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Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor

October 10, 2019

Ghoulish games, petrifying pumpkins and horrifying hayrides are just a few of the activities at the Family Creep Fest, which occurred on Oct. 5. With Halloween quickly approaching, the Westport Historical Society (WHS) ensures its festivities are kicked off with a proper sense of fear and fun, while ...

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager

October 10, 2019

Barbie has established societal expectations for 60 years. After years of restrictions within the consumer base, on Sep. 12 Mattel released the Day of the Dead Barbie. Since the release date, there has been positive feedback across the Staples community.  Toys make up a childhood that fosters creati...

Festival strengthens local community

Festival strengthens local community

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

Businesses lined the grass ranging from specialty waters to horse shelters. The sky was clear and blue with barely any wind, which meant it was a perfect forecast for the hot air balloons to take flight. Decorated in the colors of the rainbow, the balloons bounced up into the sky and gently fell back do...

New clubs allow for a variety of opportunities for students

New clubs allow for a variety of opportunities for students

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

Streamers, balloons and posters fill every inch of the hallways. Club members have abundances of candy like it’s Halloween. Students parade the hallway, moving through the crowds to get a closer look at the clubs that have caught their eye. This scene is the ultimate indicator that the excitement o...

A vaping cessation program returns to Westport

A vaping cessation program returns to Westport

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

According to a recent study by The Hub, 45% of Fairfield County high school juniors and seniors and 25% of freshman and sophomores reported vaping in the last month. In a 2018 survey, 12% of Fairfield County high school students say they have vaped marijuana in the last month.  These numbers and the recent death...

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