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Many senior girls feel immense stress and anxiety regarding homecoming dress shopping. The process is time-consuming and is seen as more difficult for homecoming than it is for other dances.

Homecoming dress shopping provokes stress, varying responses

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web Managing Editor October 24, 2023

As almost every upperclassman girl can testify to, dress shopping for the several school dances Staples boasts is not for the weak. Whether it's online or in-store, many spend countless hours scouring...

The girls cross country team danced to Cotton Eyed Joe in Western clothes like flannels and cowboy hats.

Fall sports dance away at Homecoming pep rally

Samantha Sandrew ’25, Associate Web Managing Editor October 31, 2022

Students pledged to “remember the game,” TAG’s campaign organized to limit underage drinking. Footballs and football helmets were hung outside the cafeteria with student names as they pledged during the week leading up to the homecoming game.

TAG encourages students to ‘remember the game’ for homecoming

Rylie Cordella '25, Assistant Business Manager October 24, 2022

The large student section floods with shades of blue and white on the night before the seniors’ homecoming dance, after five days of spirit. It’s finally the highly anticipated homecoming football...

On Thursday, Oct. 13, seniors dressed up in red for color war, which was the theme of the day. Each grade was assigned a different color to wear.

Senior girls dominate spirit week

Karlie Saed '23, Photostory Editor October 19, 2022

Inside the gymnasium students dance to music played by a DJ. Students are here for the majority of the night.

Class of 2023 celebrates homecoming dance

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

A warm burst of air greets students as they enter the building from the brisk outdoors. A heavy, thumping bass grows louder as students move towards the gymnasium. The blue cafeteria tables are adorned...

As spirit week commenced, students congregated to take photos and document their spirit. Spirit week took place from Oct. 10-14 leading up to the homecoming football game.

Spirit Week declared fun for upperclassmen, uneventful for lowerclassmen

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager October 19, 2022

As spirit week unfolded at Staples, the hallways were filled with senior girls decked out in pajamas, Adam Sandler costumes, bikers versus surfers themed clothes, red outfits and blue and white spirit....

Seniors reflect on Homecoming, dance-related stress

The Homecoming Dance for the class of 2022 will take place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Seniors remain excited for Homecoming dance despite COVID-19 limitations

Lea Rivel ’22, Social Media Director October 21, 2021

This coming Saturday, Oct. 23, Staples High School will throw a Homecoming Dance for the Class of 2022. This idea was made a reality by 12th grade administrator Chase Dunlap, Class of 2022 advisor CJ Shamas...

Senior girls get notifications on their cell phones every time someone uploads a picture. This Facebook group has been used for purchasing senior girls’ shirts, posting homecoming dresses, giving updates and more.

Homecoming dress posts bring toxicity to senior girls

Theresa Vandis ’22, Assistant Business Director October 9, 2021

I didn’t truly comprehend the hyper obsession that our generation holds in knowing everything about everyone until September of my senior year. As a senior I have made it through a global pandemic, online...

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