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The casual Instagram trend has led to increased comparison from teens, despite the intentions of making the platform more real.

The trend of casual Instagram is far from casual: instead increasing issues of comparison

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor February 27, 2022

For many of us, checking TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat is a daily routine, which has created unhealthy standards with constant comparison to internet personas. Recently, there has been a notable increase...

Students celebrate their winter break in a variety of ways. While some will not be traveling due to the Omicron variant, others will be traveling to their designated destination.

Students differ in plans for upcoming holiday break

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor December 16, 2021

With winter break right around the corner, several Staples students are gaining excitement for their upcoming plans. After a year of restricted travel, COVID-19 precautions and limited opportunities, many...

Despite all of the excitement that follows Black Friday, it is extremely overrated and takes away from the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Instead, Cyber Monday is the better way to achieve holiday shopping and discounts over Thanksgiving break.

Black Friday traditions detract from the true meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor December 6, 2021

Thanksgiving break can be defined by many as a time to reflect, be grateful, spend time with family and indulge in some good food. However,waking up before sunrise, standing in lines for hours on end and...

Many dancers at Staples go to studios in or near Westport to pursue their passions for dance, as they are not able to at Staples.

Staples dance team is necessary to create community for dancers

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

Being involved in the Staples community is something that is important to most, if not all, students. Participating in the sports that you love and having the super fans there to cheer you on at every...

TikTok star Sienna Mae Gomez addresses her sexual assault allegations entirely through social media.

TikTok star Sienna Mae’s sexual assault case leaves young viewers too intrigued

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor June 11, 2021

After long school days, extracurriculars and the pressures that come with high school, most kids resort to their abundance of technology as a way to relax. Choosing whether to scroll through Snapchat,...

Guide to Conquer Summer 2021

Guide to conquer summer 2021

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor June 9, 2021

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2021 senior prom continues on despite COVID-19.

Senior Prom exceeds expectations despite COVID restrictions

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 27, 2021

Seniors put on their fanciest attire and took to the Staples High School courtyard for their first and final high school prom on May 14 and 15. After the cancellation of last year’s junior prom due to...

The 2020-2021 current schedule consists of four 80-minute periods per day, as opposed to the pre-pandemic schedule, which will include six 50-minute classes per day.

Returning to pre-pandemic schedule creates better school environment

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 26, 2021

Staples High School introduced a completely new weekly and daily schedule for the COVID-19 2020-2021 school year, which has resulted in mixed reactions. This schedule consists of four, 80-minute classes...

 Purim celebrators struggle to realize how                                            offensive their outfits truly are.

Children celebrating Purim disregards appeal for unity between minorities, furthers divide.

Julia Leitner ’23, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

 A group of kids in Lakewood, New Jersey did not seem to realize the harm that they perpetuated when trying to continue a holiday tradition. This tradition, for a Jewish holiday called Purim, is to dress...

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