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Students launch, grow small businesses during self-quarantine

From reselling clothes to bleaching sweatshirts, to creating jewelry to designing string art, some students have used the extra time during self-quarantine to establish their own small businesses. Photos contributed by Sydelle Bernstein ’22 (top), Skylar Newman ’23 (bottom) and Sydney Newman ’21.

Lys Goldman ’21, Paper Managing Editor

May 18, 2020

From tired, bored and disconnected to energetic, grateful and hopeful, months of self-quarantine resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have brought out an extremely wide range of feelings and emotions in students. For some students, however, one feeling stands out: productivity. In the past few months as students have been...

Oren sells handmade jewelry to benefit Gillespie Center

Eliza Oren ’21 sells jewelry for $10 per piece. All proceeds go to the Gillespie Center food pantry.

Tallula Stvan ’21, Paper Arts Editor

May 17, 2020

As we reach the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic together, it can be beneficial to support others during this difficult period. Many are using their extra time at home to give back to the community, including Staples students. Eliza Oren ’21 is making and selling beaded necklaces to her friends and c...

Mannes forges connections between community and art

Ruth Mannes, the new Executive Director of MoCA.

Lea Rivel '22, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

Between her 20-year career in publishing, her last job as Executive Managing Editor at HarperCollins, taking a break from publishing to raise her family, being actively involved in the Westport PTA and collecting contemporary art for over 23 years, it is evident that Ruth Mannes cares greatly about both...

Art field trip to MET leaves students inspired

The Metropolitan Museum of Art featured many vivid and colorful artists, such as this collection of paintings by Florine Stettheimer. Here, she depicts the economic, social and cultural institutions of New York.

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

January 6, 2020

Amidst skyscraper buildings, the billowing smoke of rickety hot dog stands and the beeping angry taxis, stands the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yet even within the quiet floors of the museum, one can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the immense amount of history and culture. From the bold, revolutionary ...

Craft fanatics from Fairfield County enjoy looking at a variety of items at Craft Westport

People begin to arrive at the entrance of Craft Westport in Staples High School.

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Craft Westport booths lined the Staples High School cafeteria as crowds of Westport residents gathered on the mornings of Nov. 9 and 10. These booths set up by a variety of companies showcased items such as accessories, jewelry, functional and sculptural works, fine art painting, printmaking, drawing...

CraftWestport showcases the hidden gems of the art world

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

November 19, 2019

A low buzz of ambient chatter and the soft shuffling of shoes fill the spacious gymnasium. Leaving the crisp, chilling November wind outside, visitors were welcomed by a whirlwind of bright colors and prints. The warm golden glow of string lights connected each booth to the next, from unique trinkets ...

Westport Arts Center becomes the MoCA

Westport Arts Center becomes the MoCA

Margot Stack '22, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

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