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Captain Deneil Betfarhard ’24 prepares for their game on Oct. 14. at Hopkins.

Contributed by Deneil Betfarhad ‘24

New year, new season: fall sports teams kick of season, set goals, build bonds

Lily Hultgren ’25 and Ayaan Olasewere '25 September 26, 2023

The month of September is an important transition period of the year. It ushers in the return to school life in addition to the autumn season.The air grows crisper and the warm, golden sun fades away into...

Avery Mueller ’24 celebrates his first goal with a back flip.

Wreckers impress in opening match against Ridgefield, game postponed

Tristan Gonzalez '24, Staff Writer September 11, 2023

The Staples boys’ soccer team took on the Ridgefield Tigers in its season opener on Sept. 9, where they took a 2-0 lead until the game was stopped and declared postponed with 15 minutes left in the first...

The World Cup in football (soccer) is a tournament of 32 mens national teams that is organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

World Cup unites students

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer January 13, 2023

On any random day from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, it was likely that you would find spirited students expressing their excitement at school over the 2022 World Cup. Students could often be found watching World...

On a normal day the TVs around the schools display the same things. These things go generally unnoticed by students as they remain unchanged and aren’t very important to students.

World Cup inspires increased television usage.

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor December 22, 2022

If you happen to glance up at one of the televisions hanging on the walls throughout the building, you would likely see the screen filled with a few things: the schedule for the day, a few of the top news...

The Staples girls’ soccer team won 4-1 against Chesire in the CIAC finals on Nov. 20. Annabel Edwards ’25 was named MVP for her two goals during the game.

Girls’ soccer defends state title

Samantha Sandrew ’25, Web Features Editor December 9, 2022

Two time Class LL state champions and 2021 FCIAC champions, the Staples girls’ soccer team is one of the most successful sports teams in the building. The team won the 2022 Class LL states championship...

The United States criticizes Qatar, the host nation of the World Cup, for its human rights violations, despite its own domestic shortcomings. Qatar denies the allegations.

Qatar unfit to hold World Cup, United States unfit to tell them

Talia Moskowitz '24, Web Sports Editor December 8, 2022

In Qatar, an Islamic State the size of Connecticut, one of the largest sporting events in the world is currently taking place.  The United States, spreading its glorious wings of Western democracy,...

Each Connections class made a world cup bracket, hoping to win a World Cup themed party.

Student body gears up for World Cup

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Every four years a competition comes around that is commonly referred to as the number one sporting spectacle ever invented. As 32 teams compete for the most highly-coveted prize in all of sports, the...

Staples celebrates Matthew Shackelford’s ’23 last minute goal (Photo by Mark Sikorski)

Wreckers come out on top in dramatic game vs Westhill

Tristan Gonzalez '24, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

The Staples boys’ varsity soccer team topped Westhill highschool in a thrilling 4-3 win on Sept. 19. The Wreckers saw themselves squander a 3-0 lead, leaving the game until forward Matthew Shackelford...

Despite higher levels of success and bringing in more revenue, the USWNT received significantly less bonuses for friendlies against top-tier opponents, as well as less pay per player for each exhibition game.

U.S. soccer equal pay agreement proves long overdue

Nina Jones ’24, Web Opinions Editor September 22, 2022

The fight for equal pay has been an exhausting and long process for players on the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT). However, the historic signing of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 celebrates a goal from her team in a game against Bermuda on April 28.

Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 embarks on Dominican Republic national team

Ava Cordella '24, Paper Opinions Editor May 16, 2022

When Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 found out she made the Dominican Republic National soccer team, she couldn't have anticipated just how much she would gain from her experience.  The tryouts took place during...

The Staples group of students stand in front of the gate to the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Students embark on spring break field trip in Spain

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director April 29, 2022

When you think of spring break, family trips to tropical islands or college tours immediately come to mind. But for this spring break, a group of Staples students traveled throughout Spain on a school-sponsored...

The girls’ soccer team lined up with the opposing team before their semifinal game. This lineup is a tradition before every championship game where they announce the starting lineup.

Girls’ soccer advances to state championship

Charley Guthartz , Paper Opinions Editor November 23, 2021

The Staples girls’ soccer team is moving up in the state tournament. They won their semi-final game against Fairfield Warde 1-0 on Tuesday Nov. 18. Gaby Gonzalez ’22 scored Staples’ one and only...

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