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COVID-19 further reveals outdated state of U.S. educational system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

The new schedule provided by the school depicting the days in which each cohort goes into school in the month of March.

Staples switches to 75% hybrid model starting March 1

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Principal Stafford Thomas sent an email to the student body Friday afternoon detailing that Staples High School students will be returning to school at 75% capacity starting March first.  The email...

 When major, controversial events, like the Capitol riot, occur, it is important for teachers to better represent all beliefs and feelings and create a comfortable and safe environment for every person in the class.

Teachers should help protect minority students

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

For as long as I can remember, in every history or English class I have ever been in, there has been a unit where we talked about the Civil War or segregation. At a younger age, you don't think too much...

Following the holiday break, cases have been surprisingly average in the state as a whole. In Westport and Staples however, it seems that cases are starting to rise as a result of travel or holiday celebrations.

Post-winter break COVID-19 cases increase within state and school district

Samantha Felner '22, Features Editor January 13, 2021

As of Monday Jan. 11, the number of COVID-19 cases are spiking in Connecticut with a positivity rate of 8.46%, compared to last week’s 6.3%. With 213,358 cases in the state, and over 25 just in our school...

Westport received close to 8-10 inches of snow throughout Wednesday, the 16th, to Thursday the 17th.

High schoolers’ need for snow days increases due to pandemic

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Outreach manager December 23, 2020

As an elementary schooler, the most exciting news you could receive was that snow was coming down hard and the potential of a snow day would be likely. I would even wear my pajamas inside out, flush ice...

Students exceeding 10 days APO will move to Cohort D

Students exceeding 10 days APO will move to Cohort D

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

Students who are absent from school but present online for more than 10 days will be required to switch over to Cohort D/full remote learning.  This announcement came from an email from assistant principals...

Students who were identified as a close contact received an email on Nov 10 at around 9 pm, letting the students know they will be required to quarantine for the 14 days.

Staples High School coronavirus cases increase

Lexie Moskovit '21 , Web Sports Editor November 12, 2020

An email was sent out announcing that two more individuals at Staples High School have tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 9. This is Staples’ fifth positive case of the year so far.    “This...

Arden Scherer ’21 debuts new tie-dye business

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Outreach Manager May 12, 2020

The sun is peeking from behind cool spring clouds, brightly colored flowers and leaves are blooming throughout gardens and pastel colors are emerging from the depths of closets -- all indicators that...

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