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Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers

Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

November 21, 2019

The first thing that I learned about Staples, even before I started my freshman year, was that—for whatever reason—Staples kids don’t use their lockers. Ever. Now that I am a junior, I no longer feel bewildered by the fact that our lockers are pure decorations. I myself can’t even remember th...

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

Abbie Goldstein '22

October 14, 2019

Twenty-four hours: to learn, practice, eat, sleep. It’s not enough time. After student-athletes’ intense practice or games, they race the clock to finish the mountain of homework waiting for them, cutting into their crucial time to sleep. To solve this issue, student-athletes should not be obligated...

Juniors learn self defense in new PE unit

Juniors learn self defense in new PE unit

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone ’20

March 25, 2019

Fitness clubs present students with accessible workouts

Fitness clubs present students with accessible workouts

Hannah Bolandian '19

November 24, 2018

In high school, many students drift away from childhood sports because they don’t have the time to devote to practice and games everyday. Luckily, there are numerous ways to stay in shape throughout the year. Three of the best alternatives are The Edge Fitness Clubs, the Wellness Center at the West...

A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

April 18, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 Westport has welcomed its newest addition to the collection of fitness studios, JoyX. Owned by Westport residents Rhodie Lorenz and Amy Hochhauser, both are known for previously opening  Joyride, a popular cycling studio, almost six years ago.   “When Amy and I opened ...

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

February 3, 2017

By: Sasha Narang '18 The way students view physical education is rather simple - some people love it, some people hate it, and I’ve come to the realization that a happy medium doesn’t exist. Regardless of one’s perspective, Staples students are required to take gym freshman, sophomore, and junior...

Yoga and meditation benefits the Staples community

Yoga and meditation benefits the Staples community

October 27, 2016

Sasha Narang '18 As I finally reach the end of my first quarter as a junior, I can confidently say there is one thing that has gotten me through the stressful nights of cramming for tests: yoga and meditation. It would take me hours to count the number of times I’ve been told that “junior...

[Sept. 2016 News] New equipment propels P.E. department different curriculum

October 11, 2016

By Ashton Dedona '17 Arts Editor and Kaya Leitner '19 The physical education department has made changes to its curriculum this year but not to the state of its boys’ locker room.   Some students questioned why the 2013 Pep Grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Education for Nutrition and ...

Kickboxing energizes students with out-of-box workout

Kickboxing energizes students with out-of-box workout

Frenchie Truitt '17, News Editor

May 6, 2016

While some students like to get a workout playing on a Staples sports team or spinning at the gym, others opt for a different approach. Gyms in Westport and surrounding towns; such as TITLE Boxing Club, The Edge, Westport Boxing & MMA, offer kickboxing classes that many students take both to break...

Top 5 Fitness places in Westport

Top 5 Fitness places in Westport

Sophia Hampton, Staff Writer

June 20, 2015

What Westport lacks in cultural diversity, we make up for in fitness diversity. There are no shortage of gyms and workout places around us, and as someone with self-diagnosed WADD (workout attention deficit disorder. which is not a real thing, but it probably should be) I've tried most of them. Much...

Spikeball a smash hit amongst Staples students

Spikeball a smash hit amongst Staples students

Jesse Greenspun, Web Sports Editor

May 23, 2015

It is a craze that has taken the Staples student body by storm. Spikeball, which combines aspects of various sports including volleyball and tennis, is quickly becoming a backyard favorite amongst students, and has even found its way into gym classes. While the game was invented in the late 1980’s,...

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