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Cheerleader Jenny Bradshaw demonstrates a full, one of the most challenging tumbling skills, during her competition at the Cheerleading World Championships.

More than pom pom shaking: what it really means to be a cheerleader

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor October 6, 2022

Ever since the first day of freshman year, I have always dreaded the typical ice breaker question, “What sport do you play?” I swallow my pride and utter the words, “I cheerlead.” Those two words...

Dance is an art, not a sport

Dance is an art, not a sport

January 3, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 Growing up as dancer, while my friends played soccer and softball and field hockey, I was often asked if dance is my “sport.” When I was younger, I would reply yes, because I considered...

 During a Sept. 10 practice, the Staples football team went through final preparations for Friday’s game.

Wreckers gear up for opening game versus Xavier

Fritz Schemel, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2014

On Friday night, football will return to Staples Stadium, with a crucial early season matchup for both Staples and opponent Xavier High School from Middletown, Conn. at 7:00 p.m under the lights. Staples...

December 17, 2010 | Ugly Shirt Day

December 17, 2010

7:27 a.m. Social studies teachers Catherine Schager, Daniel Heaphy, and Ashley Gayanilo sport their “ugly” shirts. Today, students can give $1 during any of the lunch waves to vote for the teacher...

Staples Students Curl for Fun

November 15, 2010
Curling has become a new trend in society.

Chronicles of my After-School Employment

November 12, 2010
Sam Freeman '11 describes her experiences at her after-school job.

Staples Soccer Expands Horizons – Two foreign phenoms join team, add diversity

October 22, 2010
Rebecca Bobrow '11 explores the new additions to the Staples soccer team and their diverse impact.

Jock Talk – Why Superfans Will Never Go to Girls' Games

October 1, 2010
Julia Friedman '11 jock talks about the controversy of Staples Superfans.
Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field

Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field

May 28, 2010
With just a few articles of padding, the Staples Rugby team is easily the toughest group of kids at Staples High School
Austin Alianiello 10 focuses on a chip near the green. |Photo by Lucas Hammerman

A Game without Fans?

May 20, 2010
How far will you go to win? After seeing parents take matters into their own hands by cheating on the golf course, the FCIAC has banned parents from attending their golf matches
The boys water polo team has a laid back practice, but things can get quite aggressive during games. | Photo by Bryan Schiavone 13

The Brutality of Water Polo

April 15, 2010
Above the surface of a Staples water polo game, everyone seems to be following the rules, but under the surface is where things get ugly.

Saugatuck Rowers: Practice Rain or Shine

March 26, 2010
Rain or shine, the Saugatuck Rowing Team continues to row.

Title IX Shifts Gender Balance in Sports Recruiting

February 2, 2010
Thirty -eight years after the enactment of Title IX, which sought to ensure equality in educational opportunities, the act continues to be relevant in the process of recruitment that affects Staples students every year.
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