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Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Capture-A-Cop fosters positive relationship between students, police

Charlotte Armstrong '21, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Capture-A-Cop, a capture the flag game between local middle schoolers and police officers, kicked off an afternoon of friendly games on Sept. 15. Westport middle schoolers and Westport police officers met on Jesup Green for the annual event. The event was organized by the Westport Youth Commission,...

Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Walmart announced that they will no longer sell ammunition for military-style weapons, and customers will not be allowed to carry firearms in Walmart stores. Walmart owns about 20% of the ammunition market. “That share now could fall to as little as 6%,” according to an article written by The Washington...

LF store closes in Westport

LF store closes in Westport

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

LF, a clothing store in downtown Westport, closed to become an online store on Sept. 2. All LF stores around the US are being closed and the brand is making a shift into website purchase only. After being in Westport for 15 years, the closing of the store came as a shock to many in the Westport Community....

FDA issues warning letter to Juul Labs

FDA issues warning letter to Juul Labs

Abby Fleming '20, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to Juul Labs about their advertising practices and ordered them to make changes in a letter sent on Sept. 9. The FDA argued that Juul was making false claims about the safety of their products to teenagers, contributing to an increase in teen vape...

Salmon population declines due to human activity

Salmon population declines due to human activity

Abbie Goldstein '22 and Serena Ye '20

September 18, 2019

The salmon population has been steadily decreasing in the New England region in recent years. While there is no specific direct cause to this trend, it can be predicted that human activity, climate change and overfishing are fueling the problem. This led to a major impact on nearby ecosystems and food...

Matsu Sushi reopens

Mia Daignault ’20, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019

Matsu Sushi in downtown Westport has reopened as of June 4. It was temporarily closed in April due to renovations. They also were charged with labor abuse charges earlier in the year. Matsu will be opened 11 am to 3 am and 5pm to 9pm Tuesday through Sunday but will be closed Monday’s to continue...

Junior parking sales begin

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

Junior parking tickets went on sale on May 13. They cost $20 and are available for purchase in the Assistant Principal’s office until they have all been sold out. As seniors begin to depart for internships, students in 11th grade can purchase parking passes, permitting them to park on campus. Staples...

Freshman see broadway show “In the Heights”

Freshman see broadway show “In the Heights”

Lexie Moskovit '21, Web Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

Staples’ freshman class saw The Westport Country Playhouse production of "In the Heights" on a field trip Thursday May 9. Many attendees appreciated the diversity that writer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also wrote the Broadway show “Hamilton,” brought to the stage. “I loved the play because...

The Westport Library adds final touches to renovation project

The Westport Library adds final touches to renovation project

Serena Ye ’20, Broadcast Editor

May 13, 2019

The Westport Library has been undergoing two years of reconstruction. Their official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on June 23.

TAG hosts its 15th annual Grim Reaper Day

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor

May 12, 2019

The Teen Awareness Group hosted its 15th annual Grim Reality Day on May 7. The day has previously focused on the dangers of drinking and driving, but this year it also emphasized mental health. The Teen Awareness Group is an organization dedicated to helping students navigate the pressures of high sch...

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

A.P. We The People class competes in national event in D.C.

Maddie Phelps ’19, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

The A.P. We The People class traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 32nd annual national finals held from April 26 to April 29. Over 1,200 high school students from 56 high schools participated in the event. Staples will not receive their final results until the week of May 6, but they are ...

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team files gender discrimination lawsuit

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team files gender discrimination lawsuit

Alex Sprouls '19, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation to pursue equal pay. The 28 members of the team filed the class-action lawsuit in a federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights A...

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