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New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

Eliza Barr ’21, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

As of Feb. 1, girls can join the troops of formerly named-Boy Scouts of America following a gender inclusive decision made by the organization in October 2017. Previously, Girl Scouts were widely recognized to do activities such as sell cookies and other crafts whereas boys might typically do campi...

Student Assembly creates QR code to report issues

Student Assembly creates QR code to report issues

Eloise Ahl '21, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Staples Student Assembly recently put up posters, each with QR codes that link to a Google Form for students to report issues including vandalism, leaks and other problems in school restrooms. These posters went up Jan. 28. The forms were developed by Student Assembly and the administration as a w...

Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Five very popular Westport dining spots failed their health inspections in late December and early January. These restaurants include Parker Mansion, Sherwood Diner, Julian's Pizza Bar & Kitchen, Jeera Thai, Little Kitchen and Viva Zapata. The purpose of these health inspections are to address the healt...

County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

County Assemblies vote to permit male-male couples to attend future dances

Rachel Suggs '21

February 14, 2019

Rachel Suggs ’21   The County Assemblies voted in December to allow male-male couples to attend their 2020 events, the Assemblies announced in an email to Staples’ Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) on Feb. 6. Staples’ GSA both welcomed and helped initiate the decision. “I’m ...

Haskell takes action in Hartford

Haskell takes action in Hartford

Will Matar '21, Assistant Business Manager

February 8, 2019

State Senator Will Haskell has introduced three new bills focused on gun control into the State Senate since taking office on Jan. 14. These gun control regulations would ban ghost guns (firearms without serial numbers), sanction police to request access to gun licenses and limit bulk purchases of g...

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Trump delivers State of the Union address

Layla Wofsy '19

February 7, 2019

    President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address on Feb. 5. He presented his ideas about about national security, women’s reproductive rights, foreign relations and bridging the gap between parties. Trump began his speech without allowing Speaker of the House Nan...

Midterm review period holds a permanent spot on exam schedule

Midterm review period holds a permanent spot on exam schedule

Evi Tarshis '20, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

The newly instated review period will continue to be scheduled for years to follow due to an abundance of positive feedback from Staples students and teachers.

Third parties hack Nest cameras in Westport

Third parties hack Nest cameras in Westport

Annabelle Iannone '21, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Nest cameras have been hacked across the United States sounding off alarms and false bombing threats on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Westport families were affected by the alarms.

Administration enacts new course selection policy, withholds finalized schedules until August

Administration enacts new course selection policy, withholds finalized schedules until August

Kaela Dockray '20

January 24, 2019

    The Staples administration and guidance department have implemented changes to the course selection and scheduling process, requiring that students wait until August of the upcoming school year to view the names of their teachers and the periods they have for each class. In June, s...

Supreme Court enforces transgender military ban

Supreme Court enforces transgender military ban

Emma Dantas '21

January 23, 2019

  The Supreme Court voted five to four in favor of a temporary ban of transgenders from the military on Jan. 22 as proposed by the Trump Administration, although appeal cases continue to move forward. This ruling prohibits people who identify as a gender other than their biological sex from p...

Little progress seen as government shutdown enters its third week

Kaya Leitner '19

January 7, 2019

  Top ranking government officials met Friday Jan. 4 in an attempt to find a solution for the government shutdown that is dragging into its third week due to the dispute over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a southern border wall. “Trump has put himself in a tough position,...

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from a corner store around 9 pm and was shot twice in front of his home. Howell was rushed to the hosp...

Community Advisory Committee recommends options for 2019-20 school year

Community Advisory Committee recommends options for 2019-20 school year

Eddie Kiev '20 and Marlo Von Der Ahe '20

December 9, 2018

After extensive research, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has recommended three options to the Westport Board of Education (BOE) on how to proceed in the 2019-2020 school year to compensate for Coleytown Middle School’s (CMS) mold infestation. The three options include housing sixth graders...

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