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Outdoor seating offers safe environment for students to interact during lunch

This is the setup for the outdoor seating tables at Staples High School.
October 9, 2020

Large, white X’s mark the spots at every table, allowing only three people to sit together at a time. As students sit down for lunch, they sigh with relief as they tear off their masks for the first...

Teams adapt to pandemic

Arden Scherer and Charlotte Zhang warming up before soccer practice.
October 2, 2020

When morning air turns crisp, the leaves begin falling and the first NFL football games kick off; that's when you know high school sports are upon us. Yet, walking around Staples, the loud cheers from...

COVID-19 affects cross country team

Staples cross country runners wear masks and socially distance while running in their small cohorts at practice.
September 25, 2020

Going back to school in fall of 2020 is anything besides ordinary: one-way hallways, masks, six feet apart and Zooms. Sports are no exception, especially for the cross country team.    The...

High school football players protest in Hartford over season’s cancellation

September 11, 2020

High school football players from across the state assembled on the steps of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday to protest the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (CIAC)...

The decision on the upcoming year of fall sports

Staples soccer seniors hope that despite pandemic, 2020 season will be played.
May 22, 2020

With the coronavirus calling an end to the 2019-2020 school year, it also brought the end of spring sports. The cancelling of all 2020 spring sports has been devastating for all seniors and athletes who...

Seniors attempt to salvage their internships

May 18, 2020

In the past, when the school year came to an end and the hallways became significantly less crowded, underclassmen could really sense the entire class of students. This was the senior class, as they...

This is a Wreckording Episode 6: We the Champions

On a brand new episode of ‘This is a Wreckording’ Ethan and Principal Thomas are joined by members of the We the People team to discuss their state and national triumph over the competition this year.
May 11, 2020

This is a Wreckording Episode 6

This is a Wreckording

On a brand new episode of ‘This is a Wreckording’, Ethan Frank ’20 and Principal Thomas discuss distance learning through the first few weeks of quarantine, what could happen in the next few weeks, and some talk about last weeks NFL Draft.
April 27, 2020

This is a Wreckording Episode 5 Apple Podcasts

Longshore: our last hope

The Longshore golf course still remains open despite social distancing practicing during the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 6, 2020

The average 18-hole golf course is 6,500 yards. That's four miles of open land in the vicinity of practically every town in Fairfield County, let alone Connecticut. Golf courses attract millions of people...

Staples implements daily A/B schedule

A/B schedule will be put in place starting March 26. During each time period students will have Zoom meetings available and other ways to communicate with teachers.
March 25, 2020

Staples will begin an A/B schedule starting Thursday, March 26 where students meet with classes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m for the duration of the distance learning academic plan.  On A days, periods one...

What to do when corona affects your money

The stock market plummets and rises during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
March 19, 2020

Starting a few weeks ago, the stock market began rapidly plummeting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Headlines across the world read how the stock market has not been this volatile since the downfall...

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