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The above graphic compares a normal heart (left) to a heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(right). Mike Papale was inspired to create In a Heartbeat after he had been unexpectedly diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Graphic by Hannah Salpeter 25.

In a Heartbeat offers free cardiac screenings to Westport students Oct. 4

Hannah Salpeter '25, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

In a Heartbeat, a state-based nonprofit, will be providing the Westport community with free EKG screenings on Oct. 4 from 3 -7:30 p.m. in the Staples High School cafeteria. The only requirement to receive...

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...

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...

Despite higher levels of success and bringing in more revenue, the USWNT received significantly less bonuses for friendlies against top-tier opponents, as well as less pay per player for each exhibition game.

U.S. soccer equal pay agreement proves long overdue

Nina Jones ’24, Web Opinions Editor September 22, 2022

The fight for equal pay has been an exhausting and long process for players on the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT). However, the historic signing of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

PE offers many activities, but not everyone enjoys all of them. There are some activities students would want to do more often, some they don’t want to do at all and some that havent even been done yet. However, for the most part, PE is limited to the activities specific to whatever course we are required to take.

PE class requires more opportunities

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor September 16, 2022

It’s a groggy Monday morning when I walk into the school gymnasium with a leaping pulse even though we haven’t even started exercising yet. I attempt to take deep breaths to prepare myself for the...

In 2017, the United States had the fastest growing squash population across the globe and saw junior participation grow fourfold, as per US Squash. In line with the national trend, Staples girls’ squash is seeing an increase in involvement, with 22 girls rostered this season compared to 16 last year.

Girls’ squash commences new season, grows in popularity

Caroline Coffey, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

When asked to recount which sports teams among the multitude occupy the attention of the student body, many are likely to reference the big three: baseball, basketball and football.  While the three...

The Wreckers practice during the offseason to prepare for their first game on Dec. 16 against Norwalk.

Girls’ basketball team trains for success

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

The girls’ basketball team is coming off of two successful seasons. Staples was first in the state with a 18-2 record in the 2019-20 season. Last year, the team ended with a 10-2 record, and they are...

Staples’ girls basketball secured a decisive win over Trumbull on Feb. 25. The Wreckers stay number one in the FCIAC at 6-0. Trumbull is 3-2.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Trumbull, continues undefeated season

Gabriella Gerig ’23 February 26, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team clinched a 44-38 win against Trumbull on Thursday, Feb. 25. This game solidified their number one standing in the FCIAC with a record of 6-0.  Although Staples...

Gaby Gonzales ’22 continues to practice her sport everyday, to allow for her best performance when attending Cornell University in the fall of 2022.

Athletes continue college commitment process despite pandemic

Julia Leitner '23, Assistant Business Director November 11, 2020

Amid the craziness of COVID-19, juniors at Staples have not stopped grinding through the college commitment process. Soccer player Gaby Gonzales ’22 and lacrosse players Mia and Mckenzie Didio ’22...

The National Basketball Association seeks approval for return to sports without fans in the crowd.

Students express desire for continuation of sports

Carson Kranz ’21 May 22, 2020

The NBA was affected by coronavirus the most with almost 50 cases around the league, and their season has been postponed for two months now. There are many factors that go into the possible continuation...

Picking captains for any sports team can be a controversial decision, so teammates and coaches should adjust their style of picking to offer a fair end result.

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Staff Writer January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes...

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