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Police drone program ditched due to privacy concerns

The drones would detect high heart and respiratory rates and high temperatures in addition to voice commands to remind the public of social distancing.

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editor

May 18, 2020

Westport’s Flatten the Curve Pilot drone program recently shut down due to privacy concerns and backlash from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Connecticut.  Through drone company, Draganfly, claimed these drones would not use facial recognition or be used in residents’ private yards...

Reopening Connecticut is irresponsible, though protests have credibility

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.

Roxy Augeri ’20, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As someone who has had the coronavirus infiltrate their house and affect the financial stability of their home, I am the first person who wants to see  people  go back to work. However, watching the protests unfold on April 20 to reopen Connecticut only confirmed everything I had been told: in order to bea...

How to sanitize groceries during COVID-19

COVID-19 can live on surfaces such as steel and plastic for up to three days and cardboard for up to 24 hours, which is why it is important to clean the exterior lids, bags, etc.

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager

April 27, 2020

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Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Coronavirus spreads near Connecticut

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Arts Editor

February 7, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Health confirmed a case of the coronavirus in Boston on Feb.1.  A man contracted the virus through a visit to Wuhan, China and returned to the University of Massachusetts to immediately contact health officials.  Concerns are low, as the man is recovering at h...

Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Uber’s safety report will help app-users stay alert

Abby Fleming '20, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Uber recently released a shocking report detailing the amount of sexual assaults, car crashes and other crimes that have taken place during Uber rides last year. There were 3,045 reported instances of sexual assault in 2018.  This report was hard to read for a couple of reasons. Uber is extremely popular. I have it on my phone and I...

Sandy Hook promise posters posted around school promote school safety

K2BK promise posters displayed around Staples High School to promote school safety through teacher reliance

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

October 11, 2019

Thirty-one posters were recently hung up around Staples to promote school security. The posters were organized by Kool 2 Be Kind (K2BK) through their new program “Say Something Hall of Fame” in accordance with the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. These posters feature the name, fun fact and contact...

Reactionary school security measures lack foresight to prevent violence

Reactionary school security measures lack foresight to prevent violence

Seth McCoy '19, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

We live in a time where school-shootings have somehow become the mainstream. In this day and age, armed School Resource Officers (SROs) are just another staff member you pass in the cafeteria. As disgusting as it is, schools are a target for violence; last year, the US carried the weight of 113 schoo...

Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Sherwood Diner along with 4 other restaurants fail most recent health inspection

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Five very popular Westport dining spots failed their health inspections in late December and early January. These restaurants include Parker Mansion, Sherwood Diner, Julian's Pizza Bar & Kitchen, Jeera Thai, Little Kitchen and Viva Zapata. The purpose of these health inspections are to address the healt...

Turf could be taking lives

Turf could be taking lives

October 12, 2018

By Carolyn Gray '19   During the season, the Staples football team spends their time after school strapping on their helmets, putting on their pads and practicing on their home turf for the next big game. The football team practices an average of six times per week, and yet these athletes ma...

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

Staples prepares for launch of Say Something app

October 4, 2018

By Lia Chen '20 “Say Something,” an app designed as a platform to anonymously to report threats, will launch on Oct. 5 to Staples students. According to Sandy Hook Promise, the developers of the app, “Say Something” will allow students to submit “secure and anonymous safety concerns to help ...

Coleytown staff and students fall ill and forced evacuation

Coleytown staff and students fall ill and forced evacuation

September 19, 2018

Rebecca Kanfer ’21 The students and staff at Coleytown Middle School were evacuated Monday Sept. 17, forcing shutdown of middle school for the rest of the week. Reports of several staff members and a student feeling ill at the middle school on Monday raised concerns. The school called the Westport...

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