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The seniors’ final production in Players will be “Descendants,” which will open on April 1.

Players’ seniors reflect on past four years in program, lifelong bonds made

Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor March 29, 2022

As the class of 2022 begins their final quarter as Wreckers, the hallways buzz with excitement: graduation, prom and internships loom on the horizon. But for senior members of Players, one event takes...

The virtual calm room features four rooms: a relaxation room, a creativity room, a physical wellness room and a reading room. The reading room includes links to books about topics such as the importance of sleep and the inner workings of the teenage brain, as well as pleasure books such as “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Flies.”

Guidance department’s “Virtual Calm Room” takes positive step toward improving mental health

Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor March 4, 2022

 “During the pandemic, a larger than average share of young adults (ages 18-24) report symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder (56%),” KFF, a non-profit health journalism organization, reported. Among...

The pride coalition hosts many events including a celebration of Pride Club last year outside the cafeteria.

Pride Coalition prospers as it expands horizons in 2021

Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor January 6, 2022

Among the countless clubs that Staples has to offer, the Pride Coalition has remained a prominent safe space for all members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community who choose to participate. Though the club...

New teacher mask policy prompts mixed reactions from student body

Karina Murray ’22 Associate Managing Editor, Chloe Murray ’22 Public Relations Director October 26, 2021

Starting on Oct. 20, Staples teachers were no longer required to wear masks if they are standing at the front of the classroom and socially distanced from students. Some students found this to be a welcome...

Fall activities are widely adored by Westport residents of all ages, but the cost of such activities may impose restrictions in terms of who may participate in such events.

Fairfield County activities overpriced, DIY activities more suitable for students

Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor October 20, 2021

As leaves change colors and temperatures plummet, fall enthusiasts begin to fill their calendars with quintessential fall activities. From apple picking and pumpkin carving to getting lost in an all-too...

Linnea Jagenberg ’21, Lizzie Kuendorf ’22 and Leni Lemcke ’22 all scored birdies in their victory against St. Joe’s while Keeva Boyle ’23 scored an eagle. The girls received flamingo and parrot prizes in recognition of their accomplishments. (Pictured left to right) Linnea Jagenberg ’21, Lizzie Kuendorf ’22, Leni Lemcke ’22, Keeva Boyle ’23 Merin McCallum ’21, Kathleen Coffee ’24

Girls’ golf secures spot in FCIACs with close victory against St. Joe’s

Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor June 8, 2021

In a 185-181 victory over St. Joe’s on May 27, the girls’ golf team secured a spot in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference (FCIACs) competition. “I am so happy with how our team played,”...

The Humane Society’s production of “Save Ralph” emotionally defines the detriments of animal testing through the experiences of lovable rabbit Ralph, who has suffered critical injuries and harmful abuse in his career as a tester.

Humane Society successfully exposes detrimental nature of animal testing with new short film ‘Save Ralph’

Karina Murray '22, Associate Managing Editor May 6, 2021

Clinique, MAC, Benefit, Nars, Lancome, Maybelline, Revlon: ask a friend to identify their go-to beauty brand, and there is a probable chance they will answer enthusiastically with one of these widely adored...

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced the commencement of full in-person learning beginning March 25 in an effort to continue schoolwide progression to normalcy.

Staples returns to 100% in-person model effective March

Karina Murray ’22, Features Editor March 18, 2021

Staples High School will return to full in-person learning beginning March 25, according to an email sent by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on March 17.  Principal Thomas outlined the parameters...

Sophie Rossman ’21 released her 30-Day “Feel Good” Routine on Jan. 1 in an effort to promote wellness and self-care in the new year and aid individuals who yearn for structure and motivation in a time of uncertainty.

Sophie Rossman’s 30-Day “Feel Good” Routine proves effective during challenging times

Karina Murray ’22, Paper Features Editor February 9, 2021

The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine means that the end of the pandemic is closer than ever, but the various mental health effects that the pandemic has caused still await remedy.  In an effort...

Dylan Diamond ’17 was placed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List in the “Youngest” category for his development of the school navigation app “Saturn.” The app aims to make school and schedule navigation more manageable as well as connect students by providing an option to friend other students on the app itself, on Snapchat or on Instagram.

Dylan Diamond ’17 lands Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Karina Murray ’22, Blue Staff Features Editor December 23, 2020

Staples is the alma mater to many impressive and accomplished individuals. From its impressive acting and musical programs, academically rigorous classes and intense sports teams, Staples has fostered...

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