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If a person can just take the extra second to think about what they are saying and the tone of voice that they are using, it could make all the difference for the person that is receiving the message. People can read minds they can only go off based on what someone said and the tone that they said it in.

Keep your vacation bragging business to yourself

Catie Campagnino ’26, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Have you ever been at lunch and your friend asked you “Where are you going for break?” You tell them that you are going to your grandparents house and you're going to see other family members along...

Gabriel McCray ’23 stays with his family at home during April break. Instead of traveling, they will provide each other with company through family activities.

April offers restful break for community

Matthew Saw ’23, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

Everyone spends their days differently. Some work a job while others prefer to lay back and postpone their troubles. When April break comes to mind, everyone has different plans for how to spend their...

Young boys may spend their time on the weekends outdoors catching fish or swimming in nearby waters.

Traveling abroad provides purpose, value learning new cultures

Cassidy Gutman ’25, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

Over the past February break, I had the special opportunity of traveling to South America and exploring parts of Colombia. When my parents first shared their idea of this destination, I was definitely...

This photo is taken from a ferry going along the Amalfi Coast; this stop is in Positano, Italy. From Easter to October, they have about 12,000 tourists. This seaside paradise has colorful, cliffside villas towering over their black sand beach.

Luxurious trips do not outshine budgeted trips

Caroline Zajac ’25, Staff Writer January 3, 2023

Excitement for a vacation is an exhilarating feeling. Right as you are packing, butterflies erupt and you get jittery feelings in your stomach. The trip you’ve been dreaming of for months has finally...

A stairway at Staples goes empty without students present. Currently, students get nine days and three week-long vacations off during the course of the year, with vacation days more common towards the beginning of the year and vacation weeks more common towards the end.

Extra vacation days prove disappointingly implemented

Benjamin Buchalter '25, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Everybody loves a day off from school. Whether it's a week-long vacation away from school or a Monday off, waking up and not having to go to school is probably one of the best feelings in the world. A...

The summer of 2022 is the first since the onset of the pandemic that is free of COVID-19 travel restrictions, with over 50% of the U.S. population vaccinated.

Students express excitement towards varying summer plans

Mishael Gill ’23 and Margot Richlin '23, Paper Managing Editor and Audience Engagement Manager June 7, 2022

As the calendar flips to June, students sigh in impatience, shuffling their feet from class to class. There’s an air of anticipation in the air, as the focus on school shifts to discussions about beach...

Bighorn sheep are one of the most renowned animals in Palm Springs. They are easy to find on the golf course or in the mountains.

Spring break inspires reflection

Gabriella Gerig '23, Sports Editor May 3, 2022

For the first time in three years, thousands of people swarmed to Coachella Valley with great anticipation. I, too, was one of those people... in theory, that is. In reality, I was heading to a place half...

With things starting to go well again in the community, why are we rushing to be mask free so soon?

Mask mandate lifted, Staples shouldn’t rush to be maskless

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer March 9, 2022

Governor Ned Lamont announced on Feb. 7 that the statewide mask mandate in schools and child care centers would be lifted on March 28. School districts and each individual school then were able to determine...

During February break, students resort to the beaches or the ski slopes for a moment of respite.

Summer sands, ski slopes call to students on February break

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Come February break Staples students are quick to exchange their backpacks for suitcases and set into motion the plans that have occupied their attention prior to the final tone of the bell.  The prospect...

This year’s snow day policy is back to the policy before COVID, which is that the first few snow days will be added on to the end of the year, and then if more are needed they will be taken from April break.

Taking away days from April break is unfair, snow day policy must be altered

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Editor in Chief December 6, 2021

This school year has brought back many aspects of pre-COVID-19 normalcy, including the snow day policy. Exclusively for the 2020-2021 school year, there were no back-to-back snow days; if a second snow...

Many students who stayed in Westport over the break occupied their time off by playing sports, spending time with friends and going to Compo beach.

Spring break brings students opportunities to engage in various activities

Natasha Taubenheim ’22, Staff writer April 24, 2021

Pink flowers budding, birds singing, increased sunshine and gorgeous green grass thawing. The excitement of stepping into the warm, outdoor air and feeling the sun brush against your skin is unmatched....

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