

On an early November morning before 7:00 a.m., licensed juniors battle to beat the long line for a parking spot at Wakeman to avoid a half a mile walk in 33 degree weather. “I get there at 7:03, and the line is at the baseball fields,” Colby Kranz ’15 said. “I think it is pointless how half ...

Administration praises homecoming behavior

A packed crowd stands for the white-out.

Emma Berry, Staff Writer

October 2, 2013

This year’s homecoming football game was truly one of a kind. The past three homecoming football games have been scheduled either early mornings or midweek nights. This year, however, was different. The Staples Wreckers took on the Wilton Warriors on Friday evening, Sept. 20, under the lights. Pri...

Back to School, Or Not: District Administration Mandates Re-registration of Freshmen

In or out? The process of re-registration may remove some students from Staples High School. | Photographic by Petey Menz '11 and Stevie Klein '12

September 14, 2010

  Over the summer, the superintendent’s office required all incoming ninth graders to prove that they live in Westport so that they can attend Staples in the fall. “They need to provide residency verification, and they need to do that before they can take a tour... If they don’t do that then they won’t be a...

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