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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...

I would rate the film four and a half stars out of five for its success in tackling an elaborate topic with sophistication and pleasurable historical recreation. The plot formulates each characters looming struggle with identity, even articulating in the film that “we‘re, all of us, passing for something.”

‘Passing’ tackles the complexity of racial perception in the 20s with sophistication

Madeline Michalowski '22, Assistant Creative Director December 16, 2021

One might think that returning to black and white filmmaking would reverse the incredible advances we have made in the film industry. The loss of color that often creates tone and emotion in a scene may...

Staples lacking Latino, Asian representation, needs more discussions

Staples lacking Latino, Asian representation, needs more discussions

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 18, 2021

There are 20 Spanish speaking countries in the world and over 450 million native Spanish speakers. In the United States, the number of Hispanic-Americans is 60 million people. There are 48 countries in...

Participants of the annual 2019 Fairfield County Bank Westport Kiwanis Triathlon on Sept. 8, 2019 race to complete the event at Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut.

Athletes engender empowerment in Westport’s annual triathlon

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Features Editor September 21, 2019

At the waterline of Compo Beach in Westport, over 200 athletes charged into the Long Island Sound and began the annual 2019 Fairfield County Bank Westport Kiwanis Triathlon on Sept. 8, 2019. The participants...

Saugatuck Rowing Club races at the San Diego Crew Classic

Saugatuck Rowing Club races at the San Diego Crew Classic

April 3, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 The Saugatuck Rowing Club’s first varsity 8+ and second varsity 8+ boys’ and girls’ teams traveled to San Diego during the weekend of March 24 to compete in their first race...

Running to reach the finish line

Running to reach the finish line

June 7, 2017

By: Kayla Sirlin ’19 and Anna Rhoads ’19 Dedication, self-discipline, and grit are just a few of the qualities required of anyone crazy enough to tackle the daunting marathon. Originating from...

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community

White privilege essay contest creates controversy in the Westport community

Ashton Dedona '17 , Arts page editor February 2, 2017

By Ashton Dedona '17 A local essay contest graced the headlines of Fox News, NY Daily News and CBS News, among other prominent national publications, on January 31, stirring further controversy within...

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

African American Lit: The Staples elective that has yet to be elected

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager June 2, 2016

At 15 years-old I am a Staples sophomore. I have spent 13 years in school where I've had the privilege of being taught by close to 50 teachers. None of those teachers have been African American....

Third Annual Teen Essay Contest Winners Announced

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager May 18, 2016

Last night, May 16th 2016, the winners of the third annual TEAM Westport essay contest were announced at a reception inside the Westport Public Library’s McManus room. The competition, which is open...

Predicting the fastest two minutes in sports: the Kentucky Derby

Predicting the fastest two minutes in sports: the Kentucky Derby

Eliza Goldberg, Creative Director May 7, 2016

At 6:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 20 horses will leave the gates at the most popular horse race in the United States. This year is the 142nd Kentucky Derby. It takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville,...

Staples students flock to the Turkey Trot

Francesca Truitt, A&E Editor December 1, 2015

Usually teenagers like to sleep in whenever the chance presents itself. You would think the same applies to Thanksgiving — more so, maybe. But, oddly enough, on Thanksgiving at 8 AM, around 4,500 runners,...

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