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Dance is an art, not a sport

Dance is an art, not a sport
January 3, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 Growing up as dancer, while my friends played soccer and softball and field hockey, I was often asked if dance is my “sport.” When I was younger, I would reply yes, because I considered...

Wreckers gear up for opening game versus Xavier

 During a Sept. 10 practice, the Staples football team went through final preparations for Friday’s game.
September 11, 2014

On Friday night, football will return to Staples Stadium, with a crucial early season matchup for both Staples and opponent Xavier High School from Middletown, Conn. at 7:00 p.m under the lights. Staples...

December 17, 2010 | Ugly Shirt Day

December 17, 2010

7:27 a.m. Social studies teachers Catherine Schager, Daniel Heaphy, and Ashley Gayanilo sport their “ugly” shirts. Today, students can give $1 during any of the lunch waves to vote for the teacher...

Staples Students Curl for Fun

November 15, 2010

Americans have football, basketball, and baseball – three action packed, fast moving pastimes. However, every four years when the Winter Olympics comes around, people cannot help but become enthralled...

Chronicles of my After-School Employment

November 12, 2010

Having a job after school is just like playing a sport— the only difference is that I get paid to do it. Every Monday and Thursday from 3-6 I get paid to sit at a desk and do my homework. While some...

Staples Soccer Expands Horizons – Two foreign phenoms join team, add diversity

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Rebecca Bobrow '11 Features Editor Soccer is an international game. It is the most popular sport on the planet. It is played in over 200 countries. This season, Staples soccer,...

Jock Talk – Why Superfans Will Never Go to Girls' Games

October 1, 2010

Julia Friedman '11 Staff Writer Staples has some of the most enthusiastic high school sports fans around. These passionate and dedicated fans are known as “superfans.” Superfans come to games in...

Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field

Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field
May 28, 2010

Mel Mignucci '12 A&E Editor Two at a time, athletic adolescents sprint up and down the turf football field, from end to end, cheered on by their teammates. They finish the circuit in about...

A Game without Fans?

Austin Alianiello '10 focuses on a chip near the green. |Photo by Lucas Hammerman
May 20, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor Even though the boy’s golf team has had plenty to cheer about in their undefeated 2010 season, you would not have known it based on their crowd support. Why?...

The Brutality of Water Polo

The boys' water polo team has a laid back practice, but things can get quite aggressive during games. | Photo by Bryan Schiavone '13
April 15, 2010

Leah Bitsky  '12 Staff Writer Above the surface of a Staples water polo game, everyone seems to be following the rules, but under the surface is where things get ugly. “Water polo is...

Saugatuck Rowers: Practice Rain or Shine

March 26, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 Web News Editor The weather is cold, rainy, and foggy. Through their rain-streaked windowshields, drivers see pedestrians huddled under umbrellas, windowshield wipers flashing,...

Title IX Shifts Gender Balance in Sports Recruiting

February 2, 2010

Constance Chien ’10 & Jesse Heussner ’11 Features Editors Thirty -eight years after the enactment of Title IX, which sought to ensure equality in educational opportunities, the act continues...

The World of Wacky Fans

The World of Wacky Fans
January 28, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer In Connecticut, it is safe to say that there is very little variety of professional sport teams. Because we are not blessed with a bevy of professional sports teams (my...

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