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The underrated pain of crutches

The underrated pain of crutches

Elliot Kaufman '19, Web Managing Editor

November 3, 2017

Injuries that force kids into crutches are painful, but what kids really dread is maneuvering around school with their injury. Getting from class to class is incredibly difficult for students on crutches, so Staples has taken measures to make it slightly easier. Crutches are very common, because...

Cryotherapy introduced to Westport community

Cryotherapy introduced to Westport community

September 25, 2017

By Ava Simunovic ’20 and Julia Lombardo ’20 ...

Hoverboards are not as swift as they sound

Talia Hendel, Web Managing Editor

January 7, 2016

Modern technology has resulted in many incredible and life-changing devices. One of the more recent phenomenons - the “hoverboard” (which does not actually hover) - caught the eye of people around the world and created an excited stir around the holiday season. However, the potential that this g...

The silent back destroyer

The silent back destroyer

Eliza Goldberg, Features Editor

May 31, 2015

They come in all shapes and sizes. They come in all colors and designs. But what you don’t know CAN hurt you. From kindergarten through college, a backpack is a must for toting school work to and from school. So with something as necessary and common as a backpack, it can be hard to pay attention to t...

Students share what it’s like to be double jointed

Matthew Bader ’15 demonstrates how he is double jointed by dislocating his left shoulder.

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

During passing time, one will hear conversations that are riddled with inside jokes and filled with laughter float throughout the hallway. This may make it appear that the Staples community knows everything about each other; however, most people do not know that some students have hidden talents and...

Thanksgiving has a black eye

Thanksgiving has a black eye

November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and be thankful for all that you have. You would think people would be excited about a luxurious day of eating and absolutely no activity. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for a day of downtime. However, people think that getting a 100 dollar television...

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni

Shooting at Florida State University shocks Staples alumni

Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor

November 21, 2014

Around 12:30 a.m on Thursday, Nov. 20, an armed former student of Florida State University (FSU) entered the college’s Strozier Library and began shooting. He injured three students and caused a panic across campus. According to CNN, two of the three students were admitted to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. On...

New concussion legislation signed at Staples by Governor Malloy

Katelyn DeAgro and Quinn Hughes

October 10, 2014

Governor Dannel Malloy signed the new concussion legislation on Sept. 29 at the Staples field house in an effort to promote proper treatment of brain injuries for high school athletes. The drive to pass HB 5113, otherwise referred to as the Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions (ACYAC), originated...

Football-related deaths lead to discussion of players’ protection

Football-related deaths lead to discussion of players’ protection

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

This week, three high-school football players across the country passed away from injuries sustained either during a game or warm up routine. The players were Tom Cutinella from Long Island, New York, Demario Harris from Troy, Alabama, and Isaiah Langston from Rolesville, North Carolina. Cutinella,...

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