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The first two professional development days of the 2024-2025 school year will take place on Aug. 22-23.
Increased professional development time to be added to next year’s school calendar
Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor • May 8, 2024
While the intention of the new FAFSA application was to simplify the aid process for families, the rollout challenges ended up causing more harm than good, especially for those in greatest need.
FAFSA complications push back senior decision day
Ella Harrington '25, Web News Editor • May 7, 2024
I-95 was shut down due to a three car collision. One of the trucks contained oil which led to a catastrophic fire, leading to the destruction and future rebuilding of the bridge located above the highway.
BREAKING NEWS: Fire causes I-95 closed due to car collision, fire
Siena Petrosinelli ’25, Paper Arts Editor • May 3, 2024
The winners of the contest accept their certificates on stage at the awards ceremony along with leadership from Staples, the town of Westport and TEAM Westport.
TEAM Westport contest lets students reflect on local diversity issues
Jack Robinson, Paper Editor • May 22, 2024
Dogs leap for joy in the Dog Lover Days lunge obstacle course. They chased a small handkerchief that was mechanically pulled along the circle.  It costed $10 for two rounds in the course.
Annual Dog festival proves pawsitively pup-tastic
Samantha Sandrew '25, Web Managing Editor • May 21, 2024
Wreckers Wealth Management team members Andrew Rebello ’25, Alex Sod ’25, Srish Popuri ’25 and Mack Haymond ’25 pose with their second place awards from the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition.
Everyone’s Investing in Wreckers Wealth Management
Rachel Olefson '25 and Alex Gaines '25 May 20, 2024
Trump’s trial is unprecedented in American history and could have a sizable impact on the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Donald Trump Shouldn't Be Above The Law
Matthew Stashower ’25, Inklings Ambassador • May 24, 2024
The idea of money in exchange for a “night to remember” feels outdated for the modern state of Prom at Staples.
Prom costs pay for moments, not materialism
Alex Gaines ’25, Creative Director • May 24, 2024
The new viral “Man Vs. Bear” trend has taken over TikTok. With people on either side, this opens further discussion into the deeper meaning of this trend. This trend may seem silly, but it sheds much needed light on women’s safety.
Man vs. Bear TikTok trend opens discussion about women’s safety
Ava Coyle ’25, Social Media Manager • May 24, 2024
Brandy Melville, open since 2013 in Westport, has served as a staple store for young women looking to buy inexpensive, yet trendy clothing.
‘Brandy Hellville’ exposes alarming business model, former Westport Employees confirm unethical customs
Audrey Curtis ’25, Social Media Manager • May 24, 2024
Staples held junior prom for the class of 2025. The prom was themed ‘Casino Night’ and many students spent their night on the dance floor and participating in fun activities.
Staples class of '25 takes on Junior Prom
Nash Teran '25 May 24, 2024
Cover photo of the well loved cookbook
Wholesome tasting: A review of ‘It’s All Good,’ Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook
Avery Michalowski ’26, Staff Writer • May 7, 2024
The Staples Wreckers baseball team was defeated 6-4 by the Fairfield Warde Mustangs on Friday, May 3.
Staples baseball falls to top-seeded Fairfield Warde in tight battle
William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor • May 9, 2024
Max Maurillo ’24 looks for a pass as he tries to launch an attack for the Wreckers.
Wreckers fall to New Canaan in defensive battle
Tristan Gonzalez '24, Web Sports Editor • May 6, 2024
Kate Berkley ’26 is gifted her student athlete of the month shirt.
PrepZone awards Staples cheerleader Kate Berkley student of the month
Nash Teran '25 April 27, 2024
Four seniors discuss their journey at Staples, giving the ins and outs of their last year as a Wrecker.
Seniors reflect on Staples experience
Liora Perkins ’25 and Addison Coughlin ’25 May 28, 2024
Students reflect on the different ways they have been educated on the protests occurring on college campuses recently. They have acknowledged unbiased and biased views in order to get the full story.
Students reflect on education regarding the Israel-Palestine college protests
Zara Saliba ’26 and Alexis Jacobs ’26 May 28, 2024
A typical Staples student might spend their afternoon in an environment like this, especially during finals.
Students, teachers reflect on study habits
Andi Jacobs '26, Paper Arts Editor • May 23, 2024
My hand, clutching the smoothie, freezes as I anticipate sunset. Finally, as the clock strikes 7:30 p.m., I can finally indulge in this long- awaited beverage.
A Ramadan Temptation: Indulge in an Avocado Smoothie
Danisha Nasution, Staff Writer • April 22, 2024
The bulk ferment is when the yeast fully developed through rest. The dough should nearly double in size and get bubbly. The warmer the environment, the faster the dough will ferment. If you leave the dough on the counter it will take about eight to 10 hours. For a more sour dough, leave it in the fridge for up to three days for a slower fermentation.
Sourdough: A simple but challenging craft
Alexis Jacobs '26, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024
On Sunday, March 17, the 4 by 800m relay competed. From left to right, Sarah Bogdan 26, Leigh Foran 24, Emma Morris 24 and Avery Kalter 27 were on the relay. They finished with a time of 10:17. Though their season record was 10:06, they finished in the top eight overall.
Girls' Track travels to Adidas Nationals
Audrey Curtis ’25, Web Photostory Editor • April 8, 2024
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Editor-in-Chief Paige Tighe ’24 loves connecting with her community – even if that community is made up of elementary schoolers. As a summer camp counselor, of course, that is her job.  “They...