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Two Staples students received All-National Honors, making them the top performing high school musicians in the country. The musicians will travel to National Harbor, Maryland to participate in a prestigious ensemble where they will showcase their talents in the annual ANHE program showcase taking place at the beginning of November this year.

Staples musicians receive ‘All-National Honors,’ deemed top high school musician in country

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director September 30, 2022

Staples High School has long been recognized for its outstanding music program, demonstrating excellence in all of its ensembles and across a variety of instrument families. But what makes Staples music...

The socialization of heteronormativity at home has a significant impact on children, becoming more apparent in their teenage years.

The damaging effects of: ‘I’m just teasing.’

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director May 24, 2022

There was a lot of teasing in my household accompanying any conversations about boys and relationships. It was clear to me that when my dad would jokingly warn, “There better not be any boys hiding under...

The overcrowding of multiple assessments immediately following April break has dropped an unfair overload of work on students in a short span of time and has caused an unhealthy amount of stress for students.

A stressful time: finals, AP exams, honors societies and a cherry on top

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director May 3, 2022

It’s the week after April break for Staples students and times could not be more stressful—especially for AP students.  Why?  Perhaps it's because of the back-to-back final exams that have...

The premiere of “Descendants: the Musical” took place on Friday, April 1. This show, an adaptation of the Disney movie series by the same name, is a mix of all three “Descendants movies and received several standing ovations from the audience throughout the performance. The show is set for more performances on April 3, 8 and 9 with a double cast.

A wicked opening night: ‘Descendants’ cast and crew celebrate triumph, raw reactions

Anna Diorio ’23, Paper Arts Editor April 5, 2022

Rapturous cheers flooded the offstage wings of the Staples auditorium after the cast and crew of “Descendants” took the first of their final bows on opening night. Minutes after the curtains closed,...

Staples students share their unique collections

Anna Diorio ’23 Paper Arts Editor, Lucy Dockter ’23 Paper News Editor October 21, 2021

Westport Library book sale fosters academia, community

Westport Library book sale fosters academia, community

Anna Diorio ’23, Paper Arts Editor October 17, 2021

Westport Library’s fall book sale offers warming experience like no other

Westport Library’s fall book sale offers warming experience like no other

Anna Diorio ’23, Paper Arts Editor October 12, 2021

Amid the rapid expansion of technology and media in the world, books and other tangible sources of information or entertainment still have a place in the Westport community. The Westport Library’s book...

The County Assembly Charity Ball, also known as “Counties”, is being held in early 2022, yet many students have already started asking out dates now.

A race to the Counties dance floor: the rush to ask supersedes the dance itself

Anna Diorio ’23 , Paper Arts Editor September 24, 2021

Most generations are familiar with the exciting, albeit somewhat nerve-wracking concept of  school dances. Decades ago, the typical procedure for asking a date to the dance might have been to pop the...

The physical standards many people strive to achieve are all products of our fallible definition of “hot” and what is deemed attractive. Self-confidence has become increasingly difficult to achieve with the pressure of impossible body image ideals.

It’s time to redefine the meaning of ‘hot’

Anna Diorio ’23, Paper Arts Editor June 7, 2021

If I’m not skinny, does that mean I can’t have a hot girl summer?  Instinctively, your answer might have been to say, “no,” and kudos to you if it was. But many people have internalized the...

Some students have chosen to learn from home, but still attend their extracurriculars in person.

Athletes learn remotely, attend in-person for sports

Anna Diorio '23, Paper Arts Editor May 26, 2021

When Staples reopened its doors to the entire student population, most high schoolers were anxious to return to their familiar cliques, favorite lunch spots and cheerful classrooms. Students were finally...

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