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Sandy Hook promise posters posted around school promote school safety

Sandy Hook promise posters posted around school promote school safety

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

Popular Westport restaurants fail 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...

Lockdown drills attempt to improve school safety

Lockdown drills attempt to improve school safety

March 21, 2018

by Caroline Donohue '20 Lockdown drills are utilized in typical education systems to prepare for urgent circumstances where danger may be imminent. On Feb. 27, while circumstances didn’t warrant a lockdown, students and staff at Staples High School underwent a “shelter in place” due to a threat...

Recent gun violence leads to closed doors and opened minds

Recent gun violence leads to closed doors and opened minds

March 14, 2018

By: Emma Van Riper ’20 Gun violence threats have drawn attention to the flaws in the current security measures that are taken at school. The best way to prevent gun violence in school is to work out a process to handle anonymous tips and to launch an educational program to ensure that people unders...

Growing fox population inhabits Westport residents

Growing fox population inhabits Westport residents

March 14, 2018

Isabella Bullock '19 A new fox population problem has occured in Connecticut. These foxes, particularity red foxes, have become overly abundant in the state and have caused damages, even in Westport. “I saw a fox when I was leaving school,” Alexis Tuccinardi ’19 said. According to Department...

Sports expenses rising

Sports expenses rising

January 15, 2018

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Amendment to legalize coyote trapping fails

Amendment to legalize coyote trapping fails

September 18, 2017

By: Siri Kanter '19 An amendment to make the trapping of coyotes and coyote-wolf hybrids legal in Westport was denied on Sept. 6 at a Representative Town Meeting. After four hours of debate, the ordinance to allow coyote trapping was defeated in a 29-2 vote, making Westport the only town in Connecti...

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