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The Staples Wreckers took down the Fairfield Warde Mustangs in extra innings to advance to the CIAC Class LL championship game. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Staples baseball beats Fairfield Warde in 10 innings, advances to CIAC championship game

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor June 6, 2024

Staples will move on to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Class LL baseball championship game after defeating Fairfield Warde 4-2 in a tight 10-inning semifinal matchup. Staples...

Zara Saliba ’26, Uma Choudhury ’26 and Caroline Banks ’26 at the Connecticut state National History Day competition at Central Connecticut State University. Their tri-fold poster on the medical and ethical impacts of HeLa cells earned them first place in the Senior Division Group Exhibit category.

Sophomores win big at National History Day state competition, secure bid to nationals

Mia Bomback ’25, Managing Editor June 3, 2024

Six students in Nell-Ann Lynch’s Honors U.S. History classes received first and second place in their respective categories in the Connecticut National History Day (NHD) state competition held last Saturday...

By playing soccer for Beachside, I am unable to play with the Staples team as Beachside’s season goes year-round. (Photo contributed by William Murray 25)

Choosing club soccer over high school soccer, my experiences

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor May 29, 2024

I love soccer. I have been playing the sport ever since I could walk, and throughout my youth I always knew that when I entered high school, I would be met with a difficult challenge regarding which...

The first two professional development days of the 2024-2025 school year will take place on Aug. 22-23.

Increased professional development time to be added to next year’s school calendar

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor May 8, 2024

 Westport’s Board of Education approved adding more professional development (PD) time to the school calendar for next year on Thursday, May 2. The schedule will see a total of three delayed openings,...

Protestors gathered in front of Staples across the street from the main entrance. Cars honked to show their support towards the movement.

BREAKING NEWS: Students and Westport residents gather in front of Staples and Bedford to peacefully protest against racism

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor February 28, 2024

A crowd of varied students, parents and Westport residents gathered in front of Staples High School and Bedford Middle School on Feb. 27 to peacefully protest against accusations of racism at Westport...

Staples High School defeated Bassick High School by a whopping 42 points as Wreckers defeated the Lions by a score of 84-42. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Boys’ basketball trounces Bassick in straightforward win

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor February 19, 2024

The Staples boys’ basketball team won by their largest margin of victory on Friday night at Staples High School, defeating the Bassick Lions by 42 points in a one-sided, 84-42 matchup. Staples never...

Miles Khan ’26 and Anderson Yee ’26 preparing to climb the Vertical PlayPen in their Sophomore Co-op class.

Sophomore Co-op classes safety is being questioned after several students injured

Alexis Jacobs ’26, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

Have you ever looked at a teenager and thought to yourself, “Wow I would trust them to keep me from falling from the ceiling.” Probably not. It is a known fact that teenagers are unreliable. But...

Participating in physical activity can help relieve stress and improve their overall performance in the classroom.

Staples students should have the option for additional exercise throughout the school day

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 4, 2024

When I was in elementary school, recess was always my favorite part of the day. It was the time when all of my friends and I could get a break from the classroom and play soccer as if we were playing in...

Art teacher Stephanie Sileo’s Printmaking and Studio Art Foundations classes created printmaking pieces using LEGOs.

New projects, recently added classes, independent exploration: art department welcomes variety of creative opportunities

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor December 18, 2023

For Staples students, whether you want to be an aspiring artist, learn a new skill or destress from a busy school schedule, there are many opportunities in the art department to tap into your creativity...

According to Niche, Staples no longer deserved the number one spot for public high schools in Connecticut, as the lack diversity

Staples falls to second in connecticut education, lacks diversity

Storey Ahl '25, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

Staples High School’s ranking has fallen from first place to second place, according to the Connecticut high school rankings by Niche. In the preceding four years, Staples has been ranked by Niche as...

The assessment makeup center is open to students after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Students utilize assessment makeup center after school hours

Mia Bomback ’25, Features Editor October 26, 2023

The Staples High School assessment makeup center is open after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 3 p.m., allowing students without the required availability during the school day the opportunity...

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