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The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

Riley Chluspa ’22, a member of field hockey team, got her cornrows put in with the team and will wear them until the team loses a game or until they reach the end of the postseason.

Katie Simons ’22 Arts Editor

December 10, 2019

This year, the field hockey team got cornrows as a way to raise team morale before going into the postseason.  While they were put in with the intent of raising spirit for the team and are a part of the yearly tradition, the cornrows are culturally offensive.     The hair of African Americans...

Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

As the postseason approaches, Staples varsity athletes sport new hairdos such as mohawks, cornrows and color dyed hair.

Amanda Rowan '22, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Imagine walking through the hallways of school and seeing your peers’ hair dyed blue, or in mohawks or cornrows. While this may seem unconventional or strange for a typical high school, it becomes the norm as  as postseason games approach. Each year, Staples varsity sport teams decide on a fun hairstyle...

Spirit Halloween sells spooky costumes in time for the 31st

Spirit Halloween sells spooky costumes in time for the 31st

October 11, 2018

By Carolyn Gray '19 and Madison Andrews '21

We’ve Got Spirit, How About You?

We’ve Got Spirit, How About You?

October 2, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 It’s not everyday that the halls of Staples are filled with themed outfits, ranging from Pajamas, USA, Twin Day, Color War, Blue and White Day. Spirit week is the anticipated seven days where the school comes together and shows spirit by dressing up and attending the big fall...

Kenji Goto and Gilli Rozynek bring a flair of friendship to the Pep Rally

From Prom to the Pep Rally, Goto and Rozynek are a powerhouse duo. The two were picked to be the emcees out of all of the fall sports captains- Goto is the captain of the Staples boys’ soccer team, while Rozynek is the captain of girls’ Field Hockey. Photo contributed by Gilli Rozynek '16.

Sarah Sommer, Features Editor

October 16, 2015

When Gilli Rozynek ’16 pinned a creamy white corsage on Kenji Goto ’16’s sports jacket and searched in her purse for her slightly-crumpled junior prom ticket, she probably didn’t realize it would not be the only time the two attended a school function as a duo. However, this time the pair wil...

Humans of Staples: Shannon Cardoza

Humans of Staples: Shannon Cardoza

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

January 14, 2015

Shannon Cardoza '15 has a simple take on life: enjoy its opportunities and be happy. Blair Gould '15, has shared several classes with Cardoza over the years, “She is one girl that will never leave you feeling down,” she said, “Her presence invites the world in and her laughter is totally contagious.” Her...

Students celebrate spirit week in style

Boa feathers fill the halls as the junior girls get in the spirit before pep rally and homecoming. Julia Lindwall, Mackenzie Wood, Liv Smith, Sarah Bookbinder and Carly Crossfield all class of 16.

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

6:30 a.m. Monday morning. The alarm is ringing incessantly as you try to mask the sound by hiding under the pillow. You begrudgingly roll out of bed only to remember that its PJ Day. You grab a pillow pet and happily set out in your cozy attire for the day. Tuesday. Color War. Red, purple, green,...

Blue energy and white spirit dominated homecoming game

Blue energy and white spirit dominated homecoming game

Jane Levy, Features Editor

September 29, 2014

Staples students got their blue and white spirit games on for a sunny Saturday Sept. 27 afternoon to support the Wreckers at the homecoming football game. Superfan Ryan Angerthal ’16 looks forward to watching the homecoming game all year; the energy and spirit lived up to his high expectations. “The spirit was very intense because almost everyone was wear...

Sprit Week (Minus the Spirit)

Sprit Week (Minus the Spirit)

November 10, 2010

Every year the week before homecoming, Staples has a "spirit week." The purpose of this is to bring the school together and create a sense of community in a fun way. There's something about being a senior that makes the week all the more special. We are now the head of the school. The leaders. The "top dogs." So by participating in spirit week, we're representing the pride and love we have for St...

No, I'm Not Ready For My Close-up

No, I'm Not Ready For My Close-up

November 8, 2010

Walking through the hallway during Spirit Week had been a small adventure of dodging and avoiding being in the background of pictures. One of the worst things for me is being in the background of a picture. Imagine a group of girls all dressed as matching cats, making funny faces for the camera, and when the picture shows up in your mini feed ...

New School, New Spirit?

New School, New Spirit?

November 4, 2010

Eliza Llewellyn '14 Staff Writer For one week, superheroes, flappers, fairies and black cats roam the halls of Staples. Many choose to participate in the tradition of spirit week, sporting a themed costume for each day of the week. However, it seems that freshmen and sophomores are not as eage...

October 26, 2010 | Decades Day

October 26, 2010 | Decades Day

October 26, 2010

10:15 a.m. Margot Colwell '11 shows off her 90s look on the second day of Spirit Week, Decades Day....

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