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World Language Week celebrates these major languages that many Staples students are proficient in, along with all of the other languages taught at Staples. (Graphic by Corbin Chaney ’25)

World Language Week spotlights importance of lingual, cultural diversity

Corbin Chaney ’25, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

World Language Week at Staples High School, beginning on March 7, celebrates its multiple language courses: Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Latin. Each one of these languages has an important...

According to Niche, Staples no longer deserved the number one spot for public high schools in Connecticut, as the lack diversity

Staples falls to second in connecticut education, lacks diversity

Storey Ahl '25, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Staples High School’s ranking has fallen from first place to second place, according to the Connecticut high school rankings by Niche. In the preceding four years, Staples has been ranked by Niche as...

On April 4, members of the Westport community gathered at the library to hear TEAM Westport essay contest winners read their work and receive their awards.

TEAM Westport ceremony showcases student works addressing race in community 

Lea Rivel ’22, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport presented awards to three students for their essays on ideas of race in our community at the Westport Public Library on Monday, April 4....

A partial view of the full rankings, showing the top three schools, out of a list featuring nearly 200 public high schools in the state.

Staples named Best Public High School in Connecticut

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer May 4, 2021

Staples was named the number one best public high school in Connecticut according to Niche’s annual “Best Public High Schools in Connecticut” ranking for 2021, receiving an A+ in its overall Niche...

Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the state of Connecticut is mandating that all public high schools offer a course called African American, Black, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies. But if there aren’t enough students to sign up for the class, students are not obligated to offer it. However, it is necessary that all students are required to take this class.

African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies must be a required course

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor March 2, 2021

In my two and a half years as a student at Staples, almost every book I’ve been assigned has been written by a white male. The only historical events centered around Black Americans that I was taught...

Despite its advances in diversity and representation, Public Act No, 19-12, or An Act Concerning The Inclusion Of Black And Latino Studies In The Public School Curriculum, does not provide proper treatment to Connecticut’s Native American community.

New Black, Latino history bill lacks needed representation for Native Americans

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

On Dec. 29, 1890, an estimated 150 Native Americans were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre. After that, Native American history stops; no more “notable” events happened afterward. At least, that’s...

Ellee Seitz ’21 works on posters to promote work language week during her honors Italian class. Many world language classes spent time making and hanging up posters around the school.

World Language Week returns to Staples

Chelsea Strober '21, Staff Writer March 20, 2020

All over the country, the first weeks of March are recognized as World Language Week. The week promotes and celebrates foreign languages and cultures from all around the world. While it has not taken place...

Amazon now carries the Day of the Dead Barbie, Mattel finally includes a doll that isn’t blonde or white. Picture from

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager October 10, 2019

Barbie has established societal expectations for 60 years. After years of restrictions within the consumer base, on Sep. 12 Mattel released the Day of the Dead Barbie. Since the release date, there has...

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Sophie Casey '20 January 9, 2019

Representation is implied in the House of Representatives, though the title now bears more accuracy. According to MSNBC, the 116th Congress is the most diverse in the United State’s history––a feat...

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

Minority students appreciate increase in diverse casts

September 20, 2018

Poppy Livingstone '21 When Staples student Angela Ji ’19 was in the fifth grade, she faced a discouraging decision. Her school had a day where students dressed as fictional characters, and Ji found...

The next Bachelorette sets new expectations for the show

The next Bachelorette sets new expectations for the show

March 6, 2017

By Sydney Kaplan '17   The Bachelor series has been an entertaining reality show for millions of Americans for over 21 seasons. Twelve seasons ago ABC started a reversal of the show called The...

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager June 2, 2016

At 15 years-old I am a Staples sophomore. I have spent 13 years in school where I've had the privilege of being taught by close to 50 teachers. None of those teachers have been African American....

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