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Although highly discouraged, having a dream school provides students with a way to become more motivated and successful throughout high school.

Ignore your college counselor: dream schools boost motivation, success

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 16, 2022

If there’s one thing that all of us Staples students have in common, it’s the hope to get into college. But for some, that hope has manifested itself into a specific dream-- a dream that has kept them...

The topic of what pressure is doing to students was discussed on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Westport Public Library. Parents attended this discussion and took notes to listen to possible ways to help their children.

Library discussion reveals students’ mental health suffers from stress, pressure

Olivia Signorile '25 and Cassidy Gutman '25 October 26, 2022

Positive Directions and Westport Weston YMCA held a panel discussion at the Westport Public Library on “The cost of success: what pressure is doing to our kids” on Wed, Oct.19. Experts from Positive...

This year, February recess begins on Feb. 18 and students will return to school on Feb. 28.

Upperclassmen use February vacation to prepare for life after high school

Margot Richlin ’23, Web Opinions Editor March 2, 2022

As February break approached, many students were excited to take time off from the stressful school environment. However, students also felt pressure to use the break for school related purposes. As upperclassmen...

Data overload hurts students’ brains

Data overload hurts students’ brains

Sam Zuckerman '21, Staff Writer October 22, 2018

PowerSchool is the open grading system we use at Staples, and it forms the cornerstone of the Staples community. But do we know what it is like from a teacher’s perspective? Former Staples English teacher...

College culture critiqued by Staples community

College culture critiqued by Staples community

January 29, 2018

By Molly Mahoney '18 and Maddy Sell '18

Birthday posts generate anxiety for Facebook users

Birthday posts generate anxiety for Facebook users

Alison Morrison, Staff Writer March 9, 2015

When doing the rounds of my social media websites, it’s hard to avoid the pesky notifications from Facebook indicating that your camp-friend’s-friend-you-met-once-yet-still-friended’s birthday is...

Some students may or may not feel the pressure to take physics. At Staples High School, there are six different physics classes students can take. According to School Counselor Victoria Capozzi, physics is generally a junior or senior year course.

Some students feel pressure to take physics

Nicole DeBlasi , Web Managing Editor November 23, 2014

You stare at your physics homework, trying to figure out how you would draw your force diagram. You wonder why you decided to take the class, realizing that you decided to take it because your parents...

Girls Lacrosse Falls to Glastonbury in State Quarter Finals

June 7, 2011

  After a tough game against Glastonbury, the Staples girl’s lacrosse team ended their season with a loss in the quarterfinals of the state tournament on Monday. For the first half of the game,...

Soccer Seniors Leave Legacy, Titles to be Remembered

December 3, 2010

While walking down the Staples gym hallway it isn’t hard to notice the vast collection of soccer memorabilia lining the walls. Encased in glass, trophies gleam and old sepia colored team-photographs...

Fire Truck Comes to Staples

October 22, 2010

During period 6 on Friday, October 22, students were rushed outside for a firedrill. As the Westport Fire Department pulled up to Staples, they soon discovered that there was not a fire, but rather...

 Nick Mariconda begins practice with the Jazz Band. | Photo by Madeline Hardy 11

Jazz Band Showcases School–Wide Talent

April 16, 2010

Constance Chien '10 Features Editor In the four building, Thursday means jazz band. And jazz band means brass sounds emanating from the band room—the sound of several saxophones out–discording...

Graphic by Bryan Schiavone 13

Homeland Insecurity: Campus Protection May Be Inadequate

March 26, 2010

Eliza Hamburger ’10 Opinions Editor Staples security is not a joke. Well, at least it’s not supposed to be. There is very little that you can get away with here, and believe me I have...

Keys for the Jets to Beat the Raiders Sunday

October 22, 2009

Cole Tessler ’11 Staff Writer The Jets are on a three game skid and looking to bounce back after a devastating loss to the Bills. Now, they are facing a must win game on the road, at Oakland. Oakland...

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