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Athletes take too many early dismissals

Athletes take too many early dismissals

October 17, 2018

By Elle Fair '19   It’s 1:30 p.m. and the athletes dressed in their blue and white uniforms begin packing up their bags and leaving the classroom right in the middle of a new lesson. With 45 minutes left in the period, athletes are let off the hook and are free to leave school early as t...

CMS students may have suffered from psychosomatic syndrome

CMS students may have suffered from psychosomatic syndrome

October 4, 2018

By Evi Tarshis ’20   Coleytown Middle School was forced to evacuate due to the concerning discovery of mold within the school on Sept. 17. Many believed the mold was  the cause of sickness striking significant portions of the student body. Symptoms varied from light headaches to reports o...

Staples student serves on statewide council of education

Staples student serves on statewide council of education

Lily Kane '20, Web News Editor

September 26, 2018

  While many students spend their high school years looking forward to the times not focused around school, some go against the tide and choose to become more involved with the topic of education. Emma McKinney ’19 is one of these students and was selected to be on the State Student Advisory Council on Education (SS...

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...

Bulletproof backpacks revolutionize school safety

Bulletproof backpacks revolutionize school safety

September 18, 2018

By Rebecca Kanfer ’21 Bulletproof backpacks are hitting the halls for the 2018-2019 school year. They’re not the latest fashion symbol, but a means for students to arm themselves against a potential school shooting.   The leading brand of these backpacks are manufactured by Guard Dog Security, a comp...

Untied Shoes adds a kick of creativity

Untied Shoes adds a kick of creativity

June 10, 2018

By Emily Stone '20 While most artists exhibit their artwork on paper and canvases, Isabelle Katz ’21 has found a new display. One that’s comfortable, portable and accommodating to everyone- shoes. “This is about detangling and reworking our comfort zones, starting with your sneakers. A subtle (or ...

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars

An urgent message to parents: stop idling your cars

April 10, 2018

By Ian Bernstein ’18   As anxious moms tap on their steering wheels and wait in the pick-up line for their precious children to exit the school building, they can’t help but leave their car engines running, polluting the environment by the millisecond. Yes, I’m scolding the parents; ca...

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and honor lives lost

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and  honor lives lost

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 6:30 PM; hundreds of students and families attended the Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil in Downtown Westport.  Following a similar march in Hartford earlier in the day, attendees marched down Post Road demanding gun regulation and honoring the lives lost in Park...

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

Great Mills shooting drives more student voice

March 21, 2018

By Elle Fair '19 At Great Mills High School in Maryland, a student opened fire on classmates on March 20, hitting a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male. Immediately after the shots were fired, the school resource officer was called to the scene where he engaged the shooter and ended the threat after shot...

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Staples students honor the victims of Parkland and encourage political activism in the March for Our Lives Walkout

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 14, 2018

By Julia Rosier '18 and Eddie Kiev '20 Staples students participated in the nationwide walk-out on March 14 to honor the victims of Parkland, Florida and to advocate for political activism among students. The nationwide walkout was inspired by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...

Gun violence protests in high school: how colleges are standing with the students

Gun violence protests in high school: how colleges are standing with the students

March 14, 2018

By: Marlo Von der Ahe '20 Colleges around the country are supporting applicants’ rights to peaceful protest on gun control for the upcoming walk outs on Mar. 14, and Apr. 20, and the marches taking place on Mar. 24. “I am going to Indiana University and I am honored to be able to say that my sc...

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