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Many student-athletes have athletic early dismissals to get to their game/meet in time, causing them to miss hours of school. Pictured above, the Staples girls’ swim & dive team is on their way to an away meet, where they were dismissed from school around 1 p.m.

Later school dismissal time increases athlete stress levels

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Arts Editor October 5, 2021

It’s 2:15 p.m., the time that used to represent the end of the school day, but now signals another half hour of class. Yet, throughout the school, numerous desks are empty and student-athletes are long...

The Connecticut lawsuit aiming to ban transgender athletes from particiapting in high school sports was dismissed April 2021. This case along with many others across the country has sparked national debate with two very passionate sides. It is crucial that transgender athletes are allowed to particiapte in high school sports based on their gender identity.

Transgender athletes should be allowed to participate in high school sports

Ella Alpert ’22 , Broadcast Director May 27, 2021

I’ve been competitively swimming since I was in second grade. Over these nine years, a lot has changed in my life, but swimming has stayed the same. This sport has led me to meet some of my best friends,...

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...

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.

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

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,...

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

Former Staples student nominated for Junior Athlete of the Year

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...

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....

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

(Image provided by APC)

The Athletic Performance Center drives female athletes to success

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...

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