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‘Let It Snow’ kicks off holiday season right

‘Let It Snow’ kicks off holiday season right

Shira Zeiberg ’22

December 16, 2019

Ditch the pumpkins and go grab your hot chocolate as holiday movies commence. On Nov. 8, “Let it Snow” was released on Netflix and gave us another romantic holiday miracle movie. The movie is directed by Luke Snellin and is based in a snowy town on a festive Christmas Eve bringing many together to...

Girls’ ski races to claim state title this season

Girls’ ski races to claim state title this season

Alex Sprouls '19

November 12, 2018

After placing second in last year’s state championship, the girls’ ski team is starting their training earlier than normal this year in hopes of placing one higher to achieve the state title this coming season. The captains are enacting various changes to their dryland training as well as making sur...

Westport recovers from brutal Nor’easter

Westport recovers from brutal Nor’easter

March 14, 2018

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Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)

Five things to make the time go by on a snow day (other than Netflix)

March 22, 2017

By Lauren Stack '17 The only time where a high school student would rejoice at the sound of the phone ringing at 6:00 am is when it is bearing the best two words of news possible: snow day. When it comes down to it though, the time goes by a little too slowly. It can even become boring, especially...

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Brett Franklin '18, Assistant Business Manager

March 14, 2017

Prior to the arrival of winter Storm Stella, it was announced the Westport Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to the forecast for blizzard conditions. Winter Storm Stella is expected to accumulate more than a foot of snow and bring high winds to Westport, and “will make...

Snow draws locals to beloved winter locations

Snow draws locals to beloved winter locations

January 12, 2017

By: Molly Mahoney '18 With its howling wind, below freezing temperatures, boatloads of snow and looming threats of black ice, winter is a trying time for many. Westporters, however, have learned to embrace of the chilly months rather than resent them. Ice skaters, snowball fighters and sledders are...

Icy road conditions worry Staples students

Icy road conditions worry Staples students

Kit Epstein, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2016

On the morning of March 4, 2016, The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement, warning citizens for icy road conditions in Westport, CT. That statement, however, did not stop Westport Public Schools from opening on time, causing commotion among student drivers. “When I sta...

Seven ways to “sleigh” your next snow day

Seven ways to “sleigh” your next snow day

Sasha Narang, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

You’re snowed in. The roads are icy, your driveway isn’t plowed, and let’s be real, there’s nowhere within walking distance that’s worth a dreadful hike in the snow. So, what do you do? Here’s the ultimate seven-step guide on how to have fun on a snow day, despite being trapped in the one pla...

Warm weather creates concern amongst skiers

Warm weather creates concern amongst skiers

Jesse Greenspun, Sports Editor

January 13, 2016

  Come early January, members of the Staples ski team are expected to be gearing up for time trials, and preparing the start of the highly competitive ski season. However, warm weather has forced the team to postpone time trials, and subsequently their season. Originally scheduled for Ja...

Snow generates mixed reactions

Ben Foster, Assistant Business Manager

December 15, 2015

With each and every snow flake comes a different shape that is beautiful in it's own separate way. And with different snowflakes come different snow related activities, whether it’s sledding or shoveling your old grandmother’s pathway so she doesn’t slip and fall. For Harry Garber ’16, it’s about ...

It’s time to break up with snow

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

April 7, 2015

Hey snow, Don’t get me wrong, things were great at first. During the first weeks of winter we had great times together watching “Friends” marathons and enjoying the days off from school. But after a while you kind of just got, you know, clingy. Like, really clingy. I was constantly trying t...

In like a lion out like a lamb

In like a lion out like a lamb

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor

April 3, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015- today I woke up to snow covering the ground, and to put it lightly,  I was less than happy. I’d like to think my feeling this morning was a mix of dismay and surprise but I think can only truly be described through the “Are you kidding me?” I groaned as I first spotted...

March brings slippery conditions

Ben Foster, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015

Yesterday, March 18 snow began to fall again in Westport after days of spring-like weather causing accidents and slippery pathways as staff and students arrived at school. Juliet Kimble ’15  caught a real glimpse of the underrated conditions. “I was coming down a hill about 25 mph and my bra...

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