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Many students often feel forced to pick between one extracurricular and another rather than doing both. (Graphic by Maddie Bell ’23)

Extracurriculars are consuming the lives of teenagers

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer June 15, 2023

During a time of new and exciting transition every freshman should feel ignited, ready to embrace the adventure of high school that awaits. I, unfortunately, did not have this experience. I was forced...

Prior to the event starting, senior members were responsible for folding the printed pamphlets that were handed out to the attending family.

National Honors Society welcomes new members

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer May 6, 2023

The Staples National Honor Society chapter hosted their annual induction night for seniors and juniors on Wednesday, April 26 in the Staples auditorium. In an email to senior members, Grade-level assistant...

The Staples Best Buddies Chapter poses for a group picture to post on their instagram to promote outside of school events.

Best Buddies hosts annual Friendship Ball

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

Connecticut Best Buddies chapters participated in the annual Friendship Ball on Sunday, March 12 from 2-5 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club. Tickets were sold for $25 each with the option to make an additional...

“It Ends With Us” is loosely based on Hoover’s childhood and her mother’s experience leaving an abusive relationship, breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

‘It Ends With Us’ movie cast stirs mixed opinions

Madeline Bell ’23, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

The main cast members for the movie adaptation of “It Ends With Us” were announced on Instagram on Jan. 26. Blake Lively plays Lily, while Justin Baldoni plays Ryle. BookTok has had mixed reactions...

Thomas Nowak ’25 shares accordion skills

Thomas Nowak ’25 shares accordion skills

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

The Corduroys practice one of their covers in the same room their viral video was recorded in.

Staples band catches the attention of millions

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer December 24, 2022

Whimsical rainbow lights beam around the room, creating a bold contrast against the room’s dark atmosphere. Teenage girls are scattered everywhere, each next to their respective instrument. And of course,...

Melissa Newman speaks about her father’s new memoir on Nov. 20 at the Westport Country Playhouse. Event coordinators hand out a copy of the book to each attendee while they wait for the talk to begin.

Westport remembers Paul Newman

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

Melissa Newman discussed her father’s new memoir at the Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, Nov. 20. Her father, Paul Newman, resided in Westport, Connecticut. Famous for his lively blue eyes and...

Ben Saxon ’23 and junior grade level assistant as well National Honor Society advisor Jake Sullivan lead the event.Society advisor Jake Sullivan ran the event on Wednesday.

National Honor Society hosts trivia night

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

The Staples National Honor Society chapter hosted a trivia night in the Staples cafeteria to raise money for their membership dues, graduation pins and spring induction ceremony fees on Oct. 26 from...

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...

Sidewalks in Westport are in poor condition, affecting civilians and prompting the new allotment of repair funds.

Westport given new sidewalk repair funds 

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

The town of Westport was given $250,000 by the state of Connecticut for sidewalk repairs around Greens Farms Elementary School on Sept. 19.  The recent allotment of money to Connecticut towns, including...

On average, a diabetic uses roughly two to three vials of insulin each month.

Insulin prices unnecessarily clean out wallets

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

Sweating. Shaking. Dizziness. Blurred vision. You check your blood sugar; it is rapidly changing. Panic kicks in. This is when a diabetic needs insulin readily available; however, this is not the case...

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