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For the final project, Nell-Ayn Lynch’s students made an Instagram account called lgbtqequalitypride where they posted pictures regarding the LQBTQ+ community and its significance. This final project is an easier yet more creative version of a final exam that still provides critical information for the teachers.

Teachers assign final projects in lieu of final exams

Sydney Chinitz '23, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

The 2020-21 school year has affected the physical attendance of students, and thus their learning experience. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the school administration decided to discontinue the midterm and...

A group of Connecticut residents wait in a socially distant line for their vaccine at Brunswick School in Greenwich.

Students reflect on varied physical reactions to vaccine

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web News Editor May 6, 2021

On April 1 at midnight, half of the Staples student body scrambled to book their COVID vaccine appointment, eager to be granted “immunity” to the virus. This quick rollout fostered hope within the...

Reshaping Reality has put up several posters around the school, including a QR code to the Zoom (which can be scanned here), which takes place on May 6 at 6 p.m.

Reshaping Reality hopes to spread advice through virtual ‘Middle Schooler in the Mirror’ event

Reshaping Reality will soon throw their ‘Middle Schooler in the Mirror’ event for middle and high school families. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple rules and regulations being in...

Each day of the week corresponded to a different theme where students and staff were encouraged to dress up and show off their school spirit.  *masks were only removed for the photo*

Spirit week fails to bring enthusiasm to Staples

Amanda Rowan '22, Web Photostories editor May 4, 2021

Staples’ superfan captains organized a belated spirit week, April 26 - 30, since they were unable to have it when it typically occurs in October during the week of homecoming due to COVID-19. The spirit...

Has administration been successful planning year end senior events?

Through discussions with students, Emma Dantas ’21 and Carly Kaplowitz ’21 examine whether or not the administration has effectively adapted senior's end of year events during the pandemic.
Ms. Paruta attended Sacred Heart University for her undergraduate college and got her bachelor of psychology and earned her masters in Marriage and Family therapy from Fairfield University.

New drug and alcohol counselor, Carolee Paruta, provides student guidance

Lily Caplan ’22 , Managing editor April 27, 2021

This year has been filled with difficult changes and a new way of life; however, many things have also changed for the better, one being the addition of a new Staples drug and alcohol counselor. The...

Friends of Emma Zhu ’21 celebrated her acceptance with a contactless delivery of NYU themed cupcakes left at her front door.

Seniors in quarantine struggle to celebrate college acceptances

Abigail Nevin '23, Web News Editor April 24, 2021

For seniors, getting accepted and finalizing what college you will attend is something that comes with great celebration. However, with the COVID 19 pandemic striking globally, students have altered the...

Many students who stayed in Westport over the break occupied their time off by playing sports, spending time with friends and going to Compo beach.

Spring break brings students opportunities to engage in various activities

Natasha Taubenheim ’22, Staff Writer April 24, 2021

Pink flowers budding, birds singing, increased sunshine and gorgeous green grass thawing. The excitement of stepping into the warm, outdoor air and feeling the sun brush against your skin is unmatched....

Drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS offer vaccinations, now open to people from the age of 16.

Vaccination of teenagers fosters enthusiasm in students

Isabella Rivel ’24, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Those ages 16 and older were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 1. Many teenagers are eager for this opportunity for their lives to regain some normality.  So far, Connecticut...

#TheyForShe is taking on the task of calling out everyday sexism and gender inequity in our community and helping men understand what it means to be a woman in today’s society. 

#TheyForShe promotes inclusivity, supports International Women’s History Month

Lily Klau ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Social media feeds have been flooded with activism in the name of International Women’s History Month, and social studies teacher Cathy Schager and her Women in Society class have further celebrated...

Westporters unite to Stop Asian Hate

Westporters unite to Stop Asian Hate

Lucy Dockter ’23, Paper Arts Editor April 5, 2021

Starbucks in Norwalk, Connecticut has reopened its seating area for customers. Spaced out tables and wearing a mask when not eating are protocols that must be followed to ensure safety.

Full capacity return sparks varied opinions

Alexandra Glickman ’23, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

On March 19, it was declared that Connecticut would return to full capacity. After a year in the pandemic, the world has started to slowly return to normalcy: restaurants, libraries, gyms, offices, museums...

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