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The Panorama Climate Survey displays that many students are disappointed with the Staples school climate and have lost a connection to many aspects of school.

Survey shows students dissatisfied with school climate

Matthew Stashower '25, Paper Sports Editor November 21, 2022

The Panorama School Climate Survey, which was conducted in the spring of 2022 to see how students and parents feel about Staples, reveals that many students are not happy about their school climate.  Low...

The Counties Assemblies nonprofit organization is encouraging upperclassmen at Fairfield County schools to purchase tickets for their annual charity dances, in anticipation of the Nov. 20 registration deadline. I

Fairfield County ushers back Counties Assemblies winter dances

Allison Gillman '23, Business Manager November 20, 2022

The Counties Assemblies non-profit organization will throw its annual winter balls after a two-year pandemic hiatus. Students must meet the registration deadline – Sunday, Nov. 20 – in advance of the...

Jayme Stevenson gives her opening statement.

Congressional candidates ventilate important issues in Staples library

Anna Kercher ’25, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

Jim Himes, the Democratic candidate, and Jayme Stevenson, Republican candidate, for the election of Connecticut representatives visited the Staples library Nov. 8 to answer students’ questions regarding...

The 2022 Midterms were one of the most consequential in history. Democrats did far better than expected, with the best results for an incumbent President’s party since 2002.

Midterms 2022: Republican ripple nationwide, Democratic sweep in CT

Henry Watson ’25, Paper News Editor November 16, 2022

The 2022 Midterm saw election denial, women’s reproductive rights and pro-Trump candidates specialize the election into one where the Democrats had a solid chance of holding off a Republican wave.  In...

People wear honor beads at the event to display their connection to the cause. Each color means something different. Loss of a child (white), loss of spouse or partner (red), loss of a parent (gold), loss of a sibling (orange), loss of relative or a friend (purple), personal struggles or attempt (green), Supporting someone who has struggles or has attempted (teal), supporting suicide prevention, honoring the LGBTQ+ community (rainbow).

6th annual Out of the Darkness fundraiser gathers communities, spreads awareness of suicide, depression, mental illnesses

Caroline Zajac '25 and Poppy Harrington '25, Staff Writers October 30, 2022

The annual Out of the Darkness walk took place to raise awareness of suicide, depression and other mental illnesses on Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in front of the Westport Public Library. To support...

Ben Saxon ’23 and junior grade level assistant as well National Honor Society advisor Jake Sullivan ran the event on Wednesday.

National Honor Society hosts trivia night

Maddie Bell '23, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

The Staples National Honor Society chapter hosted a trivia night in the Staples cafeteria to raise money for their membership dues, graduation pins and spring induction ceremony fees on Oct. 26 from...

Westport public schools ranked within the top two for both writing and math according to the average score of all 2022 SATs

Staples ranks highly for SAT scores

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Web Opinions Editor October 27, 2022

Staples ranked  the first for schools with the highest SAT math scores and second for reading and writing, as assessed by Patch, a local news website. Student scores ranged with an average score of 618...

Many dog owners have come together at Compo beach since the beach opened to dogs October 1st.

Westport reinstates rule allowing dogs on Compo Beach

Cameron Almonte '23, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

Dogs are now allowed back at Compo Beach as of Oct. 1 until March 23, from newly made Westport guidelines including a few exceptions and updates. Dogs are now prohibited from strolling along the pavilion,...

The topic of what pressure is doing to students was discussed on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Westport Public Library. Parents attended this discussion and took notes to listen to possible ways to help their children.

Library discussion reveals students’ mental health suffers from stress, pressure

Olivia Signorile '25 and Cassidy Gutman '25 October 26, 2022

Positive Directions and Westport Weston YMCA held a panel discussion at the Westport Public Library on “The cost of success: what pressure is doing to our kids” on Wed, Oct.19. Experts from Positive...

This year, many more people are eligible for an absentee ballot in Westport than ever before. Recent Connecticut legislation has led to an expected increase in absentee ballots for upcoming elections.

Many absentee ballots expected for midterm election

Matthew Stashower '25, Paper Sports Editor October 24, 2022

More absentee ballots are expected than ever before for this year’s midterm election in Westport. The reason for the uptick in absentee ballots is because of Connecticut legislation that expanded eligibility...

On Oct. 3, a Board of Education meeting was held regarding the status of several books containing LGBTQIA+ and sexual content. These books were debated on by several members of the Westport community.

Staples library display incites community response at BOE meeting

Lilly Weisz '23, Creative Director October 20, 2022

Nine Westport residents spoke on the controversy surrounding Staples High School (SHS) Library’s Banned Books Week display during the public comment section of the Westport Board of Education (BOE) meeting...

Outdoor ropes course in final product for Staples students to use in spring of this year.

Ropes and adventure course enhances Staples Physical Education program, strong peer bonding opportunity

Charlotte Berner, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

The Project Adventure Course has been built both in the fieldhouse and outside of Staples High School. The cost: $63,200 of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be implemented for the high...

One of Michael Sansur’s students, Izzy Alafoyiannis ’24, works on a project in one of his technology education classes last spring. Sansur died in a car accident on I-95 on Saturday Oct. 15.

Staples High School teacher killed in I-95 car accident

Meg Enquist ’23, Business Director October 18, 2022

Technology Education teacher Michael Sansur was killed in a car accident on Saturday Oct. 15. Sansur was stopped in the left lane on I-95 for an unknown reason when his vehicle was struck from behind around...

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