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Students demonstrate activism throughout history

The Black Lives Matter protest located in Downtown Westport took place last June. The event was organized by Staples students and attracted a large crowd of teens along with residents of Westport and neighboring towns.
November 25, 2020

As anyone who has studied U.S. history knows, young people have been at the forefront of bringing change in America. In the early 1900s, news boys went on strike and helped achieve rights for young workers....

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade modified during pandemic

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not have an in-person audience this year to abide by Covid restrictions. Instead the parade will be televised on NBC from 9a.m. to noon on Nov. 26.
November 25, 2020

The famous parade in Manhattan filled with balloons and performers is sure to entertain even if it is through a screen. COVID-19 has caused many events to be postponed or canceled, but the Macy’s Thanksgiving...

COVID-19 forces shoppers to rethink Black Friday plans

Black Friday, 2019. Customers line up outside Best Buy, waiting for the doors to open. Sales include items such as phones, headphones, cameras and computers.
November 23, 2020

Black Friday, considered an annual holiday to any shopping addict, has a whole new look this year due to rising COVID-19 numbers across the country. Although some may take the risk to go out, many will...

Seniors vote for first time in 2020 election

A portion of Staples seniors voted for the next US President and local politicians for the first time in this election.
November 20, 2020

The 2020 presidential race was nothing like America has seen before. Debates between supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have erupted across the United States ever...

Organic Krush opens in Westport

November 10, 2020

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COVID-19 introduces changes to the guidance department

Among other adjustments being made, the guidance department is now active on Twitter, posting updates regularly on their feed to keep students informed.
November 8, 2020

Like many things in and outside of Staples, the guidance department looks different this fall due to COVID-19. The counselors have made accommodations to help students in a safe and organized fashion.  This...

Evolving holiday traditions: COVID-19 spooks students into changing Halloween plans

Evolving holiday traditions: COVID-19 spooks students into changing Halloween plans
November 6, 2020

Every year when Halloween rolls around, kids and teens alike gear up in an assortment of costumes, and some flaunt spooky masks to scare their friends. This year, given the coronavirus, Westporters have...

Teachers openly speak out about school schedule

Heather Wirkus misses the emotional connection she makes with her students in person, however believes safety is more important as of right now.
November 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases have begun to rise in Fairfield County, the Westport Public School system has been nervously awaiting the news of whether or not the schedule will remain hybrid, go fully remote, or eventually...

Savarino cultivates confidence and community through pageantry

Juliette Savarino ’22, Miss Westport Teen USA 2020, has been preparing extensively in areas like communication and confidence in order to compete in her first major pageant early next year, Miss Teen Connecticut.
November 3, 2020

Staples students have a variety of talents, hobbies and skills: acting, music, sports, art, STEM and more. But an area of extracurricular activity that many students may not have previously gotten a look...

PowerUpdate app intends to relieve stress about grades

The PowerUpdate app immediately notifies students when a new grade is added into PowerSchool, reducing stress from constant grade-checking.
November 2, 2020

Every high school student understands the stress of waiting for their teacher to post a grade on PowerSchool. They refresh and refresh and refresh, hoping their grade will change, but it doesn’t. For...

Westport Senior Center adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

Westport Senior Center adapts to COVID-19 restrictions
November 2, 2020

From art, to dance, to current events to exercise, the Westport Senior Center offers it all.  Post-retirement life can get lonely and boring for many seniors, and it can be hard to gather the motivation...

“Westport Rocks” unifies local community spirit

“Westport Rocks” has an official Instagram, Facebook and website regularly updated with photos of the painted rocks found around town.
October 30, 2020

Amid the troublesome times of the coronavirus, a local organization shines a ray of positivity onto the town with its inspirational project.  Founded by Jen Greely and Lindsay Weiner, “Westport Rocks”...

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