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Through the shared experience of navigating a new environment largely independent of adult support, I learned to be a strong traveler and how to move around and live with a tight-knit group of peers.

Spain cultural immersion trip creates unforgettable experience, breaks barriers

Allison Gillman '23, Business Director May 3, 2022

To return to school on the Monday morning after a vacation and be greeted by 20 more familiar faces than when you left a week before is not something many students can say they’ve experienced. Yet, when...

In MONTERO, Lil Nas X reveals his personal struggles with identity that had long travelled under the public radar, while also championing the hard work and perseverance that led to his success and stardom in the music industry.

Lil Nas X’s ‘MONTERO’ reveals artist’s personal journey, illuminating prevalence of identity in the modern world

Allison Gillman ’23, Assistant Business Manager October 2, 2021

It cannot be denied that Lil Nas X, a successful, bold and bedazzled newcomer in America’s music industry who has repeatedly left conservative pundits clutching their pearls with his expressive work,...

Disney’s new “Raya and the Last Dragon,” which was released on Disney+ on March 5, 2021, demonstrates the complexity and capability of well-developed female lead characters. In addition to phenomenal storytelling, both the protagonist and antagonist in the film are skilled, nuanced women with passions, issues and strengths.

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ revolutionizes traditional portrayal of Disney princesses

Allison Gillman ’23, Web Opinions Editor March 24, 2021

Disney’s princesses have come a long way since the release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937. Though these wildly popular characters have attracted the attention of myriad young girls,...

For those who do not have a readily available selection of books at home, libraries are the best place to start. Not only do they offer books on virtually any subject imaginable -- including Westport’s own downtown public library -- but libraries create the perfect peaceful environment to dig into nonfiction or get lost in a magical storyline. Besides, removing environmental factors that shutter a teenager from reading is the first step in opening the heart to books.

Today’s teens must rediscover emotional, creative outlet provided by books

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor March 5, 2021

For as long as I can remember, my family has loved books. Oh, how I would look forward to curling up with a fantasy tale that transported me through kingdoms and across vast oceans, or a striking World...

WandaVision kicked off Marvel Studios’ new bracket of television shows on Jan. 15, with episode five set to air on Feb. 5. Straying from the action-packed genre that characterized Marvel productions for over a decade, the beginning of the show harkens to the era of classic American sitcoms such as “I Love Lucy” and “Leave It To Beaver.”

Beguiling first episodes of Marvel Studios’ ‘WandaVision’ are worth the watch

Allison Gillman ’23, Web Opinions Editor February 4, 2021

*This article contains spoilers for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” If you have not seen one of these three movies and consider yourself a Marvel...

Two competing houses on Maple St. express opposing political viewpoints of the upcoming presidential election through banners, signs and flags. The WPD’s press release stated that signs placed on private property may not extend beyond the property line. In addition, it is recommended that residents remove their respective signs within two days after the election, or other specified event.

Removal of political signage around Westport prompts WPD response

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor October 15, 2020

The Westport Police Department (WPD) issued a press release Sept. 21, after the removal of political signs around town elicited complaints from multiple residents. With the political polarization elections...

Elementary school students and staff demonstrate responsibility and resilience while adhering to new public safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elementary teachers, students adjust to new COVID-19 protocols

Allison Gillman ’23 and Lucy Dockter ’23, Web Opinions Editor and Arts Editor September 27, 2020

Here at Staples, we have settled into a new ordinary. Coming into school two days a week, you squeeze some hand sanitizer into your palm, put on a mask and rush to your first period class.  But how...

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