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The Asian Students Association attend their second meeting of the year on Dec. 2 in room 2064. The Asian affinity group discusses their lives as a part of the Asian American community, as well as what some possible future goals of the group should be.

Asian Students Association establishes community, raises awareness

Lily Hultgren ’25, Paper Features Editor December 14, 2022

It was a Friday afternoon when Asian students from many different backgrounds came together in classroom 2064. They talked about all sorts of things from shared personal experiences, to frustrations as...

People aged 15 to 24 in the U.S. relation to suicide in high schools according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Flippant suicidal comments degrade severity of mental health issues

Sage Cohen ’25, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

After a stressful test, I always need to mentally prepare myself for what will come next. Unlike many of my peers, I do not fear the possibility of a big “F” in the gradebook--I’m usually confident...

Each Connections class made a world cup bracket, hoping to win a World Cup themed party.

Student body gears up for World Cup

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Every four years a competition comes around that is commonly referred to as the number one sporting spectacle ever invented. As 32 teams compete for the most highly-coveted prize in all of sports, the...

I have done ballet for a total of eight or so years. In middle school I started learning to dance with pointe shoes which was both painful and a good experience. I also did theater which I still love to this day even though I don’t participate in it anymore. I always did every school play and while I was far from having the talent of a lead I just enjoyed being in the ensemble and performing on the stage.

Lack of extracurriculars triggers isolation

Lily Hultgren ’25, Features Editor November 16, 2022

My elementary and middle school years were filled with two things: ballet and theater. I had been doing ballet since I was a toddler and went to dance practice around three days a week. In addition to...

Security guard, Ralph Morzello, joined the Staples community at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. His job at Staples is an addition to his job at the Westport Police Department.

Staples welcomes new security guard, Ralph Morzello

Genevieve Frucht ’24 , Paper News Editor October 18, 2022

Dressed in a bright red shirt, standing in the hallways and by the doors. This is a common description of security guards at Staples. You may have seen a new security guard this year; his name is Ralph...

 Staples Vision has many volunteer opportunities every month, including an upcoming fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 27 in partnership with the local non-profit Filling in the Blanks. They will help provide weekend meals to students on school lunch plans. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Asher Dahlke ’23 or Spencer Yim ’23.

Staples Vision encourages inclusive environment to connect with faith

Mishael Gill ’23, Paper Managing Editor October 9, 2022

If you happen to peer into room 3001 on any given Friday afternoon, you will see a group of teenagers poring over biblical text. Intellectual right? Intellectual indeed. Staples Vision is a religious...

The 2024 Class Committee ran a fundraiser early this year where they sold lanyards to raise money for future activities.

Class of 2024 strives to build community, improve high school experience

Genevieve Frucht '24, News Editor May 6, 2022

High school has a reputation of being a scary place, filled with bullies, mean girls and harsh teachers. This idea can be intensified in a large school like Staples. It can be hard to make a grade of 500...

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games began on Feb. 4 in Beijing, China, and will run until Feb. 20.

Julia Marino claims olympic medal for USA, Westport

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor February 28, 2022

ImJulia Marino, a former Westport resident, won the United States its first Olympic medal in the 2022 Beijing Olympics on Feb. 5. Her outstanding snowboarding skills took her all the way from placing 11th...

December Students of the Month were announced by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on the morning of Dec. 13. Students of the Month are students that are respectful, hard-working, kind and make Staples a better place.

Staples announces December Students of the Month

Paige Tighe ’24, Paper Features Editor January 10, 2022

Within Staples High School, there are students that continuously contribute to the school’s community. A student’s persistence in school, amiability towards their peers and continuous contribution...

In November 2020, after several weeks of getting paperwork to enter the country, my mom and dad got to visit my grandparents in Cape Town as my grandpa was ill. At this time COVID-19 restrictions were at level one (lowest amounts of restriction).

South Africa travel ban deems hurtful as Omicron has already spread

Lily Caplan ’22, Managing Editor December 13, 2021

In May of 2021, I wrote an article about how in March 2020 my extended family (mostly of whom are South African) and I were the first people in Westport to have confirmed COVID-19 cases. It all started...

Jen Tooker and Andrea Moore have recently been elected First and Second Selectwomen and will take office Nov. 16.

Tooker and Moore plan to improve Westport, listen to residents

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Paper News Editor November 16, 2021

Jen Tooker has recently been elected as Westport’s First Selectwomen with Andrea Moore as second Selectwomen. They will be sworn in on Monday Nov. 15 and will take office on Tuesday Nov. 16. Tooker and...

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