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The Staples Wreckers baseball team was defeated 6-4 by the Fairfield Warde Mustangs on Friday, May 3.

Staples baseball falls to top-seeded Fairfield Warde in tight battle

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor May 9, 2024

The Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (FCIAC) top-seeded Fairfield Warde Mustangs defeated the Staples Wreckers 6-4 on May 3, handing Staples their sixth loss of the season and fourth...

Without the rising stars in college basketball, the viewership and audience engagement wouldn’t be the same. These young athletes, both men and women, are game changers.

Game changers: embracing the next gen athletes

Ella Harrington ‘25, Web News Editor April 30, 2024

I’ve always liked watching sports. But it wasn’t until recently that I started to be really invested in them, especially with this new, young generation of athletes. During March Madness, I found myself...

The Staples’ girls water polo team lines up before an impressive victory against Choate.

New girls’ water polo coach leads team to first victory in years

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor April 27, 2024

As a team that gains little attention, the girls’ water polo squad came off a discouraging season last year, achieving no wins throughout the course of their campaign. This recently inspired change when...

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, Associate Web Managing 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...

The Wreckers get in position to defend a goal kick from the Hall.

Girls’ soccer beats Hall, moves on to state quarterfinals

Ayaan Olasewere ’25, Web Features Editor November 14, 2023

In the second round of the State tournament, the Staples girls’ soccer dominated their opposition with a striking victory of six to one, and booked their spot in the quarterfinals.  While the team...

Izzy Khamish ’25 celebrates the first place win at the Head of the Charles Regatta with her crew. Pictured left to right: Caroline Krantz,  Izzy Khamish, Callaghan Nickerson, Sophie Bell and Annika Nelson.

Khamish Guides Connecticut Boat Club to Head of the Charles Glory

Lily Rimm '25, Paper opinions editor November 10, 2023

The Cambridge wind billowed as five silhouettes threw their might into four synchronized strokes. A balanced harmony of pressure and desire rushed through the slick, slender vessel, each oar slicing through...



Captain Deneil Betfarhard ’24 prepares for their game on Oct. 14. at Hopkins.

Contributed by Deneil Betfarhad ‘24

New year, new season: fall sports teams kick of season, set goals, build bonds

Lily Hultgren ’25 and Ayaan Olasewere '25 September 26, 2023

The month of September is an important transition period of the year. It ushers in the return to school life in addition to the autumn season.The air grows crisper and the warm, golden sun fades away into...

The Wreckers boys’ track team enters the Ridgefield cross country course, consisting of two loops of a gravel course surrounding its athletic complex, plus a series of switchbacks on the main green.

Wreckers cross country takes top spot at Ridgefield Meet

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys' cross country team swept three competing schools on Sept. 12 during a meet at Ridgefield High School. While not the first race run by the cross country team, the meet at Ridgefield...

Many students often feel forced to pick between one extracurricular and another rather than doing both. (Graphic by Maddie Bell ’23)

Extracurriculars are consuming the lives of teenagers

Maddie Bell ’23, Staff Writer June 15, 2023

During a time of new and exciting transition every freshman should feel ignited, ready to embrace the adventure of high school that awaits. I, unfortunately, did not have this experience. I was forced...

aroline Cooper ’24 poses in her Staples lacrosse gear at team photo day

Caroline Cooper dominates the field

Indie Ahl ’24, Staff Writer June 14, 2023

Anyone can play a sport and anyone can try out, but not everyone can succeed and stand out as a player across hundreds of other competitors. Sports are like school; you have to keep up with it as much...

Sam Paris ’23 represents Team USA as a Skyliner Senior Synchronized Skater.

Team USA competitors juggle athletic, academic pursuits

Paige Tighe ’24, Editor in Chief March 30, 2023

Three math problems left. Five minutes until the performance. She frantically continues with her worksheet, eager to get it done before the other team finishes its routine. One problem left. The music...

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