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While the severity of the college admissions scandal came to light in 2019, 33 parents were accused of bribing “The Key” owner Rick Singer more than $25 million to reserve spots for their children in highly selective universities. Singer has yet to be indicted since the trial.

‘Varsity Blues’ effectively depicts admissions scandal

Anastasia Thumser ’22 , Web New Editor April 5, 2021

Before Netflix removed the eminent series “Gossip Girl” in the wake of 2021, I spent a good portion of quarantine binge-watching beautifully dressed, elite teenagers stressing over SATs and college...

Netflix film ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ sheds light on college admissions scandal

Shira Zeiberg '22 and Ella Stoler '22 March 30, 2021

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As seniors begin to commit to college they are faced with a new endeavor of finding a roommate. Many have taken to social media to make connections and find someone to live with.

Hunt for the perfect match: how seniors are finding college roommates

Marina Engler ’21, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

 Facebook, an app viewed by many in our generation as dead, has recaptured the attention of many high school seniors now that the college selection process is in full motion. For many, moving to college...

This year brought an unprecedented obstacle for the guidance department as they had to help navigate seniors through the college process while hybrid learning occurred and the ability to help students in person was no longer allowed.

Guidance department steps up, plays key role in helping seniors navigate college process

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

As I settle into my role as a second semester senior, I can safely attest that the road to getting to this point in the year was far from smooth. Unlike everyone else who has had to adapt to the new reality...

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...

Accepted seniors attempt to connect with their schools in a COVID world

Grace Livecchi ’21 January 26, 2021

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College students coming home for Thanksgiving does not only pose a threat to our Westport community, but also communities all around the nation, something universities should take into consideration before sending students home.

College students returning home for Thanksgiving poses great threat

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge once again, a highly contested question of whether it is safe to send college students back home during Thanksgiving break is on  the minds of many.  As someone who currently...

Among other adjustments being made, the guidance department is now active on Twitter, posting updates regularly on their feed to keep students informed.

COVID-19 introduces changes to the guidance department

Tallula Stvan '21, Paper Arts Editor November 8, 2020

Like many things in and outside of Staples, the guidance department looks different this fall due to COVID-19. The counselors have made accommodations to help students in a safe and organized fashion.  This...

COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors

COVID-19 alters college application process for high school seniors

Lily Klau '23, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

Everyone knows the infamous college application process: students take their SAT and ACTs, meet with college representatives, visit all prospective colleges and then make their decision. But for high school...

Fairfield University has new rules and requirements due to COVID-19, one being having to wear a mask at all times.

COVID-19 guidelines at colleges generate mixed emotions

Natasha Taubenheim '22 and Lily Klau '23 September 29, 2020

Throughout months of social distancing and taking precautions to avoid COVID-19, there has been much uncertainty surrounding whether students should return to school. Some schools decided to become fully...

Gap-years become increasingly popular amid COVID-19 limitations

Gap-years become increasingly popular amid COVID-19 limitations

Remy Teltser ’21, Managing Editor September 26, 2020

After a day of virtual classes and meeting professors online, college students put on their masks and voyage across campus to the closest cafeteria for some grab-and-go food, returning back to their single-bed...

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