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Early school start times harm students’ well-being

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

June 12, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19   I have never been much of a morning person. But, when I started high school, I found that I had no choice but to become one. Waking up at the crack of dawn when it is still dark out is definitely one downside of entering Staples. More often than not, I find myself f...

3 reasons people go vegan

3 reasons people go vegan

April 30, 2018

By Nicole Shapiro '18   Veganism has been on an upward trend for a couple of years now, and the main question everyone seems to ask is: why go vegan? Although it sounds like a very simple question to answer, there is a lot of complexity behind why someone might decide to drastically alter their eat...

Don’t sweat it: gym classes require athletic clothing for second quarter

Don’t sweat it: gym classes require athletic clothing for second quarter

Maddie Phelps '19 and Chelsea Fox '19

January 15, 2018

  As of the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year, all students participating in physical education classes are required to change from their normal school clothes into workout attire. In the previous quarter, teachers required all students to at least wear sneakers in order for them to ...

Robeks vs Embody Smoothies: What’s the difference?

Robeks vs Embody Smoothies: What’s the difference?

October 19, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 and Erin Lynch '18

Health accounts takeover Instagram feeds

Health accounts takeover Instagram feeds

October 12, 2017

By Elle Fair '19 An image of grilled chicken topped with steamy vegetables and a side of fresh, dairy free ice cream is just one example of a meal you might open your Instagram feed to. It's not just any ordinary foodgram, it’s a trendy, new craze in the world of social media: healthy food Instagrams....

Cryotherapy introduced to Westport community

Cryotherapy introduced to Westport community

September 25, 2017

By Ava Simunovic ’20 and Julia Lombardo ’20 ...

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

May 25, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 After 14 years of being with the Westport Public School district, Health and Physical Education Coordinator, David Gusitsch, will be leaving his position at Staples to become an assistant principal at New Canaan High School. “The people here are a great group of people and that is somethi...

The 203 hot spot: The Granola Bar

April 4, 2017

By Nicole Shapiro '18 and Caroline Blevins '18...

The New Trend of Fidget Cubes

The New Trend of Fidget Cubes

March 30, 2017

By Kevin Ludy '19   It’s almost finals week and everyone can feel the stress spreading throughout Staples. Luckily, there's a way to reduce stress while in class, and the answer is fidget cubes.   Fidgeting is a natural thing for people where you make small movements with your ha...

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

March 16, 2017

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 The Mental Health Awareness Project, also known as M.A.P., is a new club created at Staples this year devoted to spreading awareness about suicide and depression while removing the negative stigmas commonly associated with them. “Not everyone is personally affected by a m...

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 of one’s perspective, Staples students are required to take gym freshman, sophomore, and junior...

Battle of the Acai Bowls

Battle of the Acai Bowls

January 19, 2017

By Kit Epstein '17 and Sydney Kaplan '17 EPSTEIN%2FKAPLAN ACAI VIDEO from Inklings News on Vimeo....

How the cosmetic industry is bruising our face — the downside of looking pretty

November 1, 2016

By: Olivia Foster '18 From billboards to commercials to movies, teenagers and young adults are bombarded with images of pretty faces contoured, blushed and highlighted with make-up. At a young age, girls are taught to use makeup as a way to achieve a more desired look, but there may be health risks...

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