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Spencer Yim 23 delivers his speech to the crowd at the Westport Library. Mia Bomback 25, to the right, had previously spoken to the audience. Photo by Benjamin Buchalter 25.

Bomback and Yim Inaugurate Library “Common Ground Initiative”

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

Staples students Spencer Yim '23 and Mia Bomback '25 closed the first night of the Westport Library's "Common Ground" initiative on Tuesday May 2 with a pair of speeches. "Tonight's event marks the...

Two students will be joining Westport’s Board of Education, come the 2023-24 school year.

Westport BOE debating, soon voting on student member proposal for 2023-24

Finnegan Courtney '23, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

The Westport Board of Education (BOE) will be tentatively adding two student members to their panel come next school year as a part of the Westport Public Schools district’s strategic plan for next school...

During the month of April, the nation observes the Day of Silence. High school students take a vow of silence, not speaking the entire day, in order to show support to the LGBTQ+ community.

Youth ally with LGBTQ+ community during Day of Silence

Ava Coyle ’25, Social Media Manager April 30, 2023

Students participated in the Day of Silence on April 14, which entailed 24 hours without speaking, to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. “I participated in the Day of Silence because I want...

An armed Westport police officer walks towards Staples to evaluate the swatting threat.

Staples High School receives fake shooter threat causing lockdown

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director October 23, 2022

Staples High School and 16 other schools in Connecticut received “swatting” calls on Oct. 21, causing lockdowns and police responses at each school. “Swatting” calls are when somebody falsely reports...

In a report created by Colliers Project Leader for the Westport Finance and Facilities Subcommittee earlier this year, it was recommended that $600,000 of a $8.16 million improvement plan should be used on electrical improvements and repairs.

Long Lots Elementary School fire causes evacuation for students

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor May 26, 2022

Students and staff were evacuated from Long Lots Elementary School after a fire was discovered by a school officer within one of the auditorium walls on Wednesday May 25. The school officer pulled the...

Bedford teacher Arthur Ellis (pictured above) turned himself in on April 27 due to sexual assault allegations. Ellis was officially charged with sexual assault in the fourth degree and risk of injury to a minor. Ellis has posted bail and is awaiting trial on May 6.

Bedford teacher turns himself into police after sexual assault accusations

Ella Shi ’23, Managing Editor April 29, 2022

Bedford Middle School teacher Arthur Ellis turned himself into the Westport Police Department on April 27 after a warrant for his arrest was made. Ellis is charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and...

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