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The 2022 Governors Ball lacks wow-factor artists to inspire Staples students to attend the festival.

2022 Governors Ball lineup underwhelms Staples students

Paige Tighe ’24, Staff Writer February 23, 2022

Festivals like Coachella and Governors Ball are celebrations of music and artists - both established and up and coming. In order to draw in a bigger audience, it is important to find a balance between...

Slice of Saugatuck spices up Westport

Gabi Gerig ‘23, Sports Editor November 11, 2021

Slice of Saugatuck is a tradition that unites the Westport community and supports local businesses. It is the perfect afternoon for family fun, delicious food samples and live music. There were 25 restaurants...

The Governors ball, often called Gov Ball, is a music festival taking place this upcoming weekend on Sept. 24-26. It is located at Citi Field in New York City. This year they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival.

Gov Ball proves not worth the COVID-19 risk

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

Dancing in a crowd of 150,000 sweaty and rambunctious people while singing in humid weather might sound like fun to some people, but definitely not me. In my eyes, the upcoming festival is undoubtedly...

Concert viewing goes online, with viewers across the world enjoying virtual music festivals streaming on their tv, laptop and even their phones.

Fight pandemic boredom: listen to online concerts

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Staff Writer May 12, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are self-quarantining to slow the spread of this contagious disease. As the stay-at-home orders extended from weeks into months, many people began to...

Full statement from Goldenvoice regarding the postponing of Stagecoach and Coachella.

Music festivals postponed due to COVID-19

Chelsea Strober '21 March 14, 2020

Spring music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach were postponed on Tuesday, March 10, because organizers were concerned about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The cancellation of these...

Grammy-Award winning pop duo, A Great Big World, performs at SoNo collection for Leap Year festival.

The SoNo Collection celebrates Leap Day

Lauren Hassell '22 and Maria Krug '22 March 10, 2020

festival from Maria Eduarda Krug on Vimeo.

Chowdafest-goers stand in line to sample chowder from Our House Bistro, a restaurant in Winooski, Vermont. Photo by Jack Dennison 21.

Chowdafest brings New England delicacy to Westport

Jack Dennison '21, Paper Sports Editor October 13, 2019

On a windy, but mysteriously warm October day at the lawn of Sherwood Island, people come together from all around the town, the state and the region to indulge in something that they love. They bring...

FLYING HIGH: Four hot air balloons were stationed at the festival offering rides ranging from three to five minutes long. The hot air balloons came from a multitude of companies such as SkyScapes, whose representative has been in the balloon business for 30 years. Whether the balloons could fly or not was completely up to the weather and the intensity of the winds. Photo by Giselle Oldani 22.

Festival strengthens local community

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor October 10, 2019

Businesses lined the grass ranging from specialty waters to horse shelters. The sky was clear and blue with barely any wind, which meant it was a perfect forecast for the hot air balloons to take flight....

Rolling Loud will now only allow small clear bags into the festival, other types of bags are prohibited.

Rolling Loud adopts new bag policy

Mia Daignault ’20 October 4, 2019

Beginning with the Rolling Loud music festival, a new bag policy has been enacted for all U.S. festivals as a safety precaution. There are no backpacks, purses or bags allowed unless they are 12" x 6"...

St. Lucia Celebration shines a light on Swedish culture in Connecticut

St. Lucia Celebration shines a light on Swedish culture in Connecticut

Eliza Barr ’21 December 23, 2018

For a brief moment, I’d completely forgotten I was in Westport at all. Instead, standing in the back of the fully packed Christ & Holy Trinity Church as two dozen or so kids stood on stage beginning...

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