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At Staples, the music department—including band, orchestra and chorus groups—does not receive as much attention as other school activities, such as academic groups, athletic teams and Players.

Staples music department lacks representation, attention

Julia Herlyn ’23, , Paper News Editor October 15, 2021

I attended a meeting after school on Friday, Oct. 1, for Tri-M (Music Honor Society). The meeting was held in the orchestra room, a space that I am more than familiar with, as I have been playing in grade-level...

On Oct. 5, former student, Anaya Maignan-Thompson filed a lawsuit against Staples, accusing her teachers of verbal harassment.

Former Staples student seeks compensation for harassment claims

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

A lawsuit was recently filed against Staples on Oct. 5 by Ayana Maignan-Thompson, a former Staples student, who claimed to have been harassed by her teachers and is asking for more than $15,000 in damages....

Many dancers at Staples go to studios in or near Westport to pursue their passions for dance, as they are not able to at Staples.

Staples dance team is necessary to create community for dancers

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

Being involved in the Staples community is something that is important to most, if not all, students. Participating in the sports that you love and having the super fans there to cheer you on at every...

What is Staples watching?

Valerie Dreyfuss '22 Paper Opinion Editor, Lily Caplan '22 Paper Managing Editor September 23, 2021

Photo of Anna Pan  ’22 fencing for her club team. She is one of the four staples students to bring fencing to staples.

Fencing team embarks on new journey

Charley Guthartz , Paper Opinions Editor September 23, 2021

Fencing is not a typical high school sport. But four Staples students, Anna Pan ’22, Gleb Syomichev ’23, Max Piterbarg ’24 and PJ (Peter) Loranger ’24, came together to create Staples’ first...

The Wreckers hit the field for the first home scrimmage of the 2021 football season.

Wreckers defeat McMahon

Jalen St.Fortt September 19, 2021

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The Staples Pops concert is the only live music performance of the 2020-2021 school year, taking place at the Levitt Pavilion on June 4 and 5.

Staples music department adjusts Pops concert, follows pandemic regulations

Julia Herlyn ’23, Paper News Editor June 7, 2021

The annual Staples Pops concert kicked off the beginning of summer, marking the end of the academic year and served as the finale of a year of music at Staples. Held at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown...

Dress policy discriminates against women out of fear that women’s bodies are a distraction. However, men sexualizing women is not a woman’s fault and women wearing revealing clothing does mean they are automatically being “sexually suggestive.”

Staples dress code discriminates against female students

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

A week ago, I witnessed a female freshman at Staples being sent to the assistant principal’s office for wearing a tank top paired with a zip-up hoodie overtop. A male wearing a muscle shirt with a similar...

2021 senior prom continues on despite COVID-19.

Senior Prom exceeds expectations despite COVID restrictions

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 27, 2021

Seniors put on their fanciest attire and took to the Staples High School courtyard for their first and final high school prom on May 14 and 15. After the cancellation of last year’s junior prom due to...

The 2020-2021 current schedule consists of four 80-minute periods per day, as opposed to the pre-pandemic schedule, which will include six 50-minute classes per day.

Returning to pre-pandemic schedule creates better school environment

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 26, 2021

Staples High School introduced a completely new weekly and daily schedule for the COVID-19 2020-2021 school year, which has resulted in mixed reactions. This schedule consists of four, 80-minute classes...

In the video presented during connections, implicit bias was explained through condiments. For example, when someone says peanut butter, an instinctive association is jelly.

Important lesson on implicit bias falls short of intended impact

Isabella Rivel '24, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

It’s 9:15 in the morning and a group of students trudge into a classroom and take their seats. They chat for a few minutes as the desks start to fill until their teacher announces the assigned topic...

The Staples boys’ lacrosse team ended the midseason with a 7-3 record.

Midseason boys’ lacrosse report

Carson Kranz '21, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Midway through the season, the Wreckers boys’ lacrosse team has a winning 7-3 record going into the final part of the season. The season is set to end on May 22 in an away game that will be played...

Spring sports now allow fans into games. Some players say it has had a positive impact on their performances.

Staples’ games positively affected by return of fans

Finnegan Courtney , Paper News Editor May 13, 2021

Fans will always be a major part of sports, regardless if it is professional sports, college or high school sports and even sports intended for younger children. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans have...

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