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Friends of Emma Zhu ’21 celebrated her acceptance with a contactless delivery of NYU themed cupcakes left at her front door.

Seniors in quarantine struggle to celebrate college acceptances

Abigail Nevin '23, Web News Editor April 24, 2021

For seniors, getting accepted and finalizing what college you will attend is something that comes with great celebration. However, with the COVID 19 pandemic striking globally, students have altered the...

Maskless students eat lunch in a crowded cafeteria in a 75% capacity school model.

Staples follows in footsteps of middle, elementary schools, progresses to 75% in-person capacity

Abigail Nevin '23 & Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer & Opinion Editor March 9, 2021

Staples implemented a 75% capacity in-person learning model starting March 1, in which students attend school in-person three days a week. High school parent Heather Lyons approves of the decision to...

As many underclassmen are overwhelmed with making decisions regarding the college process, they must be reminded that the constant goal of being perfect is unrealistic.

Underclassmen should not constantly fret about college process

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

For the entirety of high school, getting into college is a goal that many students focus on. As they flood their schedules with AP courses and check with friends to see what classes they’re taking, the...

‘iCarly’ reboot fills fans with excitement

‘iCarly’ reboot fills fans with excitement

Abigail Nevin ’23, Staff Writer January 11, 2021

The Nickelodeon show “iCarly” will be returning in 2021 with the original cast as their adult selves after an eight-year hiatus.  “iCarly” is a show about three teens: Carly, Sam and Freddie....

Staples students share their personal experiences with traveling during the pandemic and discuss whether or not it is worth risking exposure to the virus.

Students reflect on unfamiliar travel experience during COVID-19

Abigail Nevin ’23, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

With COVID-19 restricting travel for almost a year, families have finally started to venture out and experience safe yet cautious vacation opportunities. This strange yet accessible way of traveling has...

Principals plan for post-Thanksgiving schedule

Abigail Nevin ’23 and Sydney Chinitz ’23 December 11, 2020

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Westport’s public high school and middle schools recently transitioned to a fully remote learning schedule. The schools are expected to return back to a hybrid model after Thanksgiving break.

Westport Public Schools make correct call after transitioning to a temporary fully remote schedule

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

The Westport Public Schools (WPS) have now returned again to the hybrid schedule after they were previously online full time for two weeks. The school system made the correct decision after calling the...

Heather Wirkus misses the emotional connection she makes with her students in person, however believes safety is more important as of right now.

Teachers openly speak out about school schedule

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer November 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases have begun to rise in Fairfield County, the Westport Public School system has been nervously awaiting the news of whether or not the schedule will remain hybrid, go fully remote, or eventually...

The Out of the Darkness walks greatly help to raise awareness and educate many about suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness program unifies communities, raises awareness about suicide prevention

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

The Out of the Darkness program is one that educates many on the topic of suicide and how to prevent it. By funding research, creating educational programs and advocating for public policy throughout America,...

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