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There are a couple of rules regarding college visits, including registering 24 hours prior to the visit and attending all virtual visits from the college and career center.

College visits prove worthwhile experience

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff writer October 18, 2021

  The college admissions process is buried deep in the minds of the majority of juniors and seniors across the country. This is especially prevalent at Staples High School, one of the highest ranked...

Starbucks welcomes changing season

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor, Gabriella Gerig ’23 Paper Sports Editor October 16, 2021

The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

Pro: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.       The 2020-21 school schedule...

Vaccine cards can serve as a way to verify the vaccination status of individuals. New York introduced a new vaccination verification app, the Excelsior Pass, to help people share their vaccination statuses according to the National Public Radio.

Vaccination “honor system” warrants not so honorable outcome

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor May 27, 2021

Connecticut launched into a new phase of COVID-19 safety regulations on May 19. All sector regulations for reopening were lifted, with the exception of certain mask-wearing mandates. Masks are no longer...

Blue flower cupcakes serve as ideal spring dessert

Blue flower cupcakes serve as ideal spring dessert

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor May 7, 2021

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The COVID-19 relief plan money will be allocated into five different sections of investment. More specific information can be found on Connecticut’s Official State Website.

Lamont introduces new COVID-19 relief plan

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor April 30, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont released his proposal for the allocation of COVID-19 federal recovery funding on April 26. Lamont’s vision for the future of the state will target both recovery and governmental support....

COVID-19 fatigue is a real issue that is negatively impacting adults, teenagers and children. It is important to find ways to counteract this fatigue and avoid acting based on the desire to return to normalcy.

COVID-19 fatigue threatens national progress

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Social distancing, masks, online school, lockdowns, quarantining and the inability to see loved ones is nothing less than draining. It is understandable that people are becoming exhausted with their current...

The 75% capacity hybrid model began on March 1. This new schedule will have remote Wednesdays and a block schedule in addition to three out of the four cohorts being in school at one time.

75% capacity hybrid model allows for return to normalcy

Gabriella Gerig '23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Students wearily open their eyes at 7:59 a.m. to grab their laptops and log on to Zoom. The distant murmur of a teacher in the background is almost inaudible as students scroll through social media in...

Staples’ girls basketball secured a decisive win over Trumbull on Feb. 25. The Wreckers stay number one in the FCIAC at 6-0. Trumbull is 3-2.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Trumbull, continues undefeated season

Gabriella Gerig ’23 February 26, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team clinched a 44-38 win against Trumbull on Thursday, Feb. 25. This game solidified their number one standing in the FCIAC with a record of 6-0.  Although Staples...

The demand for COVID tests increases as cases continue to rise throughout the country. However, not everyone is ensured free testing, which discourages many people from taking action to get them.

COVID-19 test pricing disparities require significant change

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

As COVID-19 cases reach new heights across the country, the demand for testing continues to grow at an exponential rate. Unfortunately, a vast disparity exists within test pricing. According to Money...

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