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Jim Hood, Ian Warburg and Emily Ashken Zobl ’12, three founding members of  Save the Old Mill Grocery and Deli pose after raising over a million dollars for the cause.

Preserving history, serving good: community organization aims to save Elvira’s

Katie Simons ’22, Staff Writer May 19, 2022

Even in May, sand sticks to the floors of the former Elvira Mae’s location. Pictures of students who grew up in the Compo area line the walls. The baby blue trim of the beachy exterior slowly peels next...

Nicholas Blanco ’25, Dylan Kurpiel ’25, Jack Srihari ’25 and substitute teacher Hannah Mata enjoy a game together after school on Fridays.

Cooperative video games club connects students through games

Ryan Hong ’23, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

When one imagines extracurricular activities, video games aren’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, video games are exactly the focus of Staples’ new cooperative video games club....

AP Chemistry classes watch “Indiana Jones” since the completion of the AP college board administered test on May 2.

End of AP classes leaves students relieved, allows for fun learning experiences

Kiswa Khan ’23, Associate Managing editor May 13, 2022

One of a high school student's primary enemies is usually the AP classes they choose to take. Throughout the year, students are bombarded with homework, class readings, test dates, etc. With the conclusion...

A longstanding Staples tradition, Senior Showdown is a nerf-shooting tournament during which participating seniors are given a target to “assassinate” while avoiding elimination at the hands of a foam dart themselves.

Seniors take aim at ‘Senior Showdown’

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Intricate disguises, phony pizza deliveries and post-practice stakeouts. Every rustle in the bushes and every unfamiliar car that pulls down the street is scrutinized with a keen eye and trained ear. The...

Students of the month receive a certificate of achievement.

Students reflect on ‘Student of the Month’ award impact

Rachel Greenberg 22, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

You receive an email from secretary Arvinder Chada which reads, “Dear Student, Mr. Thomas is pleased to announce an award for you on Thursday, April 7 at 8 a.m. in the Principal's office. Please confirm...

Books and a chalkboard represent all that teachers do for students, including picking course materials and covering what they feel is important for students to know.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Do teachers actually feel appreciated?

Christopher Tatusko '22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Teacher Appreciation week was created by the National Parent Teacher Association in 1984. The week takes place every year from May 2-6. This year marks the 38th year of the week being recognized. This...

Staples High School marches in the Memorial Day parade in 1971.

Staples band prepares for Memorial Day parade after long wait

Theresea Vandis '22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

  The Westport Memorial Day parade is a tradition which honors military personnel who have served in the United States armed forces. This year, the Staples Band plans to maintain a practice, many...

The 2024 Class Committee ran a fundraiser early this year where they sold lanyards to raise money for future activities.

Class of 2024 strives to build community, improve high school experience

Genevieve Frucht '24, News Editor May 6, 2022

High school has a reputation of being a scary place, filled with bullies, mean girls and harsh teachers. This idea can be intensified in a large school like Staples. It can be hard to make a grade of 500...

Winged Monkey in Westport displays its prom dress collections, as schools in Fairfield County have both junior and senior proms coming up this spring. Some schools have a short dress theme for their prom, and  others are choosing long dresses. These themes can even vary based on age. For example, at Staples, the junior girls are wearing short dresses to their prom while the senior girls are wearing long dresses.

Prom dress peril: the search for the perfect dress

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Prom is one of the most grueling processes in the life of a teenage girl – figuring out heels, hair, nails, makeup and this list doesn’t even include transportation. However, by far the most stressful...

Coleman utilizes music creation as an outlet and has experience expressing himself both individually and collaboratively.

Coleman fuels music passion to new level

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Music is present in almost every part of modern day life. From the song we wake up to, to the tune we drive to school with, to the music we automatically turn on when we pull out our earbuds and listen...

Many graduating seniors are finding their freshman year roommates through social media messaging. As a result, it can be hard to get a sense of people’s personalities.

Roommate process stresses seniors

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Now that many universities offer the chance to choose a roommate for your freshman year, getting accepted is only the first step in a series of networking attempts. By using social media platforms, mutual...

New Canaan performed mock car accidents on April 25, teaching students how to be better drivers.

New Canaan High School establishes example for student driver safety

Sarah Marron ’24, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

New Canaan High School conducted its safe driving week to draw attention to unsafe teen driving from April 25-29. Students believe that Staples High School should strongly consider performing its own safe...

The Staples group of students stand in front of the gate to the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Students embark on spring break field trip in Spain

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director April 29, 2022

When you think of spring break, family trips to tropical islands or college tours immediately come to mind. But for this spring break, a group of Staples students traveled throughout Spain on a school-sponsored...

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