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We The People breaks records in unprecedented times

The We The People team discovered they had won their division over a Zoom call with teacher Suzanne Kammerman.

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

April 30, 2020

The We The People class placed fifth at the 2020 National Finals Challenge held from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26.  In addition to finishing the highest Staples High School has ever placed, the team also received the Division C award as the highest-scoring team from the Northeast. In li...

Rec Basketball’s March Madness is upon us

Team Siskind ’21 defeated Team Moro ’21 in a matchup of the top two junior teams. Team Siskind comes away with the dub 41-39.

Logan Gornbein '21 and Teddy Dienst '20

March 18, 2020

Advanced Culinary class competes in a fall-themed cake wars

Students in the Advanced Culinary class participate in Cake Wars, themed ‘Day of the Dead’.

Eliza Barr ’21 and Marina Engler ’21

October 31, 2019

Varsity cheer flips their way to fifth place at regionals

The cheer team gets excited as they begin to run onto the mat and start their performance at regionals. 

Photo contributed by Harley Bonn '21

Chelsea Strober '21

April 1, 2019

Waking up as early as 4:30am on a Saturday morning to put on a full face of makeup, hair in a slicked back pony, fake eyelashes, and a big sparkly bow may not seem like everybody’s ideal weekend, but for Staples varsity cheer, this is the norm during competition season. On March 16, Staples varsit...

Staples cheer reverts back to all-female roots

The all-girl cheerleading team practices partner stunts in preparation for their upcoming competition on Feb. 9, the Warde Winer Challenge. Avery Tucker ’22 and Daniella Gat ’20 are the teams two flyers.

Remy Teltser ’21, Web Features Editor

February 11, 2019

In “Bring It On” and “Glee” cheerleaders are peppy, popular, ditzy girls, walking the halls alongside football players. Defying these cliche productions, the Staples cheerleading team faces strenuous, three-hour practices filled with flipping, stunting and conditioning to prepare for weekly competiti...

New Netflix show “The Final Table” is well-done, despite fat around the edges

New Netflix show “The Final Table” is well-done, despite fat around the edges

Reece Keusch '19

January 29, 2019

From "MasterChef" to "Rachel Ray" to "Chopped" to "Hell’s Kitchen", cooking shows have become increasingly popular over the past two decades. Whether they’re instructional programs or competitions, these shows have become weekly traditions for many families. However, the new Netflix original series...

Tonsberg travels to Mississippi to claim international writing award

Tonsberg stands with her certificate at the William Faulkner Literary Competition awards ceremony in New Albany, Mississippi. She earned both third place and honorable mention for two short stories.

Melanie Lust '19

October 5, 2018

When Lizzy Tonsberg '19 was taken out of class by her English teacher on Sept. 20, she immediately assumed she was in trouble. Instead, Tonsberg’s teacher informed her that her writing had just won an international competition. Tonsberg won third place for her short story "Company" and honorable mention fo...

We the People team competes in nation’s capital

We the People team competes in nation's capital

June 5, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 As the Staples High School We The People + A.P Government classes left Westport on April 27, the students were excited for the culmination of the year’s work. They traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete within a pool of students from 52 high schools across the country. “At...

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

May 23, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 After months of designing, tweaking, breaking and fixing, a team of student engineering enthusiasts took on a particularly difficult challenge: constructing a robot that can keep harbors safe, install infrastructure and help protect the environment -- all while underwater. The...

Cheering into FCIACs

Cheering into FCIACs

February 8, 2018

By: Hannah Bolandian ’19 The Staples cheerleaders flipped, jumped and cheered their way to second place in the FCIAC competition on Feb. 3 in the Wilton High School gym. While the rankings were close, Staples fell to Stamford High School in the co-ed division due to a safety deduction. The overall...

Staples cheer takes on FCIAC competition

Staples cheer takes on FCIAC competition

February 20, 2017

By: Max Appell '18 and Jack Beck '18 ...

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

January 18, 2017

By: Shane Rabacs Rec basketball is a game enjoyed by many students at Staples. It is an opportunity to play basketball with their friends. Parent coaches are necessary for the program to run smoothly.  While parent coaches  support the players by providing supervision and instruction do some go ...

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