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Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

Trump advisors use private servers to discuss White House matters

September 26, 2017

By Audrey Bernstein '20 Advisors to President Donald Trump have used private email servers to communicate after the President was elected, The New York Times reported on Monday. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, were among the six members who used private serve...

Westport public school system provides employees with an accommodating alternative for child day-care

Westport public school system provides employees with an accommodating alternative for child day-care

September 15, 2017

By Daniel Harizman '19 Employees of the Westport Public School system were sent an email early Thursday afternoon announcing the introduction of Little Wreckers Preschool at Staples High School. The preschool will officially open on Jan. 2, 2018. Enrollment will be available strictly to the district staff’s ...

Accidental shooting at Bow Tie Cinemas leaves viewers shaken

Accidental shooting at Bow Tie Cinemas leaves viewers shaken

September 10, 2017

By Amelia Brown '18 A man accidentally shot himself in the leg on Friday, Sept. 8 during a screening of the horror movie “It” at Bow Tie Cinemas in Norwalk, Connecticut. Police responded to a call from the theatre at approximately 11 p.m. according to the Norwalk Police Department’s (NPD) activity ...

Comey testifies to Senate Intelligence committee

Comey testifies to Senate Intelligence committee

June 9, 2017

By Sebastian Shuken '18   James B. Comey, who President Donald Trump recently fired as FBI director, spent approximately three hours discussing his communications with the president in a testimony given before the Senate on June 8. The day prior, he released a written report of his testimo...

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

May 25, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 After 14 years of being with the Westport Public School district, Health and Physical Education Coordinator, David Gusitsch, will be leaving his position at Staples to become an assistant principal at New Canaan High School. “The people here are a great group of people and that is somethi...

Casparius breaks Staples Baseball career hitting record

Casparius breaks Staples Baseball career hitting record

May 19, 2017

By Max Appell '18 Star Staples Baseball player Ben Casparius ’17 broke the record for most hits in a Staples High School career on Wednesday, May 17, against St. Joseph High School. Casparius got his 113 hit putting him over previous record holder Jack Hennessey who set it in 2010. Staples we...

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

Controversial “13 Reasons Why” set to air second season

May 8, 2017

By Jesse Levinson '17 After its popular, yet troubling debut on Netflix, “13 Reasons Why” has officially been renewed for a second season. The series is an adaption of Jay Asher’s novel, which depicts the aftermath of high-schooler Hannah Baker’s suicide. In each episode, a reason for H...

Potential bus strike forces students to scramble for rides to school

Potential bus strike forces students to scramble for rides to school

April 26, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Superintendent Colleen Palmer sent an email to parents on Tuesday, April 25 warning students and parents of a potential bus strike by the school bus company, Dattco, on Thursday April 27. In her email, Palmer stated that if the issue does not reach an agreement by midnight Wednes...

Board of Education discusses further budget restoration

Board of Education discusses further budget restoration

April 25, 2017

By Becky Hoving '17 Members of the Board of Education (BoE) met Monday, April 24 to respond to the restoration of $310,000 to the Westport Public Schools budget. The restoration is a response to the initial $2.4 million dollar cut to the annual budget that Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer warned...

Feminism posters evoke crude responses from students

Feminism posters evoke crude responses from students

April 18, 2017

By Megan Doyle '18 Feminism posters outside the cafeteria and bridge area on the second floor provoked multiple inappropriate comments to be written and posted on the wall. On Monday, April 17, the Women's History class taught by Cathy Schager created two interactive banners, asking students to w...

SoNo Baking Company & Cafe to close by early summer

SoNo Baking Company & Cafe to close by early summer

April 4, 2017

By Jesse Levinson '17 The SoNo Baking Company & Cafe, located in downtown Westport, is set to close its doors permanently within the coming months after two years of business. The restaurant is known for its freshly baked breads and pastries, though customers can also purchase foods such as egg...

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

March 31, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Greenwich High School located 22.6 miles south of Staples in Greenwich, Connecticut was on lockdown on March 29, 2017 due to a threat of violence against the school written on the girls’ bathroom wall. The school went into lockdown around noon which lasted nearly four hours,...

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft

Three arrested after being involved in Westport vehicle theft

March 31, 2017

By Layla Wofsy '19 Westport police officers arrested Reginald Sharpe, Alexis Haythe and Rashad Spain on March 29 after calling the police to report a car accident involving stolen vehicles. After the police were notified, they investigated the accident on North Avenue between Easton Road and Coleyt...

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