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Freshmen adjust to high school during a global pandemic

Alex Gordon ’24, Ruby Kantor ’24 and Alice Anderson ’24 eat lunch with the new dividers to accommodate for school with COVID-19. With the new regulations, students must sit three or four to a table, with X’s on every other seat.

Hannah Kail ‘22 and Lily Caplan ‘22

October 13, 2020

Staples freshman earn spots of varsity sport teams

Select few of Staples freshman earns spots onto varsity sport teams. Emma Nahon ‘23 (in white uniform), scores a spot on the Staples girls varsity field hockey team.

Amanda Rowan '22 and Samantha Felner '22

October 14, 2019

Freshman see broadway show “In the Heights”

The off-Broadway production of “In the Heights” is showing at The Westport Country Playhouse until May 19.

Lexie Moskovit '21, Web Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

Staples’ freshman class saw The Westport Country Playhouse production of "In the Heights" on a field trip Thursday May 9. Many attendees appreciated the diversity that writer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also wrote the Broadway show “Hamilton,” brought to the stage. “I loved the play because...

Freshmen participate in first mandatory PSAT9

Freshmen participate in first mandatory PSAT9

Roxy Augeri ’20 and Allie D’Angelo ’20

April 2, 2019

Emmy Marcus explores art of makeup

Emmy Marcus ’22 poses for a picture on her instagram displaying her detailed artwork that she created on her face.

Rebecca Kanfer '21

March 15, 2019

An abundance of makeup brushes, eyeshadow pallets and rainbow colored lipsticks overflow her vanity. As a way to express her love for art, Emmy Marcus ’22 uses her face as a canvas. Marcus has always had a talent for drawing and painting but starting experimenting with the world of special effects...

A Guide for Freshman Year Tryouts

A Guide for Freshman Year Tryouts

December 12, 2017

By: Elle Fair '19 Freshman year is filled with intimidating people, large hallways, overcrowded cafeterias and confusing schedules. In addition to the academic and social changes, there also exists a transition from the Police Athletic League ( PAL) and youth leagues into freshman sports. It’s no...

Dylan Curran shines on the field

Dylan Curran shines on the field

December 13, 2016

By Isabella Didio ’18 When Dylan Curran ’20, a Staples special education student, was in eighth grade, he was on the sidelines of every football game of the eighth grade P.A.L. team, relentlessly supporting the team. The following year, through the encouragement of several players and their parents, ...

[Oct. 2016 Sports] Kirby aims towards a dominant future in field hockey

November 22, 2016

By Isabella Didio ’18   Just a week after beginning her freshman year at Staples, Kyle Kirby ’20 started in Staples varsity field hockey’s first game and led the team with two goals scored. Kirby, who began playing field hockey for Westport PAL in fifth grade, didn’t always enjoy playing. ...

Saying goodbye to an older sibling

Saying goodbye to an older sibling

Anay Simunovic, Opinions Editor

June 9, 2016

For many, high school is a daunting and rather overwhelming place. However, having an older sibling to help you navigate through the intricacies of high school life greatly eases the transition. I remember my first day of high school, mobs of senior girls crowded the Staples hallways obnoxiously ...

The do’s and dont’s of electing electives

The do’s and dont’s of electing electives

Kacey Hertan, Business Managing Editor

February 10, 2015

This week, my bewildered eighth grade sister has been begging for advice on what electives to take next year. Now, this is not the most important decision in life nor is it worth stressing about; however, choosing enjoyable electives can seriously enhance the high school experience. Of course,...

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Becca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

So what’s better than being a freshman at Staples?  How about being a freshman with a senior sibling. This year, over four hundred new freshmen will begin their high school careers like the other classes before them, nervously pacing the hallways in search of classrooms. Some of these freshmen, however, have a unique adv...

Influx of players breaks record for Freshmen field hockey

Influx of players breaks record for Freshmen field hockey

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

Remember the good ole’ days when making a freshman sports team was considered easy and stress free? Well, those days are sadly over; especially when it comes to field hockey. Girls’ field hockey is an aggressive, fast-paced, and exciting game. Although lots of girls start playing the sport as...

Freshmen express their thoughts on starting Staples

Freshmen express their thoughts on starting Staples

Justine Seligson, Photo Coordinator

August 25, 2014

The class of 2014 is long gone. A new crowd is entering in their spot. Weighed down by their monstrous backpacks, clutching a crumpled copy of their schedule in one hand and the crumbs from a healthy, sit-down breakfast in the other, this is the class of 2018. In many aspects, the freshmen are sel...

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