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Customers order by the window of The Tasty Yolk food truck in Fairfield while the staff cooks and prepares everything from brussel sprouts to bacon and egg breakfast sandwiches.

Tasty Yolk food trucks provide original, accessible breakfast option

Hannah Ratcliffe ’22, Web Arts Editor September 28, 2021

Food trucks have become increasingly popular in Connecticut, offering an efficient and tasty meal. Tacos, burgers and lobster dishes have become available within minutes throughout Westport and neighboring...

What is Staples watching?

Valerie Dreyfuss '22 Paper Opinion Editor, Lily Caplan '22 Paper Managing Editor September 23, 2021

Kids 11 and under are more susceptible to getting Covid-19 because they are not eligible for the vaccine. Now, K-12 schools, like Westport Public Schools, face the impact.

Increased Covid-19 cases in students 11 and under

Ava Cordella, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

In just three weeks into the new school year, Westport Public Schools has had a total of 71 individuals with confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 and 168 individuals who have been quarantined, according...

The swim team practice now ends at 6 p.m. this year, which is a change for these athletes whose practice used to end at 5 p.m. This causes these athletes entire homework and night routine to be pushed back an hour, causing additional stress. Photo by Emily Goldstein ’23

Stress increases as a result of the new school year

Emily Goldstein ’23, Paper Features Editor September 23, 2021

After almost a full year of coming into school just twice a week, half-day Wednesdays and modifications to the curriculum in order to accommodate hybrid learning, school started back up in full swing for...

Many Staples students celebrated Yom Kippur with a break fast, serving bagels and desserts.

Yom Kippur festivities persist in face of COVID

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor September 21, 2021

The holiest Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, means “day of atonement.” Observers of the holiday strive for purification by the practice of forgiveness and by repentance for one's own wrongdoings. It takes...

Line for students to evacuate from Tulane’s campus to Houston, Texas. Photo contributed by Maizy Boosin ’21.

Hurricane Ida forces Staples alumni home

Mia Kirkorsky, Assistant Business Manager September 20, 2021

Thousands of students at Tulane University were impacted by hurricane Ida. Numerous Staples alumni who attend the New Orleans based university were pushed out of their dorms and back to Westport. According...

Owner Chris Marcocci invites artists from around the community to come perform and showcase their art on the patio. Contact information is on their website
Photo by Mishael Gill 23.

Local To Market opens up downtown, paves the way for sustainable businesses

Mishael Gill '23 and Kiswa Khan '23 September 20, 2021

Local to Market, a new addition to downtown Westport, is a unique store featuring local goods sourced from farms and small food brands around Connecticut. Owner Chris Marcocci is all about community. “The...

Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year

Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor June 15, 2021  

The Yankee Doodle Fair, usually an event that signals the end of school and the start of summer, will instead take place in September.

Yankee Doodle Fair postponed to September due to COVID-19

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor June 10, 2021

Traditionally, the Yankee Doodle Fair marks the opening of summer and the closing of the school year. However, this year the event will be changing from its usual June timeslot to Sept. 23-26. The organizers...

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.

Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion

A customer impatiently taps their foot against the floor as they wait in line, longing to get outside and breathe fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things?” they ask the person behind...

In the state of Connecticut, 63% of the population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Despite the worries from the beginning, many individuals have gotten the vaccine.

Students reflect on vaccine controversy

Emma Smith '22, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

After months of masks, sanitizing and social distancing, the fantasy of the COVID-19 vaccine became a reality. Some were annoyed with the limitations the Coronavirus inflicted on their life and were eager...

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