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Linnea Jagenberg ’21, Lizzie Kuendorf ’22 and Leni Lemcke ’22 all scored birdies in their victory against St. Joe’s while Keeva Boyle ’23 scored an eagle. The girls received flamingo and parrot prizes in recognition of their accomplishments. (Pictured left to right) Linnea Jagenberg ’21, Lizzie Kuendorf ’22, Leni Lemcke ’22, Keeva Boyle ’23 Merin McCallum ’21, Kathleen Coffee ’24

Girls’ golf secures spot in FCIACs with close victory against St. Joe’s

Karina Murray ’22, Associate Managing Editor June 8, 2021

In a 185-181 victory over St. Joe’s on May 27, the girls’ golf team secured a spot in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference (FCIACs) competition. “I am so happy with how our team played,”...

The Humane Society’s production of “Save Ralph” emotionally defines the detriments of animal testing through the experiences of lovable rabbit Ralph, who has suffered critical injuries and harmful abuse in his career as a tester.

Humane Society successfully exposes detrimental nature of animal testing with new short film ‘Save Ralph’

Karina Murray '22, Associate Managing Editor May 6, 2021

Clinique, MAC, Benefit, Nars, Lancome, Maybelline, Revlon: ask a friend to identify their go-to beauty brand, and there is a probable chance they will answer enthusiastically with one of these widely adored...

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced the commencement of full in-person learning beginning March 25 in an effort to continue schoolwide progression to normalcy.

Staples returns to 100% in-person model effective March

Karina Murray ’22, Features Editor March 18, 2021

Staples High School will return to full in-person learning beginning March 25, according to an email sent by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on March 17.  Principal Thomas outlined the parameters...

Sophie Rossman ’21 released her 30-Day “Feel Good” Routine on Jan. 1 in an effort to promote wellness and self-care in the new year and aid individuals who yearn for structure and motivation in a time of uncertainty.

Sophie Rossman’s 30-Day “Feel Good” Routine proves effective during challenging times

Karina Murray ’22, Paper Features Editor February 9, 2021

The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine means that the end of the pandemic is closer than ever, but the various mental health effects that the pandemic has caused still await remedy.  In an effort...

Dylan Diamond ’17 was placed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List in the “Youngest” category for his development of the school navigation app “Saturn.” The app aims to make school and schedule navigation more manageable as well as connect students by providing an option to friend other students on the app itself, on Snapchat or on Instagram.

Dylan Diamond ’17 lands Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Karina Murray ’22, Blue Staff Features Editor December 23, 2020

Staples is the alma mater to many impressive and accomplished individuals. From its impressive acting and musical programs, academically rigorous classes and intense sports teams, Staples has fostered...

Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Karina Murray '22, Paper Features Editor December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

The increase in popularity of streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV and Prime Video has been a huge contributor to the decline of the movie theater industry. Their wide variety of entertainment choices and convenience to watch from home often lead people to watch films from the comfort of their home rather than going out to the movies.

Beloved moviegoing experience competes with convenient home streaming services

Karina Murray '22, Blue Staff Paper Features Editor October 10, 2020

It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon. You decide it’s a good day to head to the movies; your favorite blockbuster just came out with a sequel. After picking up some friends on the way, you are welcomed...

Orphenians concerts cannot occur as they have in previous years such as in this performance at the Levitt Pavilion last year. Orphenians will miss performing to a live audience, which is a favorite part of the choir for many.

Orphenians harmonize despite COVID-19 restrictions

Karina Murray '22, Blue Staff Paper News Editor October 6, 2020

As the curtains closed hastily on last years’ theater and choral programs due to the shut down of schools, Staples’ musicians wondered optimistically what the 2020-2021 school year would entail for...

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