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Seen above, this is the current schedule for January 2022 for the exam season. Students are given two review days and a long weekend between exam days to help ease stress and provide additional study periods

Staples faces first midterm season since January 2020

Hannah Conn ’23, Web Opinion's Editor November 23, 2021

Thinking back to 2019-20, it’s hard to picture what exactly happened during the mid-term exam week. There are faint memories of therapy dogs in front of the auditorium, warm cookies outside of guidance...

Every person has pronouns, queer or heteronormative. It is imperative for our society to not only accept those who identify with gender-nonconforming pronouns, but to respect them by properly acknowledging their pronouns.

Respect pronouns: failure to do so will destroy our society

Hannah Conn ’23, Web Opinions Editor October 12, 2021

It's sad to say that I've lost track of the number of times I have heard someone say their pronouns are: “Nor/Mal” on social media. Across platforms such as Instagram or TikTok, there has been a rise...

On Oct. 5, students across Fairfield County who were planning to attend the 2022 County Charity Ball and the Red and Whites Charity Ball were informed of the dances cancelation due to a lack of funding from local businesses. (The dates selected do not reflect the original dates of Counties and Red and White dances)

2022 Counties, Red and Whites dances canceled

Hannah Conn ’23, Web Opinion Editor October 7, 2021

The County Charity Ball, affectionately called “Counties,” and Red and Whites Charity Ball, or Red and Whites, were canceled on Oct. 5. Both dances originally had two separate dates in February, one...

Bisexuality is defined as the sexual and/or romantic attraction to two ore more genders, normally both men and women.

Biphobia alianates, distances identifying bisexuals from LGBTQ+ community

Hannah Conn ’23, WEB Opinions Editor May 28, 2021

Homophobia, a blanket term for hate-based discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community, is a term many are familiar with today. However, a smaller, more focused term has emerged: Biphobia. By definition,...

A TikTok video, which has been since taken down, featured six men declaring April 24 as “National Rape Day”. This harmful video only plays down the issue of sexual assault, making victims feel even more uncomfortable and afraid to come forward with their experiences.

TikTok video promoting “National Rape Day” perpetuates, exacerbates rape culture

Hannah Conn ’23, WEB Opinions Editor May 11, 2021

A few days ago, I was scrolling endlessly through my TikTok ‘For You’ page, mostly just wasting time before having to leave for school. Nothing really caught my attention until I came across a video...

Demi Lovato discusses specifics of her 2018 overdose in her newly released documentary Dancing with the Devil. This four-part series can be watched for free on Youtube.

Demi Lovato bravely opens up about 2018 overdose in new documentary

Hannah Conn ’23, Staff Writer April 4, 2021

Demi Lovato’s second documentary, “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” Episodes 1 and 2 were released on Tuesday, March 23 to Youtube Originals. The main focus: her 2018 overdose.  With four...

Beatrice Hobbs ’23 poses for Instagram with one of her favorite looks, which is inspired by Tate, a character in “American Horror Story.”

Hobbs explores unique art medium: Special Effects Makeup

Hannah Conn ’23, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Fake bruises and blood, floral displays and character-esque makeup are just some of the many Special Effects (SFX) makeup looks that have been posted via Instagram by Beatrice Hobbs ’23.  Since she...

Staples welcomes students back to the hybrid model after a two week hiatus; in person students benefit from the transition back.

Westport’s hybrid model has its silver linings

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

With the recent return to the hybrid learning model, Staples High School is as empty as it will ever be. Classes this week for Cohort A have reached a maximum of seven, maybe eight students if you're lucky...

Weston schools shut down for deep cleaning after positive COVID-19 cases arise.

Staples needs strong response to COVID-19 cases already present in schools

Hannah Conn '23 and Toby Goldfarb '23, Staff Writers October 9, 2020

Although it seems like doors just opened yesterday, several schools across the county have already reported cases of COVID-19 among their students and staff members. Westport, Weston and Norwalk have all...

Mask breaks given infrequently, despite implied message from Staples

Hannah Conn '23, Staff Writer October 2, 2020

The back-to-school environment has been a huge change for all of us, filled with excitement, well understood anxiety over reopening and most importantly, several safety precautions to keep the Staples...

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