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Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

As America reaches its third month of quarantine and as 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, when will it be appropriate to open up? Should we develop herd immunity or maintain our lockdown?

Graham Wood '20 & Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer & Opinion Editor

May 22, 2020

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Exploring pandemic responses, which one is best?

As America reaches its third month of quarantine and as 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, when will it be appropriate to open up? Should we develop herd immunity or maintain our lockdown?

Graham Wood '20 and Prasaus Yeager '22, Staff Writer and Paper Opinions Editor

May 21, 2020

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Westport residents leave amidst pandemic

Despite strong urges by government officials, some Staples students have left the state during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has sprouted fear across every inch of the world, changing the way many of us live. While many sit inside our homes watching the rate of infected rise, barred from the outside world, traveling would seem like the last thing one would want to do. However, some Staples students...

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

At Town Hall, timely and quick decision making to help “flatten the curve” of coronavirus may prevent the rampant spread of disease in Westport.

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments are only available through pick-up, which needs to take place outdoors, and all haircuts and salons, gyms and fi...

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

Second Connecticut school goes into lockdown within one week: Greenwich High School receives threat of violence

March 31, 2017

By Julia Rosier '18 Greenwich High School located 22.6 miles south of Staples in Greenwich, Connecticut was on lockdown on March 29, 2017 due to a threat of violence against the school written on the girls’ bathroom wall. The school went into lockdown around noon which lasted nearly four hours,...

Threats of a shooting force Darien High School into lockdown

Threats of a shooting force Darien High School into lockdown

Kit Epstein '17, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

By Kit Epstein '17 On Friday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m, Darien High School, located 14 miles south of Staples, went on lockdown after multiple threats of a shooting were found in writing in the boys’ bathroom. According to The Darien News, there were two different threats written on the bathroom ...

No worries after Staples lockdown drill

Students participate in lockdown drill during period four on Thursday, March 24.

Brett Franklin, Assistant Business Manager

March 31, 2016

On March 24, the interim principal, Dr. Mark Karagus, announced on the loudspeaker, “Secure the school, secure the school,” and initiated a lockdown drill for all students and staff. The lockdown occurred during period four, and a special schedule was put in place to accommodate the lockdown. Due to the events ...

School put in lockdown to prepare for Rushdie

School put in lockdown to prepare for Rushdie

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015

In preparation for Salman Rushdie’s visit on Thursday, October 22, the entire Staples High School went on lockdown at 4:00 p.m. All sports practices were required to end at 3:30 p.m. and many had 1:45 p.m. early dismissals in order to get a full practice in. All home games were cancelled in advan...

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Violent threats initiate lockdowns and early dismissals in Fairfield Public Schools

Jen Gouchoe, Web Features Editor

October 23, 2015

All 17 Fairfield Public Schools went into lockdown this morning, Oct. 23, due to supposed bomb and shooting threats. Although the police department is still questioning whether or not the threats were a hoax, the schools took precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the near 10,000 students in t...

Staples executes lockdown drill smoothly

Staples executes lockdown drill smoothly

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

At 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, Principal John Dodig announced on the loudspeaker to secure the school for a lockdown drill. All around Staples, teachers locked the doors of classrooms and turned off the lights while students took shelter on the ground, completely out of sight from the door and ...

Nothing done after Newtown, two years later

Nothing done after Newtown, two years later

Sophia Hampton, News Editor

December 15, 2014

Two years have passed since the Sandy Hook shooting. Two years have passed since I was sitting in Journalism class and suddenly we weren’t learning about AP Style. Suddenly we were watching the news as they tried to explain why 26 people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 20 of those...

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