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Rishabh Mandayam ’21, Katie Simons ’22, Alex Harrington ’22, and Natalie Bandura ’22 prepare for the competition via Zoom. The group covered Unit 5, which focuses on freedom of speech and the right to privacy.

We The People continues winning streak at state-wide competition

Poppy Livingstone '21 , Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2021

Staples’ We The People (WTP) team placed first at the 2021 state competition on Feb. 8, 2021, continuing their two-year winning streak.  The WTP competition, which was held virtually, simulates congressional...

Creating gingerbread houses is a fun and festive activity to do with friends. At the end of the decorating session take to social media to ask others what they think of the houses to see who won the competition.

Gingerbread house competitions create holiday fun

Carly Kaplowitz '21, Associate Managing Editor December 1, 2020

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.

Savarino cultivates confidence and community through pageantry

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor 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...

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

We The People breaks records in unprecedented times

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director 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,...

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

Varsity cheer flips their way to fifth place at regionals

Chelsea Strober '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...

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.

Staples cheer reverts back to all-female roots

Remy Teltser ’21, Web Features Editor 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

Reece Keusch '19 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 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.

Tonsberg travels to Mississippi to claim international writing award

Melanie Lust '19 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...

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