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December Students of the Month were announced by Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. on the morning of Dec. 13. Students of the Month are students that are respectful, hard-working, kind and make Staples a better place.

Staples announces December Students of the Month

Paige Tighe ’24, Staff Writer January 10, 2022

Within Staples High School, there are students that continuously contribute to the school’s community. A student’s persistence in school, amiability towards their peers and continuous contribution...

In November 2020, after several weeks of getting paperwork to enter the country, my mom and dad got to visit my grandparents in Cape Town as my grandpa was ill. At this time COVID-19 restrictions were at level one (lowest amounts of restriction).

South Africa travel ban deems hurtful as Omicron has already spread

Lily Caplan ’22, Managing Editor December 13, 2021

In May of 2021, I wrote an article about how in March 2020 my extended family (mostly of whom are South African) and I were the first people in Westport to have confirmed COVID-19 cases. It all started...

Jen Tooker and Andrea Moore have recently been elected First and Second Selectwomen and will take office Nov. 16.

Tooker and Moore plan to improve Westport, listen to residents

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

Jen Tooker has recently been elected as Westport’s First Selectwomen with Andrea Moore as second Selectwomen. They will be sworn in on Monday Nov. 15 and will take office on Tuesday Nov. 16. Tooker and...

Tippy and Murphy pose happily for their ID photo for Murphy’s Pet Partners badge.

English teacher Brian Tippy’s therapy dogs spread positivity

Talia Varsano '24, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

English teacher Brian Tippy knew instantly that his dog had the potential to be something special after one eye-opening event. About six years ago, at a vet hospital, his dog Ajax got an eye exam. While...

Many dancers at Staples go to studios in or near Westport to pursue their passions for dance, as they are not able to at Staples.

Staples dance team is necessary to create community for dancers

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

Being involved in the Staples community is something that is important to most, if not all, students. Participating in the sports that you love and having the super fans there to cheer you on at every...

The Yankee Doodle Fair is one of the pillars of our community which brings us together and which we missed amidst COVID.

Yankee Doodle Fair returned: a success

Elle Vail '23, Paper Arts Editor October 7, 2021

Rita and Chris Marcocci, the founders of the local market, are ready for business and excited to support the community.

New Local to Market shop in Westport brings community together

Talia Varsano ’24, Staff Writer October 2, 2021

Local to Market is Chris and Rita Marcocci’s answer to the online shopping craze that has taken a toll on Main Street. Fittingly, Local to Market is located at 177 Main Street, the former location...

https://www.walkagainsthate.org

Walk Against Hate promotes inclusivity across the nation

Abigail Nevin ’23 , Web News Editor September 28, 2021

Teenagers, adults and even children across the world have felt the harsh wrath of hurtful words. Bullying and discrimination is prominent in the world today; therefore, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)...

Remarkable Theatre aims to build strong community, continues this summer

Theresa Vandis '22, Business Director May 17, 2021

  As the vaccine rollout quickens its pace, many people are eager to participate in the activities around Westport that were not offered during the pandemic. However, other businesses born...

The lack of participation in spirit week from the underclassmen does not encourage or reflect school spirit within the Staples community. Spirit week should not only be a week exclusive for seniors to go all out, but a week for everyone to show off their spirit.

Spirit week lacks school-wide participation, failing intention of unity

Marina Engler , Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Littered throughout the halls are feathers freshly plucked off boas. Capes, whistles and beaded necklaces are donned over students. Senior girls gather in the parking lot before school snapping pictures...

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