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December Students of the Month were announced by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on the morning of Dec. 13. Students of the Month are students that are respectful, hard-working, kind and make Staples a better place.

Staples announces December Students of the Month

Paige Tighe ’24, Staff Writer January 10, 2022

Within Staples High School, there are students that continuously contribute to the school’s community. A student’s persistence in school, amiability towards their peers and continuous contribution...

Greenwich High School began winter break two days early due to a dramatic increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff.

Greenwich High begins winter recess early citing rise in COVID-19 cases

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Superintendent Toni Jones of Greenwich Public Schools announced on Dec. 21 that Greenwich High School would begin December break early due to a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases within the school district....

Omicron, a more contagious COVID-19 variant, has officially been detected in Connecticut.

Omicron variant arrives in Connecticut, US

Phoebe Miller ’23, Sports Editor December 16, 2021

The World Health Organization classified a new COVID variant dubbed “Omicron,” a Variant of Concern after it was discovered on Nov. 26 in South Africa. According to medical scientists, the variant...

Contemporary Issues: Student Perspectives

December 5, 2021

In the whirlwind of COVID, social and personal issues have been deemphasized in the news and in everyday life. As 2021 draws to a close, Staples students share their opinions and experiences with contemporary...

A tortilla de patata is a spanish omelette that contains eggs and potatoes. It is a national dish by Spaniards but can be enjoyed at any time, such as Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving traditions help spread love and gratitude

Alix Glickman '23, Web Features Editor November 19, 2021

Thanksgiving is a time for tradition spent with friends and family. Staples students have a variety of their own unique traditions that they engage in during Thanksgiving. These activities help students...

California recently announced it is mandating vaccines for school children who are of age, it is necessary for Connecticut to follow in order to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

California made vaccines mandatory for students, Connecticut must follow

Genevieve Frucht '24 , Staff Writer October 26, 2021

California just made it mandatory for all school children 12 years of age and older to get the vaccine, and according to the Office of Governor Gavin Nersom, he did this in order to further protect students...

Due to the higher weight of AP and honors classes, many Staples students often compromise interest in elective courses for classes that stand to bolster their grade point average (GPA).

Weighted GPAs stifle course exploration, discourage study of arts and humanities

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Reduced to the first few letters of the alphabet, the value of standardized test scores and other three-letter acronyms, students relentlessly seek to raise such figures through whatever means possible....

Stew Leonard’s annual Harvest & Halloween drive-through is in full action. There’s no better way to welcome the fall season than to take a COVID friendly drive down memory lane.

Students embrace fall festivities to fully encapsulate seasonal spirit

Margot Richlin ’23, Web Opinions Editor October 11, 2021

Throughout the craziness of the past two years, fall activities have been brushed aside and forgotten about. But this year, Staples students are ready to return to the beloved spooky season and celebrate...

The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

Pro: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.       The 2020-21 school schedule...

Theresa Vandis ’22, as well as many other students, are feeling overwhelmed as they adapt back to the six 50 minute period schedule. There is less time to complete homework and periods feel rushed with little time to connect with the class. Many students are staying up later and not getting enough sleep as a result.

Return to six-period schedule warrants negative response

Abbie Goldstein, Paper Arts Editor September 24, 2021

Students, bleary-eyed from a late night of homework, grip steaming coffee as they run to their class. Confused freshman frantically check their schedules trying to figure out what the day’s schedule...

The Porch owners Andrea and Bill of Pecoriello strive to offer a varied menu to cater to all customers nostalgic for location and food.

The Porch revives a Staples student staple

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director May 27, 2021

The restaurant space previously home to Christie’s and Chef’s Table has offered breakfast, lunch and french fries to generations of Westporters, creating a center for community and coffee. However,...

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