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The Make Me Free Initiative, created by Camille Kolek ’23, Miriam Hurley ’23 and Adelia Purcell ’23, will supply Staples High School bathrooms with complimentary period products. Currently, free period products are only available in the nurses’ office. Graphic by Mia Bomback 25.

State approves funds for Make Me Free to implement Voice4Change-winning initiative

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper Features Editor May 5, 2023

The state of Connecticut has, after a year-long wait, approved funds for the installation of menstrual products in Staples High School’s girls’ and gender-neutral bathrooms as part of the Make Me Free...

Elisa Feinman, behavior therapist, aids Browne in communication. Feinman helped deliver Browne’s heartfelt Father’s Day card.

W. Browne flourishes with spelling board, transcends communication gap

Mia Bomback '25, Paper News Editor March 30, 2023

Imagine what it would be like to have a thousand thoughts swarming around your head without the ability to voice them. For 14 years, this is what life was like for Wynston Browne ’25, the science-loving,...

Westport resident Jeni Paolella models for Bella Bridesmaids with hair styled by Whip Salon. Bella Bridesmaids is one of 20 local retail stores to participate in the fashion show.

Westport strikes pose for Homes with Hope at Fashionably Westport

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper News Editor March 20, 2023

The Westport library was transformed from a sanctuary of literature to a glamorous, dimly-lit haven of high fashion on Saturday, March 4, for Westport’s third annual Fashionably Westport event. Townspeople...

Proposed Connecticut legislation would require parental consent for social media users under the age of 16 to sign up for popular social media platforms, including but not limited to, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok.

Proposed Connecticut legislature requires parental permission for young social media users

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper News Editor March 2, 2023

Proposed Connecticut legislation would require children under the age of 16 to have parental consent to sign up for social media platforms. This would amend previous legislation that required parental...

Mia Bomback ’25 became one of ten million BeReal users a month ago.

BeReal: Instagram’s effortless, relatable twin sibling

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper News Editor October 7, 2022

Four weeks ago, I uploaded my first BeReal. I had heard murmurs about the new social media platform all summer and finally decided to try the app myself. After all, the concept HAD piqued my interest:...

Westport approves a 2-year lease with Aries Building Systems LLC. for two portable classrooms at Coleytown Elementary school in hopes that the classrooms will help to alleviate overcrowding at the school. Over the past few years, as a result of migration to Westport due to COVID-19 as well as other factors, CES and Stepping Stones Preschool, which is housed in the CES building have seen major increases in enrollment.

Westport approves the implementation of portable classrooms at Coleytown Elementary School

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper News Editor June 13, 2022

Westport approved the installation of a portable classroom at Coleytown Elementary (CES) for $148,000 to address concerns of overpopulation at the school. The classroom, approved on Wednesday, May 25,...

Therapy has helped teenagers across the country tackle a multitude of issues, questions and emotions. Though some teens initially have reservations about seeking a therapist, many find that therapy is incredibly beneficial in helping them to become the best version of themselves.

Therapy: it’s time we challenge society’s warped perspective on what it means to seek help

Mia Bomback ‘25 , Paper News Editor April 27, 2022

Alright, I’ll just come right out and say it -- I go to therapy. And it’s a good thing, too, because I desperately need it. But even so, I still hesitate to speak publicly about seeking mental health...

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Parker Field lacks field lights, making it difficult for the girls’ lacrosse and field hockey programs to practice for the full time allotted to them. The field has never had lights due to a complaint filed by neighbors over 10 years ago.

Lack of lights on Ginny Parker field negatively affects girls’ lacrosse, field hockey programs

Mia Bomback '25, Paper News Editor March 29, 2022

Another practice canceled. With only days leading up to the first round of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) games, Ian Tapsall, head coach of the Staples High School girls’...

With the help of Student Ambassadors, the ‘Saturn’ app, created by Dylan Diamond, helps Staples students navigate complex schedules.

Students collaborate with ‘Saturn’ to ensure the app’s success

Mia Bomback '25, Paper News Editor February 14, 2022

As the bell rings, marking the end of a period, hundreds of Staples High School students flock to their phones to see where to go next. With a multitude of useful features, including the ability to view...

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