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Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. carries spirit week on his back by wearing pink for color wars in the week leading up to homecoming.

“This school isn’t fun,” yes, but it can be

Samantha Sandrew '25, News Paper Editor March 6, 2024

As I hear, “Ugh, I wish we had more school spirit. This school is so unfun,” coming from the same girl that left last Friday’s football game at halftime, rage boils up inside me. I’m sick of it.  As...

Many professional athletes have dealt with their mental health struggles by taking breaks from their respective sports. Taking a mental break from a sport should be a decision that is respected by their coach (Contributed by Greershotz Photography).

Sacrificing my pom poms for my mental health: rigid cheerleading policy must change to support athletes’ well-being

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor January 24, 2024

One of the things that I love most about Staples is how they prioritize mental health. Dogs are brought in to calm students’ nerves during stressful weeks, there are mental health awareness clubs and...

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....

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