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Borowsky and Madigan’s campaign focuses on improving student wellbeing mainly through food and social aspects.

Calum Madigan and Will Borowsky elected 2025 Staples student council senior presidents

Ayaan Olasewere ’25, Web Sports Editor June 11, 2024

Calum Madigan and Will Borowsky were elected the senior class presidents for the 2024-25 school year. They campaigned on a platform of giving back to the community and making a significant impact within...

Staples Skate Club plans to renovate Compo Skate Park in near future.

Skate Club plans to renovate Compo Skate Park

Corbin Chaney '25, Staff Writer June 4, 2024

In Westport, where amenities like public libraries, beaches and athletic fields are ubiquitous, one notable gap has persisted for years: the outdated state of Compo Skate Park. The rattling wheels of skateboards...

Seniors travel back in time and reflect on their favorites from their childhood.

Travel back in time: Students reflect on their childhood favorites

Catie Campagnino’26, Paper Editor May 31, 2024

As the class of 2024 prepares to graduate high school, it provokes an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their childhoods. In honor of their graduation from childhood into adulthood, here’s a look...

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 '26, Paper Editor May 22, 2024

When TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport tasked Westport teenagers to write a 1,000 word paper on issues of hate speech, social media and first amendment rights in relation...

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

Tall and fat. Short and stout. All different dogs bark all about. Running, chasing and sniffing butts. The dog festival’s plenty fun for everyone's mutt.  Dogs, owners and vendors gathered at the...

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

When Alex Sod ’25, president of the Staples High Investment and Trading Society, eagerly asked one of his teachers to advise his newly-created club, he was shocked by the response he received. “He...

As a part of her design process, Flynn sketched out plans for the dress she is going to wear to junior prom.

Staples “Casino Night” Junior Prom nears, leaves students with mixed emotions.

Elsa D’Elia ’25, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

As spring arrives in full bloom, this year’s “Casino Night” themed junior prom is fast approaching. Though its attendees often aren’t exclusively juniors, it’s still a new, unique opportunity...

The Teen Awareness Group’s annual Get Real Day event takes place on May 8. There will be a drunk driving simulation, speakers and resources on substance abuse.

Get Real Day tackles mental health, substance abuse

Lily Rimm '25, Associate Managing Editor May 7, 2024

Amid the bustling hallways and AP exams, there’s a buzz of anticipation as May approaches. It's a month that marks more than just the transition from spring to summer— it serves as the catalyst for...

Camryn Harris ’24 dances her way across the world; she participated in many local competitions at the age of five to get ready for the world competitions she attends now. (Photo contributed by Camryn Harris ’24)

Camryn Harris ’24 reveals impact of Irish dancing career

Zara Saliba '26, Paper Editor April 30, 2024

Five-year-old Camryn Harris ’24 stares in awe at the Irish dancer moving across the screen, already picturing herself dancing to the beat of the music as the traditional footwork becomes more and more...

At the end of the year, Staples High School graduates will have to decide their next path in life, whether it be college, the workforce or something else.

Class of 2024 reflects on final month at Staples

Corbin Chaney, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

In May, seniors at Staples High School will set off on their senior internships, wrapping up their academic career in the Westport Public Schools District.  To prepare for these circumstances, all...

Students will begin in Rome and visit major cities like Venice until ending up in Paris, France to conclude their 11 day trip of museums and monuments.

Art department’s trip to Italy and France offers glance into European art, culture, history

Jack Robinson, Web Opinions Editor April 14, 2024

It seems obvious that any young artist would want to go to Italy and France: famous works like the “Mona Lisa,” or the “David” and countless other ornately painted frescoes decorate the walls of...

Across the school, there are seven Stop the Bleed kits placed within first aid boxes.

M.O.S.S. enters Connecticut, planting roots in Staples High School

Elsa D’Elia ’25, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

M.O.S.S.: “Making Our Schools Safe.” This slogan aligns with the ideals and priorities of students nationwide. As of this year, it’s echoing through the Staples halls with seven new “Stop the Bleed”...

Members on the Staples STEM trip pose in front of Mediterranean Sea.

STEM students and staff embark on meaningful trip through Northern Italy and France despite last minute obstacles

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

With only 30 days left, group leader and trip organizer – chemistry teacher Dominick Messina – scrambled to put together an entirely new agenda to replace one that was a year in the making. The original...

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