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The schedule rotates between eight periods, dropping two a day. There is a built-in communication time on days without connections.

Pro: New schedule offers valuable change to school year

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The decision to revert back to the pre-pandemic 50 minute period schedule has already proven to be a practical and beneficial change for the 2021-2022 school year.       The 2020-21 school schedule...

Theresa Vandis ’22, as well as many other students, are feeling overwhelmed as they adapt back to the six 50 minute period schedule. There is less time to complete homework and periods feel rushed with little time to connect with the class. Many students are staying up later and not getting enough sleep as a result.

Return to six-period schedule warrants negative response

Abbie Goldstein, Paper Arts Editor September 24, 2021

Students, bleary-eyed from a late night of homework, grip steaming coffee as they run to their class. Confused freshman frantically check their schedules trying to figure out what the day’s schedule...

The Porch owners Andrea and Bill of Pecoriello strive to offer a varied menu to cater to all customers nostalgic for location and food.

The Porch revives a Staples student staple

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director May 27, 2021

The restaurant space previously home to Christie’s and Chef’s Table has offered breakfast, lunch and french fries to generations of Westporters, creating a center for community and coffee. However,...

Due to the Connecticut State Senates bill, students who were previously exempted from the vaccine for religious reasons are no longer excused.

Religious exemption bill for mandatory vaccines terminated

Phoebe Miller '23, Sports Editor May 27, 2021

The Connecticut State Senate has passed a bill that will no longer allow religious exemptions from children’s vaccination requirements for schools, colleges and other educational facilities. One such...

The implementations of Connections strived to connect students with trusted faculty members that are available to help in a variety of ways for both personal and school-related issues.

Connections requires more independence for students, teachers to be successful

Jared Leonard ’22, Opinions Editor May 27, 2021

Connections: the mere sound of the word either makes students cringe or sigh with relief. Whether you dread the 20 minute period that seems to drag on or enjoy the small break in the day, we can all agree...

Eli Shorrock ’22 enjoys the new schedule format because he can get more work done during class time. Although, sometimes he gets antsy during the long periods.

New block schedule provides positive take-away from pandemic

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

In a year that has consisted of constant changes, students have adopted some and neglected others. The block schedule at Staples has been a change that some students and teachers have seen as a positive...

Students of staples whether or not they say the pledge of allegiance

Charley Guthartz '22 and Amanda Rowan '22 March 25, 2021

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Curriculum neglects Women’s History month

Amanda Rowan ’22 March 19, 2021

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The three vaccines currently being given are highly effective in preventing COVID-19. The effectiveness of the vaccines makes more people want to take it, and also decreases the spread of COVID-19.

Vaccinating students will lead to end of pandemic

Audrey Kercher '23, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

For a full year, the U.S. has been in lockdown, confined to their homes and wearing masks when going out. Because COVID-19 has proved to not be beatable by just staying at home and social distancing, the...

The current state of the U.S. educational system is one that may work for few, but fails for many, which warrants urgent reform that addresses its many faults.

COVID-19 further reveals outdated state of U.S. educational system

Jared Leonard '22, Paper Sports Editor March 1, 2021

Technology, fashion, and transportation. These are just some of the numerous components of everyday life that have evolved over decades, ever changing to meet the current needs of the population. Yet,...

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