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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, News Paper 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...

This is an image from Staples’ 1989 yearbook, featuring the popular event and encapsulating the excitement from the student section.

Staples strives to uphold pep rally tradition

Audrey Curtis '25, Web Photostory Editor November 9, 2023

Athletic Director VJ Sarullo sent out an email on Oct. 31, to all staff and students, announcing the second postponement of the annual Pep Rally due to weather conditions.  The 2023 pep rally was originally...

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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...

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.

Students celebrate spirit week in style

Caroline O'Kane, Creative Director 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...

Blue energy and white spirit dominated homecoming game

Blue energy and white spirit dominated homecoming game

Jane Levy, Editor-in-Chief 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...

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