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Cathy Schager’s Women in History class has created a bulletin board as part of an activism project to spread awareness of discrepancies between female and male athletics at Staples. The project has gotten the attention of prominent figures at Staples, including the Athletic Director who is working on a solution.

Title IX project prompts concerns, responses over athletic equality

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Communications Coordinator May 30, 2023

It’s moments before the big game. The football team huddles in their personal locker room, equipped with a vast common room, energizing table games and their gigantic decorated lockers. Just a few steps...

aroline Cooper ’24 poses in her Staples lacrosse gear at team photo day

Caroline Cooper dominates the field

Indie Ahl ’24, Assistant Business Manager May 23, 2023

Anyone can play a sport and anyone can try out, but not everyone can succeed and stand out as a player across hundreds of other competitors. Sports are like school; you have to keep up with it as much...

Ben Burmeister ’24 winds up for a shot against Massapequa late in the first half.

Wreckers fall in narrow defeat to Ridgefield, remain focused on playoffs

Tristan Gonzalez , Web Sports Editor May 19, 2023

The Wreckers suffered their fourth loss of the season to the Ridgefield Tigers in a 6-5 defeat on May 13. In a largely defensive battle, the Wreckers found themselves chasing the game right off the bat...

The girls’ tennis team comes together for a pre-match team huddle at home.

Girls’ tennis bounces back, bonds as team

Lily Hultgren ’25, Paper Features Editor May 16, 2023

The sun beats down on the shoulders of the girls as they huddle together, listening intently to their captains who are sharing strategy and words of encouragement. Their eyes are alive with the fire of...

Mattie Guadarrama ’25 prepares to hit the opening serve in his match against New Canaan.

Wreckers gear up for playoffs, maintain focus on retaining state title

Tristan Gonzalez '24, Staff Writer May 9, 2023

As the spring season reaches its climax, many high school sports teams hunker down as they get closer to the post season and their opportunity to claim what they have had their eyes set on since the season...

St. Andrew’s South African rugby team poses with the Staples boys’ rugby team at the Gonzaga Rugby Classic Tournament.

Staples boys’ rugby team welcomes South Africans to Westport

Madison Mayr ’24, Sports Editor May 1, 2023

The bus rolled into the Staples High School parking lot on April 15. The boys’ rugby team anxiously stood, waiting for its arrival. The doors opened, and the first of the visiting team came out, carrying...

Students and parents fill up the bleachers, showing their support for the Staples boys’ lacrosse team against Darien.

Girls’ sports lack deserved recognition

Kathrine Phelps '25, Paper Opinions Editor April 27, 2023

As I stood in the bleachers with all my friends watching the boys’ lacrosse game, I looked around at just how many people were there. Tons of parents, younger kids and students came to support the boys....

Sam Paris ’23 represents Team USA as a Skyliner Senior Synchronized Skater.

Team USA competitors juggle athletic, academic pursuits

Paige Tighe ’24, Paper Features Editor March 30, 2023

Three math problems left. Five minutes until the performance. She frantically continues with her worksheet, eager to get it done before the other team finishes its routine. One problem left. The music...

At the Greenwich Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, March 25, the Staples boys’ rugby team lost in a tough match against the Cardinals with a final score of 30-13.

Boys’ rugby upset by Greenwich rivals

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ rugby team came up short against a strong Greenwich High School team on March 25, with the final score being 30-13 in favor of the Cardinals. The Wreckers’ record fell to...

The New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves play a Spring Training game on Feb. 26 before players went off to the World Baseball Classic.

World Baseball Classic excites students

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor March 28, 2023

The World Baseball Classic returned in 2023 and provided much excitement to Baseball fans. The tournament also concluded in dramatic fashion with Japan’s two-way sensation Shohei Othani striking out...

Derek Amlicke ’23 leaps to new heights after breaking a school record with a 15’ 0.25’’ vault. He continues onto the spring season with hope for a new personal record.

Derek Amlicke ’23 jumps to new heights

Samantha Sandrew ’25, Web Features Editor March 28, 2023

“It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a flying squirrel!” you say while pointing at the flash of white and blue that soars through the sky. To your surprise, it's none other than Derek Amlicke ’23 jumping...

Despite the loss, Staples boys’ basketball had a record-breaking season. (Photo by Mark Sikorski)

Boys’ basketball caps off historic season with tough loss at Mohegan Sun Arena

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor March 27, 2023

Each year, the Connecticut high school basketball teams who reach the state finals earn the reward to play the game at Mohegan Sun Arena. In the Division II state boys championship game, Staples High School...

Girls’ lacrosse pre-season has been going on for two weeks. Players are preparing for tryouts which began on March 18.

Girls’ lacrosse works hard to prepare for success

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant Business Manager March 24, 2023

The girls' varsity lacrosse team has been working tirelessly since the beginning of March to prepare for their 2023 season. Pre season began on Feb. 27. All girls lacrosse players have been practicing...

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