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The cafeteria is home to many food options, but some arent labeled with their price, leading to confusion at the register.

Cafeteria must post proper price labels

Sarah Marron ’24, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

Walking into the cafeteria, you are greeted with a plethora of food options: meals, fruits, snacks, and drinks. You pick out an apple and a drink to go with your meal, and walk over to the register. After...

The Staples cafeteria removed the custom salad bar as a COVID-19 safety precaution. However, as we return to normal at school, so should our dining options.

Staples student pines for Staples salad bar, hopes for return

Lilly Weisz ’23, Creative Director April 28, 2022

Ever since we returned to school during COVID-19, I have eaten yogurt twice a day — once for breakfast and once for lunch. My friends cast searing eyes at me as I consume pounds of fermented milk, but...

 A typical crowded cafeteria kitchen during lunch wave one

Lunch rotations fail to adhere to social distancing measures

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Walking through the cafeteria in wave one or two to grab Jerk Chicken, I often forget whether I’m a student or inside a pack of sardines. It’s no surprise that oftentimes, lunch can get really busy...

Despite Nestlé’s documented history of slavery, child endangerment and water theft, Staples continues to sell Nestlé Pure Life water bottles in the cafeteria. It is time for Staples to stand up against the injustices that Nestlé has committed and stop selling their products.

Staples must stop stocking the cafeteria with Nestlé products

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer October 18, 2021

Nestlé is a company that has been part of my life since I was a toddler. I remember getting really excited for king-size Butterfinger and Kit-Kat bars on Halloween, begging my dad for Nesquik chocolate...

This year, the Staples cafeteria is closed until the start of the first period, which begins at 8 am. This takes away an important opportunity for many students to get breakfast in the morning.

Staples cafeteria should serve breakfast before 8 a.m.

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager May 12, 2021

The effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Staples has led to numerous changes in daily operations. In years past, the cafeteria has been open for breakfast before school; however, this year it doesn't...

The new Staples compost bins are equipped with signs detailing the items that can be put in each.

Zero Waste Club installs new compost bins

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

The Staples cafeteria has always contained two different-colored bins: gray and blue, for garbage and recycling. But now, there’s a new bin: green. These green bins, which come in compartments alongside...

Students were able to vote towards chicken sliders or hamburgers through taste testing outside the Cafeteria.

Discussion highlights the benefits and drawbacks of student choice

Amanda Rowan '22, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

Chicken sliders and hamburgers were put to the test on Jan. 24 through a student voting process outside the cafeteria to figure out which is a more popular purchase for students. Many Staples students...

Westport public schools are temporarily changing the crust of their pizza, due to a shortage in the original. The new crust contains the additional allergens of eggs and sesame.

Change in ingredients leaves allergic students unable to eat pizza in Westport Public Schools

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director November 2, 2019

Chartwells, the food service provider for Staples, temporarily replaced the current pizza crust with another option containing the additional allergens of eggs and sesame, as the original is unavailable...

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