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Despite rising COVID cases, cases are less severe as more people are vaccinated and less deaths are occurring due to COVID. This means that people will remain safe without bringing back COVID restrictions.

Rising COVID cases should not alter normality

Audrey Kercher '23, Breaking News Manager May 3, 2022

Spring of 2022 is looking far different from spring of 2021. As opposed to the masks, clear plastic lunch dividers and strict COVID restrictions of the past year, this year boasts uncovered faces, packed...

Superintendent Thomas Scarice lifted the mask mandate in Westport public schools on Feb. 28. Staples students now choose between wearing a mask or not wearing one.

Students react to lifted mask mandate

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor March 8, 2022

Students' faces have been concealed for the past two years due to COVID-19. The Board of Education, with advice from Superintendent Thomas Scarice, has put an end to the mask mandate in Westport Public...

Mask Choice Westport’s signs protest in intersections across Westport, similar to Unmask Our Kids CT, despite being unaffiliated with the group.

Unmask Our Kids CT conquers state

Samantha Sandrew '25, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Governor Ned Lamont announced the end of the school mask mandate on Feb. 2. Organizations like Umask Our Kids CT have been protesting this requirement for about a year.  This group advocates for the...

A Staples student after getting their first COVID-19 vaccine, the Pfizer shot.

Immunization changes life perspective

Anonymous Writer, Staff Writer February 3, 2022

As the child of divorced parents, I was forced to decide which side of the vaccine debate I favored. Although my situation is unique, I encourage more high school students to separate  themselves from...

The temporary remote learning option for symptomatic or quarantined students will be redacted on Jan. 28 due to zero students in isolation or quarantine at Staples and Coleytown, and merely seven at Bedford.

Live streamed classes discontinued in Staples, middle schools

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Managing Editor January 28, 2022

Staples High School, Bedford Middle School and Coleytown Middle School will discontinue live streamed classes through the Google Meets platform on Jan. 28. The decision was made due to a lack of necessity...

Some Staples teachers provide study guides or make time for extra review and questions during class in order to help students prepare for exams.

Midterm weighting, schedule revised as COVID cases rise

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced on Jan. 7 that midterms would begin on a later date, the week of Jan. 19, as well as count for a quarter two grade, as a result of the new COVID-19 conditions. Taking...

As the COVID-19 test positivity rate in Westport has increased rapidly to 253 new cases from Jan. 2 to Jan. 6, Westport Public Schools has put into place a temporary online learning option for symptomatic and vulnerable students.

Westport Public Schools to adopt temporary remote learning option for symptomatic, vulnerable students

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Westport Public Schools are planning to include a remote option for students who have symptoms of COVID-19 as of Jan. 28. This decision came along with news from the Connecticut Department of Public that...

Omicron, a more contagious COVID-19 variant, has officially been detected in Connecticut.

Omicron variant arrives in Connecticut, US

Phoebe Miller ’23, Sports Editor December 16, 2021

The World Health Organization classified a new COVID variant dubbed “Omicron,” a Variant of Concern after it was discovered on Nov. 26 in South Africa. According to medical scientists, the variant...

Students celebrate their winter break in a variety of ways. While some will not be traveling due to the Omicron variant, others will be traveling to their designated destination.

Students differ in plans for upcoming holiday break

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor December 16, 2021

With winter break right around the corner, several Staples students are gaining excitement for their upcoming plans. After a year of restricted travel, COVID-19 precautions and limited opportunities, many...

The CDC announced that 16 and 17 year-olds are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. The CDC recommends receiving a booster shot six months after the second vaccination.

Vaccine boosters approved for ages 16-17

Amanda Rowan ’22, Web Photostories Editor December 13, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 16 and 17 year olds in the United States, which are being administered at Walgreens, CVS, and other pharmacies.  “Vaccination...

American airports are filled with visitors as the travel ban for dozens of countries has now ended.

America terminates the international travel ban for dozens of countries

Jolie Gefen ’24, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Travelers from countries around the world are now allowed back in America as of Nov. 8. After almost two years of strict pandemic restrictions, travelers are now able to enter the United States. Although...

There is an influx of students taking art classes including the Introduction to Drawing class pictured above.

Staples art department attempts normalcy despite influx in students

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor October 19, 2021

Due to recent changes in graduation requirements that decreased the number of physical education credits for class of 2023 and beyond, there is a higher demand for primarily introductory art classes. As...

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