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Usher performed during the Apple Music halftime performance in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII.

Revealing the highs and lows of Usher’s Super Bowl halftime performance

Poppy Harrington '25, Social Media Manager February 17, 2024

I don’t watch football often, but I do watch the Super Bowl every year whether I know what's happening or not. This year I was particularly excited to see Usher's half time performance due to his highly...

The Staples Wreckers took down the West Haven Blue Devils in the football Class LL state championship game.

Staples football defeats West Haven, takes home first state championship in 18 years

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor December 18, 2023

Staples football took home its first Class LL state championship since 2005 when they beat the West Haven Blue Devils 21-20 on Dec. 9. Max Maurillo ’24 made a game saving tackle on West Haven’s Armani...

Since the news broke about her relationship with football star Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift has been the center of attention during several of his games. Many football fans find issue with this, and believe that football networks and the media must focus on football, not Swift.

Make football about football, not Taylor Swift

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor November 10, 2023

Don't get me wrong: I love Taylor Swift. I would consider myself a Swifty, without a doubt. I listen to all of her music, keep up with her current tour and even went and saw her concert movie in theatres...

Rihanna’s halftime show performance proves unsatisfactory

Rihanna’s halftime show performance proves unsatisfactory

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor February 15, 2023

As someone who lives with a teenage brother, there is no shortage of football games being played on our T.V. In fact, my Sunday afternoons are spent on the couch next to my brother and dad with our eyes...

Super Bowl brings back traditions, unity over football

Super Bowl brings back traditions, unity over football

Tristan Gonzalez, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

After another intense year of football, the two remaining teams, the best of the best, take the field one last time under the spotlight. In addition to the football and hype around the game, parties, bets,...

Gavin Rothenberg ’23 (left) and Charlie Honig ’23 (right) produce “The Clean Up Crew” in Staples’ radio production room. Their first episode was released in late October.

Radio students produce new show ‘The Clean Up Crew’

Madison Mayr ’24, Paper Sports Editor November 24, 2022

An excited buzz fills the air as the lights flash on in the STV studio. Charlie Honig ’23 and Gavin Rothenberg ’23 stand in the center of the room, awaiting their starting cue for the next episode...

Staples boys’ football locker room (right) and the Staples girls locker room (left) are drastically different.

Difference in locker rooms prompts strong student reactions

Indie Ahl ’24, Staff Writer November 12, 2022

The Staples boys’ football locker room appears to mirror a college football locker room set up: the room contains a large, spacious, main area with individual lockers for the players lined along the...

The Wreckers face off against West Hill before a hike. The defensive line was strong, with Staples stopping West Hill from scoring a single point.

Wreckers demolish Vikings in 49-0 “washout” game

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

The Staples Wreckers football team defeated the West Hill Vikings 49-0 on Nov. 4. The Wreckers scored seven touchdowns  and stopped a West Hill touchdown just seconds from the end of the third quarter,...

Students pledged to “remember the game,” TAG’s campaign organized to limit underage drinking. Footballs and football helmets were hung outside the cafeteria with student names as they pledged during the week leading up to the homecoming game.

TAG encourages students to ‘remember the game’ for homecoming

Rylie Cordella '25, Assistant Business Manager October 24, 2022

The large student section floods with shades of blue and white on the night before the seniors’ homecoming dance, after five days of spirit. It’s finally the highly anticipated homecoming football...

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