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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, Web Features Editor 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, Staff Writer 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 , Web Sports Editor 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, Staff Writer 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...

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

Presenting pronouns in classroom creates more comfortable environment

Julia Leitner '23, Staff Writer 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

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer 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...

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.

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager 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...

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

Staples English continues book club with Harding High School

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer 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...

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