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Petition requesting delay of field construction has been denied

Petition requesting delay of field construction has been denied

Samantha Felner '22, Paper Opinions Editor

October 3, 2019

Despite efforts from the football team and Westport residents, the petition requesting a delayed construction of the new high school football field and track was denied. With the start of the field construction in early May, it was contracted that fall would be the time frame that the track would be...

Committee appoints Chase Dunlap as Staples Assistant Principal

Committee appoints Chase Dunlap as Staples Assistant Principal

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor

October 3, 2019

A committee of teachers, parents, administrators and one student selected former Westhill High School Assistant Principal Chase Dunlap to serve as a permanent 10th grade assistant principal at Staples, replacing interim Assistant Principal Karyn Morgan. Dunlap accepted the offer and plans to assume his position the week of Oct. 28. The committee appointed Dunlap...

Company faces backlash after releasing school-shooting-themed hoodies

Company faces backlash after releasing school-shooting-themed hoodies

Siri Kanter ’20, Associate Managing Editor

October 1, 2019

The New York fashion company BStroy launched a collection of sweatshirts on Sept. 15 with bullet holes through them and the names of schools and universities where mass shootings have occurred. The mens’ collection, SAMSARA, includes the names “Marjory Stoneman Douglas,” “Sandy Hook,” “Columbine”...

Westport Weston Health District promotes flu safety through vaccine clinics

Westport Weston Health District promotes flu safety through vaccine clinics

Evi Tarshis '20, Arts Editor

October 1, 2019

The Westport Weston Health District announced that they will continue to conduct vaccine clinics over the next few months specifically for influenza (flu). With the flu season approaching, Connecticut is working to promote flu vaccines for everyone across the state. Violet Feldman ’20 has received...

Salmon population declines due to human activity

Salmon population declines due to human activity

Abbie Goldstein '22 and Serena Ye '20

September 18, 2019

The salmon population has been steadily decreasing in the New England region in recent years. While there is no specific direct cause to this trend, it can be predicted that human activity, climate change and overfishing are fueling the problem. This led to a major impact on nearby ecosystems and food...

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