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Juniors contemplate if prom is worth it

Juniors contemplate if prom is worth it

Abby Fleming ’20 and Mia Daignault ’20

May 15, 2019

Junior prom approaches cancellation due to lack of funding

Junior prom approaches cancellation due to lack of funding

Caroline Donohue '20, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

Junior Prom was close to being cancelled due to lack of funding. It is currently scheduled for May 18. Prom tickets have always been $65 per person, but this year tickets were raised by $10. Fundraising for this year’s junior prom was extremely low, causing the price increase in order to pay for...

Junior Prom Committee raises money for the spring prom

Junior Prom Committee raises money for the spring prom

Caroline Donohue ’20

March 1, 2019

The Prom Committee is planning on selling lanyards and phone cases in order to raise money for Junior Prom. Committed Staples juniors have been working hard in order to fundraise for the Junior Prom in May. The school has been struggling to raise money, and as of right now there is no prom for junior...

Prom can be a success without spending a lot of money

Prom can be a success without spending a lot of money

June 10, 2017

By Alexa Moro '18 A perfect prom doesn't have to be expensive; in 2015, the average household spent $919 on prom according to US News. This figure includes the cost of the dress, shoes, makeup, hair, car or limo and other so-called “prom essentials.” The money spent on these items and services...

Students step out of the box to create unthinkable promposals

Students step out of the box to create unthinkable promposals

June 1, 2017

By Bailey Blaikie  '19 Scrolling through Facebook and seeing the same, repeated promposals is not uncommon. Having a unique promposal has become increasingly difficult, as people are running out of creative ideas. Because of this, many students have been thinking outside of the box to ask their...

Your guide to 2017 prom dress shopping in Westport

Your guide to 2017 prom dress shopping in Westport

May 4, 2017

By Liv Ronca '18 Secondary to a girl’s wedding dress, her high school prom dress could be the one of the most important dresses she will ever wear, making finding the perfect dress a necessity.   Westport has a variety of stores that provide outlets for prom dress shopping such as Winged ...

MTV seeks out Staples to feature on “Promposal”

MTV seeks out Staples to feature on “Promposal”

March 11, 2017

By: Camryn Ragland '18 and Liv Ronca '18 Producers of the upcoming MTV series “Promposal” recently reached out to Staples in search of extravagant promposals that can be featured on their show. Casting producer of this show Meg Maley reached out to David Roth. “[We] are seeking high schoolers...

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Emma Greenberg, Opinions editor

June 10, 2016

Though junior year seems fun considering the dances, driver's licenses, class options and freedoms. I’ve heard many things contradicting the “perks” that are to come as a sophomore about to enter her junior year. All I hear about prom is that it’s a nightmare when it comes to getting everyone...

Prom: It’s hard to believe that it’s over, yet it means something exciting is ahead

Prom: It’s hard to believe that it’s over, yet it means something exciting is ahead

Alex Spadacenta, Features Editor

June 2, 2016

The lights flash across the dance floor as I looked up and saw one of my friends on someone’s shoulders. Many adults would have thought there was a seventh grade bat-mitzvah going on at Staples High School on May 14, 2016, but it would turn out to be junior prom. It’s the day many have been waiting...

Local Briefs

Local Briefs

Jane Schutte, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

May 7 Race for the Cure The fourth annual 5k run and walk will be held at the Sherwood Island State Park Connector. People of all ages are welcome, and all proceeds go toward funding community grants and research in the county’s fight against breast cancer. The race begins at seven a.m. For more...

What’s up with that

What’s up with that

Sarah Sommer, Features Editor

June 3, 2015

Prom dances with ridiculousness, flirts with absurdity   According to a survey done by Visa, the average Northeastern prom-goer spends $1,104 on each dance. With that kind of money, you could spend a sun-kissed long weekend on the beach in Florida. With that kind of money, you could buy 25...

Students give the skinny on school dance diets

Students give the skinny on school dance diets

Katie Settos, Creative Director

April 2, 2015

Sitting in the cafeteria, a girl pushes around a salad she won’t dare to eat. Needing some encouragement, she steals a quick peek at a picture she saved on her phone of the model of her Counties dress, a dress she ordered several sizes too small. Slugging through the day on an empty stomach, she hauls...

Vine star promposal generates retweet frenzy

Vine star promposal generates retweet frenzy

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

Yesterday, 20-year-old Vine sensation Nicholas Colletti accepted Caroline McKechnie’s ’15 social media promposal for the price of 10,000 Twitter retweets. Around 5 p.m. on Monday, McKechnie sent a direct message to Colletti on Instagram, saying, “If I get 10,000 [retweets] will U go to prom w...

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