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Course selection can be very stressful and students often take classes they feel look good on their transcripts. However, taking classes of genuine interest is much more beneficial and engaging.

A guide to course selection; strive for enjoyment

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager January 22, 2023

Throughout the past three years of high school, I have found myself struggling to decide which courses I want to take for the following year during course selection. As a current senior, I have been reflecting...

Ben Saxon ’23 and junior grade level assistant as well National Honor Society advisor Jake Sullivan lead the event.Society advisor Jake Sullivan ran the event on Wednesday.

National Honor Society hosts trivia night

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

The Staples National Honor Society chapter hosted a trivia night in the Staples cafeteria to raise money for their membership dues, graduation pins and spring induction ceremony fees on Oct. 26 from...

Staples High School ranks highly along with schools such as New Canaan, Weston and Darien.

Staples High School ranks highly for fourth consecutive year

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Paper Features Editor October 17, 2022

Staples High School has been ranked as the number one public high school in the state of Connecticut, overall, and the number one in college preparation for the fourth year in a row, according to this...

The assessment center is no longer proving to be an efficient environment for students to take tests.

Assessment center proves helpful, yet improvements needed

Kiswa Khan ’23, Associate Managing Editor April 27, 2022

Every Staples student knows about the assessment center. When some of us think of it, we think of a cold room, creaking chairs, timers going off, long lines of students, frazzled teachers, missing tests,...

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Parker Field lacks field lights, making it difficult for the girls’ lacrosse and field hockey programs to practice for the full time allotted to them. The field has never had lights due to a complaint filed by neighbors over 10 years ago.

Lack of lights on Ginny Parker field negatively affects girls’ lacrosse, field hockey programs

Mia Bomback '25, Paper News Editor March 29, 2022

Another practice canceled. With only days leading up to the first round of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) games, Ian Tapsall, head coach of the Staples High School girls’...

The student survey consisted of 40 multiple choice questions and four open-ended questions that asked students to reflect upon the start of the school year and how students have handled it thus far.

Westport Public Schools requires increased student representation

Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Opinions Editor November 24, 2021

The role of students in the education system is an age-old debate as to how much of a say they deserve in the decision-making process at their academic institutions. As a student myself, I understand the...

There are a couple of rules regarding college visits, including registering 24 hours prior to the visit and attending all virtual visits from the college and career center.

College visits prove worthwhile experience

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff writer October 18, 2021

  The college admissions process is buried deep in the minds of the majority of juniors and seniors across the country. This is especially prevalent at Staples High School, one of the highest ranked...

Bitcoin proves an essential lesson to be taught in schools

Bitcoin proves an essential lesson to be taught in schools

Dania Hemdan ’24, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

Although Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are becoming more popular ideas, the technological advancements that Bitcoin can offer are much more under wraps. To do away with such ignorance, schools should be educating...

Student government at Staples High School would provide more leadership opportunities to students, and improve communication amongst the student body.

Staples student government would provide leadership roles, efficiency

Alix Glickman '23, Social Media Manager September 23, 2021

Introducing a student government at Staples High School would serve as a great way to participate in leadership roles for students of all grades. While there are opportunities to be the head of a club...

Women’s History Month is an incredibly important holiday, and at Staples, it should be treated as such.

Staples’ attempt to celebrate Women’s History Month falls flat

Julia Kasabian '21, Web Arts Editor March 30, 2021

I had no idea Women’s History Month existed until the beginning of March 2021. Now that I know, I have been happily celebrating the women who have made a difference in my life. However, Staples has not...

Teachers are now making seating charts that will be used if a student is tested positive. Only those in close proximity will have to quarantine for two weeks, as opposed to the whole class quarantining.

New protocols placed at Staples High School after return to hybrid model

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff writer December 11, 2020

New COVID-19 protocols such as seating charts and close proximity contact tracing have been established since the return to hybrid model as of Nov. 30. After an evaluation of the COVID protocols at...

Students who were identified as a close contact received an email on Nov 10 at around 9 pm, letting the students know they will be required to quarantine for the 14 days.

Staples High School coronavirus cases increase

Lexie Moskovit '21 , Staff Writer November 12, 2020

An email was sent out announcing that two more individuals at Staples High School have tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9. This is Staples’ fifth positive case of the year so far.    “This...

Gaby Gonzales ’22 continues to practice her sport everyday, to allow for her best performance when attending Cornell University in the fall of 2022.

Athletes continue college commitment process despite pandemic

Julia Leitner '23, Assistant Business Director November 11, 2020

Amid the craziness of COVID-19, juniors at Staples have not stopped grinding through the college commitment process. Soccer player Gaby Gonzales ’22 and lacrosse players Mia and Mckenzie Didio ’22...

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