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As the spring quickly approaches, dances are an integral part of Staples tradition. People, however, tend to gloss over the fact that their dresses are often one of the largest perpetrators of fast fashion, leading to environmental catastrophe.

School dances: fast fashion triggers environmental response

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Paper Features Editor February 13, 2023

Is it short dresses or long dresses? What’s the theme? School dances are an integral part of high school. Many have embraced the highly-anticipated dress shopping process. Staples students are granted...

Winged Monkey in Westport displays its prom dress collections, as schools in Fairfield County have both junior and senior proms coming up this spring. Some schools have a short dress theme for their prom, and  others are choosing long dresses. These themes can even vary based on age. For example, at Staples, the junior girls are wearing short dresses to their prom while the senior girls are wearing long dresses.

Prom dress peril: the search for the perfect dress

Izzy Sareen '22, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

Prom is one of the most grueling processes in the life of a teenage girl – figuring out heels, hair, nails, makeup and this list doesn’t even include transportation. However, by far the most stressful...

After getting ready, most students will take pictures before going to the prom.

Senior prom sets unnecessarily expensive standard of beauty

Lia Gordon ’22, Paper Opinions Editor May 4, 2022

Staples senior girls’ minds have been fixated on prom since the first dress announcement was posted on Facebook on Feb 1. Since then, the frenzy of searching and buying dresses dropped on department...

The County Assemblies voted that they felt it was best to cancel the dance for juniors this year because of underfunding and the pandemic. The dance, presumably, will return in the future.

Counties dance excludes other communities

Emily Goldstein '23, Paper Features Editor October 25, 2021

Dresses, nails, shoes, makeup and hair are just some of the elements that a girl has to think about when attending the Counties dance. There have always been high expectations as a Staples girl to be perfectly...

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, Business Manager 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, Business Director 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...

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