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Committee appoints Chase Dunlap as Staples Assistant Principal

Committee appoints Chase Dunlap as Staples Assistant Principal

Natalie Bandura '22, Paper News Editor

October 3, 2019

A committee of teachers, parents, administrators and one student selected former Westhill High School Assistant Principal Chase Dunlap to serve as a permanent 10th grade assistant principal at Staples, replacing interim Assistant Principal Karyn Morgan. Dunlap accepted the offer and plans to assume his position the week of Oct. 28. The committee appointed Dunlap...

BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

BOE names Stafford Thomas Jr. principal of Staples

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper News Editor

June 25, 2019

The Board of Education unanimously approved Stafford Thomas Jr. as Principal of Staples High School on June 20.   The Principal seat was vacated by James D’Amico, who earlier this year announced his resignation effective at the end of June.   While Thomas doesn’t have any speci...

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Dr. David Abbey named interim superintendent of schools

Sophie Driscoll '19, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

Dr. David Abbey began as interim superintendent of schools on May 8. The Board of Education (BOE) appointed him to the role with a unanimous vote on May 6. Abbey will hold the position until the BOE finds a permanent superintendent. “It is gratifying to find someone of Dr. Abbey’s caliber to lead our schools th...

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Stop And Shop employee strike ends

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

April 24, 2019

The strike of over 31,000 New England Stop and Shop employees ended on Sunday, April 21 after 11 days of striking. A tentative three-year agreement was reached which includes increased wages, greater health coverage and more pension benefits. The deal must still be ratified by the unions. “As of min...

Women in Society Class addresses sexual violence at Toquet Hall

Women in Society Class addresses sexual violence at Toquet Hall

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

March 14, 2019

The Staples Women in Society class held a panel and showed a documentary titled “The Hunting Ground” at Toquet Hall, on March 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm in order to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence.   Many Staples students attended the event to learn more about sexual assault ...

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

Eliza Barr ’21, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

As of Feb. 1, girls can join the troops of formerly named-Boy Scouts of America following a gender inclusive decision made by the organization in October 2017. Previously, Girl Scouts were widely recognized to do activities such as sell cookies and other crafts whereas boys might typically do campi...

Student Assembly creates QR code to report issues

Student Assembly creates QR code to report issues

Eloise Ahl '21, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Staples Student Assembly recently put up posters, each with QR codes that link to a Google Form for students to report issues including vandalism, leaks and other problems in school restrooms. These posters went up Jan. 28. The forms were developed by Student Assembly and the administration as a w...

Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Popular Westport restaurants fail health inspection

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

Five very popular Westport dining spots failed their health inspections in late December and early January. These restaurants include Parker Mansion, Sherwood Diner, Julian's Pizza Bar & Kitchen, Jeera Thai, Little Kitchen and Viva Zapata. The purpose of these health inspections are to address the healt...

Haskell takes action in Hartford

Haskell takes action in Hartford

Will Matar '21, Assistant Business Manager

February 8, 2019

State Senator Will Haskell has introduced three new bills focused on gun control into the State Senate since taking office on Jan. 14. These gun control regulations would ban ghost guns (firearms without serial numbers), sanction police to request access to gun licenses and limit bulk purchases of g...

Midterm review period holds a permanent spot on exam schedule

Midterm review period holds a permanent spot on exam schedule

Evi Tarshis '20, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

The newly instated review period will continue to be scheduled for years to follow due to an abundance of positive feedback from Staples students and teachers.

Third parties hack Nest cameras in Westport

Third parties hack Nest cameras in Westport

Annabelle Iannone '21, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Nest cameras have been hacked across the United States sounding off alarms and false bombing threats on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Westport families were affected by the alarms.

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Bridgeport shooting takes life of adolescent boy

Mia Daignault, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday, Dec. 18, according to recent news reports from NBC Connecticut. Clinton Howell, a seventh-grader at Bridge Academy, was walking home from a corner store around 9 pm and was shot twice in front of his home. Howell was rushed to the hosp...

Community Advisory Committee recommends options for 2019-20 school year

Community Advisory Committee recommends options for 2019-20 school year

Eddie Kiev '20 and Marlo Von Der Ahe '20

December 9, 2018

After extensive research, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has recommended three options to the Westport Board of Education (BOE) on how to proceed in the 2019-2020 school year to compensate for Coleytown Middle School’s (CMS) mold infestation. The three options include housing sixth graders...

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