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Students record each other climbing the rock wall and using certain skills in order to receive full credit.

Gym class causes pressure instead of enjoyment

Cassidy Gutman ’25, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

I was standing in my physical education class for the quarter, Lifetime Activities, worrying about an upcoming test I would soon have for the class. In a week, my class would be individually assessed on...

Thefts in the girls’ locker room occurred on Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9, and have left female Staples students in shock and missing belongings such as AirPods, debit cards and cash.

Locker room thefts leave female students missing belongings

Alex Gaines ’25 , Paper Arts Editor December 26, 2022

Several thefts have been committed in the Staples girls’ locker rooms lately. A majority of the stolen belongings, mostly consisting of AirPods, were returned to several students last Friday. On Thursday,...

Working out at the gym has developed an unwarranted masculine connotation.

Sexism at gym perpetuates modern-day misogyny

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director September 19, 2022

Why is it that women are so belittled when talking about the gym?  I recently went out to dinner with seven friends, and as we walked, the four boys engaged in a debate as they discussed and compared...

Students compete in a full speed gym class game.

Athletes forced to participate in gym class at the expense of their performance, health and academics

Eli Shorrock ’22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Two hour practices after school and one period of gym class a day. This is overbearing on Staples’ athletes both academically and physically.  Staples High School and the state of Connecticut have...

Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers

Rise in theft highlights failure of students to use gym lockers

Rachel Suggs '21, Paper A&E Editor November 21, 2019

The first thing that I learned about Staples, even before I started my freshman year, was that—for whatever reason—Staples kids don’t use their lockers. Ever. Now that I am a junior, I no longer...

Staples sophomores (from left) Layla Bloomingdale, Karina Murray and Chloe Murray warm-up for their volleyball practice that is over two hours every day. After their workout, they must go home to do hours of homework.

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

Abbie Goldstein '22 October 14, 2019

Twenty-four hours: to learn, practice, eat, sleep. It’s not enough time. After student-athletes’ intense practice or games, they race the clock to finish the mountain of homework waiting for them,...

Fitness clubs present students with accessible workouts

Fitness clubs present students with accessible workouts

Hannah Bolandian '19, Paper Sports Editor November 24, 2018

In high school, many students drift away from childhood sports because they don’t have the time to devote to practice and games everyday. Luckily, there are numerous ways to stay in shape throughout...

A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

April 18, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 Westport has welcomed its newest addition to the collection of fitness studios, JoyX. Owned by Westport residents Rhodie Lorenz and Amy Hochhauser, both are known for previously opening...

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

Physical education requirement interferes with the schedules of students

February 3, 2017

By: Sasha Narang '18 The way students view physical education is rather simple - some people love it, some people hate it, and I’ve come to the realization that a happy medium doesn’t exist. Regardless...

Yoga and meditation benefits the Staples community

Yoga and meditation benefits the Staples community

October 27, 2016

Sasha Narang '18 As I finally reach the end of my first quarter as a junior, I can confidently say there is one thing that has gotten me through the stressful nights of cramming for tests: yoga and...

[Sept. 2016 News] New equipment propels P.E. department different curriculum

October 11, 2016

By Ashton Dedona '17 Arts Editor and Kaya Leitner '19 The physical education department has made changes to its curriculum this year but not to the state of its boys’ locker room.   Some students...

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