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Simonte shares her love of field hockey with other individuals who have neuro-developmental challenges. She volunteers at a local facility and has created a floor hockey program for members to engage in.

Simonte shares love for field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager November 21, 2022

After a severe injury that took Zoe Simonte ’23 out right before her junior year field hockey season, she pivoted to a new outlet of field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey.  Hearts 4 Hockey works with a non-profit...

As spirit week commenced, students congregated to take photos and document their spirit. Spirit week took place from Oct. 10-14 leading up to the homecoming football game.

Spirit Week declared fun for upperclassmen, uneventful for lowerclassmen

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager October 19, 2022

As spirit week unfolded at Staples, the hallways were filled with senior girls decked out in pajamas, Adam Sandler costumes, bikers versus surfers themed clothes, red outfits and blue and white spirit....

 The fruits can be used for culinary purposes and are very soft to touch.

New fruit blossoms at Staples

Mathew Saw '23, Web Arts Editor October 17, 2022

You’re taking a walk towards the back of the school through the pool parking lot. Autumn is coming, as you notice the leaves turning red. Taking a closer look at the trees, you see a strange  plant...

Staples’ football field will serve as this year’s graduation location, for just the second time in recent school history.

Class of 2022 set to graduate

Finnegan Courtney , TV Show Producer June 10, 2022

Graduation is a right of passage. Here at Staples, around 400 seniors will be graduating as part of the Class of 2022 in an outdoor ceremony on Friday, June 16. “Having it outside is amazing,” Principal...

The assessment center is no longer proving to be an efficient environment for students to take tests.

Assessment center proves helpful, yet improvements needed

Kiswa Khan ’23, Associate Managing Editor April 27, 2022

Every Staples student knows about the assessment center. When some of us think of it, we think of a cold room, creaking chairs, timers going off, long lines of students, frazzled teachers, missing tests,...

Students oppose further plastic divider use

Students oppose further plastic divider use

Finnegan Courtney '23, Paper News Editor January 27, 2022

The plastic dividers at lunch: you may or may not know them because it is likely that  someone has already tossed them under the table. They were first introduced last year, at the peak of the COVID-19...

A tortilla de patata is a spanish omelette that contains eggs and potatoes. It is a national dish by Spaniards but can be enjoyed at any time, such as Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving traditions help spread love and gratitude

Alix Glickman '23, Social Media Manager November 19, 2021

Thanksgiving is a time for tradition spent with friends and family. Staples students have a variety of their own unique traditions that they engage in during Thanksgiving. These activities help students...

The Yankee Doodle Fair, usually an event that signals the end of school and the start of summer, will instead take place in September.

Yankee Doodle Fair postponed to September due to COVID-19

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer June 10, 2021

Traditionally, the Yankee Doodle Fair marks the opening of summer and the closing of the school year. However, this year the event will be changing from its usual June timeslot to Sept. 23-26. The organizers...

Bobby Valentine, former New York Mets manager, may now be managing a whole lot more than one team: an entire city.

Former Mets player and manager to run for mayor of Stamford

Finnegan Courtney ’23 , Executive TV Producer June 7, 2021

In recent weeks and months, there has been a major uptick in celebrity politicians running for office across the country. Celebrities like The Rock are rumored to be running for President in the 2024 election....

Reshaping Reality has put up several posters around the school, including a QR code to the Zoom (which can be scanned here), which takes place on May 6 at 6 p.m.

Reshaping Reality hopes to spread advice through virtual ‘Middle Schooler in the Mirror’ event

Reshaping Reality will soon throw their ‘Middle Schooler in the Mirror’ event for middle and high school families. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple rules and regulations being in...

Starbucks in Norwalk, Connecticut has reopened its seating area for customers. Spaced out tables and wearing a mask when not eating are protocols that must be followed to ensure safety.

Full capacity return sparks varied opinions

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff writer March 31, 2021

On March 19, it was declared that Connecticut would return to full capacity. After a year in the pandemic, the world has started to slowly return to normalcy: restaurants, libraries, gyms, offices, museums...

Elle Vail ’23 is a published author at the age of 14. She wrote two books, Running to Willow” and “Adverse Wishes,” available for purchase on Amazon, and the Barnes and Noble website.

Vail kickstarts her writing career

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

Starting high school can be very overwhelming. On top of a new school and increased workload, many freshmen participate in extracurricular activities. Elle Vail ’23 is not much different than her peers;...

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