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Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Five very popular Westport dining spots failed their health inspections in late December and early January. These restaurants include Parker Mansion, Sherwood Diner, Julian's Pizza Bar & Kitchen, Jeera Thai, Little Kitchen and Viva Zapata. The purpose of these health inspections are to address the healt...

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Sophie Driscoll ’19

January 16, 2019

At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course, some students override into high-level classes without the necessary  foundation for success...

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce illustrates food industry’s deficiencies

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce illustrates food industry’s deficiencies

Hannah Schmidt ’19

December 5, 2018

The most recent E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce sickened over 45 people last week, and was the the second warning against eating romaine issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year. This prompted grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide to take any romaine lettuce or pro...

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

Fitbit stock falls after Apple’s keynote

September 30, 2018

By William Matar '21 ...

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

Mindfulness apps: the new way to meditate

September 20, 2018

Julia Kasabian ’21 Everyone gets stressed, especially teens. That’s a fact. Whether it’s about school, family or friends, teens have a lot of stress. According to a 2013 study from The American Psychological Association, a healthy level of stress in teens is a 3.9 out of ten. Teen’s actual...

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

Early school start times harm students’ well-being

June 12, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19   I have never been much of a morning person. But, when I started high school, I found that I had no choice but to become one. Waking up at the crack of dawn when it is still dark out is definitely one downside of entering Staples. More often than not, I find myself f...

3 reasons people go vegan

3 reasons people go vegan

April 30, 2018

By Nicole Shapiro '18   Veganism has been on an upward trend for a couple of years now, and the main question everyone seems to ask is: why go vegan? Although it sounds like a very simple question to answer, there is a lot of complexity behind why someone might decide to drastically alter their eat...

Don’t sweat it: gym classes require athletic clothing for second quarter

Don’t sweat it: gym classes require athletic clothing for second quarter

Maddie Phelps '19 and Chelsea Fox '19

January 15, 2018

  As of the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year, all students participating in physical education classes are required to change from their normal school clothes into workout attire. In the previous quarter, teachers required all students to at least wear sneakers in order for them to ...

Robeks vs Embody Smoothies: What’s the difference?

Robeks vs Embody Smoothies: What’s the difference?

October 19, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 and Erin Lynch '18

Health accounts takeover Instagram feeds

Health accounts takeover Instagram feeds

October 12, 2017

By Elle Fair '19 An image of grilled chicken topped with steamy vegetables and a side of fresh, dairy free ice cream is just one example of a meal you might open your Instagram feed to. It's not just any ordinary foodgram, it’s a trendy, new craze in the world of social media: healthy food Instagrams....

Cryotherapy introduced to Westport community

Cryotherapy introduced to Westport community

September 25, 2017

By Ava Simunovic ’20 and Julia Lombardo ’20 ...

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

New Canaan High names Westports David Gusitsch Assistant Principal

May 25, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 After 14 years of being with the Westport Public School district, Health and Physical Education Coordinator, David Gusitsch, will be leaving his position at Staples to become an assistant principal at New Canaan High School. “The people here are a great group of people and that is somethi...

The 203 hot spot: The Granola Bar

April 4, 2017

By Nicole Shapiro '18 and Caroline Blevins '18...

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