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Annam Olasewere ’25 participated in the USA Swimming National Select Camp in order to improve her mindset both in and out of the pool.

Annam Olasewere makes a splash at USA Swimming National Select Camp

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director November 26, 2022

With her Staples girls’ Swim and Dive backpack draped over her shoulders, Annam Olasewere ’25 strolled into the Colorado Olympic and Paralympic Training Center to participate in the USA Swimming National...

Working out at the gym has developed an unwarranted masculine connotation.

Sexism at gym perpetuates modern-day misogyny

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director September 19, 2022

Why is it that women are so belittled when talking about the gym?  I recently went out to dinner with seven friends, and as we walked, the four boys engaged in a debate as they discussed and compared...

The Staples Pride Coalition sets up various decorations around the school  for pride month.

Staples celebrates June’s pride month

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director June 10, 2022

As June 1 rolls around, the classic blue and white vibe of Staples High School is swapped out for the rainbow’s vibrant colors  to represent pride month. Windows have been painted, tables have been...

The Staples group of students stand in front of the gate to the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Students embark on spring break field trip in Spain

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director April 29, 2022

When you think of spring break, family trips to tropical islands or college tours immediately come to mind. But for this spring break, a group of Staples students traveled throughout Spain on a school-sponsored...

This is an example of the backpacks that the senior girls wear to school for the second semester tradition. The girls bring all sorts of children’s backpacks to commemorate their final semester as high schoolers. This is an example of the backpacks that the senior girls wear to school for the second semester tradition. The girls bring all sorts of children’s backpacks to commemorate their final semester as high schoolers. Photo by Lily Klau ’23

Senior girls celebrate second semester with children’s backpacks

Lily Klau ’23 , Creative Director February 16, 2022

As I walked through the hallways on the first day of second semester, it was like a flashback to elementary school: in a sea of what are normally black North Face backpacks, the hallway was popping with...

This is the new logo of Harry Styless new cosmetic company, Pleasing.

Styles drops non-binary, environmentally sustainable cosmetic company

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director December 16, 2021

Alongside Pharrell Williams, Rhianna and many other famous musicians, Harry Styles has now entered the world of cosmetics with his new company, Pleasing. Pleasing, dropped on Nov. 15, sells nail polishes...

This is the Saugatuck Shores in Westport, Connecticut at the spot where the Westport Police, Fire and EMS Departments rescued a Westport man at 5.55 am on Nov. 9.

Westport police, fire, EMS departments save man in water

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director November 12, 2021

A Westport man was rescued Nov. 9 at 5:55 am by Westport police, fire and EMS departments after he was found partially submerged in the water.  “It was an elderly gentleman [with an undisclosed medical...

The Counties Assemblies posted this update to all their social media platforms informing all juniors that the dance would be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Julien attempts to organize grade-wide dance for juniors

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director October 29, 2021

Dress, hair, makeup, shoes, date. This is a checklist girls going to The Counties Assemblies Dance follow to ensure an amazing night. But due to COVID-19, this checklist has been taken from juniors’...

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Westport PAL cheerleading suffers from lack of volunteers

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director September 27, 2021

Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) cheerleading is unable to field teams for the 2021 season because they cannot find parent volunteers, which is crucial for coaching, fundraising and coordinating of...

Harmful bias in social media posts spread Israeli/Palestinian conflict misinformation

Harmful bias in social media posts spread Israeli/Palestinian conflict misinformation

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director June 7, 2021

Throughout the past year, social media has been used as the main source of spreading information and educating social media users on current events, but with the Palestine and Israel conflict, is it causing...

Maybe its the chewy, addictive, tapioca boba balls or the twangy taste of the milky tea, but people simply cant get enough of bubble tea.

Bubble tea, new found obsession

Lily Klau '23, Paper Features editor May 12, 2021

#TheyForShe is taking on the task of calling out everyday sexism and gender inequity in our community and helping men understand what it means to be a woman in today’s society. 

#TheyForShe promotes inclusivity, supports International Women’s History Month

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director April 5, 2021

Social media feeds have been flooded with activism in the name of International Women’s History Month, and social studies teacher Cathy Schager and her Women in Society class have further celebrated...

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