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The swim team practice now ends at 6 p.m. this year, which is a change for these athletes whose practice used to end at 5 p.m. This causes these athletes entire homework and night routine to be pushed back an hour, causing additional stress. Photo by Emily Goldstein ’23

Stress increases as a result of the new school year

Emily Goldstein ’23, Paper Features Editor September 23, 2021

After almost a full year of coming into school just twice a week, half-day Wednesdays and modifications to the curriculum in order to accommodate hybrid learning, school started back up in full swing for...

Photo of Anna Pan  ’22 fencing for her club team. She is one of the four staples students to bring fencing to staples.

Fencing team embarks on new journey

Charley Guthartz , Paper Opinions Editor September 23, 2021

Fencing is not a typical high school sport. But four Staples students, Anna Pan ’22, Gleb Syomichev ’23, Max Piterbarg ’24 and PJ (Peter) Loranger ’24, came together to create Staples’ first...

Wreckers beat Trumbull in home opener football game

Wreckers beat Trumbull in home opener football game

Hannah Kail ’22, Staff Writer September 19, 2021

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Staples offense battles for a shot on goal in Wilton territory in an effort to increase their 2-1 lead.

Wilton field hockey stumps Staples ending in a 2-2 overtime draw

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The Staples girls’ field hockey team tied Wilton 2-2 in their first major trial of the season on Sept. 14. Wilton forced the game into an overtime defensive showdown with a late goal in the fourth quarter.  The...

Tennis Player Naomi Osaka receives support from fans after withdrawing from the Australian Open.

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open due to Mental health, inspires many

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

On May 31, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open due to recent mental health struggles. She made the announcement on Twitter after refusing to speak to interviewers during...

Fall sports preseason begins in August with the first games beginning in the latter part of September or beginning of October.

Fall sports captains develop summer training schedules

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

As the weather begins to get warmer and the spring sports seasons come to an end, students begin transitioning into their summer mindset. Yet, fall athletes can't completely dissociate into summer mode,...

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,”...

Staples girls’ track placed and scored in several events at FCIACs on May 24. This is their first time placing in six years. They hope to further qualify in States and States Open in the upcoming weeks.

Girls’ track secures spot in States after placing in FCIACs

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Web Features Editor June 2, 2021

Despite the late start to the season due to COVID, Staples girls’ track proved their abilities at Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference (FCIACs ) on Tuesday, May 24. All season, teams look forward...

The Connecticut lawsuit aiming to ban transgender athletes from particiapting in high school sports was dismissed April 2021. This case along with many others across the country has sparked national debate with two very passionate sides. It is crucial that transgender athletes are allowed to particiapte in high school sports based on their gender identity.

Transgender athletes should be allowed to participate in high school sports

Ella Alpert ’22 , Broadcast Director May 27, 2021

I’ve been competitively swimming since I was in second grade. Over these nine years, a lot has changed in my life, but swimming has stayed the same. This sport has led me to meet some of my best friends,...

Some students have chosen to learn from home, but still attend their extracurriculars in person.

Athletes learn remotely, attend in-person for sports

Anna Diorio '23, Paper Arts Editor May 26, 2021

When Staples reopened its doors to the entire student population, most high schoolers were anxious to return to their familiar cliques, favorite lunch spots and cheerful classrooms. Students were finally...

Spring sports now allow fans into games. Some players say it has had a positive impact on their performances.

Staples’ games positively affected by return of fans

Finnegan Courtney , Paper News Editor May 13, 2021

Fans will always be a major part of sports, regardless if it is professional sports, college or high school sports and even sports intended for younger children. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans have...

Henry Dodge ’22 lines up for the opening face off vs. Fairfield Prep.

Boys’ lacrosse fight hard, come up short vs. Fairfield Prep

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Staples boys’ lacrosse played in a back and forth battle against Fairfield prep on Thursday, May 7, but came up short, losing 13-9.  After being down 6-5 at halftime, Staples quickly let up a goal...

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