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A grueling obstacle looms between seniors and their future beyond Staples High School: first semester of senior year.

Don’t skip the fine print: first semester senior year is a bear

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor September 22, 2023

The final push of a race can sometimes be the hardest. The finish line is in sight, yet so far away. Also, there are potholes, fire ants and other untamable objects standing in your way. At least, that's...

As junior year comes to a close, students have far more time to relax and unwind. However, the bulk of the college application stands ahead of them.

Juniors post AP’s take their foot off the gas, simultaneously face looming responsibilities

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor May 12, 2023

If there is one redeeming quality about embarking on the grueling battle that is an AP class at Staples High School, it is that once the AP test is over in early May, the class essentially goes into cruise...

Darden reads his essay aloud for an audience at the Westport Public Library. His piece centers around his experience coming to terms with his sexuality.

Tyler Darden wins TEAM Westport Essay Contest, encourages sensitive conversation

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor May 3, 2023

The 2023 TEAM Westport Teen Diversity Essay Contest challenged high school students to focus on one thing: dialogue.  Tyler Darden ’25 took the prompt and ran with it, elegantly reflecting on his...

Pictured: Grace Zhang ’25, Anna Ji ’25, Abraham Lobsenz ’25, Tom Zhang ’23, Nikhil Kanthan ’23, Max Piterbarg ’24, James Cao ’23, Alex Mussomeli ’23 and Perrin root ’25. The math team prepares for their upcoming state competition in April.

Math team culminates season at county final, advances to state competition

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Sports Editor March 13, 2023

In room 3063 on Thursday afternoons, an open classroom door provides a view into the Staples math team, an enthusiastic, competitive and passionate group of high school mathematicians.  On Wednesday,...

The United States criticizes Qatar, the host nation of the World Cup, for its human rights violations, despite its own domestic shortcomings. Qatar denies the allegations.

Qatar unfit to hold World Cup, United States unfit to tell them

Talia Moskowitz '24, Web Managing Editor December 8, 2022

In Qatar, an Islamic State the size of Connecticut, one of the largest sporting events in the world is currently taking place.  The United States, spreading its glorious wings of Western democracy,...

The Connecticut lotteries sit at $59 million and $207 million, as of Nov. 13.

A penny for your thoughts: what would you do with 2 billion dollars?

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Sports Editor November 15, 2022

There are some things that most of us will never see in our lifetimes: like the view from top of Mount Everest, for example, or flying cars. Even less likely, though, is a check with nine zeros on it and...

Despite the high levels of economic discrepancy between neighboring towns, no action has been taken to bridge the gap in access to sports resources.

Report highlights impact of wealth inequality on state championships in Connecticut

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Sports Editor October 19, 2022

In every inspirational sports movie, the coach sits the losing team down at half time in the locker room and delivers one message: with enough hard work and perseverance, the underdogs can still win the...

The salad bar is popular among Staples students and faculty for its variety and self-service.

Salad bar return receives enthusiastic response, fosters healthier choices 

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Sports Editor September 19, 2022

Come lunch time, Staples High School students can be seen charging down the hallway with solely one purpose: to fill their growling stomachs with a plethora of nutritious food options found in the Staples...

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