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With the purchase of a ticket, guests were given a copy of Newman’s new memoir.

Westport remembers Paul Newman

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

Melissa Newman discussed her father’s new memoir at the Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, Nov. 20. Her father, Paul Newman, resided in Westport, Connecticut. Famous for his lively blue eyes and...

As Spotify’s motivating playlists further disappoint, here are four hits that are sure to break your record no matter the workout.

The final four: workout songs, guaranteed record-breakers

Ellie Vail '23, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

With your heart beating, legs racing, music blasting and sweat dripping down your face, you’re so close to beating your record time… when Spotify’s noteworthy “Workout Mix” lets you down with...

‘The Good Nurse’ features the serial killer Charles Cullen and the fellow nurse; Amy Loughren, who suspects him. The film is based on the 2013 true-crime book of the same name by Charles Graeber.

‘The Good Nurse’ on Netflix shocks audience with horrifying true story (Spoilers ahead!)

Liora Perkins '25, Web Arts Editor December 5, 2022

Tobias Lindholm’s movie, “The Good Nurse,” begins with an ICU nurse from New Jersey, Amy Loughren (Jessica Chastain) and her struggle to find affordable care for her life-threatening heart condition....

This image is of Destiny Henderson, the album cover for “Her Loss”

Drake and 21 Savage album “Her Loss” sweeps Staples, despite 21 Savage absence

Cameron Almonte ’23, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

On Friday, Nov. 4, Drake and 21 Savage released their joint album, “Her Loss” after a week-long delay. The album is filled with many qualities fans expected, excelling in clever disses, strong vocals,...

The cast of “Guys and Dolls” bow on the Nov. 12 evening performance. The show runs for about 3 hours including a 15 minute intermission.

‘Guys and Dolls’ amazes with classic Broadway

Alex Gaines ’25, Paper Arts Editor November 28, 2022

This year’s production of “Guys and Dolls” was completely unlike the many other times the Players have done the show - before the Nov. 12 evening performance of ‘Guys and Dolls’ began, director...

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by Emily M. Danforth is a fictional portrayal of the journey of a gay girl as she endures the trials of conversion therapy.

Queer Books: Representation in literature provides sense of identity to readers

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director November 18, 2022

Many may not realize it, but all around us are people and media who portray straight relationships and effectively act as guides (for better or worse) for heterosexual roles in society. So, for those like...

Ava Chun ’25 poses outside of Westport’s Academy of Dance after a weekend rehearsal for “The Nutcracker.” She, along with many other students, practices as the performance date approaches.

Westport Academy of Dance’s ‘The Nutcracker’ excites many as date nears

Liora Perkins ’25 , Web Arts Editor November 10, 2022

The Nutcracker, which features many students, takes place at Staples on Dec. 3 and 4. This year’s show is Westport’s Academy of Dances’ 41st production. It captures the happiness of the holiday season...

Netflix’s “The Monster: Dahmer” successfully entertains, but falls short in terms of morality and its focus upon the victims’ stories.

‘The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ shamefully dramatizes trauma for entertainment

Elle Vail '23, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been all over social media lately: TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram –you name the platform; he’s received publicity for it. As Halloween nears, I hear more and more talk...

Released to Netflix on Oct 5, 2022, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone leaves viewers unfrightened despite being labeled as a horror movie.

Netflix’s ‘Mr Harrigan’s Phone’ fails to fit the horror genre

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager October 31, 2022

Fall is undoubtedly the best time of year. The cool autumn breeze, the spooky music, the decorations and the general spirit make the month of October beyond comparison. But the one aspect of the spooky...

“The Woman King,” released on Sept. 16, 2022 starred Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu with their incredible acting skills.

Prince-Bythewood’s incredible ‘The Woman King’ is a must see

Demi Sasson ’25, Paper Sports Editor October 17, 2022

​​I was completely captivated by Gina Prince-Bythewood’s 'The Woman King' and the true story it conveyed. Released on Sept. 16, 2022 and rated PG-13, it brought a smile to my face and tears to my...

Staples Players’ production of Guys and Dolls will run from Nov. 11-19. The show features classic Broadway songs such as “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat” and “A Bushel and a Peck.”

Players prepare for “Guys and Dolls”

Alex Gaines ’25, Paper Arts Editor October 17, 2022

This isn’t the first time that Staples Players has put on the 1950s classic musical “Guys and Dolls.” It was most recently done in 2009. Before that: 2000, which marked theater teacher David Roth’s...

The app forest available for download on iOS, iPadOS and Android helps build motivation and gives back to the environment.

Forest app maximizes productivity, gives back to the environment

Talia Varsano ’24 and Paige Miller ’24 October 17, 2022

You’re sitting at your desk on a Tuesday night with an abundance of homework ahead of you. As you’re about to pull out your algebra homework, a notification from Tik Tok lights up your phone.  Why...

Customers go to the By the piece bar to order custom amounts of assorted chocolate. Bridgewater offers a pound box, half a pound, or a bag that is weighed at checkout.

Bridgewater Chocolate sweetens up Westport

You might think you were stepping into a museum; in front of you are display cases filled with sparkling gold tones and glittering jewels topped with delicate embellishments. And as you walk through the...

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