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December Students of the Month were announced by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on the morning of Dec. 13. Students of the Month are students that are respectful, hard-working, kind and make Staples a better place.

Staples announces December Students of the Month

Paige Tighe ’24, Staff Writer January 10, 2022

Within Staples High School, there are students that continuously contribute to the school’s community. A student’s persistence in school, amiability towards their peers and continuous contribution...

Students left the empty classroom as no substitute teacher arrived to cover the class. The next time the class met, the students were told that they should’ve remained in the classroom, regardless of there not being a teacher present.

Lack of present substitute teachers reveals necessity for new policy

Paige Tighe ’24 , Staff Writer December 14, 2021

Since the start of the school year, students across the school have arrived to class with no teacher or substitute present. This is due to shortages in substitute staff for class coverage. Increases in...

Catherine Schager and Rebecca Marsick: the iconic duo co-teaching Staples’ newest class, African American/Black & Puerto Rican/Latino studies.

Co-teaching duo thrives in Staples’ newest course

Maria Krug ’22, Paper Arts Editor November 24, 2021

Imagine being able to teach a high school class on a subject you love with your best friend. You work together everyday, brainstorming ideas and coming up with lessons for the class. Well, that is the...

A panel of students from Civic Leadership High School along with Connecticut Board of Education Student Member Natalie Bandura discuss preliminary ideas for budgeting proposals at the Nov. 10 event.

New state initiative expands youth civic engagement in education budgeting

Anna Diorio ’23, Paper Arts Editor November 10, 2021

Staples will participate in Voice4Change, an initiative in state educational financing, which allows students to craft, campaign for and vote on budget proposals for how to spend $20,000 allocated to each...

Due to the higher weight of AP and honors classes, many Staples students often compromise interest in elective courses for classes that stand to bolster their grade point average (GPA).

Weighted GPAs stifle course exploration, discourage study of arts and humanities

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Reduced to the first few letters of the alphabet, the value of standardized test scores and other three-letter acronyms, students relentlessly seek to raise such figures through whatever means possible....

At Staples, the music department—including band, orchestra and chorus groups—does not receive as much attention as other school activities, such as academic groups, athletic teams and Players.

Staples music department lacks representation, attention

Julia Herlyn ’23, , Paper News Editor October 15, 2021

I attended a meeting after school on Friday, Oct. 1, for Tri-M (Music Honor Society). The meeting was held in the orchestra room, a space that I am more than familiar with, as I have been playing in grade-level...

On Oct. 5, former student, Anaya Maignan-Thompson filed a lawsuit against Staples, accusing her teachers of verbal harassment.

Former Staples student seeks compensation for harassment claims

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

A lawsuit was recently filed against Staples on Oct. 5 by Ayana Maignan-Thompson, a former Staples student, who claimed to have been harassed by her teachers and is asking for more than $15,000 in damages....

Many dancers at Staples go to studios in or near Westport to pursue their passions for dance, as they are not able to at Staples.

Staples dance team is necessary to create community for dancers

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

Being involved in the Staples community is something that is important to most, if not all, students. Participating in the sports that you love and having the super fans there to cheer you on at every...

What is Staples watching?

Valerie Dreyfuss '22 Paper Opinion Editor, Lily Caplan '22 Paper Managing Editor September 23, 2021

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...

The Wreckers hit the field for the first home scrimmage of the 2021 football season.

Wreckers defeat McMahon

Jalen St.Fortt September 19, 2021

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The Staples Pops concert is the only live music performance of the 2020-2021 school year, taking place at the Levitt Pavilion on June 4 and 5.

Staples music department adjusts Pops concert, follows pandemic regulations

Julia Herlyn ’23, Paper News Editor June 7, 2021

The annual Staples Pops concert kicked off the beginning of summer, marking the end of the academic year and served as the finale of a year of music at Staples. Held at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown...

Dress policy discriminates against women out of fear that women’s bodies are a distraction. However, men sexualizing women is not a woman’s fault and women wearing revealing clothing does mean they are automatically being “sexually suggestive.”

Staples dress code discriminates against female students

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

A week ago, I witnessed a female freshman at Staples being sent to the assistant principal’s office for wearing a tank top paired with a zip-up hoodie overtop. A male wearing a muscle shirt with a similar...

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