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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...

Give athletes a break: sports should substitute for gym credit

Give athletes a break: sports should substitute for gym credit

October 4, 2018

Emma Van Riper ’20   Due to the countless hours of practice and games after school, athletes should be able to use their sports towards their gym credit so that they can accomplish more in...

Don’t sweat it: gym classes require athletic clothing for second quarter

Don’t sweat it: gym classes require athletic clothing for second quarter

Maddie Phelps '19 and Chelsea Fox '19 January 15, 2018

  As of the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year, all students participating in physical education classes are required to change from their normal school clothes into workout attire. In...

Paddling through P.E.

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer September 16, 2014

The Staples pool is associated with swimming laps and playing water polo, but the new addition of kayaking to the P.E. program has changed students’ opinions of the infamous quarter-long course. The...

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