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Tennis Player Naomi Osaka receives support from fans after withdrawing from the Australian Open.

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open due to Mental health, inspires many

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

On May 31, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open due to recent mental health struggles. She made the announcement on Twitter after refusing to speak to interviewers during...

Volunteers of all ages can help out at the Norwalk Police Department annual coat drive, “Keeping Norwalk Warm.” The event provides coats and outerwear for families who may not be able to provide these items for themselves or their families.

Staples must provide accessible volunteer opportunities for teenage growth, academic success

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

Teenagers are selfish creatures. Volunteerism may not be the first thought that comes to mind when they think about extracurricular activities. However, it should be an important part of a teenager’s...

Mental Health Awareness Month is this May. It spreads awareness, educates and offers assistance for people struggling with mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Month helps destigmatize mental illness through awareness, education

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Arts Editor May 17, 2021

A stigma: when one views another in a negative way because of a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait that is thought to be or actually is, a disadvantage.  It is a well-known fact that mental...

“Using terms such as ‘depressed’ or ‘ocd’ when not diagnosed with these illnesses can be both triggering and invalidating of those really are.”

Stop trivializing mental illnesses; it invalidates those who struggle

Valerie Dreyfuss ’22, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Yesterday, I was in a public library and overheard a girl who was studying for a math test. “I am so nervous for this test,” she laughed, “I'm having a panic attack.” Although I understood what...

NEDA Week: Students promote eating disorder awareness

Emily Goldstein ’23 and Ella Shi ’23 March 1, 2021

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Students sit in front of the bright screen for hours which can be physically and mentally draining. These changes in the schooling environment can be a detriment to different aspects of mental health.

Pandemic hits young children’s lives especially hard

Emily Goldstein ’23, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Singing the ABC’s during snack time and playing with building blocks are fundamental parts of a child’s schooling experience; however, with the pandemic, the lives of elementary school kids have been...

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...

Mental health disorders are experienced by 20% of children and adolescents; yet, Staples is seriously lacking in providing support for students.

Blue Whale game resurfacing demonstrates need for stronger mental health support in schools

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editors November 4, 2020

Watch a horror movie in the middle of the night. Cut your lip. Jump off a high building. These are the tasks of the online suicide game Blue Whale, that originated in Russia in 2016. Although there have...

The Out of the Darkness walks greatly help to raise awareness and educate many about suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness program unifies communities, raises awareness about suicide prevention

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

The Out of the Darkness program is one that educates many on the topic of suicide and how to prevent it. By funding research, creating educational programs and advocating for public policy throughout America,...

At home set up for distance learning.

Virtual learning takes a turn, improves students’ mental health

Margot Richlin '23, Staff Writer October 9, 2020

Sitting at a desk in an uncomfortable, stiff chair for hours at a time can be tough. Trying to learn and grasp new concepts while shivering, sweating or trying to quiet a growling stomach can be stressful....

Students face long hours of school work to complete assignments on time, some times having to do more than four classes a day to reach the due date in time.

Online learning places unnecessary strain on student mental health

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer May 3, 2020

As Staples students and staff transitioned fully into online classes and schoolwork, we were sent a newsletter. The new A/B day schedule was implemented to help us balance our work between two days instead...

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