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Sophie Alcyone ’22 (left) and Sasha Maskoff ’22 (right) attended the CAS Awards ceremony on April 5 in Plantsville, Connecticut. The CAS awards their Outstanding Arts Award based on demonstrated scholarship and leadership across the realm of visual and performing arts. Two students from each member school are awarded annually, and students must be referred by teachers.

Seniors Maskoff, Alcyone, win 27th annual High School Arts Awards

Mishael Gill ’23, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) recognized Sasha Maskoff ’22 and Sophie Alycone ’22 for their artistic excellence at the 27th Annual High School Arts Awards on April 5. The CAS awards...

After getting ready, most students will take pictures before going to the prom.

Senior prom sets unnecessarily expensive standard of beauty

Lia Gordon ’22, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

Staples senior girls’ minds have been fixated on prom since the first dress announcement was posted on Facebook on Feb 1. Since then, the frenzy of searching and buying dresses dropped on department...

Released on April 22, 2022, Heartstopper provides relatable, loveable LGBTQ+ romance and journey. While season two has not been announced, season one has climbed the top-watched list in America and the United Kingdom.

Netflix’s “Heartstopper” illustrates heartwarming, intricate LGBTQ+ journey, romance 

Hannah Conn '23, Web Managing Editor May 3, 2022

When I pressed “play” on the first episode of "Heartstopper," I prepared myself for the worst. I rallied my heart to be broken once more by an unrealistic, stereotypical queer romance that categorized...

Netflix released season four of Drive to Survive on March 13. Drive to Survive captures the behind-the-scenes moments of the Formula 1 race season, including team rivalries, driver lineups and the role of money in the sport.

Season four of ‘Drive to Survive’ delivers the behind the scenes of a thrilling Formula 1 season

Hannah Ratcliffe ’22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Following each Formula 1 season full of intense racing, fierce rivalries and emotional outcomes, Netflix releases a season of “Drive to Survive,” a 10-episode special that dives deep into the sport...

The new Kardashians show excites fans across the nation.

The Kardashians on Hulu stylishly shifting to showcase real, raw life

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant Business Director May 3, 2022

After 20 seasons and 285 episodes of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, the Kardashian-Jenner family decided that this 14-year period was simply not enough, and they are back for more.  The Hulu...

Netflix series ‘Old Enough’ highlights Japanese culture and provides entertainment to viewers, although the show only features a few children, it is also exemplary of everyday life for many kids.

Netflix series ‘Old Enough’ strikes controversy in parenting style

Margot Richlin '23, Audience Engagement Manager May 2, 2022

One of the many benefits of streaming services such as Netflix is that they attract a new audience to older- running television shows. The series ‘Old Enough’ has been running for over 30 years but...

The Staples cafeteria removed the custom salad bar as a COVID-19 safety precaution. However, as we return to normal at school, so should our dining options.

Staples student pines for Staples salad bar, hopes for return

Lilly Weisz ’23, Creative Director April 28, 2022

Ever since we returned to school during COVID-19, I have eaten yogurt twice a day — once for breakfast and once for lunch. My friends cast searing eyes at me as I consume pounds of fermented milk, but...

Social media influencers promote the overconsumption of makeup and skincare, leading to unnecessary spending.

Beauty industry, social media encourage toxic overconsumption

Tierney Kugel ’22, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

As I scroll through my TikTok “For You” page, I can’t help but notice the alarming nature of beauty trends. Influencers who are receiving paid sponsorship encourage their young and impressionable...

Staples Players’ production of Disney’s “Descendants” runs from April 1-3 and 8-9. The lighthearted musical tells the story of the teenage children of classic Disney villains being faced with threats from their parents, forcing them to explore the world of “good” Disney characters.

‘Descendants’ enchants with extreme talent, Disney magic

Alex Gaines '25, Arts Editor April 27, 2022

I’m never surprised by the excellence of Staples Players shows. With such a talented cast and crew, I believe every production I see will be astounding.  I have to admit, though, I was a bit concerned...

Chana Aloo Curry is a traditional street food dish that is served as a snack in India. Pictured above is my take on the dish after following a recipe and adding my own twist by using beyond meat as in India the majority does not eat meat.

Review of culture in the kitchen: creating, evaluating significant dishes from three countries

Christopher Tatusko '22, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

I love trying new foods and while I have had food from all of these countries, I have never undertaken the challenge of creating the dishes myself. As an adventurous eater, trying something new seemed...

Hulu series “The Dropout” follows the life of Elizabeth Holmes and how she established a successful startup with craftful deception.

‘The Dropout’ unveils the lies of a $9 billion startup through a bingeworthy Hulu series

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer April 4, 2022

When most people think of college dropouts that have created startups, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg often come to mind. But what if I told you that a Stanford dropout created a way to test over 100 conditions...

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