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With snow storms approaching, Landon considers factors in school district cancellation decisions

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer

December 7, 2014


Filed under News

Farmer’s Almanac warns that the weather this winter is supposed to be just as bad, if not worse, than last winter’s storms. Many students, teachers and parents are concerned about the precautions being taken to prepare for potentially ugly conditions. In years past, many Staples students have...

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Driving can be scarier than standardized tests

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

November 24, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Driving myself to and from standardized tests should be illegal. The day starts bright and early at 6:30 when my alarm starts blaring, forcing me to wake up and remember that in a couple hours I will be taking a test that may determine my future. I start shaking from a mix of nerves and too much...

Car break-ins are on the rise

Car break-ins are on the rise

Larissa Lieberson, Director of Social Media

October 19, 2014


Filed under News

The calm, pristine streets of Westport appear to be a safe place to leave a car filled with valuables, but in reality, nobody is exempt from theft. According to the Westport Police Department, between five and seven cars get broken into in town per month, with that number increasing lately. “In...

Security upgrades cost School Board

Security upgrades cost School Board

Megan Root and Katelyn DeAgro

September 19, 2014


Filed under News

In response to the Sandy Hook tragedy, Westport public schools implemented this summer the first half of the Board of Education’s (BOE) $1.4 million plan for school security improvements. Part of this plan includes automatic interior door locks, which is why any student who leaves for the bathroom...

Safety Trumps Cleanliness in Staples Locker Rooms

Safety Trumps Cleanliness in Staples Locker Rooms

October 22, 2010


Filed under Sports

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor After an extended period of playing speed ball in the overheated Staples field house, the last thing Craig Wheat ’13 wanted to do was put his school clothes back on. With the showers in the boy’s locker room filled with chairs for storage purposes, Wheat and his fellow classmates must resort to other measures to ...

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