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Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year

Junior picnic proves short, sweet end to chaotic year

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Managing Editor June 15, 2021

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The Yankee Doodle Fair, usually an event that signals the end of school and the start of summer, will instead take place in September.

Yankee Doodle Fair postponed to September due to COVID-19

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Paper News Editor June 10, 2021

Traditionally, the Yankee Doodle Fair marks the opening of summer and the closing of the school year. However, this year the event will be changing from its usual June timeslot to Sept. 23-26. The organizers...

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.

Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion

A customer impatiently taps their foot against the floor as they wait in line, longing to get outside and breathe fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things?” they ask the person behind...

In the state of Connecticut, 63% of the population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Despite the worries from the beginning, many individuals have gotten the vaccine.

Students reflect on vaccine controversy

Emma Smith '22, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

After months of masks, sanitizing and social distancing, the fantasy of the COVID-19 vaccine became a reality. Some were annoyed with the limitations the Coronavirus inflicted on their life and were eager...

Bobby Valentine, former New York Mets manager, may now be managing a whole lot more than one team: an entire city.

Former Mets player and manager to run for mayor of Stamford

Finnegan Courtney ’23 , Paper News Editor June 7, 2021

In recent weeks and months, there has been a major uptick in celebrity politicians running for office across the country. Celebrities like The Rock are rumored to be running for President in the 2024 election....

Washington, Connecticut offers “Gilmore Girls” fans a glimpse into what life would be like in Stars Hollow, showcasing its businesses, history and camaraderie.

Washington, Connecticut transports fans to “Gilmore Girls” universe

Julia Herlyn ’23, News Editor May 27, 2021

The 2000s hit show, “Gilmore Girls,” is set in the quaint, fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut--adored for its close-knit community, quirky businesses and New England charm. Although Stars...

The Porch owners Andrea and Bill of Pecoriello strive to offer a varied menu to cater to all customers nostalgic for location and food.

The Porch revives a Staples student staple

Lilly Weisz '23, Assistant Creative Director May 27, 2021

The restaurant space previously home to Christie’s and Chef’s Table has offered breakfast, lunch and french fries to generations of Westporters, creating a center for community and coffee. However,...

2021 senior prom continues on despite COVID-19.

Senior Prom exceeds expectations despite COVID restrictions

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor May 27, 2021

Seniors put on their fanciest attire and took to the Staples High School courtyard for their first and final high school prom on May 14 and 15. After the cancellation of last year’s junior prom due to...

On May 22, the Westport Police Department worked with  the Teen Awareness Group and the Westport Youth Commission to engage in an afternoon of cornhole, a traditional backyard activity and now a professional sport.

“Corn-a-Cop” connects Westport Police, Staples students

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper News Editor May 27, 2021

What used to be a backyard game is now a professional sport. Although Cornhole has moved on to the big leagues, it remains a fun and safe activity that brings together the Westport community.  Members...

Motorcade brings closure to seniors

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor May 25, 2021

  Staples High School provides a variety of traditions and special days for seniors that are celebrated each school year, but Motorcade stands out above the rest.   Motorcade, characterized...

Gilbertie’s Herb and Garden Center contains several different greenhouses, all overflowing with a wide variety of greenery.

Gilbertie’s proves valuable in Westport community

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff Writer May 24, 2021

Gilbertie’s Herb and Garden Center is filled with people looking through the wide array of greenery to plant for the summer season. Those who visit Gilberties, the majority being Westport residents,...

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