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The assembly that shocked the school… or did it?

42% of high school seniors reported vaping at some point in their lifetime in a 2018 survey conducted by Monitoring the Future. A comparatively lower figure of 36% of 12th graders reported the same in 2017.

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Manager

January 7, 2020

Tricia Dahl from Yale School of Medicine presented Vaping: The Youth Epidemic” to a school-wide assembly on Dec. 5, 2019 in order to spread the word about the dangers of vaping. Was this assembly necessary to have and was it effective for our Staples students?  The answer is yes.  Over the...

Staples Vaping Seminar’s Effect On Student Body

Trisha Dahl of Yale School of Medicine visits Staples High School in efforts to warn students on the dangers of vaping. She spoke on the long-term and short term consequences of e-cigarettes on teenagers.

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone '20

January 5, 2020

Toquet Hall fails to catch the attention of local teens

FRIENDLY COMPETITION: Starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, Toquet Hall held one of its game nights.  The game night activities vary from Mario Kart to board games to card games too.

Giselle Oldani '22 and Natasha Taubenheim '22

October 18, 2019

Toquet Hall fails to catch the attention of local teens from Giselle Oldani on Vimeo....

Total Frat Move convinces kids to commit total death moves

Total Frat Move convinces kids to commit total death moves

October 4, 2018

By Evi Tarshis ’20   No one can deny the fact that social media plays a huge role in the lives of young people. I mean, let’s be honest; we’ve all been caught trying to mimic the fashion trends our favorite brands have posted, or attempting a recipe we drooled over on Buzzfeed Tasty....

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

April 8, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 After five states -- California, New Jersey, Oregon, Hawaii and Maine-- raised the legal age limit for tobacco to 21, Connecticut is considering doing the same. According to Tobacco-Free Kids, 95 percent of adult smokers started when they were teens, and according to “Editorial: Raise The Connecticut Smoking Age To 21”,...

Vaping regulations must be increased

Vaping regulations must be increased

January 8, 2018

By Layla Wofsy ’19 I honestly cannot think of the last time that a day went by where I did not hear any of my classmates mention juuling. Whether I saw someone juul in the bathroom or walked into the cafeteria to hear someone reminisce about their latest Juuling experience, it is obvious to me t...

Teens rediscover the Westport Arts Center

Teens rediscover the Westport Arts Center

Claire Dinshaw, Sports Editor

February 2, 2015

Early in the spring, Westport residents driving along Riverside Avenue may see a line of about 20 third graders filing into the Westport Arts Center [WAC]. Unfortunately, for some students, this classic elementary school field trip was the last time they visited WAC. “Many teens are surprised b...

Staples teens cash in on workforce experience

Working hard Anna Bene ’16 sells tea to a customer at David’s Tea. She stands in front of a variety of tea flavors that the store offers, including Chocolate Macaron and Cotton Candy.

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

According to the U.S. Census of 2012, just over 29 percent of all high school students ages 16 and above are employed in some fashion year-round. Following suit, Staples High School possesses quite a few students of its own who have joined the workforce. To many of these young employees, a job is...

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