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Students will begin in Rome and visit major cities like Venice until ending up in Paris, France to conclude their 11 day trip of museums and monuments.

Art department’s trip to Italy and France offers glance into European art, culture, history

Jack Robinson, Web Opinions Editor April 14, 2024

It seems obvious that any young artist would want to go to Italy and France: famous works like the “Mona Lisa,” or the “David” and countless other ornately painted frescoes decorate the walls of...

Across the school, there are seven Stop the Bleed kits placed within first aid boxes.

M.O.S.S. enters Connecticut, planting roots in Staples High School

Elsa D’Elia ’25, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

M.O.S.S.: “Making Our Schools Safe.” This slogan aligns with the ideals and priorities of students nationwide. As of this year, it’s echoing through the Staples halls with seven new “Stop the Bleed”...

Members on the Staples STEM trip pose in front of Mediterranean Sea.

STEM students and staff embark on meaningful trip through Northern Italy and France despite last minute obstacles

Hannah Salpeter ’25, Staff Writer April 2, 2024

With only 30 days left, group leader and trip organizer – chemistry teacher Dominick Messina – scrambled to put together an entirely new agenda to replace one that was a year in the making. The original...

The paper version of the SAT has now been changed to digital.

Juniors express opinions after taking new digital SAT test

Corbin Chaney ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Juniors all across the state woke up bright and early to take the big test during the month of March, ready to begin the first chapter of the rest of their lives.  On Thursday March 21, juniors at...

Marley Belzer ’26 (left) and Taylor Brunetti ’25 (right) record new podcast-style IMentor videos at Westport’s Touquet Hall

Next generation of IMentor, internet safety program MiniMentor educates Westport youth

Zoe Boxenbaum ’25, Broadcast Director March 27, 2024

“How many hours per day on a video game is healthy? Am I addicted to my phone? What happens if I get a threatening message online?”  These questions were asked by Coleytown and Bedford sixth graders...

Superintendent of Westport Public Schools Thomas Scarice was one of the administrators that spoke at the event.

Community reacts to event addressing antisemitism, racism, bias in Westport Public Schools

Lily Hultgren ’25, Paper Features Editor March 21, 2024

Members of the Westport community gathered in Temple Israel on March 13 for the event “Addressing Incidents of Antisemitism and Bias in our Schools.” The event, hosted and facilitated by Temple Israel,...

World Language Week celebrates these major languages that many Staples students are proficient in, along with all of the other languages taught at Staples. (Graphic by Corbin Chaney ’25)

World Language Week spotlights importance of lingual, cultural diversity

Corbin Chaney ’25, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

World Language Week at Staples High School, beginning on March 7, celebrates its multiple language courses: Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Latin. Each one of these languages has an important...

Throughout the month of March, all grades except seniors will participate in a form of the SAT.

Underclassmen reveal opinions on PSAT

Danisha Nasution ’25, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

Tutors are fully booked, College Board books are flying off the shelves and SAT practice tests are buzzing with activity. SAT season has arrived, causing the class of ’25 to go frantic over studying....

This publicity poster is hung up around Westport to raise support for choreographer David Fernandez’s work in Kenya.

Local dance teacher enhances dance program in Kenya

Alexis Jacobs, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

Choreographer David Fernandez first came to the United States when he was given a scholarship to dance in Chicago. He had no idea he would one day choreograph for the New York City Ballet, Ask La Cour,...

Come May.20, students will shift from studying for tests in school to completing tasks for their internship

Seniors look ahead towards internships

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Web Sports Editor March 5, 2024

As second semester seniors veer closer towards college and lug their way through the rest of the school year, for many, all they can think about is their life after graduation. However, what also lies...

Long Lots Elementary School was originally built in the 1950s as a middle school

Planning and Zoning Committee approve Long Lots construction proposal

February 28, 2024

Throughout the years, Long Lots has educated thousands of kids, leaving behind lifelong memories. Many high schoolers fondly remember playing soccer games in the lower fields, swinging on the swings in...

Up Next works out plans regarding their future. (Contributed by Madeline Tucker ’25)

Fairfield’s Up Next Teens celebrates 3 years, with more to come

Elsa D’Elia ’25, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Up Next Teens, an organization dedicated to promoting activism and entrepreneurialism within its community, has just hit its three year anniversary. Entirely student run, it's an example of what a student...

Glen Ryan, winner of the Crossword Puzzle Contest, accepts his award while being congratulated by the runner-ups.

Renowned host Will Shortz returns to Crossword Puzzle Contest

Danisha Nasution, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

With heads bent low in concentration, the library is a scene of quiet intensity. Whether absorbed in completing a puzzle or observing from above, avid puzzle players who are prepared to win first place...

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