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A decade of athletes turned activists

A decade of athletes turned activists

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Professional athletes have always been loved and respected by fans for their ability to perform on the field. But in recent years, athletes have been receiving a different form of attention despite their performance in their sport. Over the past decade, many have explored another way to use their platfo...

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

Staples sophomores (from left) Layla Bloomingdale, Karina Murray and Chloe Murray warm-up for their volleyball practice that is over two hours every day. After their workout, they must go home to do hours of homework.

Abbie Goldstein '22

October 14, 2019

Twenty-four hours: to learn, practice, eat, sleep. It’s not enough time. After student-athletes’ intense practice or games, they race the clock to finish the mountain of homework waiting for them, cutting into their crucial time to sleep. To solve this issue, student-athletes should not be obligated...

Former Staples student nominated for Junior Athlete of the Year

Kelsey McGinley '18 (top left in Stanford sweatshirt) accompanied by friends from Saugatuck Rowing Club.

Caroline Donohue '20

December 10, 2018

Former Staples student Kelsey McGinley ’18 was nominated for Junior Athlete of the Year by US Rowing this November. McGinley currently rows at Stanford and is a freshman on their Division 1 team. In her high school summers prior to Stanford, she rowed for the junior national team. “I started rowing...

Scholar athletes soar

Scholar athletes soar

May 8, 2018

By Ellen Fair '19 High school is a balancing act. It is a constant juggle between academics, sports, friends, mom and dad, college preparation and much more. It is normal to lose balance and fall down. For some, the act comes easy and walking the tightrope is something that they learn to do.  ...

Wreckers spring into the new season

Wreckers spring into the new season

April 24, 2018

Nicole Dienst '18 and Ben pearl '18

The Athletic Performance Center drives female athletes to success

The Athletic Performance Center drives female athletes to success

June 4, 2017

Camryn Ragland ’18 and Alexandra Sprouls ’19

The Athletic Performance Center drives female athletes to success

(Image provided by APC)

June 1, 2017

By Camryn Ragland ’18 and Alexandra Sprouls ’19 The Athletic Performance Center (APC), a gym in Norwalk, Connecticut, allows athletes from female sports teams to lift and train in an accepting and motivating environment. Tim Taylor, the owner of the APC, currently offers training sessions for...

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