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Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Picking captains for any sports team can be a controversial decision, so teammates and coaches should adjust their style of picking to offer a fair end result.

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes together when it is necessary. At Staples High School, a common way of selecting captains is through the...

Staples English continues book club with Harding High School

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is about an inner-city girl struggling with her experience with police brutality.

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Staples students shuffle off buses with their teachers not to attend classes, not even to walk into their own school, but to discuss a socially relevant book with students from Harding High School in Bridgeport.  English teacher Barbara Robbins is continuing her annual book club with Harding High S...

Craft fanatics from Fairfield County enjoy looking at a variety of items at Craft Westport

People begin to arrive at the entrance of Craft Westport in Staples High School.

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Craft Westport booths lined the Staples High School cafeteria as crowds of Westport residents gathered on the mornings of Nov. 9 and 10. These booths set up by a variety of companies showcased items such as accessories, jewelry, functional and sculptural works, fine art painting, printmaking, drawing...

Assessment center: Is it effective?

Photo of sign outside of the Assessment Center. It is located on the door of the make-up center.

Charley Guthartz, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

Many Staples students get the Assessment Center and learning center confused. These two rooms are put into place by the school to be helpful for students. But rarely students are unaware of where these rooms are so what's the point is having them?  The learning center is where you can go to get extra help from a...

Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Hate symbols found in the bathrooms were painted over the night of Sept. 12.

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor

September 15, 2019

Multiple hate symbols––including a carving of a swastika––were uncovered at Staples High School on the evening of Sept. 12.  Upon the discovery of a swastika carved into a bathroom stall door, the administration called in the Westport Police Department to assist them in inspecting the sch...

Staples Players’ production of “Our Town” came to our town

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

June 11, 2019

Most productions put on by  Staples Players are presented from the main stage with many varieties of lights and intricate set detailing, but for the next performance the play characteristics will include neither of these. Staples Players will be putting on a presentation of “Our Town” in the Bl...

Dozens of seniors head to appeal court to redeem credit

Dozens of seniors head to appeal court to redeem credit

May 11, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 This year, a total of 68 seniors are appealing for credit, which is 28 more than the 40  who appealed last year. These students have exceeded the maximum amount of absences allowed in a class and could lose class credit. Depending on the type of class, a certain amount of absences is ...

Service League of Boys helps fundraise for Puerto Rican recovery

Service League of Boys helps fundraise for Puerto Rican recovery

December 6, 2017

By: Jake Navarro ’20 Service League of Boys hosted their fourth annual three-on-three basketball tournament at the Staples High School fieldhouse on Dec. 1. The event was a fundraiser to support the Puerto Rican Relief Center which will provide support for displaced people living in Puerto Rico. Teams sho...

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