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The Westport Library hosted a First Selectman debate on Oct. 12. The event lasted from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Candidates responded to questions relating to Westport issues from moderator, Matthew Mandell.

Westport Library hosts First Selectman Debate

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager October 14, 2021

Westport’s First Selectman Debate took place on Oct. 12 at the Westport Library. The debate, sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Matthew Mandell, lasted from 12:00-2:00...

Drake’s song “Girls Want Girls” receives backlash for fetishizing lesbians on social media including Twitter and Instagram.

Drake’s ‘Girls Want Girls’ points to greater cultural issue, fetishizing queer women

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager September 22, 2021

“Say that you a lesbian, girl, me too” and “I can't wait to get off work to go and see you. Please bring your girlfriend along with you” are lyrics from a new Drake song released in early September...

Rape jokes perpetrate rape culture in schools, public places and even at home, causing many to feel unsafe and uncomfortable.

Rape jokes remain pervasive yet inexcusable

Tierney Kugel '22 and Carly Curran '22 June 16, 2021

“I’d let him rape me,” in reference to an attractive celebrity, “that game raped me,”or “that test raped me.”  None of this is okay.  I have overheard conversations of people making...

As the class of ’21 graduates, many students are making college admissions decisions. Staples students have gotten into universities across the nation, among those, Ivy league and top-tier universities.

Seniors reflect on college process, offer advice

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager May 17, 2021

As colleges issue their letters of acceptance and rejection to the high school class of ’21, many seniors are seeing their hard work pay off. Staples students are committing to universities across the...

It is estimated that 70.4% of cows, 98.3% of pigs and 99.9% chickens raised for meat are raised in factory farms, according to data collected in 2017 by the USDA Census of Agriculture.

Factory farming needs to be taught in schools

Tierney Kugel ’22, Breaking News Manager May 6, 2021

Food is an essential component of human life. As people, we spend time every day deciding what to eat and when to eat, but we don't spend the same amount of energy thinking about where that food came from.  When...

Teacher recommendations do more harm than good

Emma Smith ’22 , Tierney Kugel ’22 March 19, 2021    

The first “Euphoria” special episode was focused around the character Rue, whereas the second is focused around the character Jules. Both episodes were filmed following pandemic safety guidelines and act as a bridge between seasons one and two.

‘Euphoria Special Episode Part 2: Jules’ offers thought-provoking plotline and unique perspective

Tierney Kugel ’22, Paper News Editor February 9, 2021

“Euphoria’s” second special episode, featuring the character Jules Vaughn, was released on HBO max on Friday, Jan. 22. The episode, the second installment of what is referred to as the show’s season...

Students share their favorite horror movies

Emma Smith ’22 and Tierney Kugel ’22 October 29, 2020

Online learning and the hybrid model has changed the way students learn and teachers teach. For that reason, it is necessary that teachers recognize the struggles of managing online learning while they are grading.

Teachers maintaining logical, fair hybrid grading policy essential

Tierney Kugel ’22, Paper News Editor October 26, 2020

Many students have had the displeasure of walking into class on the first day of school and hearing their teacher use phrases such as “I don't give out A’s very often,” or, “You're going to have...

Issues with 80-minute periods need to be addressed

Tierney Kugel '22, Paper News Editor October 2, 2020

With the start of a new school year, we all knew things would be different from how they used to be. One of the major changes that has been implemented are the 80-minute class periods, and while there...

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