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Block party entertains residents, raises cancer proceeds

The pink fire truck advertising breast cancer awareness came to the Push Against Cancer block party to excite attendees and show support for the fundraiser.

Anastasia Thumser '22 and Lyah Muktavaram ’22

October 17, 2019

Teens Against Cancer brings support, awareness to Staples

Created by Julia Kasabian '21.

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor

October 14, 2019

According to the National Cancer Institute, 1.74 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2018.  Annagrace Mcmanus ’21 has started a club at Staples called Teens Against Cancer to help those people find a cure. The club is partnered with the American Cancer Society, and the cause is one that i...

Headstrong supports cancer awareness with an Instagram post

Staples student Sarah McGroarty ’21 participates in the Headstrong Fund challenge by posting her game day hair. The challenge has reached national levels and is continuing to raise awareness and funds for cancer patients through social media.

Julia Kasabian '21

February 28, 2019

This past month, student-athletes across the country have been raising awareness for a charitable cause with just a simple Instagram post, sparking a huge social media trend. The Headstrong Foundation created a nationwide challenge called “Game Hair Havoc” where student-athletes post a picture...

Turf could be taking lives

Turf could be taking lives

October 12, 2018

By Carolyn Gray '19   During the season, the Staples football team spends their time after school strapping on their helmets, putting on their pads and practicing on their home turf for the next big game. The football team practices an average of six times per week, and yet these athletes ma...

[Nov. 2016 Features] Stuffed with Love empowers youth

November 23, 2016

By Lili Romann ’19   A child suffering cancer receives a plush, stuffed dog dressed in a pink skirt alongside a beautiful ‘get well’ note, and it makes her day. Suddenly, the pain she is feeling is somewhat relieved. Somebody is thinking of her. Kidz Give Back is a non-profit organi...

Local students relay for those affected by cancer

Local students relay for those affected by cancer

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

Staples and Weston High School students will be helping the fight against cancer on May 7 at Relay For Life on the Staples track from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, according to student organizers, is a fun way to have a big impact on those affected by cancer. Students are especially looking forward...

Unforeseen dangers of turf fields

Unforeseen dangers of turf fields

Talia Hendel, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

        Benzene, methylene chloride, xylene, acetone and styrene, lead, chromium and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. These chemicals belong in a chemistry lab, but instead are all found in crumb rubber, parts of recycled tires which are a part of what makes up artificial-turf fields that millions of childre...

Korus Helps the Community One Scarf at a Time

Caroline Lane, Opinions Editor

April 1, 2016

Eve Korus ’17 isn’t your average 17 year old. She’s wrapped up in her varsity soccer team, close knit circle of friends but most importantly, her very own charity: Wrapped in Love. At the start of this year, Korus founded a charity with the mission to provide scarfs to cancer patients to make the loss o...

Cold Caps change the face of cancer

Cold Caps change the face of cancer

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

December 22, 2015

A bald head is the universal symbol for cancer, but a new technology called cold caps will be changing that. In April 2015, the FDA approved the invention that allows the patient to keep their hair during chemotherapy. Lori Haggerty, a nurse and reiki master at Norwalk Hospital, has worked with multiple...

Phoebe’s Phriends Color Run

Phoebe's Phriends Color Run

Blake Rubin, Caroline O'kane, Caroline Lane

October 2, 2015

Humans of Staples

Phoebe Spear ’17 (right) grins while spending time with sister Hallie Spear ’18
Photo by Jackie Sussman ’17

Jackie Sussman, Opinions Editor

June 8, 2015

“This was something that I would have to deal with,” Phoebe Spear ’17 said with an upbeat tone, recalling her reaction to first being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right tibia.  As a bubbly 11-year-old in the fifth grade, Spear didn’t care if it was cancer or Osgood-Schlatter, an overuse...

Phoebe and phriends strive in phundraising

Phoebe and phriends strive in phundraising

Izzy Ullmann, Opinions Editor

November 24, 2014

As a strong and radiant cancer survivor, Phoebe Spear ’17 continues to successfully raise money for pediatric cancer in her club she brought to Staples this year called Phoebe’s Phriends. “After everything happened, my mom and I decided we needed to do something for the cause,” Spear said....

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