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This year brought an unprecedented obstacle for the guidance department as they had to help navigate seniors through the college process while hybrid learning occurred and the ability to help students in person was no longer allowed.

Guidance department steps up, plays key role in helping seniors navigate college process

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

As I settle into my role as a second semester senior, I can safely attest that the road to getting to this point in the year was far from smooth. Unlike everyone else who has had to adapt to the new reality...

Staples cross country runners wear masks and socially distance while running in their small cohorts at practice.

COVID-19 affects cross country team

Audrey Kercher '23 September 25, 2020

Going back to school in fall of 2020 is anything besides ordinary: one-way hallways, masks, six feet apart and Zooms. Sports are no exception, especially for the cross country team.    The...

Graphic by Lia Chen ’20

Social distancing becoming optional, still obligatory

Lia Chen ’20, Staff Writer May 17, 2020

At long last, after what has felt like an eternity, summer is finally beginning to approach us. All around our community, there are signs that life seems to be returning to normal: the weather is starting...

Corona disrupts college decisions for seniors

Siri Kanter '20, Staff Writer May 11, 2020

For the past three years, seniors have eagerly awaited for May 1, 2020: a day where they could represent their selected post-high school plans, confident in their choices. For the class of 2020,...

Despite strong urges by government officials, some Staples students have left the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

Westport residents leave amidst pandemic

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has sprouted fear across every inch of the world, changing the way many of us live. While many sit inside our homes watching the rate of infected rise, barred from the outside...

The Staples boys' baseball won FCIAC and the state championship last year.

Spring sports postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Grady Narang '20 March 30, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the spring sports season will be postponed for all schools across Connecticut. Governor Lamont ordered all schools to be closed until at least April 20 as the final...

The summer Olympics was supposed to start July 23, 2020, but there is uncertainty if it will happen at all.

Olympics could be postponed, students react

Jacob Greenberger '22 March 30, 2020

Olympic qualifying across different sports and regions around the world continues to be suspended due to increasing concerns over coronavirus. The men’s soccer qualifiers were the first to be canceled...

Over fear of the rapidly spreading coronavirus the CIAC has cancelled the remainder of the state hockey tournament, a wrongful decision that disregards years of hard work.

CIAC shuts down state tournament, disregards years of work

Marina Engler '21 March 23, 2020

Amid the pandamonium surrounding coronavirus, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has decided to proceed with caution and cancel the remainder of all state tournaments. This was...

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