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Sophie Alcyone ’22 (left) and Sasha Maskoff ’22 (right) attended the CAS Awards ceremony on April 5 in Plantsville, Connecticut. The CAS awards their Outstanding Arts Award based on demonstrated scholarship and leadership across the realm of visual and performing arts. Two students from each member school are awarded annually, and students must be referred by teachers.

Seniors Maskoff, Alcyone, win 27th annual High School Arts Awards

Mishael Gill ’23, Managing Editor May 6, 2022

The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) recognized Sasha Maskoff ’22 and Sophie Alycone ’22 for their artistic excellence at the 27th Annual High School Arts Awards on April 5. The CAS awards...

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

Senior prom sets unnecessarily expensive standard of beauty

Lia Gordon ’22, Staff Writer 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...

Many graduating seniors are finding their freshman year roommates through social media messaging. As a result, it can be hard to get a sense of people’s personalities.

Roommate process stresses seniors

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Now that many universities offer the chance to choose a roommate for your freshman year, getting accepted is only the first step in a series of networking attempts. By using social media platforms, mutual...

I have come to realize that growing up as a dancer and performing in three shows a year has provided me with the greatest joys and people that trump the emotional strain that comes with the artform. From being cast as just a small supporting attendant to being the lead of a scene my experiences as a performer will forever be an integral part of my childhood.

Final performance provokes appreciation of past show experiences

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Assistant Creative Director November 23, 2021

I have known the stiff feeling of a pound of gel and hairspray on my head to form a kind of shiny, plastered helmet since the age of three. The bobby pins sticking into your scalp never get any more comfortable...

The email from the Common App website is a familiar sight to most high school seniors, marking the submission of their college application(s). Most students can attest that it is both an exciting and stressful experience.

Seniors wait for college acceptances on stressful standby

Izzy Sareen ’22 , Staff Writer November 11, 2021

Time is ticking on the clock as seniors rush to complete and submit their applications for college. As the days grow shorter and colder, the levels of stress rise for the majority of high school seniors.  There...

As seniors begin to commit to college they are faced with a new endeavor of finding a roommate. Many have taken to social media to make connections and find someone to live with.

Hunt for the perfect match: how seniors are finding college roommates

Marina Engler ’21, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

 Facebook, an app viewed by many in our generation as dead, has recaptured the attention of many high school seniors now that the college selection process is in full motion. For many, moving to college...

The highly anticipated senior internships have changed this year to allow students to choose from one of three options. This change allows for more flexibility and freedom when choosing an internship, something that should not be overlooked despite complaints.

Flexibility, options allow senior internships to prevail amidst pandemic

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

To say I wasn’t devastated that my last year of high school consisted of no football games, spirit week, school dances and countless other rite-of-passage moments that we seniors have been looking forward...

From school closures to unemployment to the coronavirus’ tremendous death toll on the U.S. population, this pandemic has affected every facet of society.

Coronavirus highlights importance of optimism

Kaela Dockray '20, Managing Editor April 30, 2020

Making sense of these past few weeks has not been easy. From the lines of anxious shoppers donning masks outside grocery stores to headlines stating that the coronavirus’ death toll has now surpassed...

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...

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