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Recording studio in library hopes to amplify experience for all

Recording studio in library hopes to amplify experience for all

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Nestled in the newly constructed Westport Public Library, sits a recording studio named after one of Staples’s very own, Justin Paul. The Justin Nobel Paul recording studio gives people a space to record and produce beyond their imagination.  The recording studio is the newest addition to the library, and ...

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Papers pile up on the desk crammed in the corner of your bedroom as your mom yells from the kitchen to come empty the dishwasher. Your printer beeps and an ‘out of paper’ error message appears, preventing the 25-page ‘Midterm Review Guide’ PDF file from printing.  Midterm tests are undoubtedly stressful, ...

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

A group of 19 students from Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore recently concluded a two-week stay in America. For the duration of the stay from Dec. 2-15, each student was assigned a host family from Staples.  “[The main role of a host family is] to be available to provide transportation, some mea...

Gilbertie’s Winter Farmers’ Market reopens for the season

Gilbertie’s Winter Farmers’ Market reopens for the season

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

January 5, 2020

The Winters Farmers’ Market reopened for the winter season in November at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens and has been drawing crowds ever since. The market runs weekly every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March 14.   The farmers’ market was founded in order to introduce new vendors and fo...

Downtown Westport: a place for all to enjoy

Downtown Westport: a place for all to enjoy

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer

January 1, 2020

Downtown Westport is an area filled with clothing stores, restaurants and other adult-friendly destinations. There is one thing missing from downtown Westport that would create a place where people of all ages would enjoy. That’s where Randy Herbertson and the Downtown Merchants Association (DMA) and...

Tendga holiday party displays customer appreciation

Tendga holiday party displays customer appreciation

Charlotte Smith '21, Staff Writer

January 1, 2020

Between hibachi chicken, fried rice, sesame salad, sushi rolls and dumplings, Tengda Westport was decked out with all of their most popular meals. With buffet-style food and an open bar, customers chatted, socialized and celebrated the approaching holiday season.  On Dec. 10, Tengda hosted their fift...

Lovesac brings a modern spin to Westport’s furniture scene

Lovesac brings a modern spin to Westport’s furniture scene

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

December 10, 2019

In the summer of 1995, an ambitious Shawn Nelson stuffed foam camping mattress pads into a seven-foot sack and brought it to his girlfriend’s mom for sewing. This large, DIY sack became the first-ever product in the Lovesac collection. Westport now has the most recent showroom of the business’s 85 locations as o...

Staples English continues book club with Harding High School

Staples English continues book club with Harding High School

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Staples students shuffle off buses with their teachers not to attend classes, not even to walk into their own school, but to discuss a socially relevant book with students from Harding High School in Bridgeport.  English teacher Barbara Robbins is continuing her annual book club with Harding High S...

Popular Brooklyn pizza restaurant opens in Westport

Popular Brooklyn pizza restaurant opens in Westport

Charlotte Smith '21, Staff Writer

November 30, 2019

A steamy, cheesy, magnificent slice of pizza that used to only be found in Brooklyn, New York, can now be found right here in Westport. The newest pizza restaurant opened on Monday, Nov. 11, at 833 Post Rd E. Ignazio's pizza originated in Brooklyn, New York- located right under the Brooklyn Bridg...

Saugatuck Congregational Church rises from the ashes

Saugatuck Congregational Church rises from the ashes

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Eight years ago, a fire nearly destroyed a 189-year-old colonial church.  Today, high white ceilings and brand new state-of-the-art kitchens and facilities have risen from the ashes.  The Saugatuck Congregational Church has completed its renovation after the fire that occurred just over eight years ago....

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