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Election Day took place on Nov. 8 this year. Long Lots Elementary school  was one of the five polling locations available for Westporters to cast their ballot. Photo contributed by Ashley Julien ’23.

First time voters change America at polls

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor November 14, 2022

Election Day is normally a day in which students get a day off from school and use this time to sleep in, catch up on homework or hangout with friends. But, for those seniors who just recently turned 18,...

The girls’ soccer team celebrates after a regular season win during their pinkout for breast cancer awareness game.

Girls’ soccer reflects on FCIAC loss, channels motivation into State competition

Charlotte Berner ’25 , Staff Writer November 10, 2022

The girls’ soccer team never fails to put up a strong fight. Going almost undefeated in their regular season, they ended with a record of 10 wins, one loss and four ties. In FCIACS, the team made it...

Students reflect on successful spirit week

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager October 23, 2022

On Thursday, Oct. 13, seniors dressed up in red for color war, which was the theme of the day. Each grade was assigned a different color to wear.

Senior girls dominate spirit week

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor October 19, 2022

Inside the gymnasium students dance to the music played by a DJ, which is where the majority of students spent their night.

Class of 2023 celebrates homecoming dance

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

A warm burst of air greets students as they enter the building from the brisk outdoors. A heavy, thumping bass grows louder as students move towards the gymnasium. The blue cafeteria tables are adorned...

As the Nov. 1 early deadline for college applications approaches, seniors fit college visits into their schedule. Wake Forest University (pictured above) is one college Staples students are visiting.

Class of 2023 faces struggles applying to colleges

Audrey Kercher '23, Breaking News Manager October 9, 2022

As the class of 2023 sets out on their college admissions process, they are haunted by the grievances of the past. The senior grade has been through many hardships in their high school experience including...

Hamantaschen is a traditional Israeli food and a favorite of Cunningham’s

Humans of Staples: Catherine Cunningham explores cooking, art

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer June 14, 2022

If you’ve ever taken a culinary class before, you may have seen Catherine Cunningham ’22 around the kitchen. Ever since freshman year, Cunningham has had an interest in cooking, something she credits...

Kate Smith ’22, in her internship,  helps prepare for the Memorial Day Westport Fine Arts Fair. This opportunity allowed her to get real world experience with business negotiations and event planning.

Internship program allows students to flourish in real world experiences

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant business director  June 8, 2022

After weeks of internships, seniors are starting to get comfortable in their new working lifestyle. The last school traditional school day for seniors was on Friday, May 13, and their internships began...

The senior class of ’22 is planned to graduate on June 16, leaving high school and moving onwards toward post-graduate plans.

Seniors leaving prompts reflection, sadness

Emily Goldstein ’23, Public Relations Director May 25, 2022

 I remember my first day of high school vividly. I walked in as a clueless freshman with my sister, a year older, and her four best friends. The presence of the older kids kept my anxiety from escalating...

A longstanding Staples tradition, Senior Showdown is a nerf-shooting tournament during which participating seniors are given a target to “assassinate” while avoiding elimination at the hands of a foam dart themselves.

Seniors take aim at ‘Senior Showdown’

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Intricate disguises, phony pizza deliveries and post-practice stakeouts. Every rustle in the bushes and every unfamiliar car that pulls down the street is scrutinized with a keen eye and trained ear. The...

Though college sweatshirts are commonplace at Staples, the first school day after May 1st imbues each with the quality of truth and clairvoyance in revealing to all onlookers the wearer’s fate for the next four years.

Seniors’ Sweatshirt Day reveals malinformed attitudes about college

Madeleine Casey '22, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Years ago, in a shameful past, Inklings would publish a list of where every graduating senior was attending college. Predictably, this drew the ire of administration, students and parents alike, and the...

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