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Staples athletes adapt to virtual workouts

Because not all students have access to weight sets, coaches have offered workouts that do not require equipment or that only require household items like a chair. They must get creative to see the same gains that they would be making back in the weight room.
November 25, 2020

Lifting and conditioning create an atmosphere of hard work, grit and passion at the center of athletics at Staples. While not actively playing a sport during these sessions, players can still improve their...

Strong senior athletes dominate fall sports

Alan Fiore (right) looks on to Loeffler Field prior to a contest against Ridgefield, in which he scored two of his four goals so far on the year.
October 29, 2020

With temperatures dropping and athletes becoming more acclimated to the COVID-19 regulations, the competition for fall sports is beginning to trend upward. Henry Beck ’21, of the Staples football team;...

Football players demonstrate disgust towards CIAC

Football players demonstrate disgust towards CIAC
October 13, 2020

In early September, it was announced by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) that it is unsafe for the fall high school football season to take place this year. In response, many...

In 2020: The year of unpredictable, NFL Sundays provide a constant

NFL Redzone running seven hours of commercial free football as Staples students tune in.
October 12, 2020

This year has been a trip. Almost nothing has felt normal, and almost nothing is normal. Relying on normal aspects of life like school and after school sports and activities can prove to be a let down...

Thaw prepares to debut at Michigan

Jake Thaw ’20 playing football as a Staples Wrecker.
October 5, 2020

Jake Thaw’s ’20 first season in the Big 10 is on. The Big 10 announced they will go on with having a modified football season despite COVID-19 concerns. Thaw is a freshman on The University of...

High school football players protest in Hartford over season’s cancellation

September 11, 2020

High school football players from across the state assembled on the steps of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday to protest the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (CIAC)...

The decision on the upcoming year of fall sports

Staples soccer seniors hope that despite pandemic, 2020 season will be played.
May 22, 2020

With the coronavirus calling an end to the 2019-2020 school year, it also brought the end of spring sports. The cancelling of all 2020 spring sports has been devastating for all seniors and athletes who...

‘All American’ allows great binge during self-isolation

“All American” entices Netflix viewers as it provides another great teen-drama to watch for an easy and fulfilling television binge.
April 21, 2020

While stuck at home amidst the quarantine from the Coronavirus pandemic, many are struggling to keep themselves occupied, and trying not to cave into binging yet another series on Netflix. But how many...

Who will win the Super Bowl?

Chris Kennedy ’22 gives his opinion on who thinks the winner of the Super Bowl will be and why.
February 5, 2020



Pep-rally fails to celebrate winter and fall sports

The Staples pep-rally should include sports from every season in order to give a chance for all sports to be celebrated for their hard work and success.
November 7, 2019

The annual pep-rally before homecoming packs the bleachers full of students ready to cheer on the fall sports teams. Among those in the stands are the winter and spring sports teams watching the fall teams...

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