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2021 senior prom continues on despite COVID-19.

Senior Prom exceeds expectations despite COVID restrictions

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 27, 2021

Seniors put on their fanciest attire and took to the Staples High School courtyard for their first and final high school prom on May 14 and 15. After the cancellation of last year’s junior prom due to...

Has administration been successful planning year end senior events?

Through discussions with students, Emma Dantas ’21 and Carly Kaplowitz ’21 examine whether or not the administration has effectively adapted senior's end of year events during the pandemic.
Staying at home proves more difficult than it initially seemed, even for introverts.

Coming to terms with life under lockdown

Abby Fleming '20, Opinions Editor April 20, 2020

When Westporters found out it would be necessary to social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I wasn’t worried. I have introverted tendencies and I like to think I’m an expert when it comes...

Staples Junior Prom comes near cancelation due to a lack of money and funding.

Junior prom approaches cancellation due to lack of funding

Caroline Donohue '20, Staff Writer May 13, 2019

Junior Prom was close to being cancelled due to lack of funding. It is currently scheduled for May 18. Prom tickets have always been $65 per person, but this year tickets were raised by $10. Fundraising...

Staples juniors have been raising money for the underfunded junior prom this coming spring by selling lanyards and phone cases to the student body and Westport residents

Junior Prom Committee raises money for the spring prom

Caroline Donohue ’20 March 1, 2019

The Prom Committee is planning on selling lanyards and phone cases in order to raise money for Junior Prom. Committed Staples juniors have been working hard in order to fundraise for the Junior Prom...

Prom can be a success without spending a lot of money

Prom can be a success without spending a lot of money

June 10, 2017

By Alexa Moro '18 A perfect prom doesn't have to be expensive; in 2015, the average household spent $919 on prom according to US News. This figure includes the cost of the dress, shoes, makeup, hair,...

Photo contributed by Jack Sharkey ’18

Students step out of the box to create unthinkable promposals

June 1, 2017

By Bailey Blaikie  '19 Scrolling through Facebook and seeing the same, repeated promposals is not uncommon. Having a unique promposal has become increasingly difficult, as people are running out of...

Your guide to 2017 prom dress shopping in Westport

Your guide to 2017 prom dress shopping in Westport

May 4, 2017

By Liv Ronca '18 Secondary to a girl’s wedding dress, her high school prom dress could be the one of the most important dresses she will ever wear, making finding the perfect dress a necessity.   Westport...

MTV seeks out Staples to feature on “Promposal”

MTV seeks out Staples to feature on “Promposal”

March 11, 2017

By: Camryn Ragland '18 and Liv Ronca '18 Producers of the upcoming MTV series “Promposal” recently reached out to Staples in search of extravagant promposals that can be featured on their show. Casting...

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Preconceived notions manifest a stigma against junior year

Emma Greenberg , Opinions editor June 10, 2016

Though junior year seems fun considering the dances, driver's licenses, class options and freedoms. I’ve heard many things contradicting the “perks” that are to come as a sophomore about to enter...

Prom: It’s hard to believe that it’s over, yet it means something exciting is ahead

Prom: It’s hard to believe that it’s over, yet it means something exciting is ahead

Alex Spadacenta , Features Editor June 2, 2016

The lights flash across the dance floor as I looked up and saw one of my friends on someone’s shoulders. Many adults would have thought there was a seventh grade bat-mitzvah going on at Staples High...

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