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Despite higher levels of success and bringing in more revenue, the USWNT received significantly less bonuses for friendlies against top-tier opponents, as well as less pay per player for each exhibition game.

U.S. soccer equal pay agreement proves long overdue

Nina Jones ’24, Web Opinions Editor September 22, 2022

The fight for equal pay has been an exhausting and long process for players on the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT). However, the historic signing of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

PE offers many activities, but not everyone enjoys all of them. There are some activities students would want to do more often, some they don’t want to do at all and some that havent even been done yet. However, for the most part, PE is limited to the activities specific to whatever course we are required to take.

PE class requires more opportunities

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor September 16, 2022

It’s a groggy Monday morning when I walk into the school gymnasium with a leaping pulse even though we haven’t even started exercising yet. I attempt to take deep breaths to prepare myself for the...

In 2017, the United States had the fastest growing squash population across the globe and saw junior participation grow fourfold, as per US Squash. In line with the national trend, Staples girls’ squash is seeing an increase in involvement, with 22 girls rostered this season compared to 16 last year.

Girls’ squash commences new season, grows in popularity

Caroline Coffey , Staff Writer January 18, 2022

When asked to recount which sports teams among the multitude occupy the attention of the student body, many are likely to reference the big three: baseball, basketball and football.  While the three...

The Wreckers practice during the offseason to prepare for their first game on Dec. 16 against Norwalk.

Girls’ basketball team trains for success

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

The girls’ basketball team is coming off of two successful seasons. Staples was first in the state with a 18-2 record in the 2019-20 season. Last year, the team ended with a 10-2 record, and they are...

Staples’ girls basketball secured a decisive win over Trumbull on Feb. 25. The Wreckers stay number one in the FCIAC at 6-0. Trumbull is 3-2.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Trumbull, continues undefeated season

Gabriella Gerig ’23 February 26, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team clinched a 44-38 win against Trumbull on Thursday, Feb. 25. This game solidified their number one standing in the FCIAC with a record of 6-0.  Although Staples...

Gaby Gonzales ’22 continues to practice her sport everyday, to allow for her best performance when attending Cornell University in the fall of 2022.

Athletes continue college commitment process despite pandemic

Julia Leitner '23, Assistant Business Director November 11, 2020

Amid the craziness of COVID-19, juniors at Staples have not stopped grinding through the college commitment process. Soccer player Gaby Gonzales ’22 and lacrosse players Mia and Mckenzie Didio ’22...

The National Basketball Association seeks approval for return to sports without fans in the crowd.

Students express desire for continuation of sports

Carson Kranz ’21 May 22, 2020

The NBA was affected by coronavirus the most with almost 50 cases around the league, and their season has been postponed for two months now. There are many factors that go into the possible continuation...

Picking captains for any sports team can be a controversial decision, so teammates and coaches should adjust their style of picking to offer a fair end result.

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Staff Writer January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes...

Senior students, athletes, and leaders shown as they participated in their fall sports (Ben Howard, Jake Thaw, Abby Carter). From this week on, they will be making large transitions into their winter sport, all ready and excited to begin.

No time for stopping: multi-sport captains encounter a rapid transition into next season

Samantha Felner '21, Paper Opinions Editor December 6, 2019

As the fall sport season closes, captains and athletes encounter a speedy transition into their winter sport. Many teams just recently ended their journeys, and multi-sport captains and athletes must now...

The sports store Olympia Sports on Post Road East announced it’s closing and has started its closing sale on many items.

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer November 21, 2019

Olympia Sports, a retail sporting goods company, is closing its Westport location along with eight other stores throughout Connecticut due to a change in ownership. JackRabbit, a different sporting...

There is lots of clutter and chaos heading down to the locker room with lots of equipment from each athlete.

Separate locker rooms creates difficulty for Staples athletes

Jacob Greenberger '22, Staff Writer October 22, 2019

Every day I rush to the locker room in a hurry, searching anxiously for a spot to change, hoping that I will be on time to practice. I sprint down the stairs and through the door, jealous of the football...

Jen Westphal ’22 makes a play at home plate. She is one of three freshman on the Staples varsity softball team.

Jen Westphal adds to the achievements of the girls’ softball team

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor May 13, 2019

She places her helmet on her head, laces up her cleats and tightens her ponytail. Emerging from the dugout, she approaches home plate and prepares to swing. Her teammates eagerly peer through the dugout...

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