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Fresh Green Light uses remote learning, keeps students engaged

Amanda Rowan '22, Photostory Editor

May 18, 2020

After passing a permit test, attending 30 hours of classes and eight hours of driving with an instructor, the much-anticipated ability to safely drive on your own has been earned for many teenagers.  Learning to drive is a huge milestone, and with social distancing impacting all driving school ...

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

Why should people choose Lyft over Uber

January 15, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 Uber and Lyft are very similar platforms that people use as a means of transportation; however, there is a division between people who prefer one over the other. Uber was created March 2009, and Lyft was created June 2012. I personally am more familiar with Uber becaus...

D’Amico lays down the law: Those who violate parking rules are to face future punishment

D’Amico lays down the law: Those who violate parking rules are to face future punishment

June 13, 2017

By: Ben Stein '18 and Jack Caldwell '18 Recently, Principal James D’Amico said in an email that any juniors “who park on campus without a pass will not be allowed to obtain a parking pass for next year.” Those who do not have the right to park on school grounds are supposed to park at the Wakeman...

Best locations to learn how to drive

Best locations to learn how to drive

May 8, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 One of the things that makes sophomore year so memorable is that many students turn 16 and obtain their permits After doing so, a parent is not only in charge of  taking them on 40 hours worth of drives but must trust their child to be safe behind the wheel. There are ...

Icy road conditions worry Staples students

Icy road conditions worry Staples students

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2016

On the morning of March 4, 2016, The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement, warning citizens for icy road conditions in Westport, CT. That statement, however, did not stop Westport Public Schools from opening on time, causing commotion among student drivers. “When I sta...

Distracted driving simulations encourage smart decisions among students

Westport Police Officer Ned Batlin prepares Claire Lonergan '17 for her drive through a course in a golf cart while wearing goggles that simulate the vision of a person after 2 to 6 beers. Photo by Jane Levy.

Casey Lu, Staff Writer

October 24, 2015

Staples’ Teen Awareness Group (TAG), the Westport Youth Commission and the Westport Police Department teamed up on Oct. 16 to host the Distracted Driving event, which is in its second year. The intent of the event was to provide a safe setting to positively impact student decisions by displayi...

Rain and missing traffic agent exacerbate student commute

Rain and missing traffic agent exacerbate student commute

Casey Lu, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

Morning traffic is a normal part of the Staples student routine, but wednesday's situation was impossible to foretell as rain and the lack of a traffic agent caused further delays.   Heavy rain forced students, who usually walk, to drive or be driven to school. For students, wednesday morning's undirected traffic proved da...

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

November 24, 2014

Driving myself to and from standardized tests should be illegal. The day starts bright and early at 6:30 when my alarm starts blaring, forcing me to wake up and remember that in a couple hours I will be taking a test that may determine my future. I start shaking from a mix of nerves and too much...

TAG enters Celebrate My Drive competition

Photo Credit: Celebrate My Drive Website/Organization.

Jackie Sussman, Assistant Business Manager

October 17, 2014

The Staples Teen Awareness Group (TAG) has entered the Celebrate My Drive Competition sponsored by State Farm, active October 15-24, to raise awareness for the dangers of texting and driving. Prizes include the possibility to win 1 of 90 $25,000 grants, 1 of 10 $100,000 grants, and 1 of 2 concerts with The Band ...

All-Star Driving races past DMV to claim student drivers’ favor

All-Star Driving races past DMV to claim student drivers’ favor

Julie Bender, Web Opinions Ediotrs

October 10, 2014

The moment that a child first starts to feel like an adult is a glorious milestone. Many students agree that the first time they stepped behind the wheel with no one in the passenger’s seat immediately made them feel a sense of independence. After patiently sitting through 30 hours of classroom...

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Freshman with senior siblings are one step ahead

Becca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

So what’s better than being a freshman at Staples?  How about being a freshman with a senior sibling. This year, over four hundred new freshmen will begin their high school careers like the other classes before them, nervously pacing the hallways in search of classrooms. Some of these freshmen, however, have a unique adv...

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