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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...

At the Greenwich Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, March 25, the Staples boys’ rugby team lost in a tough match against the Cardinals with a final score of 30-13.

Boys’ rugby upset by Greenwich rivals

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ rugby team came up short against a strong Greenwich High School team on March 25, with the final score being 30-13 in favor of the Cardinals. The Wreckers’ record fell to...

Cooper Levinson ’24 (in the middle) competes during the Head of the Charles rowing meet.

Levinson rises to the top with rowing

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

There is a multitude of after-school sports offered at Staples, some of which are more popular than others. Soccer, basketball, and football are very popular, but there are numerous other sports that are...

Co-presidents Freddie Aldridge ‘24 and Noah Salpeter ‘23 are advocating for the complete restoration of the Compo Beach skate park. They are currently communicating with Westport Parks and Recreation and the Westport Youth Commission to figure out the budget plans for the project.

Staples Skate Club advocates for mainstream, inclusive culture through Compo Park renovation

Allison Gillman '23 and Alex Gaines '25 March 3, 2023

It takes English teacher Jesse Bauks a couple seconds to quiet down the room. About 10 students across all grades are busy chatting, reacting to skateboarding videos on the smartboard and distributing...

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