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The Connecticut Department of Public Health reported 11 fentanyl-laced marijuana overdose cases in July, nine in August, nine in September and 10 in October. The cases occurred all over Connecticut with no apparent pattern. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, just two milligrams of fentanyl can be a lethal dose.
Connecticut Department of Public Health warns of fentanyl-laced marijuana spike
Giselle Oldani '22, Web Managing Editor • November 24, 2021
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
The Coxsockie skin rash can develop on hands, feet and mouth, known to be an itchy discomfort and takes approximately seven to 10 days to go away.
Coxsackie viral infection spreads throughout Staples
Talia Varsano ’24, Staff Writer • November 18, 2021
James Speer, vendor of Cloudy Lane Bakery, has attended the Westport Farmer’s Markets for years. Speer eagerly took on his new job at his favorite bakery this year and is looking forward to the winter season.
Community commemorates Westport Farmers’ Market fall season
Ella Stoler ’22 Photostory Editor, Betti Kobak ’22 Paper Managing Editor • December 2, 2021
Many businesses around Westport are seeing a resurgence in their sales following the initial Covid lockdown.
Westport’s retail stores hope sales return to normal
Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor • November 24, 2021
The CDC recommends that all adults who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine get the booster shot six months after their second dose.
Staples handles teacher absences due to COVID-19 booster shots
Kiswa Khan ’23, Paper Sports Editor • November 24, 2021
While Thanksgiving was only a week ago, I’ve already wrapped about 25 gifts, which will reside on the basement floor because my family has yet to get our tree.
An ode to wrapping Christmas gifts
Katie Simons '22, Editor-In-Cheif • December 6, 2021
Despite all of the excitement that follows Black Friday, it is extremely overrated and takes away from the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Instead, Cyber Monday is the better way to achieve holiday shopping and discounts over Thanksgiving break.
Black Friday traditions detract from the true meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday
Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor • December 6, 2021
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, Staff Writer • December 6, 2021
As a big fan of Mexican food, I was excited for Salsa Fresca’s opening in Westport but was very disappointed after tasting my meal.
Salsa Fresca fails to spice up Westport Mexican food scene
Ella Alpert ’22, Broadcast Director • November 30, 2021
Adele’s new album ‘30’ was released on Nov. 19. The album consists of 12 new songs and is her fourth studio album.
Adele’s new album ‘30’ shows self-growth, change
Karlie Saed '23, Web Features Editor • November 29, 2021
Owners Dave Kuban and Charlie Gonzales opened the doors to Dave and Charlie’s Hometown deli located at 300 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk CT on Nov. 1. Check out their instagram @d_c_hometown_deli.
Dave and Charlie’s hometown deli opens in Norwalk, provides great atmosphere for customers
Margot Stack ’22 Business Manager, Lucy Zuckerman ’22 Assistant Business Manager • November 24, 2021
The girls’ soccer team lined up with the opposing team before their semifinal game. This lineup is a tradition before every championship game where they announce the starting lineup.
Girls’ soccer advances to state championship
Charley Guthartz , Paper Opinions Editor • November 23, 2021
The Wreckers practice during the offseason to prepare for their first game on Dec. 16 against Norwalk.
Girls’ basketball team trains for success
Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer • November 22, 2021
Staples boys soccer dominates first round of state tournament
Staples boys' soccer dominates first round of state tournament
Madeline Michalowski ’22, Assistant Creative Director • November 14, 2021
James Speer, vendor of Cloudy Lane Bakery, has attended the Westport Farmer’s Markets for years. Speer eagerly took on his new job at his favorite bakery this year and is looking forward to the winter season.
Community commemorates Westport Farmers’ Market fall season
Ella Stoler ’22 Photostory Editor, Betti Kobak ’22 Paper Managing Editor • December 2, 2021
Pie, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy are some of the most traditional Thanksgiving foods that are seen on the dinner table.
Staples celebrates Thanksgiving with unique traditions
Emily Goldstein ’23, Paper Features Editor and Karlie Saed ’23, Web Features November 25, 2021
As Thanksgiving approaches, we went around asking Staples staff and students what they are thankful for this holiday season.
Staples community expresses thanks before Thanksgiving
Hannah Kail ’22, Staff Writer and Valerie Dreyfuss ’22, Paper Opinions Editor November 25, 2021
Adele’s new album ‘30’ was released on Nov. 19. The album consists of 12 new songs and is her fourth studio album.
Adele’s new album ‘30’ shows self-growth, change
Karlie Saed '23, Web Features Editor • November 29, 2021
Pie, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy are some of the most traditional Thanksgiving foods that are seen on the dinner table.
Staples celebrates Thanksgiving with unique traditions
As Thanksgiving approaches, we went around asking Staples staff and students what they are thankful for this holiday season.
Staples community expresses thanks before Thanksgiving
Due to the stigma surrounding men’s skincare, men are often forced into a lose-lose situation in which they are mocked both for having acne and for trying to take care of their skin. To end this stigma, skincare must be seen as gender-neutral tools rather than feminine products.
Stigma around men’s skincare must be upended
Jake Fitzpatrick ’22 November 24, 2021
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