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This is the chair I was in when the earthquake took place, and I was distracted by my technological device.

Earthquake FOMO is real

Nash Teran ’25, Staff Writer May 18, 2024

I walked into my third period class like any other day and took my seat. The class consisted of me mostly keeping my eyes glued to my computer screen and rigorously completing work for my class. It was...

The first two professional development days of the 2024-2025 school year will take place on Aug. 22-23.

Increased professional development time to be added to next year’s school calendar

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor May 8, 2024

 Westport’s Board of Education approved adding more professional development (PD) time to the school calendar for next year on Thursday, May 2. The schedule will see a total of three delayed openings,...

I was so excited about my upcoming APUSH exam, I spent my entire break grinding away at practice tests. A few bubbles on my answer sheet were filled in with my tears.

Test time thrills: a neverending series

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor May 2, 2024

Most people’s favorite time of the year is a holiday or break such as Christmas, their birthday or summer vacation. Not me, however. My favorite time of the year? The weeks leading up to AP exams.  There’s...

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. carries spirit week on his back by wearing pink for color wars in the week leading up to homecoming.

“This school isn’t fun,” yes, but it can be

Samantha Sandrew '25, Associate Web Managing Editor March 6, 2024

As I hear, “Ugh, I wish we had more school spirit. This school is so unfun,” coming from the same girl that left last Friday’s football game at halftime, rage boils up inside me. I’m sick of it.  As...

Participating in physical activity can help relieve stress and improve their overall performance in the classroom.

Staples students should have the option for additional exercise throughout the school day

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 4, 2024

When I was in elementary school, recess was always my favorite part of the day. It was the time when all of my friends and I could get a break from the classroom and play soccer as if we were playing in...

Staples students and teachers took a poll regarding the restricted websites and how much they used them before they were restricted.

Google places restrictions on websites not complying with CT law; teachers scramble for new ways to present content

Paige Miller ’24 and Madison Mayr ’24 October 17, 2023

Google will on Oct. 23 impose restrictions on US News & World Report, The Washington Post, Grammarly, LitCharts, Google forms, Spotify and other websites that refuse to comply with Connecticut’s...

Statistics for both community colleges, and 4-6 year undergrad universities, show that the graduation rates are not too far off.

Grpahic by Nile Jean ’24

My dream school is not yours; and that’s ok!

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer June 6, 2023

I remember proudly mentioning to one of my friends that one of my closest family members would be heading off to community college in the spring. To my surprise, I was met with a comical gaze that just...

Students are faced with several final exams to study for simultaneously as the year comes to a close and final exams week begins.

Wilton High School’s elimination of final exams means Staples should follow suit

Zoe Alpert ‘25, Broadcast Director June 2, 2023

Gathering every test, homework assignment and note sheet from the past 10 months to prepare for finals is a stress like no other. The end of the year brings an overwhelming sense of dread as students manage...

Following Greens Farms Elementary School’s Principal Kevin Cazzetta’s retirement, Brian Byrne will be the new principal.

Greens Farms Elementary School welcomes new principal

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer May 30, 2023

Following the retirement of Greens Farms Elementary School (GFS) Principal Kevin Cazzetta, Brian Byrne will take Cazzetta’s place beginning on July 1. Brian Byrne is coming from an elementary school...

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