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Students adapt to a COVID summer

Linnea Jagenberg ’21 and her sister, Bella Jagenberg ’19, launched their own clothing company, Ava & Gray, in efforts to make a line of affordable and unique graphics that reflected their personal styles. The sisters lauched the business during quarantine and have been working on it ever since.

Remy Teltser '21, Managing Editor

September 8, 2020

For most, summer consisted of socially distant trips to Compo beach, masked excursions to local shops and small outdoor get-togethers. Students nationwide were forced to cancel previously established summer plans and acclimatize to the pandemic precautions these past school-free months.  Some found themsel...

School closures highlight economic inequality across Connecticut

School closures highlight economic inequality across Connecticut

Claire Redmer '21, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order closing public schools on March 15, beginning an unprecedented time of completely online schooling. While this served as a dramatic change for all students, some school districts faced a particularly difficult transition due to their funding and resour...

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

With Coronavirus slowing down in Connecticut, the state is slowly starting to work its way towards normalcy. Businesses are reopening. Restrictions are beginning to be lifted. People are starting to see each other in person more.  Connecticut residents have many differing opinions on the reopening of the st...

Gillespie Center keeps residents safe and healthy with help from community

Jacob Greenberger '22, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

In a time of need, Westport citizens have continued to support each other with donations large and small. Last week, the Staples Lacrosse Association food drive was able to make donations of over $1000 and 1000 food items to the Homes with Hope Gillespie Center’s Food Pantry. The donations wer...

Fresh Green Light uses remote learning, keeps students engaged

Amanda Rowan '22, Photostory Editor

May 18, 2020

After passing a permit test, attending 30 hours of classes and eight hours of driving with an instructor, the much-anticipated ability to safely drive on your own has been earned for many teenagers.  Learning to drive is a huge milestone, and with social distancing impacting all driving school ...

U.S. History students advance to Nationals in annual competition

Chloe Murray, Paper Opinions Editor

May 17, 2020

A handful of U.S. History Honors students waited nervously at their computers on May 13 anticipating the results of the National History Day (NHD) state competition. Several groups placed at the regional competition, but not all would do the same at States.  Every year, tenth grade U.S. Histor...

Keep fit at home to stay healthy

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Arts Editor

May 14, 2020

Remaining inside for an extensive time period can pose a significant threat to maintaining one’s physical and mental health. Despite the obvious challenges like gym and health club closings, staying at home provides opportunities to the resourceful for staying active.  Some Staples students ...

Barnett’s baked goods aim to restore summer

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor

May 14, 2020

Summer is something that almost everyone looks forward to. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the chance of a regular summer is at great risk. Camps are in jeopardy, travel plans have been cancelled and even social interactions are in an uncertain state. Sasha Barnett ’22 has been...

Westport and Weston rally around Peter’s Weston Market in light of Coronavirus

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

  Peter’s Weston Market has been a place of importance for Westport and Weston communities for many years. Due to Coronavirus, hard times have set upon the business. Thus, a GoFundMe page was set up to help cover the costs of a smaller staff and fewer customer visits. As of May 11, $11...

Arden Scherer ’21 debuts new tie-dye business

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Outreach Manager

May 12, 2020

The sun is peeking from behind cool spring clouds, brightly colored flowers and leaves are blooming throughout gardens and pastel colors are emerging from the depths of closets -- all indicators that summer is swiftly approaching.  But, this season is different than most. The beginning of th...

Younger students prevail despite distance learning

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

It’s been nearly seven weeks since classrooms were reduced to Google Meets and Schoology posts. And while distance learning has had a seemingly large impact on high school and college students, one group remains: middle and elementary school students. How are younger students impacted by the ne...

Corona disrupts college decisions for seniors

Siri Kanter '20, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

For the past three years, seniors have eagerly awaited for May 1, 2020: a day where they could represent their selected post-high school plans, confident in their choices. For the class of 2020, however, this image will not be fulfilled. In the age of Covid-19, many seniors feel uncertain and...

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