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Seniors praise impactful courses

Aidan Rogers ’22, Creative Director October 28, 2021

Traditional campus tours are still limited because of COVID-19 regulations, but schools like Washington University in St. Louis (above) are beginning to offer self-guided tours. Visitors are given maps, phone apps or instructions to take them around to staple landmarks on campus.

Pandemic college exploration proves insufficient

Aidan Rogers ’22 September 24, 2021

From inflated price tags to overvalued rankings and evaluations, the college application process is inherently flawed. This experience for the class of 2022 has been increasingly faulty as students have...

The Longshore Golf Course is a public golf course in Westport where town residents can pay to hit at the driving range or play a round of golf. The Staples golf team practices at the course four days a week, playing nine holes.

Boys’ golf match comes down to last stroke

Aidan Rogers ’22, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Staples boys’ golf team tied number one ranked Greenwich with a score of 149, playing their home course at Longshore Golf Course on Tuesday, May 25. The match came down to a potential winning putt...

Billie Eilish’s ‘Your Power’ reflects a personal, artistic transition

Billie Eilish’s ‘Your Power’ reflects a personal, artistic transition

Aidan Rogers '22, Creative Director May 11, 2021

Black hair with neon green highlights, long nails, baggy clothing and a taste for the gorry and horrific. Like many teenagers, Billie Eilish has gone through a gothic faze in attire, public persona and...

The Golden Globes have been known for controversy beyond 2021. In years past, issues with hosts, controversial speeches, and celebrities’ post-drinking decision making have put the Golden Globes under scrutiny.

The Golden Globes undermine artistic appreciation

Aidan Rogers ’22, Paper Arts Editor March 16, 2021

Art is objectively subjective. Shows and movies, while presented through screens and speakers, are first and foremost pieces of art. Having the film industry revolve around award shows changes the very...

Steps to effectively clean winter vehicle

Aidan Rogers '22 March 8, 2021  

The mindset that 2021 will be a “clean slate” is jeopardizing our chance at preventing a repeat of the last 365 days. The new year is not time to be more lenient with our COVID-19 protocols, but an opportunity to remain diligent and make 2021 what we all want it to be.

New Year incites a dangerous mindset around COVID-19

Aidan Rogers '22, Paper Arts Editor January 24, 2021

2021 has brought us false hope. The first day of the year was looked at with much excitement and anticipation,  as if the moment the clock struck 12:00 our lunch dividers would be put down, our masks...

Snow days survive COVID-19

Snow days survive COVID-19

Aidan Rogers ’22, Paper Arts Editor January 10, 2021

Because not all students have access to weight sets, coaches have offered workouts that do not require equipment or that only require household items like a chair. They must get creative to see the same gains that they would be making back in the weight room.

Staples athletes adapt to virtual workouts

Aidan Rogers ’22 November 25, 2020

Lifting and conditioning create an atmosphere of hard work, grit and passion at the center of athletics at Staples. While not actively playing a sport during these sessions, players can still improve their...

Black dogs do not photograph as well as lighter dogs and are harder to advertise for. They are often the ones that are overlooked in shelters and are euthanized at a higher rate.

Rescuing dogs allows shelters to spare others’ lives

Aidan Rogers '22, Paper Arts Editor November 6, 2020

A positive outcome of COVID-19 forcing people to work and study from home is that it offers more time to care for a pet. Many have taken advantage of this, but I’ve been frustrated that often these pets...

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