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Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

Amanda Rowan '22, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Imagine walking through the hallways of school and seeing your peers’ hair dyed blue, or in mohawks or cornrows. While this may seem unconventional or strange for a typical high school, it becomes the norm as  as postseason games approach. Each year, Staples varsity sport teams decide on a fun hairstyle...

Sports’ senior days honor their leadership, contributions throughout their high school careers

Sports’ senior days honor their leadership, contributions throughout their high school careers

Maya Reiner ’21, Manager of National Arts Blog

November 11, 2019

Seniors on  sports team bring energy to the team, put a great amount of time and effort into the program and are often the natural leaders of the pack. For any sport, players have spent countless hours on practices and games. Because of what all the seniors have done for their teammates and their program, it is right that they are honored and highlighted on Senior Day.  However, many...

Thanksgiving traditions: thousands ‘trot’ for the annual Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving traditions: thousands ‘trot’ for the annual Turkey Trot

December 6, 2017

By Bailey Blaike '19 Thanksgiving morning for a typical high school student often consists of sleeping in past 10 a.m. and doing nothing until the Thanksgiving feast. However, for approximately 5,000 people in the Fairfield County vicinity, their morning looked a little different: they woke up at...

Senior year may end, but the shirts will last forever

Senior year may end, but the shirts will last forever

May 22, 2017

By Anay Simunovic ’18 Although graduation is soon approaching and senior year is coming to an inevitable end, one thing will last forever: the senior girls’ shirts. “It's just fun dressing up [...] and it's an aspect that everyone looks forward to being apart of,” Bri Rotella ’17 said. Every year...

Celebrating Unconventional Holiday Traditions

Celebrating Unconventional Holiday Traditions

December 13, 2016

By: Camryn Ragland ’18 & Alexandra Sprouls '19 Christmastime is usually full of quality time with family, large trees, heartfelt presents, and delicious baked goods. However, amongst this very standard celebration of the holiday, there are quite a few families that take part in unique celebration...

We all desire the Christmas spirit

We all desire the Christmas spirit

Jesse Levinson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

It’s not difficult to tell when the Christmas season has arrived. Walk around any town and you will notice red and green lights glimmering on lively streets, and you will stare in awe at cars carrying trees that span a greater length than their roof. However, if you are like me and don’t celeb...

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?

Jack Zapfel, staff writer

December 2, 2015

When people think about Black Friday, they typically think about discounts and large clusters of people swarming stores everywhere. That's what I always thought of it as anyway. I don't think enough people understand the history behind the holiday and the meaning behind its name. “No clue,” Ben Ha...

Staples students flock to the Turkey Trot

Staples students flock to the Turkey Trot

Francesca Truitt, A&E Editor

December 1, 2015

Usually teenagers like to sleep in whenever the chance presents itself. You would think the same applies to Thanksgiving — more so, maybe. But, oddly enough, on Thanksgiving at 8 AM, around 4,500 runners, including many Staples students and alumni, flocked to the 38th annual Turkey Trot run by the P...

Punxsutawney Phil emerges for his yearly spring predictions

Punxsutawney Phil emerges for his yearly spring predictions

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015

Every February 2nd since 1887, thousands have gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in order to catch a glimpse of the world-renowned weather forecaster announcing his yearly spring predictions. This weather forecaster is quite untraditional. Punxsutawney Phil is small, brown...

Teams honor seniors in grand fashion

Teams honor seniors in grand fashion

Blake Rubin, Web A&E Editor

November 13, 2014

Girls decked out in vibrant shirts blow their whistles as their senior teammates arrive at the cafeteria. A luxurious breakfast awaits them along with gift bags full of expensive goodies. This is a typical scene from a girls’ sport Senior Day. Not to mention the classy posters. Celebrating seniors...

Staples and Greenwich battle on Thanksgiving

Staples and Greenwich battle on Thanksgiving

Thomas Nealon, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014

For 93 years now, Americans have maintained the tradition of watching professional football games on Thanksgiving.  At Staples, there is a similar tradition; the Wreckers football team challenges Greenwich to a crucial end-of-the-season game on Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of the Thanksgiving...

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