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Staples sports teams are pushed too far in bad weather

Staples sports teams are pushed too far in bad weather

October 12, 2018

By Eliza Barr ’21 Dark skies, increasingly strong wind, heavy rain and occasional glimpses of lightning. When weather turns dangerous, phones around Fairfield County simultaneously chime warnings, advising people to take cover. But not the Staples cross country team. They are just about to begin t...

Harsh weather causes major flood damages to Westport homes

Harsh weather causes major flood damages to Westport homes

October 2, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20 Tuesday, Sept. 25 was a dreaded day for citizens of Westport and the surrounding Fairfield county towns, as torrential downpours hit hard. Heavy rain went on for hours, cancelling games, practices and many other after school events. But Staples High School wasn’t the only...

Tropical Storm Florence forces college students to evacuate

Tropical Storm Florence forces college students to evacuate

September 22, 2018

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 With Tropical Storm Florence causing chaos in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia through heavy downpour and strong winds, many Staples alumni were forced to temporarily return to Westport due to the evacuations issued by their universities. “This year, th...

Niño and global weirding: Discovering the truth about this “hot” topic

Niño and global weirding: Discovering the truth about this “hot” topic

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

February 12, 2016

Intro This winter has been categorized by near-balmy weather systems and little to no snowfall. These are characteristics that normally make-up a Connecticut spring -- not winter. The reason for this dramatic change is the El Nino Southern Oscillation or El Nino for short. El Nino is not a new phenomenon. It had a profound effect...

Winter’s wacky weather leaves students questioning what to wear

Winter’s wacky weather leaves students questioning what to wear

Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

This winter’s unprecedented weather patterns have brought Staples students the common problem of deciding what to wear to school. Ranging from sunny and clear blue skies to groggy and brisk days the Wreckers are at an all time high regarding confusion on their outfit choices. Connor Teran ’17, a ...

Loving class outside

Loving class outside

Alexa DiLuca, staff writer

June 10, 2015

After spending 25 minutes in a stuffy, overheated classroom, my legs had already begun to stick to the chair. I was more than halfway through the period, but all I could think about was how much I wished my clothes weren’t clinging to my sweaty limbs.   “Class, we are going to go outside for a demonstration,” my teacher said.   My eyes lit up as I heard...

Clean your way into spring

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2015

While the weather outside may not be the blue skies and pink and orange and yellow flowers that most are hoping for at this time of year, there is one way you can make it feel more like spring: spring cleaning!  Here are some tips on how to spring-clean the right way, from a girl who refuses to si...

Students change climates for college

Students change climates for college

Alexa Di Luca, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

As spring approaches, many seniors are receiving their acceptance letters to college. For Staples’ soon to be college students, there will be a lot of changes that they will have to acclimate to. While the most common adjustments include living on their own for the first time and meeting new peopl...

Cold temperatures defrosted by favorite coats

Cold temperatures defrosted by favorite coats

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015

As temperatures drop it gets to the point where it’s crucial to dress for warmth instead of just focusing on fashion. Coats come into play and are a necessary addition to every outfit. With hundreds of different coat styles here are the coat superlatives. Easiest to bring to school Students pu...

Winter weather is met with varying degrees of excitement

Sarah Sommer, A&E Editor

January 13, 2015

Smoke from fireplaces puffed out of chimney tops, swirling and dancing in the breeze. The sweet smell of hot chocolate was thick in the kitchens of many households. A thin layer of snow blanketed the streets, while more fell from the sky. It was a scene many Westport residents know well: the first...

Fashion: In Brief

Fashion: In Brief

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

Dark Nail Polish: Students like Liv Smith ’16 love the fall because it is the perfect transition from summer brights to winter blues and grays. “My favorite is Baubbing for Baubles by Essie because it’s a mix between navy and gray, and matches with every outfit,” Smith said. Some other popula...

Varied temperatures confuse outfit decisions

Varied temperatures confuse outfit decisions

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

October 12, 2014

During the first weeks of school the students here at Staples are still sporting their summer apparel. However, the seasons are changing, along with the temperatures, which calls for a wardrobe revision. On any given day, the iPhone weather app will give temperatures that are usually seen on a war...

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