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Members on the Staples STEM trip pose in front of Mediterranean Sea.

STEM students and staff embark on meaningful trip through Northern Italy and France despite last minute obstacles

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

With only 30 days left, group leader and trip organizer – chemistry teacher Dominick Messina – scrambled to put together an entirely new agenda to replace one that was a year in the making. The original...

Siblings grow strong bonds when they are young and breaks from college allow them to reconnect.

I miss my brother: life as temporary only child falls short to expectation

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer December 18, 2023

Throughout my childhood, my older brother and I were inseparable. You would be fooling yourself to think he would dare leave my side for a second and vice versa. Despite growing older and me no longer...

Violinists Isabel Jo ’26 [left] and Kendra Cheng ’25 [right] performing a duet while being accompanied by the orchestra.

Staples’ chamber orchestra plays their way to a successful first performance of the school year

Hannah Salpeter '25, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

Staples’ chamber orchestra held their first concert of the 2023-24 school year at Saugatuck Elementary School on Oct. 25. The concert started at 7 p.m. and included four songs: “Concerto for Two Violins...

Quarter one is the most difficult for many students, and many stress out about and struggle to maintain a good first quarter grade.

The quarter one conundrum; strategies to succeed when faced with the most difficult part of the year

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

There’s often controversy over which quarter of the school year is most difficult, but I can assure you there is a right answer. During the first quarter of the year most students, including myself,...

The above graphic compares a normal heart (left) to a heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(right). Mike Papale was inspired to create In a Heartbeat after he had been unexpectedly diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Graphic by Hannah Salpeter 25.

In a Heartbeat offers free cardiac screenings to Westport students Oct. 4

Hannah Salpeter '25, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

In a Heartbeat, a state-based nonprofit, will be providing the Westport community with free EKG screenings on Oct. 4 from 3 -7:30 p.m. in the Staples High School cafeteria. The only requirement to receive...

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