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SoNo Bakery to fill the void of Java

SoNo Bakery to fill the void of Java

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

While the Holiday season was in full swing, Java, a favorite downtown coffee shop, announced that they were closing on December 31. As 2014 came to a close, so did Java. Rumors began to  swirl that they would be replaced with SoNo Bakery. Java was more than just a coffee shop to students. It was...

My coffee is drowning in ice

My coffee is drowning in ice

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

February 3, 2015

There are some things I’ll just never understand. I’ll never understand the stock market. I’ll never understand how soccer works. And I’ll never understand why iced coffee costs more than regular coffee. At Starbucks, a grande Fresh Brewed Coffee costs only $1.95 while a grande iced coffee...

Where to find this winter’s hottest beverages

Where to find this winter’s hottest beverages

Daniela Karpenos, Web News Editor

January 28, 2015

During the chill of the past month, students have been in pursuit of the perfect cozy drink to thaw their rosy cheeks and warm their numbed fingers this winter. The ideal Westport café, however, remains under dispute.   The Granola Bar The Granola Bar is notorious for its “Instagram-worthy...

Starbucks releases new holiday drink

Starbucks releases new holiday drink

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

October 27, 2014

 For all of you coffee fanatics out there, get ready for the latest flavor-infused cup o’ joe. Next month, Starbucks is planned to bring a new holiday themed drink to their menu nationwide that could possibly give the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte a run for its money. The seasonal offering is the ...

A NEAT new restaurant joins downtown delight

A NEAT new restaurant joins downtown delight

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

October 26, 2014

A developing downtown area now becomes host to yet another appealing addition, one that can accommodate a palate of all cravings and entice an audience of all ages. In the location of the old Westport firehouse, the newly opened NEAT restaurant gives coffee fanatics, sandwich seekers, and cocktail conno...

Pumpkin spice poisons classic fall foods

Pumpkin spice poisons classic fall foods

Cadence Neenan, Web Managing Editor

October 10, 2014

It started at Starbucks. Slowly, it filtered through essentially every other major coffee chain, poisoning otherwise perfectly good coffee with its cloyingly seasonal flavor. It made it to the major supermarkets, infecting muffins, cupcakes, cookies and baked goods of the like. But when it hit Oreos,...

The one with the pop-up coffee shop

The one with the pop-up coffee shop

Jane Schutte, Web Features Editor

October 6, 2014

The compressible orange couch; the classic, green arm-chair; the untrackable cups of coffee; and even our fuzzy, white haired friend Gunther all appeared to be an ideal life for twenty-year-olds in the city, locked within the perimeters of our boxy, prehistoric televisions in 1994. Only two decades later...

Starbucks fuels Staples students’ dependence on caffeine

Starbucks fuels Staples students’ dependence on caffeine

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

October 5, 2014

“Hi, I’ll have a venti iced skinny hazelnut macchiato with sugar-free syrup, an extra shot, light ice and no whip.” I’m lost at this point. Is this even English? What does it all mean? This is a coffee order that is available at Starbucks. A coffee enthusiast may consider this order a walk in the park, but I cons...

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Renee Weisz and Alice Hickson

September 30, 2014

When words fail, sometimes there is no better way to accurately express your feelings than through emojis.   If an occasion is especially exciting, throw in a smiley face or one of the giant, red emoji exclamation points. But how do you text your friend, “Let’s go to the diner for breakfast!”...

Students steam over state java ban

Students steam over state java ban

Jennifer Lupoff, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Ah coffee, glorious coffee. For the past three years you’ve come to my rescue. You see, as a caffeine lover, I have grown to rely tremendously on you. You picked me up in the morning, right after downing cup number one, and at lunch, you gave me the strength I needed to survive the remainder of...

Hot drink ban debated and explained

Hot drink ban debated and explained

Zoe Brown and Cadence Neenan, Editor-In-Chief and Web Managing Editor

September 19, 2014

After selling caffeinated drinks to students against state regulations for years, Staples was forced to cease sales of all caffeinated drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate and tea, to students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. State regulations allow for three specific groupings of beverages...

Westport tacks NEAT onto its list of coffeeshops

Westport tacks NEAT onto its list of coffeeshops

Eliza Goldberg, Staff Writer

September 18, 2014

When I first entered Westport’s newest coffee shop/bar, NEAT, in pursuit of my coffee, I was instantly taken aback by the sleek countertops and comfortable ambiance of the room. Friendly servers greeted me, and I walked up to the counter to make my very difficult decision— what kind of latte should I ha...

Sushi arrives at Staples

Sushi arrives at Staples

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

September 11, 2014

A new school year means new menu options in the Staples High School cafeteria. An email from Chartwells on Aug. 22 to faculty and parents announced improvements to the cafeteria menu. Chartwells stated in the email, “For our high school students, we understand their more sophisticated pallets (sic.), so we...

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