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As the number of vaccinations continues to increase, many families felt it was safe to gather for a Passover seder. Some came together in-person, while others met through Zoom. There are many traditions that are celebrated during the seder, one being having a Seder plate like the one pictured above.

Families gather for Passover celebration

Abbie Goldstein ’22, Paper Features Editor March 31, 2021

Holidays are a time for family members to come together and enjoy each other’s presence, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed that. In April of 2020, most families conducted Passover seders over Zoom...

Staples staff and students found ways to celebrate the holidays over winter break despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Staples community celebrates winter holidays through COVID-19

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper Arts Editor January 13, 2021

During normal years, the winter holidays are the cause for exotic vacations, grand parties and elaborate meals. In January, students and staff return to school refreshed, full of lingering holiday spirit...

A cold Connecticut day with ice and snow on the ground, making it nearly impossible to get anywhere or give people the motivation to do anything.

Holiday season is overrated

Max Dorsey '21, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

The holiday season. Everyone loves it. Mountains of snow on the ground, hot drinks and a happy spirit. But that’s the holiday season as everybody describes it. When you take a closer look, the holidays...

Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold decks his house in Christmas lights, as part of his plan to have the perfect, good old-fashioned family Christmas.

‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ takes the throne as best holiday film

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Ahh, yes. The holiday season. Every year around this time, a certain debate starts amongst families, friend groups and even among online strangers: Which holiday movie is the best? Some say it's Will Ferrell’s...

Westport received close to 8-10 inches of snow throughout Wednesday, the 16th, to Thursday the 17th.

High schoolers’ need for snow days increases due to pandemic

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Outreach manager December 23, 2020

As an elementary schooler, the most exciting news you could receive was that snow was coming down hard and the potential of a snow day would be likely. I would even wear my pajamas inside out, flush ice...

‘Winter Wondergram’ virtual holiday cards help arts community, provide fun escape

Phoebe Miller ’23 December 22, 2020

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A DIY hot chocolate package is fun, inexpensive and made with love. Homemade gifts can be even appreciated even more than store-bought ones because the people receiving the present understand the time and effort put into it. This is a great gift for a winter night during the holiday season.

DIY gift ideas offer festivity to holidays

Abbie Goldstein ’22 and Theresa Vandis ’22 December 22, 2020

https://youtu.be/gKwG8Df41wM

Holiday season brings sentimental gift giving

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Most college students are required to remain at home from late November through mid-January in hopes of reducing unnecessary travel.

College students accept logic of extended break, attempt to capitalize on extra time

Chloe Murray '22, Paper Opinions Editor December 21, 2020

Every year, as late November rolls around, college students say their tearful goodbyes to their best friends as they leave for Thanksgiving break. This year, however, the break looks a little different.  What...

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