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Residents from all over Fairfield county gathered in the courtyard and the Lucille Lortel White Barn of the Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 4 playing games, listening to music and eating.

Winter Fun Fest brings holiday cheer to Westport community

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper News Editor December 13, 2021

On a cool, sunny afternoon outside of the Westport Country Playhouse, families gathered listening to holiday music, tossing bean bags into a hole, making clay snowmen and drinking hot chocolate. The...

Staples students share their unique collections

Anna Diorio ’23 Paper Arts Editor, Lucy Dockter ’23 Paper News Editor October 21, 2021

Westport’s bounty: fall foraging feast

Westport’s bounty serves as a fall foraging feast

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper News Editor October 17, 2021

https://spark.adobe.com/page/8lJg4TFbEIIBH/

On May 22, the Westport Police Department worked with  the Teen Awareness Group and the Westport Youth Commission to engage in an afternoon of cornhole, a traditional backyard activity and now a professional sport.

“Corn-a-Cop” connects Westport Police, Staples students

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper News Editor May 27, 2021

What used to be a backyard game is now a professional sport. Although Cornhole has moved on to the big leagues, it remains a fun and safe activity that brings together the Westport community.  Members...

Westporters unite to Stop Asian Hate

Westporters unite to Stop Asian Hate

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper Arts Editor April 5, 2021

(The document at the bottom of the email is a submission to Soundings literary journal, which I am a part of.)
Gaggle harasses Staples students with minor infractions, creating exactly what they set out to put an end to: an unsafe, stressed environment, negatively impacting student mental health.

Gaggle monitors student online behavior, threatens student privacy

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper Arts Editor March 10, 2021

DISCLAIMER: Article contains explicit language. “FIRST WARNING: INAPPROPRIATE USE.” Walking into class before my first high school midterm, my heart raced. I had no idea what that email was about....

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...

Wakeman Town Farm welcomes volunteers

Anna Diorio ’23 and Lucy Dockter ’23 November 12, 2020

https://youtu.be/zGw5oxg-RAQ

Due to COVID-19 and the absence of the traditional fall show, Staples Players hosts outdoor dance classes to keep their dance skills sharp and have some fun.

Staples Players dance on the courts

Lucy Dockter '23, Paper Arts Editor October 27, 2020

Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments

Teachers prevent online cheating by changing assessments

Lucy Dockter ’23, Staff Writer October 13, 2020

It can always be a challenge to ensure students uphold the honor code as they take tests. This year, as half of the student body is working online at any given time, it has become increasingly difficult...

Elementary school students and staff demonstrate responsibility and resilience while adhering to new public safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elementary teachers, students adjust to new COVID-19 protocols

Allison Gillman ’23 and Lucy Dockter ’23, Web Opinions Editor and Arts Editor September 27, 2020

Here at Staples, we have settled into a new ordinary. Coming into school two days a week, you squeeze some hand sanitizer into your palm, put on a mask and rush to your first period class.  But how...

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