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Although highly discouraged, having a dream school provides students with a way to become more motivated and successful throughout high school.

Ignore your college counselor: dream schools boost motivation, success

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 16, 2022

If there’s one thing that all of us Staples students have in common, it’s the hope to get into college. But for some, that hope has manifested itself into a specific dream-- a dream that has kept them...

The Western Wall, a historic and extremely religious site in Israel, was one of the many places where I was able to experience a deeper connection to the country and my religion.

Life-changing summer in Israel results in blossomed connection with culture

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor October 11, 2022

I have never been a religious person. Despite receiving a Bat-mitzvah and attending Hebrew school, connecting with my religion never came naturally to me. Before this summer, I have never felt the urge...

The Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade may be overturned, taking away necessary reproductive and human rights for millions of women across America.

Potential overturn of Roe vs. Wade wrongfully strips women of their human rights

Jolie Gefen '24, Web News Editor May 17, 2022

For decades, women have been granted their right to decide what happens with their bodies, specifically regarding abortions. But now, that right is under attack. Currently, the male dominated Supreme Court...

Movies from childhood can serve as a comforting reminder of when times were easier and must be cherished to keep those memories alive.

Rewatching childhood movies encourages positive nostalgia, stress relief 

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor April 27, 2022

With new and different movies coming out every year, we often forget to appreciate the oldies that we once loved. Every once in a while, I remember my personal favorites such as “Shrek,” “Finding...

Talia Moskowitz ’24 tries to focus in the Staples library, but finds it to be distracting and loud.

Staples library fails as efficient work space 

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor March 10, 2022

As Staples students, our workloads are sometimes overwhelming. However, the stress from school can be relieved by just a simple solution: getting it done. But wait, not in the hallway; that’s too noisy....

The 2022 Winter Olympic Games began on Feb. 4 in Beijing, China, and will run until Feb. 20.

Julia Marino claims olympic medal for USA, Westport

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor February 28, 2022

ImJulia Marino, a former Westport resident, won the United States its first Olympic medal in the 2022 Beijing Olympics on Feb. 5. Her outstanding snowboarding skills took her all the way from placing 11th...

Shelves and baskets in the Staples cafeteria are empty during the third lunch wave, preventing many students from eating the food they wanted and from eating at all.

Low food stock during third lunch wave prompts frustration

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor December 21, 2021

After more than four hours of learning, walking around school and socializing with friends, food is on every student's mind. By the time third lunch comes around, stomachs are growling and students are...

Houses around Westport spotted with early Christmas spirit with decorations and lights surrounding their homes.

Early Christmas spirit allows for kinder, happier community

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 24, 2021

Beginning as early as October, I found red and green decorations in CVS, and saw houses around town showing off their holiday spirit. And while many argue that this jump to celebrating Christmas--before...

American airports are filled with visitors as the travel ban for dozens of countries has now ended.

America terminates the international travel ban for dozens of countries

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 18, 2021

Travelers from countries around the world are now allowed back in America as of Nov. 8. After almost two years of strict pandemic restrictions, travelers are now able to enter the United States. Although...

The popular app Instagram recently pressed pause on their mission to create a kid-friendly version of Instagram for users younger than 13.

Instagram for kids destined to construct safer social media environment

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor October 15, 2021

In March 2021, Instagram released their idea of Instagram Kids on an employee message board. Instagram Kids, a safer and more controlled version of the original app, would be made specifically for users...

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