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The graphic provides an example of what Connections looks like. The four white boxes would all have words that associate them together, apart from the other boxes. If the four groupings are correct, the player wins the game.

A sweeping epidemic: New York Times games

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor October 25, 2023

When The New York Times first came out with the daily Wordle, it was swiftly implemented into millions of Americans’ daily routines. If you peered over the shoulder of any commuter on the train or any...

Seniors offer advice on special classes, teachers

Students spend their free time in class studying and doing their homework to keep up with the workload.

Last month of school provides chaos and intense course load for students

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor May 12, 2023

Ah, the end of the school year. A time where students can look forward to the summer they have ahead of them. Maybe they’re going on a tropical vacation, getting a job for the summer, doing an educational...

The math department, along with many other teachers and students, object to the stress caused by PowerSchool.

Math department challenges PowerSchool obsession

Madison Mayr ’24, Paper Sports Editor February 17, 2023

As the bell rings at 8 a.m., a student opens their computer, typing quickly in the search bar. The tab they've searched stays open throughout the day, surviving the purging of others. It finds a home on...

Art teachers usually find themselves a more creative outlet in their heads and are able to bring even the dullest canvas to life in their art.

Art teachers’ inspiration drives creativity

Nile Jean ’24, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

The midterm schedule operates on the same periodic basis as the regular schedule, meaning if students have a free period they do not have to attend school during that time.

Fighting midterm hysteria: students share stories, teachers share tips

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

It's that time of year again. As you walk the halls of Staples High School, you can almost smell the anxiety wafting through the halls, drifting from room to room; the terrified anticipation is so thick...

Books and a chalkboard represent all that teachers do for students, including picking course materials and covering what they feel is important for students to know.

Teacher Appreciation Week: Do teachers actually feel appreciated?

Christopher Tatusko '22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Teacher Appreciation week was created by the National Parent Teacher Association in 1984. The week takes place every year from May 2-6. This year marks the 38th year of the week being recognized. This...

Students wait in an empty classroom for a substitute to show up; however, at Staples, there is no reason for there to be a substitute for the class. Students should be allowed to work on their own without a substitute watching over them, benefiting both the school and the students.

The kids are alright: substitute teachers prove unnecessary

Lucy Dockter ’23, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2022

Since COVID, there has been a shortage of substitute teachers. It is becoming increasingly common to show up for class with the primary teacher absent, but with no substitute. What do you do? You stand...

On March 23, teachers had a half day of professional development devoted to improving overall wellness and developing a more connected Staples community.

Professional development day on wellness receives mixed grades from teachers

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper News Editor April 1, 2022

*Names have been changed for anonymity. Students got a half day last Wednesday, and it felt pretty good. We were able to use that time as we chose—to finish schoolwork, to do some exercise, to meditate....

Students left the empty classroom as no substitute teacher arrived to cover the class. The next time the class met, the students were told that they should’ve remained in the classroom, regardless of there not being a teacher present.

Lack of present substitute teachers reveals necessity for new policy

Paige Tighe ’24, Editor in Chief December 14, 2021

Since the start of the school year, students across the school have arrived to class with no teacher or substitute present. This is due to shortages in substitute staff for class coverage. Increases in...

One student with a mask on, one with a mask off and no one says a thing.

Why am I allowed to not wear a mask?

Nick Lolis ’24, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

The world is still in the middle of a pandemic. As a result, schools across the country are mandated to have their students wear masks, even those who are vaccinated. The only time masks are not necessary...

Staples High School offered the COVID-19 booster shot for teachers on Nov. 17. They could sign up for a preferred time slot and receive it when convenient.

Westport Public Schools offers booster shot for teachers

Abbie Goldstein ’22, Paper Arts Editor November 21, 2021

Staples High School offered a booster shot clinic on Nov. 17 following the announcement that teachers were eligible to receive it as of Sept. 24. Despite the low transmission rates in school, many...

Due to a policy change from the CT Department of Public Health, starting on Oct. 20, vaccinated high school and middle school teachers will have the option to remove their masks during class.

Mask restrictions lifted for vaccinated teachers

Jason Stein ’22, Staff Writer October 20, 2021

Staples High School teachers are no longer required to wear masks in the classroom, starting on Oct. 20. The CT Department of Public Health is permitting this option for all vaccinated teachers of grades...

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