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Working conditions are just one of many considerations to make when shopping this holiday season. Many companies benefit from modern slavery or dangerous and unjust working conditions somewhere in the supply chain and should thus be avoided.

Impending holidays demand vigilant expenditure

Mimi Casey ’22, Opinions Editor January 6, 2022

As a rough estimate, there are 40 slaves working for me. That is a horrifying statement to make; it is a horrifying fact. In all likelihood, there is a similar number working for you. As per slaveryfootprint.org,...

Skip the Christmas tree farm this year

Jared Leonard ’22, Opinions Editor December 14, 2021

Nikhil Arora ’22 and members of Team Westport collecte perishable food items and bags of groceries for the Gillespie Center, a local emergency shelter.

The gift of giving: students spread holiday spirit through volunteer work

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

The dawn of the holiday season inspires a giving spirit prevalent throughout the Staples community, as many students partner with local organizations to aid efforts to deliver holiday magic beyond their...

While Thanksgiving was only a week ago, I’ve already wrapped about 25 gifts, which will reside on the basement floor because my family has yet to get our tree.

An ode to wrapping Christmas gifts

Katie Simons '22, Editor-In-Cheif December 6, 2021

I’ve always cried over the Sun setting at 4:30 in the evening and dug my head further and further under the covers as the temperatures outside dropped. The mundane darkness of our cold Connecticut winters...

Houses around Westport spotted with early Christmas spirit with decorations and lights surrounding their homes.

Early Christmas spirit allows for kinder, happier community

Jolie Gefen ’24, Staff Writer November 24, 2021

Beginning as early as October, I found red and green decorations in CVS, and saw houses around town showing off their holiday spirit. And while many argue that this jump to celebrating Christmas--before...

‘The Princess Switch:’ Romancing the Star proves to be an exemplary holiday movie that introduces new and exciting elements to the overused plot of a Christmas romance.

‘The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star,’ captures fresh twist on usual holiday films

Margot Richlin '23, Web Opinions Editor November 24, 2021

Upon sitting down to watch the third installment of “The Princess Switch” movies, which came to Netflix on Nov. 18,  I expected not much more than another typical rom-com-like Christmas movie. However,...

A cold Connecticut day with ice and snow on the ground, making it nearly impossible to get anywhere or give people the motivation to do anything.

Holiday season is overrated

Max Dorsey '21, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

The holiday season. Everyone loves it. Mountains of snow on the ground, hot drinks and a happy spirit. But that’s the holiday season as everybody describes it. When you take a closer look, the holidays...

It’s important to learn about religion because it can have many great benefits in your life, like making you a more informed and well rounded person.

Start caring about religion: opportunity awaits

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor January 5, 2021

Everyone in America knows about Christmas. Most of us know that it is a celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God. This faith is shared by a group of over one...

Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold decks his house in Christmas lights, as part of his plan to have the perfect, good old-fashioned family Christmas.

‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ takes the throne as best holiday film

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Ahh, yes. The holiday season. Every year around this time, a certain debate starts amongst families, friend groups and even among online strangers: Which holiday movie is the best? Some say it's Will Ferrell’s...

With winter coming in, and snow in the forecast, this rich and creamy homemade hot chocolate will definitely warm you up.

Warm spirits with homemade hot chocolate

Maya Hruskar ’23, Paper Opinions Editor December 15, 2020

Sugar Rush Christmas” releases six new episodes, with baking themes such as Charlie Brown, secret santa, advent calendars and Christmas decorations.

‘Sugar Rush Christmas’ releases season two, returning for the holiday season

Natasha Taubenheim ’22, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

In July of 2018, “Sugar Rush Christmas” was first released on Netflix and caught the attention of many baking lovers. It stood out and quickly became popular as it was not only Christmas-themed, but...

The second movie in “The Christmas Chronicles” dilogy leaves the audience with so many emotions. This feel-good movie is the perfect family movie to you into the Christmas spirit.

‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’ demonstrates importance of family during holiday season

Ruby Tarshis ’23, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

The sequel to “The Christmas Chronicles” just hit Netflix on Nov. 25.  In “The Christmas Chronicles 2,” we follow 13-year-old protagonist Kate (Darby Camp), as she saves Christmas for the second...

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