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The swim team practice now ends at 6 p.m. this year, which is a change for these athletes whose practice used to end at 5 p.m. This causes these athletes entire homework and night routine to be pushed back an hour, causing additional stress. Photo by Emily Goldstein ’23

Stress increases as a result of the new school year

Emily Goldstein ’23, Paper Features Editor September 23, 2021

After almost a full year of coming into school just twice a week, half-day Wednesdays and modifications to the curriculum in order to accommodate hybrid learning, school started back up in full swing for...

The competitive Staples climate disregards students’ personal identities, instead labeling peers based on their academic and extracurricular-related characteristics.

Staples atmosphere is dehumanizing, labels students

Julia Herlyn ’23, Paper News Editor May 27, 2021

It was past midnight on a Sunday evening, when I received a text message from one of my friends. She wrote that the advanced math and science courses she is taking are “all she has going for her,”...

A Staples High School senior works to complete hours of homework. Stanford University researchers identified between 90 and 150 minutes as the “optimal” amount of homework in 2014.

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Sophie Driscoll ’19 January 16, 2019

At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course,...

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

Staples achieves highest average SAT score in Connecticut

September 21, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 The Staples High School class of 2019 earned the highest average SAT score in the state. Daniel Westphal ’19 was happy to learn of the distinction. “Staples having the highest...

Staples High School named fifth in the state

Staples High School named fifth in the state

May 9, 2017

By: Bailey Blaikie '19 Staples High School, the only public high school in Westport Connecticut, was named fifth in the state by The U.S. News & World Report on April 25, 2017. Along with being...

Salutatorian challenges the meaning of learning at Staples

Izzy Ullmann, Features Editor June 19, 2015

Every morning, Megan Root ’15 sets aside 40 minutes to enjoy her daily wake-up call: a nutritious meal, a cup of coffee and, most importantly, a Charles Dickens’ novel. “I have basically been...

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Westport elementary schools sweep the 2015 Niche rankings

Jackie Sussman , Assistant Business Manager January 24, 2015

The Niche website’s 2015 Best Public Elementary School ranking included all Westport elementary schools, with Saugatuck, King’s Highway, Coleytown, Green’s Farms and Long Lots taking fourth through...

Humans of Staples: Shannon Cardoza

Humans of Staples: Shannon Cardoza

Bella Gollomp , Staff Writer January 14, 2015

Shannon Cardoza '15 has a simple take on life: enjoy its opportunities and be happy. Blair Gould '15, has shared several classes with Cardoza over the years, “She is one girl that will never leave...

Nine students traveled all the way from Singapore to visit Staples High School for two weeks and experience the American education system.

Singapore students visit Staples

Rebecca Rawiszer , Staff Writer November 23, 2014

You may have noticed some enthusiastic and eager new faces buzzing around the hallways with curiosity. Or maybe their jet-black hair swiftly combed to one side or their thick rimmed glasses drawing attention...

The four stages of going back to school

The four stages of going back to school

Zach McCarthy, Web A&E Editor September 3, 2014

Last week, you may have felt some of those familiar back-to-school feelings that I’ll do my best to recount here. Now, being a junior (the fun, easy grade), I may have no idea what stress in school is,...

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