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

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 yearly tradition, the cornrows are culturally offensive.     The hair of African Americans...

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Siri Kanter '20, Associate Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Staples will have a girls’ rugby team this upcoming spring sports season. The team will be coached by Cassie Bishop, who plays for one of the strongest womens' rugby programs in Connecticut throughout the fall and has coached youth programs for upwards of four years.  Sophie Lynch ’21, who has grown up in a fa...

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Olympia Sports, a retail sporting goods company, is closing its Westport location along with eight other stores throughout Connecticut due to a change in ownership. JackRabbit, a different sporting goods company, recently purchased the company and is continuing to operate 75 different Olympia Sports s...

Field hockey team advances to next round in states

Field hockey team advances to next round in states

November 15, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat New Milford 4-1 in the first round of states on Nov. 13 at Ginny Parker Field. The Wreckers came into the tournament as the fourth seed while the Green Wave was the 13th seed. Jess Leon ’22 started the momentum of the game for the Wreckers. The Wreckers...

Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

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 norm as  as postseason games approach. Each year, Staples varsity sport teams decide on a fun hairstyle...

Sports’ senior days honor their leadership, contributions throughout their high school careers

Sports’ senior days honor their leadership, contributions throughout their high school careers

Maya Reiner ’21, Manager of National Arts Blog

November 11, 2019

Seniors on  sports team bring energy to the team, put a great amount of time and effort into the program and are often the natural leaders of the pack. For any sport, players have spent countless hours on practices and games. Because of what all the seniors have done for their teammates and their program, it is right that they are honored and highlighted on Senior Day.  However, many...

Pep-rally fails to celebrate winter and fall sports

Pep-rally fails to celebrate winter and fall sports

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The annual pep-rally before homecoming packs the bleachers full of students ready to cheer on the fall sports teams. Among those in the stands are the winter and spring sports teams watching the fall teams perform on the field. Because the pep-rally initiates the homecoming football game, it makes sense t...

Staples boys’ tie last home game of the season

Staples boys’ tie last home game of the season
Wilton VS. Staples

Carson Kranz '21, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

The Staples Wreckers boys' soccer team took on Wilton at Wakeman Field on Monday, Oct. 27. In a close 1-1 game, neither team was able to come away with a win. Staples led by one goal to start the game by Benny Feuer '20, but it was not enough to secure a victory. ...

Staples routs Westhill 7-0 on senior day

Staples routs Westhill 7-0 on senior day

Holden Cohen '20, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

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Staples girls’ soccer shuts out Westhill

Staples girls’ soccer shuts out Westhill

Carson Kranz '21

October 29, 2019

In a one sided match, the Staples girls’ soccer team shutout the visiting Westhill High School by a score of 7-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Being senior day for Staples, they hoped to dominate and did nothing less in this shutout match. The result was helped by a stellar performance from captain Reese Sutter ’20, who had  4 assists.  Sta...

Staples girls volleyball team sweeps away St. Joes on senior night

Staples girls volleyball team sweeps away St. Joes on senior night

Kylie Cohen '20, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The Staples girls’ volleyball team defeated St. Joseph,  3-1 on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.    Captains Jane Van Arsdale ’20, Mallory Legg ’20, Brianna Dwyer ’20 and other seniors led their team to victory on senior night.    Van Arsdale contributed to her team greatly with 27 kills, 2 digs and 7 aces. Legg ...

Staples football returns fresh from bye week

Staples football returns fresh from bye week

Jacob Greenberger '22, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

After a week off, the Staples boys’ football team returns to action this week with an away game against North Haven. However, the Wreckers used the bye week a little differently than most teams would. “A lot of teams in this league definitely would take their bye week to relax and recover, and maybe have shorter, lighter practices,” Nick Prior ՚22 said. “But t...

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