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Students learn teamwork skills and bond with each other by working together on the rope course.

Ropes course ties bonds among Staples community

Matthew Saw ’23, Web Arts Editor November 28, 2022

mAn indoor and outdoor ropes course has been unveiled this year, exclusively for sophomores. Nothing like it has been seen at Staples before, so it has been a point of discussion among many. The ropes...

Annam Olasewere ’25 participated in the USA Swimming National Select Camp in order to improve her mindset both in and out of the pool.

Annam Olasewere makes a splash at USA Swimming National Select Camp

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director November 26, 2022

With her Staples girls’ Swim and Dive backpack draped over her shoulders, Annam Olasewere ’25 strolled into the Colorado Olympic and Paralympic Training Center to participate in the USA Swimming National...

Excessively expensive tickets for sporting events makes it increasingly difficult for fans to support their team

Expensive ticket prices creates difficulty in attending events, unfairly hurting supporters

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor November 22, 2022

Due to how expensive ticket sales have become in recent years, it is increasingly difficult for the average American to watch their favorite sports team play live. Going to see sporting events shouldn’t...

The Wreckers face off against West Hill before a hike. The defensive line was strong, with Staples stopping West Hill from scoring a single point.

Wreckers demolish Vikings in 49-0 “washout” game

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

The Staples Wreckers football team defeated the West Hill Vikings 49-0 on Nov. 4. The Wreckers scored seven touchdowns  and stopped a West Hill touchdown just seconds from the end of the third quarter,...

Staples boys’ football locker room (right) and the Staples girls locker room (left) are drastically different.

Difference in locker rooms prompts strong student reactions

Indie Ahl ’24, Assistant Business Manager November 12, 2022

The Staples boys’ football locker room appears to mirror a college football locker room set up: the room contains a large, spacious, main area with individual lockers for the players lined along the...

Walsh competes at various horseback riding competitions across the country.

Walsh jumps to success through horseback riding

Lucy Dockter ’23, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2022

Jessica Walsh ’25 has been riding horses for around 10 years. She got into it because her cousin rode, so she and her sister grew up around horses and fell in love. Walsh talks about what people commonly...

Staples and Brien McMahon players battle for possession of the ball. (Photo by William Murray ’25)

Girls’ soccer dominates Brien McMahon enroute to 3-0 victory

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor October 31, 2022

In the first round of the FCIAC playoffs, the Staples girls’ soccer team put on a strong display against Brien McMahon, earning them a 3-0 win and punching their ticket to the semifinals. Seeking...

Despite the high levels of economic discrepancy between neighboring towns, no action has been taken to bridge the gap in access to sports resources.

Report highlights impact of wealth inequality on state championships in Connecticut

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Sports Editor October 19, 2022

In every inspirational sports movie, the coach sits the losing team down at half time in the locker room and delivers one message: with enough hard work and perseverance, the underdogs can still win the...

Fans attend the Staples vs. Newington football game. Per the new FCIAC rules, Staples fans who made the drive to Newington could not chant names or numbers at the opposition.

FCIAC implements new policy targeting hurtful chanting

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Executive TV Producer October 9, 2022

Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) has implemented a “No Names, No Numbers” policy as of Sept. 7. in attempts to take a step towards reducing the increased amount of negative...

The varsity team starts their race

Wreckers cross country triumphs against three teams

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer October 9, 2022

The boy’s cross country team overcame rain and 50-degree weather to beat three teams in a blowout on Oct. 3. Even with the abundance of rival school runners on the Wakeman course, Staples was able to...

A house beckons the arrival of trick-or-treaters with extensive decorations.

Sports conflicts on Halloween unhealthy for kids

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

A multitude of smiles fill the neighborhood on this spectacular fall night. A mix of skeletons, NBA players, lions, nurses, you name it, all swarm houses constantly echoing the words, “trick or treat!”...

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...

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