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Many Staples students were worried as pop-up buttons that read “Stop the TikTok Ban!” showed up on their phones a few days ago, an effort made by Bytedance, the company that owns Tiktok, to kill the bill dubbed the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Act.” The bill has potential to ban TikTok in the U.S.,  as the legislation made its way through the House this past week and now finds itself trying to slug through the Senate.

BREAKING NEWS: “TikTok Ban” Bill soars through the House

Nina Bowens '25, On The Wreckord Producer March 15, 2024

After a 352-65 vote this past Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a new bill that would grant the President the ability to deem social media apps under control of foreign contenders, such as...

“This is the Life I See” will run through Dec 30, 2023 at Westport’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

From prison to painter to people: Westport’s Museum of Contemporary Art showcases works of Purvis Young

Zoe Boxenbaum '25 and Nina Bowens '25 December 18, 2023

What separates a prison and an art gallery? The two share more than you might expect. Concrete floors, blank walls, open rooms and a home for artist Purvis Young’s multimedia works.    Young was...

Writers, producers and actors alike took to the streets of California and New York this summer, regardless of spiking temperatures, to preserve their work lives and improve the industry.

Conclusion of writers’ strike doesn’t guarantee start up of your favorite shows

Nina Bowens '25, On The Wreckord Producer October 16, 2023

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike officially came to a close on Sept. 27 after 148 days of stopped labor, securing its spot as the second longest writers strike in Hollywood history. The union’s...

Colleges share statistics about the usage of AI on campus.

Teachers utilize new technology to catch AI-written student essays

Nina Bowens ’25, Executive TV producer June 4, 2023

Turnitin, a plagiarism detection site, recently released a new update to detect AI-written essays, and teachers have already utilized it to crack down on the influx of AI-usage in Staples students’ work.  Thousands...

For various occasions, lots of people set up full blown picnics along the shores of Compo Beach. Here, one woman tends to the multiple tables she sets up and enjoys with her family.

Fifteen cost-effective yet captivating activities to fall in love with in Westport this summer

Nina Bowens ’25, Executive T.V. Producer June 2, 2023

I think everyone can agree that summer is by far the best season of the year. No school, no work and no stress. You get to do anything and everything you want all day long. But what exactly IS there to...

Corey Iamonico (far right), the Staples Athletic Trainer, finishes up taping one athletes ankle while discussing injuries within the boy’s lacrosse season with Anthony Armentano ’25 (left).

Staff shortage plagues Staples’ Sports Clinic, leaves injured athletes waiting for care

Nina Bowens ’25, OTW Executive Producer June 2, 2023

When preparing to go out to practice one day after school, you realize you have a tight pinch in your left ankle. Logically, you find yourself leaving the locker room and making your way to the trainer,...

When absorbed in ones insecurities, it becomes all they think about and are reminded of it anywhere they go, such as security signs suddenly mocking people with braces, despite their real intentions.

Smile! You’re on camera: lessons from a braces late bloomer

Nina Bowens ’25, Features Paper Editor January 10, 2023

In fall of seventh grade, I was overjoyed. I had finally convinced my mom that I was responsible enough to get Invisalign, a clear retainer like tray that works the same way braces do. She doubted my capabilities,...

Enjoy your healthy, but still delicious cucumber bites. It could definitely be used as a transition stage and perfect for someone who is beginning a journey of more nutritious eating. Share the finished product with friends or family.

Cucumber Bagel Bites support healthier eating

Nina Bowens ’25, Paper Feature's Editor December 15, 2022

Despite “Make Me Free” winning the students majority vote last spring, Staples still lacks free tampons and pads in bathrooms, leading to girls often relying on each other in tight situations.

Neglection of Make Me Free victory reinforces menstruation stigmas

Nina Bowens ’25, Features Paper Editor December 5, 2022

One of the worst possible situations is getting your period in the middle of gym class. Even worse, is not having access to the “supplies” to deal with it.  Every girl has had a similar incident:...

‘shshallupdates’ returns and so does the mystery of who’s behind the screen.

‘shshallupdates’ account throne passed on

Nina Bowens '25, On The Wreckord Producer September 30, 2022

*name of account owner has been changed to ensure anonymity  All summer, Staples students have been anxiously waiting on the edge of a cliff. It’s rocky, slippery and steep, and filled with anticipation....

Wreckers defensive line marks up on the 25, quarter 4 score 42-6.

Wreckers secure first win of season against Conard

The Staples Wreckers football team sprang into their first game of the season, defeating West Hartford’s Conard Chieftains in the annual white out game on Sept. 9. A sea of white cheered on the home...

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