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With Halloween right around the corner, reviews on the most essential horror movies are in to perfect a night of jumpscares, candy and popcorn. 

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Four to Watch for Fright Night

Elle Vail '23 , Creative Team October 1, 2022

Halloween is what some may call the most exciting time of the year: jack o'lanterns, crazy costumes and candy are key features for this favorite of holidays. But if you’re a horror buff like me, it is...

Two Staples students received All-National Honors, making them the top performing high school musicians in the country. The musicians will travel to National Harbor, Maryland to participate in a prestigious ensemble where they will showcase their talents in the annual ANHE program showcase taking place at the beginning of November this year.

Staples musicians receive ‘All-National Honors,’ deemed top high school musician in country

Anna Diorio ’23, Broadcast Director September 30, 2022

Staples High School has long been recognized for its outstanding music program, demonstrating excellence in all of its ensembles and across a variety of instrument families. But what makes Staples music...

Toquet Hall is located on 58 Post Road E, Westport and is open to everyone. Whether it be game night, arts and crafts, live music, or drop-in hours, the hall has something for everyone.

Photo by Margot Richlin ’23

Students reflect on affordable Toquet Hall musical performances

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager September 30, 2022

If you’re ever looking for a place to hang out with friends, meet some new people, do homework after school or even get tickets to some affordable live music, Toquet Hall is the place for you. Toquet...

Satire image describing many viewers’ thoughts on the upcoming season of Disneys “Dancing with the Stars”

Graphic by Rachel Olefson ’25

‘Dancing with the Stars’ premiere leaves audiences with mixed reactions

Rachel Olefson ’25, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

The mirrorball trophy is back up for grabs, baby! Hit television show “Dancing with the Stars” is back and better than ever before… or so I thought.  In recent years, “Dancing with the Stars...

No relationship is perfect, yet the many inappropriate, bigoted traits her characters posess could be destructive to the youth

Colleen Hoover’s lack of viewer discretion harms audience

Ava Coyle ’25, Editor September 23, 2022

*contains spoilers and trigger warnings Since the new school year has begun I have been hearing talk of Colleen Hoover’s books. Hoover is an icon in the young adult romance book genre. She is popular...

Reuse: The impact of streaming services and Covid are leading to empty movie theaters across the country from the lack of moviegoers.

Movie Theaters lose customers, risk closing

Olivia Signorile '25, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

You can hardly wait to see the newly released movie with your friends. There is no line, so you settle down eager to kick back and enjoy a new release. You receive a warm huge buttery popcorn, your M&Ms,...

Jordan Peele and the cast of “Nope” came out on July 22, 2020. “Nope,” with an interesting storyline and concepts, seemed to be popular amongst others, however, “Nope” proved to be an over-complicated movie.

Graphic by Audrey Kercher 23

Peele’s ‘Nope’ proves disappointing

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager September 23, 2022

Although I had high expectations for the newest Jordan Peele science fiction movie, “Nope,” released on July 22, 2022, it received a definitive “nope” from this reviewer. The idea of a giant UFO,...

Gofer Ice Cream 1240 Post Road East is officially open! 
An inside scoop at some of the flavors! 
It’s always a good day to Gofer Ice cream

New Scoop in Westport: It’s always a good day for Gofer Ice Cream

Zoe Alpert '25, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

I’m a big ice cream girl. From Carvel, to 16 Handles, Sunny Daes and even Milkcraft, I value good ice cream. Chocolate chip cookie dough, fudge brownie, chocolate chunk, oreo and the occasional cake...

Hailey Beiber is seen leaving her apartment in her signature dad sneakers and cargo pants 

Photo taken from Hailey Beiber’s Instagram

Dead fashion trends resurface, no thanks to favorite celebrities

Katherine Phelps ’25, Opinions Editor September 23, 2022

Let’s be honest with ourselves: celebrities and social media have a huge influence on our lives. They popularize food recipes, workout routines, and in this case, our wardrobe. When scrolling through...

Olivia Kasabian ’23 has been to eight of Harry Styles’ concerts, and only plans to go to more.

Olivia Kasabian ’23 adores Harry Styles, joining the ever growing fandom

Julia Leitner ’23, Assistant Business Director September 21, 2022

“Live from Madison Square Garden, it’s Harry Styles!”  Harry Styles, a nationwide superstar and celebrity obsession, has recently returned to New York City, at Madison Square Garden, once again....

Carrie Soto is back, a new sports fiction book by popular author Taylor Jenkins Reid was recently released, and has been receiving lots of positive feedback on goodreads.

‘Carrie Soto Is Back’ proves to be must-read, riveting sports fiction novel

Kiswa Khan ’23, Staff Associate Managing Editor September 21, 2022

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of “Malibu Rising,” “Daisy Jones and The Six,” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.” All of her books have been extremely gripping...

Horror panel of John Palisano, Gus Moreno, Lorien Lawrence, Clay McLeod Chapman and Eric LoRocca talking about their experiences writing Horror

Westport Library hosts annual Storyfest

Matthew Stashower '25, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

The Westport Library held its fifth annual Storyfest from Sept. 9-10. The Library held over 40 authors from all over the country, from all different genres.  Alex Giannini, the Associate Program Director...

Stranger things season four breaks the mold of the previous seasons by being more expansive, more complex, and with a run-time to match. Despite struggling with bloatedness, it achieves a level of entertainment unmatched by its predecessors.

‘Stranger Things’ expansive fourth season exceeds expectations

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director June 20, 2022

Nearly three years after “Stranger Things” season three, the show has at last returned for its extra-long extra-scary fourth installment. With every episode coming in at over an hour -- and the longest...

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