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The swimming pool at Staples High School is used for freshmen aquatics and other student extra curricular activities

Return of freshman aquatics creates controversial splash

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Freshman aquatics is a mandated course that is controversial from several angles; while swimming provides physical benefits and may teach valuable life skills, it can also cause problems with body image...

Freshmen adjust to high school during a global pandemic

Hannah Kail ‘22 and Lily Caplan ‘22 October 13, 2020

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The off-Broadway production of “In the Heights” is showing at The Westport Country Playhouse until May 19.

Freshman see broadway show “In the Heights”

Lexie Moskovit '21, Staff Writer May 17, 2019

Staples’ freshman class saw The Westport Country Playhouse production of "In the Heights" on a field trip Thursday May 9. Many attendees appreciated the diversity that writer Lin Manuel Miranda,...

Emmy Marcus ’22 poses for a picture on her instagram displaying her detailed artwork that she created on her face.

Emmy Marcus explores art of makeup

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor March 15, 2019

An abundance of makeup brushes, eyeshadow pallets and rainbow colored lipsticks overflow her vanity. As a way to express her love for art, Emmy Marcus ’22 uses her face as a canvas. Marcus has always...

A Guide for Freshman Year Tryouts

A Guide for Freshman Year Tryouts

December 12, 2017

By: Elle Fair '19 Freshman year is filled with intimidating people, large hallways, overcrowded cafeterias and confusing schedules. In addition to the academic and social changes, there also exists...

Dylan Curran shines on the field

Dylan Curran shines on the field

December 13, 2016

By Isabella Didio ’18 When Dylan Curran ’20, a Staples special education student, was in eighth grade, he was on the sidelines of every football game of the eighth grade P.A.L. team, relentlessly...

[Oct. 2016 Sports] Kirby aims towards a dominant future in field hockey

November 22, 2016

By Isabella Didio ’18   Just a week after beginning her freshman year at Staples, Kyle Kirby ’20 started in Staples varsity field hockey’s first game and led the team with two goals scored....

Saying goodbye to an older sibling

Saying goodbye to an older sibling

Anay Simunovic , Opinions Editor June 9, 2016

For many, high school is a daunting and rather overwhelming place. However, having an older sibling to help you navigate through the intricacies of high school life greatly eases the transition. I...

The do’s and dont’s of electing electives

The do’s and dont’s of electing electives

Kacey Hertan , Business Manager February 10, 2015

This week, my bewildered eighth grade sister has been begging for advice on what electives to take next year. Now, this is not the most important decision in life nor is it worth stressing about; however,...

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Becca Rawiszer, Web Opinions Editor October 1, 2014

So what’s better than being a freshman at Staples?  How about being a freshman with a senior sibling. This year, over four hundred new freshmen will begin their high school careers like the other...

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