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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...

Netflix’s new book adaptation, “Shadow and Bone” is based on Leigh Bardugo’s “Shadow and Bone” trilogy as well as her “Six of Crows” duology.

Take notes, book-to-screen adaptations: ‘Shadow and Bone’ rivals ‘Harry Potter’ in masterful portrayal of source material

Maya Hruskar ’23, Paper News Editor May 12, 2021

Book-to screen adaptations are oftentimes a high risk, but high reward genre. Consider Harry Potter, arguably one of the best movie adaptations ever made. Nearly every scene in all eight movies felt...

Amid rising vaccinations, Governor Ned Lamont announced that CT will lift COVID business restrictions on May 1 and May 19.

Lamont announces refined outdoor business restrictions for May

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper News Editor April 30, 2021

Outdoor business restrictions in Connecticut will be phased out on May 1, followed by indoor restrictions on May 19, Governor Ned Lamont announced in a press conference on April 19. Movie theatres,...

The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores religious and ecological themes ever-more relevant to modern day. Providing unique parallels to the oftentimes villainized middle-eastern culture, its alien story can give insight on misunderstood aspects of the modern world.

Don’t miss out on the book: The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores modern themes of religious fanaticism, ecology

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor March 26, 2021

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will...

The Westport Bookshop, Westport’s first used book store, officially opened January 28. They are open Thursdays and Fridays from three to six p.m and on weekends from noon to five p.m.

Westport Book Shop dazzles book-lovers, provides community space

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor February 9, 2021

  Bundled in coats and a buzz of conversation, people wait on chalk circles as cars lazily roll by and snow sloshes against the pavement. Customers chime in and out of the storefront, releasing...

Wonder Woman 1984, released in theatres and HBO Max on Christmas day, fails to meet expectations set by the first film.

‘Wonder Woman: 1984’ fails in face of expectations set by its predecessor

Maya Hruskar ’23, Paper Opinions Editor January 13, 2021

“Wonder Woman 1984” finally premiered in theatres and HBO Max on Christmas day, over three years after the first film in the franchise, “Wonder Woman” (2017), was released.  After 2020’s series...

Students discuss hesitancy, misinformation on coronavirus vaccine

Maya Hruskar ’23 December 22, 2020

https://anchor.fm/maya545/episodes/Students-discuss-hesitancy-and-misinformation-on-the-coronavirus-vaccine-eo15qd

With winter coming in, and snow in the forecast, this rich and creamy homemade hot chocolate will definitely warm you up.

Warm spirits with homemade hot chocolate

Maya Hruskar ’23, Paper Opinions Editor December 15, 2020

Many holiday practices, such as using wrapping paper or ordering presents online, are bad for the environment. This holiday season, we can avoid these unnecessarily wasteful practices by seeking friendly alternatives.

Ditch wasteful consumption, embrace sustainability this holiday season

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor December 3, 2020

Picture this: It's Christmas day and everybody unwraps their gifts, throwing the wrapping paper aside to reveal what's inside. Kids play with their new toys, adults sip on steaming hot coffee, and everybody...

Staples parents Holly Rogers (right) and Zoran Hruskar (left) watch virtual back to school night presentations from the comfort of their home. As a precaution to stay safe from COVID-19, teachers pre-recorded or streamed their presentations live through zoom.

Virtual back to school night provides convenience, cannot recreate in-person experience

Maya Hruskar ’23, Blue Staff Paper Opinions Editors October 13, 2020

Picture this: adults frantically running through school hallways, lost in the labyrinth-like maze of Staples. Their next  presentation is in one minute and they have yet to find the classroom- the stress...

Social studies teacher Suzanne Kammerman’s classroom board depicts the Democratic and Republican tickets as well as dates for the online and absentee ballots and Presidential and Vice-presidential debates.

Social studies teachers approach election education with confidence

Maya Hruskar ’23, Staff Writer September 26, 2020

The November election is coming soon, and everyone can feel it. A global pandemic, nationwide protests and, arguably, more political polarization than has ever been seen in recent history. With all this...

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