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Ignorant Westporters self inflict coronavirus

Ignorant Westporters self inflict coronavirus

Theresa Vandis '22, Assitant Business Manager
March 25, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Bare, empty shelves are stripped of every can of food, and there is not a roll of toilet paper in sight. When it comes to stocking up for quarantine the people of Westport, Connecticut have no problem buying as much food as they can fit into the trunk of their car. However, when it came to social distancing, people...

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer
March 23, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, Westport has closed all public facilities. Beaches, parks, stores, restaurants and libraries are all among the places that have been shut down. Obviously the closure of these facilities is not convenient for anyone, but people who rely on libraries for computers and the...

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

Westport’s recent aggressiveness is necessary in stopping coronavirus

Alex Massoud '20, Web Sports Editor
March 23, 2020
Filed under Opinions

In the past few days, the city of Westport has taken some drastic steps in their attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, also called the coronavirus. Since Monday, all restaurants and food establishments are only available through pick-up, which needs to take place outdoors, and all haircuts and salons, gyms and fi...

District moves to Distance Learning model amid coronavirus pandemic

District moves to Distance Learning model amid coronavirus pandemic

Claire Redmer ’21, Social Media Director
March 17, 2020
Filed under Breaking News, News

Westport Public Schools began Distance Learning on Tuesday March 17 in order to continue teaching students while schools are closed due to COVID-19.  The district’s Distance Learning model at the high-school level requires students to complete daily assignments which are published through online platf...

School safety precautions serve as uneffective solutions against the coronavirus

School safety precautions serve as uneffective solutions against the coronavirus

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor
March 14, 2020
Filed under Opinions

A number of American universities along with Staples High School have closed their doors out of fear. This fear spurred by the escalating panic and rapidness of the coronavirus’ spread has increased hygienic precautions. Despite the need for provisions to be taken, closing schools will not provide...

Coronavirus prompts possible Olympics cancellation

Coronavirus prompts possible Olympics cancellation

Chloe Murray '22 and Ella Alpert '22
March 12, 2020
Filed under Broadcast



Westport schools close over coronavirus concerns

Westport schools close over coronavirus concerns

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor
March 11, 2020
Filed under Breaking News, News

Westport Public School (WPS) will close indefinitely amid concerns of exposure to COVID-19, according to an email sent out to WPS parents and teachers by Superintendent Dr. David Abbey on March 11. “We have just learned that a number of Westport parents and Westport Public School students [...]...

Stock market underperforms due to Coronavirus

Stock market underperforms due to Coronavirus

Karina Murray '22, Staff Writer
March 11, 2020
Filed under News

The stock market is being negatively impacted by the spread of the novel Coronavirus, affecting many Staples students who own stocks.  “The Coronavirus wiped about the past four months of my gains in the span of a few days,” Brian Campbell ’20 said. “While I haven't technically lost any mon...

Players postpones ‘Seussical’ due to coronavirus threat

Players postpones ‘Seussical’ due to coronavirus threat

Siri Kanter '20, Associate Managing Editor
March 11, 2020
Filed under Breaking News, News

Staples Players’ spring show, “Seussical,” has been postponed in response to growing public fear surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19.  Productions were initially slated to take place on March 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21. There will be a show for the parents of the actors on March 11 and 12, and g...

Coronavirus concerns result in delay for teacher planning

Coronavirus concerns result in delay for teacher planning

Finnigan Courtney '23, Staff Writer
March 10, 2020
Filed under Breaking News, News

Westport Public Schools will be operating on a 3-hour delayed schedule on March 10 to allow teachers and administration additional time to plan for possible home-based academics. Under current conditions, all schools in Connecticut are preparing for the possibility of school closure due to the COVID...

Health officials discover Coronavirus in Danbury

Health officials discover Coronavirus in Danbury

Lucy Arrow '21, Paper Features Editor
March 8, 2020
Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

The first case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Connecticut was discovered in Danbury on March 6, found in a nurse working at the Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. The nurse is a New York State resident and is self quarantined in her home.  Although the nurse does not live in Connecticut, the hospital is...

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