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Line for students to evacuate from Tulane’s campus to Houston, Texas. Photo contributed by Maizy Boosin ’21.

Hurricane Ida forces Staples alumni home

Mia Kirkorsky, Assistant Business Manager September 20, 2021

Thousands of students at Tulane University were impacted by hurricane Ida. Numerous Staples alumni who attend the New Orleans based university were pushed out of their dorms and back to Westport. According...

Hurricane Michael frightens Staples students, alumni

Hurricane Michael frightens Staples students, alumni

October 11, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20 Category four Hurricane Michael reached North Carolina on Oct. 11, where it has closed schools, roads and flooded rivers. The storm struck the Florida Panhandle the week of Oct....

Tropical Storm Florence forces college students to evacuate

Tropical Storm Florence forces college students to evacuate

September 22, 2018

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 With Tropical Storm Florence causing chaos in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia through heavy downpour and strong winds, many Staples alumni were forced to temporarily...

Houston shelter dogs head north after Hurricane Harvey

Houston shelter dogs head north after Hurricane Harvey

October 1, 2017

Meet Sapphire, the one dog who has been adopted (so far) out of the hurricane pets who came to the Connecticut Humane Society from Houston. By: Caroline Blevins '18 Twenty-two Houston dogs were...

Irma washes students out of school

Irma washes students out of school

September 18, 2017

By Hannah Bolandian ’19 Graphic Credit: Ben Roland ’19 Starting on Tuesday Sep. 5, Staples alumni’ attending southern colleges received a flood of emails flooded notifying them that classes...

The Westport Fire Department has software that can track hurricanes that have hit Westport in years past. 34 category three or greater hurricanes have reached Westports beaches since 1900. | Photo Courtesy of SXC

Make Hurricanes, Not Nukes

February 2, 2010

By Isaac Stein Staff Writer From the early 1950’s through the late 1970’s, the town of Westport was a classic American defensive hotbed in an era in which public opinion was that a looming...

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