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The great Westport pizza contest allows for people to get their pizza place preferences heard and to know where to get the best award-winning types of pizza in Westport.

The great Westport pizza contest returns 

Rylie Cordella ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

It’s Friday evening and stomachs are rumbling as the clock approaches dinner time. Pizza is the obvious answer, but which Westport pizza spot do you choose?  Westport has countless pizzerias, sufficient...

Turnbridge is located on 162 Kings Hwy N, in Westport. It is part of a building filled with multiple health practices.

Westport expands recovery resources

Sage Cohen ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Turnbridge recently opened in Westport as a new outpatient treatment center for mental health support along with substance abuse.  Unlike an inpatient or residential level of care, where you are under...

Elena Nasar ’27, member of the Teen Advisory Board, operates the drop-in tutoring booth on Thursday afternoons where she helps students in grades two through five with math and language arts.

Westport Library institutes drop-in tutoring program for elementary students

Charlotte Berner ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

It isn’t a rare occurrence to hear about a Staples student who turns to a tutor to help with an upcoming test or a hard homework assignment. It’s easy enough for them, as they can facetime a tutor,...

A younger sibling Facetimes her sister who is currently at college.

Younger siblings sadden as seniors prepare to graduate to college

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Many who have grown up with older siblings who have left home are aware of the sense of isolation and loneliness that often comes with it. Suddenly, the house sounds quieter and feels emptier. When an...

While some students prefer taking the SAT on paper, the online version is a shorter amount of time and has fewer questions. The College Board says they have made it more precise to fit students’ needs.

Juniors vocalize opinions regarding online SAT

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager March 24, 2023

As of last year, Connecticut made the decision to administer the in-school SAT online, but juniors have conflicting opinions as to whether they prefer the test online or on paper. Juniors took the online...

NHD exhibits created by U.S. History Honors students filled an entire room at Sacred Heart University.

NHD competition exhibits sophomores’ research talent

Alex Gaines ’25, Paper Arts Editor March 22, 2023

When the 10th grade U.S. History Honors students opened the doors of the Mahogany Room at Sacred Heart University on March 18, they were faced with anesthesia masks, recreations of Atari video game machines...

Students who receive a score of five or higher across all four sections are eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy.

STAMP testing for juniors proves helpful

Ava Cordella '24, Paper Opinions Editor March 20, 2023

For March, juniors are already knee-deep in their SAT/ACT prep, tackling a bulk of assignments as the end of quarter three approaches and trying to keep up with all of their usual extracurriculars. What...

Some students choose to take the ACT on top of the required SAT, as it is a differently structured test and can play to certain strengths the SAT does not.

Standardized testing culture jumpstarts an early start in preparations

Mia Kirkorsky ’24, Business Manager March 20, 2023

It is not uncommon at Staples to see students as young as sophomores getting tutoring for standardized testing. Test culture has changed significantly in the past 20 years. Particularly after the passing...

Westport resident Jeni Paolella models for Bella Bridesmaids with hair styled by Whip Salon. Bella Bridesmaids is one of 20 local retail stores to participate in the fashion show.

Westport strikes pose for Homes with Hope at Fashionably Westport

Mia Bomback ’25, Paper News Editor March 20, 2023

The Westport library was transformed from a sanctuary of literature to a glamorous, dimly-lit haven of high fashion on Saturday, March 4, for Westport’s third annual Fashionably Westport event. Townspeople...

Seniors recommend a variety of ideas to make the college application process easier.

Seniors advise junior class on applying to college

Sage Cohen ’25, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

As standardized testing season begins, the stress of applying to colleges becomes more and more relevant for juniors taking the ACT or SAT. To help ease the stress, seniors reflected on their college application...

Course selection reveals the limited options to fulfill the civics requirement to graduate high school in Connecticut.

Students express concern over lack of honors level in required credits

Storey Ahl ’25, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

As sophomores and juniors begin their course registration for next school year, they’ll surely notice that when they look at the Program of Studies on the Staples High School website, Staples only offers...

Pictured: Grace Zhang ’25, Anna Ji ’25, Abraham Lobsenz ’25, Tom Zhang ’23, Nikhil Kanthan ’23, Max Piterbarg ’24, James Cao ’23, Alex Mussomeli ’23 and Perrin root ’25. The math team prepares for their upcoming state competition in April.

Math team culminates season at county final, advances to state competition

Talia Moskowitz ’24 , Web Sports Editor March 13, 2023

In room 3063 on Thursday afternoons, an open classroom door provides a view into the Staples math team, an enthusiastic, competitive and passionate group of high school mathematicians.  On Wednesday,...

Kool 2 Be Kind, an anti-bullying club at Staples that focuses on spreading kindness and empathy, is visiting Westport elementary schools for the months of February, March and April. By presenting unique lessons each month, they hope to reinforce these young minds on the importance of kindness towards themselves and others. The club aims for their messages to spread across all five schools to have a large-scale impact.

Kool 2 Be Kind spreads kindness to elementary

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor March 13, 2023

As a young kid in elementary school, being nice to every kid on the playground or classroom is not always how things go. The idea of kindness is not something one is born with, but something that is understood...

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