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As a result of coursework from AP and Honors curriculum being mixed, Honors level classes have become frustrating as a result of doing the same work as AP students, but not receiving the same weight in their GPAs. (Graphic by Rachel Olefson ’25)

Blurred lines between honors, AP classes cause frustration

Rachel Olefson ’25, Web News Editor April 30, 2023

Last year, many other freshmen and I had a decision to make: should we take US History at A, Honors or AP level? AP sounded scary to me; my Global Themes teacher had only recommended two students in total...

A playbill of the 1984 Players production of “Cabaret.” This play takes place in WWII Germany, which means it obviously contains swastikas. This has become an issue for some because of the symbol’s history.

Censoring offensive symbols doesn’t change anything

Matthew Saw ’23, Web Arts Editor February 6, 2023

Staples High School has had a very long history of theatrical performances. If you take a quick look in front of the auditorium, there are many playbills hanging in remembrance of previous performances....

Women’s History Month is an incredibly important holiday, and at Staples, it should be treated as such.

Staples’ attempt to celebrate Women’s History Month falls flat

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor March 30, 2021

I had no idea Women’s History Month existed until the beginning of March 2021. Now that I know, I have been happily celebrating the women who have made a difference in my life. However, Staples has not...

Starting in the 2022-2023 school year, the state of Connecticut is mandating that all public high schools offer a course called African American, Black, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies. But if there aren’t enough students to sign up for the class, students are not obligated to offer it. However, it is necessary that all students are required to take this class.

African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies must be a required course

Ella Alpert '22, Web Features Editor March 2, 2021

In my two and a half years as a student at Staples, almost every book I’ve been assigned has been written by a white male. The only historical events centered around Black Americans that I was taught...

Shortly after The Pearl shut its doors on Nov. 28, this message was put up on their website to thank all of its long time customers and supporters.

The Pearl’s closure recalls history in Westport

Theresa Vandis ’22, Assistant Business Director December 15, 2020

Westport is known for being a beach town, as the location plays a significant role in town culture. Westport residents can often be seen taking strolls by the shore and walking dogs in the fall and winter,...

Westport history showcased virtually through Westport Museum for Culture and History

Katie Simons ’22, Paper Arts Editor May 8, 2020

They’ve watched all of the Netflix shows, read and re-read every book in their house and finished every puzzle that their family owns. As Staples students enter the sixth week since school has been...

A horse carriage arrives at the Westport Historical Society for the Family Creep Fest, which offers families hayrides throughout downtown. Photo by Anastasia Thumser 22.

Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor October 10, 2019

Ghoulish games, petrifying pumpkins and horrifying hayrides are just a few of the activities at the Family Creep Fest, which occurred on Oct. 5. With Halloween quickly approaching, the Westport Historical...

Students in Women in History encouraged their peers to partake in activities for International Womens Day, including wearing purple to school and answering various true or false questions.

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Dana Perelberg ’20 March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned...

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

October 3, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19 and Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition...

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