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Staples High School coronavirus cases increase

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.
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...

Athletes continue college commitment process despite pandemic

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

Presenting pronouns in classroom creates more comfortable environment

COVID-19 makes school stressful enough. Allowing students to express themselves over online features will only enhance the quality of school days.
October 19, 2020

The first day of school is taxing, no matter who you are. The personal demand to have an excellent first impression on each person you meet, the exceptionally high expectations that you create in your...

Mask breaks given infrequently, despite implied message from Staples

October 2, 2020

The back-to-school environment has been a huge change for all of us, filled with excitement, well understood anxiety over reopening and most importantly, several safety precautions to keep the Staples...

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Picking captains for any sports team can be a controversial decision, so teammates and coaches should adjust their style of picking to offer a fair end result.
January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes...

Staples English continues book club with Harding High School

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is about an inner-city girl struggling with her experience with police brutality.
December 10, 2019

Staples students shuffle off buses with their teachers not to attend classes, not even to walk into their own school, but to discuss a socially relevant book with students from Harding High School in Bridgeport.  English...

Craft fanatics from Fairfield County enjoy looking at a variety of items at Craft Westport

People begin to arrive at the entrance of Craft Westport in Staples High School.
December 3, 2019

Craft Westport booths lined the Staples High School cafeteria as crowds of Westport residents gathered on the mornings of Nov. 9 and 10. These booths set up by a variety of companies showcased items such...

Assessment center: Is it effective?


Photo of sign outside of the Assessment Center. It is located on the door of the make-up center.
December 2, 2019

Many Staples students get the Assessment Center and learning center confused. These two rooms are put into place by the school to be helpful for students. But rarely students are unaware of where these...

Hate symbols discovered in Staples

Hate symbols found in the bathrooms were painted over the night of Sept. 12.
September 15, 2019

Multiple hate symbols––including a carving of a swastika––were uncovered at Staples High School on the evening of Sept. 12.  Upon the discovery of a swastika carved into a bathroom stall door,...

Staples Players’ production of “Our Town” came to our town

June 11, 2019

Most productions put on by  Staples Players are presented from the main stage with many varieties of lights and intricate set detailing, but for the next performance the play characteristics will include...

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