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Two assailants were caught on camera assaulting and stealing a car from a mans home in Westport. One of them has since been caught, leaving one on the loose. Another accomplice has been taken into custody and is facing many charges.

Two assailants arrested in connection to recent carjackings

Ava Coyle '25, Social Media Manager September 22, 2023

Derrick McGill, 39, and a Waterbury youth were arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 19, after being linked to a recent carjacking in Westport. A total of five cars stolen from Rhode Island and two towns in Connecticut,...

First student buses are parked outside the front of Staples High School.

New bus company causes disruptions, concerns in school community

Poppy Harrington '25 and Ella Harrington '25 September 22, 2023

Since the start of the 2023-2024 school year, buses have been consistently stationed outside all Westport Public schools day and night, causing disruptions in traffic patterns and noise.  Many of the...

Soaring temperatures, primarily across the Northeast, triggered concerns about the quality of learning that students were gaining whilst under such strenuous conditions. Soaring heat temperatures can also have more tragic effects. According to a study at Boston University, there are likely over 10,000 deaths in the US from extreme heat each year.

High temperatures compel early dismissals in older school buildings, highlight dangers of climate change on education

Henry Watson '25 and Corbin Chaney '25 September 21, 2023

Ninety-degree and higher temperatures across Connecticut in early September 2023 forced schools with antiquated infrastructure to dismiss students. This decision followed a summer of extreme weather records...

Dr. Landon made had big impact on the district during his long tenure as Superintendent.

Former Superintendent Dr. Elliot Landon passes at 82; leaves behind legacy

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor September 21, 2023

Former superintendent of schools, Dr. Elliot Landon, passed away on Thursday Aug. 31 at the age of 82. Landon served as the superintendent from 1999-2016 and led the district through changes such as mold...

Students are paying $115 per test this year to take the AP exam. This is a $5 increase from last years $110.

AP exam prices rise once again

Avery Michalowski '26, Assistant Creative Director September 19, 2023

The AP exam price escalated from $110 to $115 this school year due to the spike in the cost of running the exam itself. AP Central states the base exam fee for schools in the US is $98 per exam. So...

Students debate debt ceiling

Henry Watson ’25, Staff Writer June 12, 2023

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