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NFL bans players from kneeling during national anthem

NFL bans players from kneeling during national anthem

Melanie Lust '19, Editor In Chief

May 28, 2018

Melanie Lust '19   The National Football League officially prohibited football players from kneeling during the national anthem. The the long-awaited policy announcement, unanimously approved by NFL owners with one abstention, reads that "all team and league personnel on the field shall st...

Ferris Acres named one of the best ice cream shops in America

Ferris Acres named one of the best ice cream shops in America

May 22, 2018

By Cate Casparius '19 People in Westport and throughout Connecticut have been traveling to Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown, Connecticut since 2003 for their unique homemade ice cream flavors. Recently, Thrillist, one of the top sites for “Best ofs” reviews, just awarded it the title of one of “The 31 best ice cream sh...

Connecticut House approves bill banning bump stocks, legislation heads to Senate

Connecticut House approves bill banning bump stocks, legislation heads to Senate

May 3, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 The Connecticut House of Representatives voted in favor of passing a bill banning the usage of rapid-fire devices known as bump stocks on May 8. Lawmakers voted 114-35 to  approve this legislation which will make the purchase and use of enhancements or modification devices that enable guns to fire like au...

American Lung Association names Fairfield County one of most polluted counties

American Lung Association names Fairfield County one of most polluted counties

April 27, 2018

By Chelsea Fox '19 Fairfield County was rated as one of the most air polluted counties in the United States in a 2018 report from the American Lung Association that came out earlier this month, with dangerous levels of ozone being the most problematic.   While many Westport residents wer...

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

April 21, 2018

Students walked out of class on Friday, April 20 as part of a national school walkout to protest in favor of increased gun legislation in the US. Despite warnings of unexcused absences from the administration, the walkout took place in the Staples courtyard and was followed by a rally on Veteran’s...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned to Washington D.C. to explain how Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trum...

Linda Brown passes at age 75

Linda Brown passes at age 75

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 28, 2018

Linda Brown, the young girl at the center of the 1954 landmark case Brown v. Board of Education, passed away at age 75 of old age in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas on March 25. “[Brown’s death is] very upsetting, but it highlights the need to better our education system and uphold equality,” Ede...

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

March 21, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 At Great Mills High School in Maryland, a student opened fire on classmates on March 20, hitting a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male. Immediately after the shots were fired, the school resource officer was called to the scene where he engaged the shooter and ended the threat after shot...

Esteemed physicist, Stephen Hawking, dies at 76

Esteemed physicist, Stephen Hawking, dies at 76

March 16, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 Stephen Hawking, Iconic theoretical physicist best known for his his discoveries of certain properties of black holes and his quest to unify the fields of quantum mechanics and general relativity, passed away at his home in England on March 14. He died at 76, living over 50 year...

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 14, 2018

By Julia Rosier '18 and Eddie Kiev '20 Staples students participated in the nationwide walk-out on March 14 to honor the victims of Parkland, Florida and to advocate for political activism among students. The nationwide walkout was inspired by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart implement tighter limits on gun sales starting Feb. 28

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart implement tighter limits on gun sales starting Feb. 28

March 3, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '20 Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods, two of the nation's leading gun sellers, took steps on Wednesday to restrict sales on firearms. Early Wednesday, Dick’s said that it was immediately ending sales on all assault-style rifles and high capacity magazines in its stores. Th...

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Alleged threat of shooting prompts shelter-in-place at Staples, investigation in Westport

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

February 28, 2018

A student report of an alleged shooting threat prompted a shelter-in-place procedure at Staples High School and investigations around Westport on Tuesday, Feb. 27. “A juvenile student was overheard making threats that he was going to shoot a teacher,” Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas said ...

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

Social Studies teacher Cathy Schager recognized as finalist for national Teaching Tolerance award

February 27, 2018

By Kaela Dockray '20 Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History and Women in History teacher, Cathy Schager, was nominated on Feb. 13 as a top finalist for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Teaching Tolerance, a program started by a nonprofit organization called the Southern Poverty Law...

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