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Staples welcomes new athletic director, VJ Sarullo, in March 2023

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director January 27, 2023

Students, don’t you love the pep rally and the spirited homecoming football game? Getting rowdy in the bleachers surrounded by all your friends and peers? Athletes, don't you love all those party buses...

Kathryn Asiel ’24 and Sofia Fidalgo ’25 are announced as next seasons 2023 Staples girls varsity field hockey captains at the annual end of season banquet by coach Ian Tapsall.

Through thick and thin, Kathryn Asiel fiercely works her way to captain

Indie Ahl '24, Assistant Business Manager January 18, 2023

After a swift swing at the ball and an upward deflection off her stick, Kathryn Asiel ’24 is uppercutted with a rock-hard field hockey ball directly to the face. Asiel suffered a broken nose and a concussion...

Referees quit the profession due to a variety of reasons. Covid-19, verbal abuse, and inadequate pay leads to 70% of referees quitting within the first three years of having the job.

COVID-19, crowd conduct and cheap compensation leads to shortage of referees across the nation including Connecticut

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer January 13, 2023

Elementary and high schools across America are becoming more interested in sports, but there are fewer referees because of a number of variables that make the job undesirable. Due to a lack of officials,...

The World Cup in football (soccer) is a tournament of 32 mens national teams that is organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

World Cup unites students

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer January 13, 2023

On any random day from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, it was likely that you would find spirited students expressing their excitement at school over the 2022 World Cup. Students could often be found watching World...

Politics and sports must be kept separate, merging the two together creates confliction (Graphic by William Murray ’25)

Mixing politics and sports creates losing formula

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor December 23, 2022

Recent years have seen a rise in political involvement in sports, and while it is certainly important for highly-respected figures to utilize their platform, I believe that politics and sports should be...

Winter sailors from Cedar Point Yacht Club practice in the offseason and enjoy the views.

Winter evokes excitement, seasonal festivities begin

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web Managing Editor December 9, 2022

The sky glistens with thousands of snowflakes flurrying and covering the ground below in a delicate sheet of white. While some Staples students prefer to curl up with a good book by the fireplace, others...

Fans gaze at a gigantic World Cup sculpture as it is carried to be a part of the USA vs Wales pre-game introduction

U.S makes inspiring impression in World Cup despite round of 16 exit

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Despite falling in a heartbreaking loss to Netherlands on Dec. 3, the U.S Men’s soccer team’s performance at the World Cup was not only something to be proud of, but also exemplified soccer’s progression...

The girls’ basketball team prepares for the season with clinics and fall shootarounds. They will face New Fairfield in their game opener on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

Girls’ basketball shoots into new season

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor December 9, 2022

The Staples girls’ basketball team is winding up with hopes for another successful season. Last year, they had a winning league record of 9-8 and an overall record of 10-10, placing them at 20th in the...

As the winter sports season at Staples begins to pick up, individual teams are starting to hold tryouts and go through preseason in their own ways. All are hopeful that they will be successful this season.

Winter sports teams launch into tryouts, strive for success

Rachel Olefson ’25, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

For many students, the first few weeks of winter mean cold weather, the first snowfall and looking forward to the holiday season. But for Staples’ winter athletes, the end of November means gearing up...

The Staples girls’ soccer team won 4-1 against Chesire in the CIAC finals on Nov. 20. Annabel Edwards ’25 was named MVP for her two goals during the game.

Girls’ soccer defends state title

Samantha Sandrew ’25, Web Features Editor December 9, 2022

Two time Class LL state champions and 2021 FCIAC champions, the Staples girls’ soccer team is one of the most successful sports teams in the building. The team won the 2022 Class LL states championship...

The United States criticizes Qatar, the host nation of the World Cup, for its human rights violations, despite its own domestic shortcomings. Qatar denies the allegations.

Qatar unfit to hold World Cup, United States unfit to tell them

Talia Moskowitz '24, Web Sports Editor December 8, 2022

In Qatar, an Islamic State the size of Connecticut, one of the largest sporting events in the world is currently taking place.  The United States, spreading its glorious wings of Western democracy,...

Each Connections class made a world cup bracket, hoping to win a World Cup themed party.

Student body gears up for World Cup

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Every four years a competition comes around that is commonly referred to as the number one sporting spectacle ever invented. As 32 teams compete for the most highly-coveted prize in all of sports, the...

Annam Olasewere ’25 participated in the USA Swimming National Select Camp in order to improve her mindset both in and out of the pool.

Annam Olasewere makes a splash at USA Swimming National Select Camp

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director November 26, 2022

With her Staples girls’ Swim and Dive backpack draped over her shoulders, Annam Olasewere ’25 strolled into the Colorado Olympic and Paralympic Training Center to participate in the USA Swimming National...

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