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Students must still complete work, even when they’re supposed to be experiencing a break from school.

Students deserve a stress-free break

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor December 18, 2023

Before I reached high school, I was always excited for a break from school. That meant no homework, no tests and no stress. I would be able to just relax and enjoy my time off with friends and family,...

Families gathered at Wakeman Town Farm for their annual family beer garden event with vendors, games, animals and food.

Wakeman Town Farm delivers yet another successful event with their annual family beer garden gathering

Katherine Phelps '25, Opinions Paper Editor October 20, 2023

Wakeman Town Farm hosted their annual family Beer Garden event on Sunday Oct. 15 from 12-4 p.m., where a wide variety of vendors, families and animals came together for a memorable autumn afternoon filled...

Students spend their free time in class studying and doing their homework to keep up with the workload.

Last month of school provides chaos and intense course load for students

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor May 12, 2023

Ah, the end of the school year. A time where students can look forward to the summer they have ahead of them. Maybe they’re going on a tropical vacation, getting a job for the summer, doing an educational...

Students and parents fill up the bleachers, showing their support for the Staples boys’ lacrosse team against Darien.

Girls’ sports lack deserved recognition

Kathrine Phelps '25, Paper Opinions Editor April 27, 2023

As I stood in the bleachers with all my friends watching the boys’ lacrosse game, I looked around at just how many people were there. Tons of parents, younger kids and students came to support the boys....

The senior basketball players and senior cheerleaders pose with their parents after the senior award ceremony prior to the start of the game.

Boys’ basketball conquers Bridgeport Central on senior night

Katherine Phelps ’25, Opinions Editor March 1, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ basketball team dominated the Bridgeport Central Rams on senior night, Feb. 10, with a score of 67-51. The Wreckers showed tremendous skill and determination both on offense...

Side by side comparison of the original cast from that 70s show and the new cast of the sequel, that 90s show. Many of the new characters are connected to the original cast, such as Leia being Donna and Eric’s daughter.

‘That ’90s Show’ fails to exceed expectations as ‘That ’70s Show’ sequel; underwhelms fans

Katherine Phelps '25, Opinions Paper Editor February 6, 2023

I have never been a fan of reboots, spin offs or sequels, simply because they never live up to my expectations. When I found out that there would be a sequel to “That ’70s Show” premiering on  Netflix,...

“Home Alone 2” provides entertainment for viewers this holiday season with Kevin’s impeccable comedic timing and quick thinking.

A (likely) controversial guide to the best (and worst) Christmas movies

Katherine Phelps '25, Opinions Paper Editor December 13, 2022

I absolutely love Christmas. The music, the decorations, the gift giving, you name it. However, Christmas would not be complete without the plethora of holiday movies. Some of my earliest childhood memories...

Two students receive their grades as one is disappointed about a perfectly good grade, the other beams in delight.

Students’ worth goes beyond the horizons of a grade

Katherine Phelps ’25, Opinions Editor November 16, 2022

In high school, there’s always the feeling of wanting to do your best. Whether that be with sports, theater or school work, students are constantly striving to be the best version of themselves, especially...

Cheerleader Jenny Bradshaw demonstrates a full, one of the most challenging tumbling skills, during her competition at the Cheerleading World Championships.

More than pom pom shaking: what it really means to be a cheerleader

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor October 6, 2022

Ever since the first day of freshman year, I have always dreaded the typical ice breaker question, “What sport do you play?” I swallow my pride and utter the words, “I cheerlead.” Those two words...

Hailey Beiber is seen leaving her apartment in her signature dad sneakers and cargo pants 

Photo taken from Hailey Beiber’s Instagram

Dead fashion trends resurface, no thanks to favorite celebrities

Katherine Phelps ’25, Opinions Editor September 23, 2022

Let’s be honest with ourselves: celebrities and social media have a huge influence on our lives. They popularize food recipes, workout routines, and in this case, our wardrobe. When scrolling through...

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