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The Staples cafeteria removed the custom salad bar as a COVID-19 safety precaution. However, as we return to normal at school, so should our dining options.

Staples student pines for Staples salad bar, hopes for return

Lilly Weisz ’23, Creative Director April 28, 2022

Ever since we returned to school during COVID-19, I have eaten yogurt twice a day — once for breakfast and once for lunch. My friends cast searing eyes at me as I consume pounds of fermented milk, but...

Staples Library celebrates reading with book bracket

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director March 25, 2022

Westport government addresses concerns over TEAM Westport, changes composition

Westport government addresses concerns over TEAM Westport, changes composition

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director March 15, 2022

First Selectwoman Jen Tooker has created membership requirements for TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport to have no more than 50% of one party and to constitute only Westport...

Gordon announced on Feb. 14 that he would be joining the race for Connecticut State Senator in District 26 after current State Senator Will Haskell publicized that he would not be running for a third term in 2022. Gordon has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D./MBA from Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. Gordon joins competitors Ceci Maher and Ken Bernhard.

Gordon begins campaign for Connecticut State Senator

Lilly Weisz , Assistant Creative Director March 4, 2022

Michael Gordon wears many hats in the Westport community: he’s a husband and a father to three children; he was four-time chair of the Board of Education (BOE) and board member on the Anti-Defamation...

Coleytown Elementary School (CES) is adding two portable classrooms to its property in order to address spatial concerns due to the growing populations of both CES and Stepping Stones Preschool (which is located inside of CES).

Portable classrooms at CES attempt to alleviate overpopulation

Lilly Weisz ’23 and Alex Gaines ’25 February 14, 2022

Two portable classrooms have been proposed to be added to the Coleytown Elementary School (CES) building, costing the Westport Board of Education approximately $750,000. This is a beginning step in the...

46 million turkeys are consumed by U.S. citizens on Thanksgiving. Altogether, the processing, domestic transport, retail refrigeration, home cooking and waste of turkey amounts to a hefty sum of carbon emissions.

To eat turkey or not to eat turkey, that is the environmentalist’s question

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director November 24, 2021

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, people on Thanksgiving, must want to eat turkey. But is that really true? This year, I became a pescetarian. Specifically, 2 months ago, after waxing...

Fairfield County protests Texas’s Senate Bill 8

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director October 31, 2021

Staples students enrolled in the same level classes have a wide variation in the amount of homework they receive depending on their teacher. This is harmful to student health and school culture.

Variations in workload vex Staples students

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director October 29, 2021

Nightmares about pop quizzes on class readings from the night before plague some Staples students, forcing them on a rollercoaster of constant stress and relief with every day of school. Others simply...

On June 2, Fairfield County came together to stand against antisemitism. People of all religious denominations and ages attended in solidarity against the rise in antisemitic hate crimes and violence both in the United States and the larger global community.

Fairfield County rallies to stop antisemitism

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director June 10, 2021

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.

Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion

A customer impatiently taps their foot against the floor as they wait in line, longing to get outside and breathe fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things?” they ask the person behind...

The Porch at Christie’s is a new Westport restaurant in an old Westport building. Staples students are encouraged to apply for employment positions at what owners Andrea and Bill Pecoriello hope will become a beloved part of the Westport community.

The Porch revives a staples student staple

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director May 11, 2021

On March 1, Staples began its new 75% capacity schedule with hybrid students now attending three days a week. Students and teachers alike are excited to see new people in-person. However, some feel there are still issues to fix and that distance learning has not yet overstayed its welcome.

Staples community settles into 75% capacity

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director March 13, 2021

The hallways are packed with people, full of the faces and footsteps of students, some who feel as though they haven’t seen each other for a million years. Shouts of “ohmygodhi” fill the air as peers...

Though the old Barnes & Noble carried many memories, the new one is vibrant and invites Westporters to make new ones downtown. This young reader certainly is!

New Barnes & Noble brightens up Westport

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director February 26, 2021

Never before have I seen so many people, from toddlers to old-timers, flocking to a bookstore. On Feb. 24, when the new downtown Barnes & Noble opened its doors, there we all were, ready to explore...

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