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WPS eliminates Wednesday before Thanksgiving

WPS eliminates Wednesday before Thanksgiving

November 12, 2018

Westport Public Schools no longer has school on Wednesday Nov. 21, the day before Thanksgiving, to allow for a more family-oriented break. With the day typically having lots of absenteeism from the student body, the administration found the day to lack educational productivity.

Architectural firm presents findings on CMS facility, plans for future

Architectural firm presents findings on CMS facility, plans for future

Audrey Bernstein ’20

November 6, 2018

Architectural firms investigating Coleytown Middle School gave a presentation regarding issues with the school building at the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Nov. 5. Representatives from KG&D Architects, Watsky Associates and OLA Consulting Engineers proposed various solutions to the circumstance ...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and six wounded

Seth McCoy ’19

October 28, 2018

Eleven are dead and six are wounded following a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27. Robert D. Bowers, 46, yielded himself to police custody after opening fire on the synagogue, then barricaded himself in a third story office. Pit...

CMS students to remain relocated until June

CMS students to remain relocated until June

Lili Romann '19

October 16, 2018

The BOE voted for Coleytown Middle School students to remain in their current relocations for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year with sixth and seventh graders at Bedford Middle School and eighth graders at Staples High School. The CMS students were relocated in late September due to an abunda...

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

October 4, 2018

By Lia Chen '20 “Say Something,” an app designed as a platform to anonymously to report threats, will launch on Oct. 5 to Staples students. According to Sandy Hook Promise, the developers of the app, “Say Something” will allow students to submit “secure and anonymous safety concerns to help ...

Odor reported in Staples’ English hallway causes evacuation, no chemicals detected

Odor reported in Staples’ English hallway causes evacuation, no chemicals detected

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

October 3, 2018

By Eddie Kiev '20 Staples High School was evacuated from 12:20 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Oct. 3 after an odor was reported in the junior and senior bookroom in the English hallway at noon. The Westport Fire Department reported that the odor was caused by a sewage leak. A social studies staff member who preferr...

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

Former President Barack Obama endorses Will Haskell

October 1, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19   Former President Barack Obama announced his endorsement of state Senate candidate Will Haskell ’14 on Twitter on Monday Oct. 1. “Today, I’m proud to endorse even more Democratic candidates who aren’t just running against something, but for something—to e...

Top This closes after 8 year run

Top This closes after 8 year run

September 19, 2018

By Poppy Livingstone '21 Top This, downtown Westport’s first frozen yogurt shop, will close on Sept. 23 due to an expiring lease. The store opened in 2010 and was an instant hit for its self-serve frozen yogurt. This closure has saddened many Staples students. “I used to go there with my f...

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

September 17, 2018

By Rachel Suggs '21 When customers now walk into downtown Westport’s 323 Main, they will not be offered an official cocktail menu. “We used to have a cocktail menu with names that featured historical events. But now we have no real cocktail menu. Just a list of our wines and beers,” Rei...

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

Supreme Court sides with baker who turned away same-sex couple

June 5, 2018

Bailey Blaikie '19 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple on June 4. The decision was 7-2 and was written by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. In July 2012, same-sex couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig asked Jack Phillips, owner of Ma...

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

Faculty and students wear orange to protest gun violence

June 5, 2018

By Dana Perelberg '20 On Friday, June 1 Staples students and faculty, specifically teachers from the English department, wore orange, a color representing the fight to end gun violence. Both the news and social media promoted wearing orange, which caused many to join in. “I think there’s imp...

‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet

‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet

June 4, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 ABC sitcom “Roseanne” was cancelled on May 29 after a racist tweet by lead actress Roseanne Barr. The tweet snarked at Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett's physical appearance, saying “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr apologized ...

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