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Health classes often focus on the negative outcomes when discussing controversial topics such as sex, alcohol and drugs. Schools need to be providing educational information instead of using fear to scare students away. (Graphic by Ava Coyle ’25)

High school health classes set unrealistic expectations for students

Ava Coyle ’25, Social Media Manager April 30, 2023

Health teachers lecture while students squirm in their seats during the uncomfortable speeches about sex, pregnancy, STDs, drugs and alcohol. I laughed to my friends as I listened to my health teacher...

The book talk was organized by the Sexual Assault Awareness and Self Defense Club in partnership with the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) and the Westport Domestic Violence Taskforce. DVCC prevention educator Nikkia Ellis used excerpts from “It Ends With Us” to highlight the signs of unhealthy relationships and foster student discussion about how to address dangerous behavior.

Sexual Assault Awareness and Self Defense Club hosts book talk on “It Ends With Us”

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor February 17, 2023

As part of a week-long campaign to be mindful about Teen Dating Awareness Violence Month, the Sexual Assault Awareness and Self Defense Club organized a book talk on “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover....

The search to cure autism has upset individuals who believe that it is best to embrace the neurological disorder rather than just cure it.

Autism charity under fire for promoting research to find medicinal cure

Abigail Nevin '23, Web News Editor May 24, 2021

Recently a charity that promotes autism awareness claimed that finding a cure for the neurological disorder is necessary, yet it is receiving backlash from those who believe it is best to accept the neurological...

NEDA Week: Students promote eating disorder awareness

Emily Goldstein ’23 and Ella Shi ’23 March 1, 2021

https://anchor.fm/emily-goldstein6/episodes/NEDA-week-spreads-awareness-on-common-misconceptions-er3gm9

Staples student Sarah McGroarty ’21 participates in the Headstrong Fund challenge by posting her game day hair. The challenge has reached national levels and is continuing to raise awareness and funds for cancer patients through social media.

Headstrong supports cancer awareness with an Instagram post

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor February 28, 2019

This past month, student-athletes across the country have been raising awareness for a charitable cause with just a simple Instagram post, sparking a huge social media trend. The Headstrong Foundation...

Facing Addiction hopes to knock down this public health crisis

Facing Addiction hopes to knock down this public health crisis

Mia Daignault ’20 October 18, 2018

According to Facing Addiction, one in three households are impacted by addiction. No matter how hard the topic of addiction is to talk about, the Facing Addiction Organization works to raise awareness...

Some believe breast cancer campaigns are not serious enough

Some believe breast cancer campaigns are not serious enough

October 31, 2017

By Dana Perelberg '20 Breast cancer awareness is full of pink, whether it’s spotted on items sold throughout the month, or by students sporting the color head to toe. However, many people argue whether...

Staples students help fight breast cancer at Pink Day Game

Staples students help fight breast cancer at Pink Day Game

Nicole Shapiro, Staff Writer October 22, 2015

This past Friday night, October 16, the stands and field were filled with pink, when Staples played Stamford under the lights at Staples Pink Day Game.   The Pink game is when Staples athletes and...

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