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Savarino cultivates confidence and community through pageantry

Juliette Savarino ’22, Miss Westport Teen USA 2020, has been preparing extensively in areas like communication and confidence in order to compete in her first major pageant early next year, Miss Teen Connecticut.
November 3, 2020

Staples students have a variety of talents, hobbies and skills: acting, music, sports, art, STEM and more. But an area of extracurricular activity that many students may not have previously gotten a look...

We The People breaks records in unprecedented times

The We The People team discovered they had won their division over a Zoom call with teacher Suzanne Kammerman.
April 30, 2020

The We The People class placed fifth at the 2020 National Finals Challenge held from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26.  In addition to finishing the highest Staples High School has ever placed,...

Varsity cheer flips their way to fifth place at regionals

The cheer team gets excited as they begin to run onto the mat and start their performance at regionals. 

Photo contributed by Harley Bonn '21
April 1, 2019

Waking up as early as 4:30am on a Saturday morning to put on a full face of makeup, hair in a slicked back pony, fake eyelashes, and a big sparkly bow may not seem like everybody’s ideal weekend, but...

Staples cheer reverts back to all-female roots

The all-girl cheerleading team practices partner stunts in preparation for their upcoming competition on Feb. 9, the Warde Winer Challenge. Avery Tucker ’22 and Daniella Gat ’20 are the teams two flyers.
February 11, 2019

In “Bring It On” and “Glee” cheerleaders are peppy, popular, ditzy girls, walking the halls alongside football players. Defying these cliche productions, the Staples cheerleading team faces strenuous,...

New Netflix show “The Final Table” is well-done, despite fat around the edges

New Netflix show “The Final Table” is well-done, despite fat around the edges
January 29, 2019

From "MasterChef" to "Rachel Ray" to "Chopped" to "Hell’s Kitchen", cooking shows have become increasingly popular over the past two decades. Whether they’re instructional programs or competitions,...

Tonsberg travels to Mississippi to claim international writing award

Tonsberg stands with her certificate at the William Faulkner Literary Competition awards ceremony in New Albany, Mississippi. She earned both third place and honorable mention for two short stories.
October 5, 2018

When Lizzy Tonsberg '19 was taken out of class by her English teacher on Sept. 20, she immediately assumed she was in trouble. Instead, Tonsberg’s teacher informed her that her writing had just won an...

We the People team competes in nation’s capital

We the People team competes in nation's capital
June 5, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 As the Staples High School We The People + A.P Government classes left Westport on April 27, the students were excited for the culmination of the year’s work. They traveled to Washington,...

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition
May 23, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 After months of designing, tweaking, breaking and fixing, a team of student engineering enthusiasts took on a particularly difficult challenge: constructing a robot that can keep...

Cheering into FCIACs

Cheering into FCIACs
February 8, 2018

By: Hannah Bolandian ’19 The Staples cheerleaders flipped, jumped and cheered their way to second place in the FCIAC competition on Feb. 3 in the Wilton High School gym. While the rankings were...

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