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The Connecticut Department of Public Health reported 11 fentanyl-laced marijuana overdose cases in July, nine in August, nine in September and 10 in October. The cases occurred all over Connecticut with no apparent pattern. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, just two milligrams of fentanyl can be a lethal dose.
Connecticut Department of Public Health warns of fentanyl-laced marijuana spike
Giselle Oldani '22, Web Managing Editor • November 24, 2021
Staples High School offered the COVID-19 booster shot for teachers on Nov. 17. They could sign up for a preferred time slot and receive it when convenient.
Westport Public Schools offers booster shot for teachers
Abbie Goldstein ’22, Paper Arts Editor • November 21, 2021
The Coxsockie skin rash can develop on hands, feet and mouth, known to be an itchy discomfort and takes approximately seven to 10 days to go away.
Coxsackie viral infection spreads throughout Staples
Talia Varsano ’24, Staff Writer • November 18, 2021
Many businesses around Westport are seeing a resurgence in their sales following the initial Covid lockdown.
Westport’s retail stores hope sales return to normal
Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor • November 24, 2021
The CDC recommends that all adults who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine get the booster shot six months after their second dose.
Staples handles teacher absences due to COVID-19 booster shots
Kiswa Khan ’23, Paper Sports Editor • November 24, 2021
Chrissy Toeplitz’s kids, Henry (6) and Paige (9), received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Staples High School clinic on Nov. 13.
Vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 nurtures excitement for second dose
Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor • November 24, 2021
Due to the stigma surrounding men’s skincare, men are often forced into a lose-lose situation in which they are mocked both for having acne and for trying to take care of their skin. To end this stigma, skincare must be seen as gender-neutral tools rather than feminine products.
Stigma around men’s skincare must be upended
Jake Fitzpatrick ’22 November 24, 2021
The student survey consisted of 40 multiple choice questions and four open-ended questions that asked students to reflect upon the start of the school year and how students have handled it thus far.
Westport Public Schools requires increased student representation
Jared Leonard ’22, Paper Opinions Editor • November 24, 2021
Staples High School has significantly higher standardized test scores compared to the rest of the country. Because of these high test scores, Staples High School is very competitive and high-achieving in academics.
Standardized testing competition must be eliminated
Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor • November 24, 2021
Owners Dave Kuban and Charlie Gonzales opened the doors to Dave and Charlie’s Hometown deli located at 300 Strawberry Hill Ave, Norwalk CT on Nov. 1. Check out their instagram @d_c_hometown_deli.
Dave and Charlie’s hometown deli opens in Norwalk, provides great atmosphere for customers
Margot Stack ’22 Business Manager, Lucy Zuckerman ’22 Assistant Business Manager • November 24, 2021
Staples Players return to the stage for their first official production since the start of the pandemic.
Staples Players adjust to Covid regulations in production of ‘Grease’
Hannah Kail ’22 Staff Writer and Brooke Dembin ’22 Business Manager November 24, 2021
‘The Princess Switch:’ Romancing the Star proves to be an exemplary holiday movie that introduces new and exciting elements to the overused plot of a Christmas romance.
‘The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star,’ captures fresh twist on usual holiday films
Margot Richlin '23, Web Opinions Editor • November 24, 2021
The girls’ soccer team lined up with the opposing team before their semifinal game. This lineup is a tradition before every championship game where they announce the starting lineup.
Girls’ soccer advances to state championship
Charley Guthartz , Paper Opinions Editor • November 23, 2021
The Wreckers practice during the offseason to prepare for their first game on Dec. 16 against Norwalk.
Girls’ basketball team trains for success
Gabriella Gerig ’23, Staff Writer • November 22, 2021
Staples boys soccer dominates first round of state tournament
Staples boys' soccer dominates first round of state tournament
Madeline Michalowski ’22, Assistant Creative Director • November 14, 2021
Pie, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy are some of the most traditional Thanksgiving foods that are seen on the dinner table.
Emily Goldstein ’23, Paper Features Editor and Karlie Saed ’23, Web Features November 25, 2021
As Thanksgiving approaches, we went around asking Staples staff and students what they are thankful for this holiday season.
Staples community expresses thanks before Thanksgiving
Hannah Kail ’22, Staff Writer and Valerie Dreyfuss ’22, Paper Opinions Editor November 25, 2021
Social media studies reveal that up to 13.5% of UK teen girls have experienced an increase in suicidal thoughts after using Instagram and 17% have experienced an increase in eating disorder tendencies, yet social media seems to remain as prominent as ever in youth’s daily lives.
Exposed harmful impact of social media prompts underwhelming, passive reaction from users
Karina Murray ’22 Associate Managing Editor and Chloe Murray ’22 Public Relations Director November 24, 2021
Houses around Westport spotted with early Christmas spirit with decorations and lights surrounding their homes.
Early Christmas spirit allows for kinder, happier community
Jolie Gefen ’24, Staff Writer • November 24, 2021
Thanksgiving, usually a holiday representing family and unity, is seen as more of a melancholy and reflective day for those with international families.
Thanksgiving serves as a longing reminder of distant family
Hannah Ratcliffe ’22, Web Arts Editor • November 24, 2021
46 million turkeys are consumed by U.S. citizens on Thanksgiving. Altogether, the processing, domestic transport, retail refrigeration, home cooking and waste of turkey amounts to a hefty sum of carbon emissions.
To eat turkey or not to eat turkey, that is the environmentalist’s question
Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director • November 24, 2021
Social media studies reveal that up to 13.5% of UK teen girls have experienced an increase in suicidal thoughts after using Instagram and 17% have experienced an increase in eating disorder tendencies, yet social media seems to remain as prominent as ever in youth’s daily lives.
Exposed harmful impact of social media prompts underwhelming, passive reaction from users
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