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Live music is important to the restaurant industry. Making sure that musicians are COVID tested and distanced from customers is the key to keeping everyone safe.

Live music safely executed in restaurant scene

Maddy Tansley '23, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, restaurants and shops were closed down to prevent the spread of the virus. Since then, they have been reopened with new safety precautions such as outdoor dining and socially-distances...

This year brought an unprecedented obstacle for the guidance department as they had to help navigate seniors through the college process while hybrid learning occurred and the ability to help students in person was no longer allowed.

Guidance department steps up, plays key role in helping seniors navigate college process

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

As I settle into my role as a second semester senior, I can safely attest that the road to getting to this point in the year was far from smooth. Unlike everyone else who has had to adapt to the new reality...

Teachers at Staples rearrange course curriculum, giving students with different teachers completely different learning experiences.

Disparity between teachers leads to student struggles

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

My English 10 teacher assigned the sophomore research paper months before any of the other teachers did, and for me, the project spanned the second quarter instead of the traditional third quarter. I asked...

Corporate Valentine’s Day is a moneysucker that we must not feed into.

Modern Valentine’s Day promotes financial interpretation of love

Grace Livecchi ’21, Social Media Director February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day is a commerce-driven holiday, where the celebration of love is second to how much money you have to spend to prove it. My father, a noble man known for his hatred of unnecessary spending,...

This was taken on a Monday evening in San Diego. We went on our daily walk around the neighborhood after my two family friends had finished school, by this time I was long done with school and had finished all my homework. I would usually do my work while everyone was still in school, to get it out of the way.

Online school from California provided needed mental break

Lily Caplan ’22, Sports Paper Editor February 12, 2021

Imagine waking up at 4:45 a.m. so you can attend school between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. five days a week.  That was my experience when, on Dec. 29, I traveled to San Diego, California to visit family friends...

Students sit in front of the bright screen for hours which can be physically and mentally draining. These changes in the schooling environment can be a detriment to different aspects of mental health.

Pandemic hits young children’s lives especially hard

Emily Goldstein ’23, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Singing the ABC’s during snack time and playing with building blocks are fundamental parts of a child’s schooling experience; however, with the pandemic, the lives of elementary school kids have been...

Full return to school ideal, provides better education

Full return to school ideal, provides better education

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web News Editor February 11, 2021

As I groggily walk into Staples on Friday morning, navigating the one-way hallways to get to my first period class, I’m disappointed, but not surprised, to see only a few students in the classroom. The...

The Zoom platform should still be used during the full-in person school model to allow students to virtually participate in class when they are sick or in quarantine.

Elements from hybrid-learning model should be implemented in return to full in-person school

Meg Enquist '23, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

The challenges associated with educating students amid the Coronavirus pandemic has led to changes in scheduling, along with other policies and protocols. As students and teachers prepare for the potential...

As many underclassmen are overwhelmed with making decisions regarding the college process, they must be reminded that the constant goal of being perfect is unrealistic.

Underclassmen should not constantly fret about college process

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

For the entirety of high school, getting into college is a goal that many students focus on. As they flood their schedules with AP courses and check with friends to see what classes they’re taking, the...

 When major, controversial events, like the Capitol riot, occur, it is important for teachers to better represent all beliefs and feelings and create a comfortable and safe environment for every person in the class.

Teachers should help protect minority students

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

For as long as I can remember, in every history or English class I have ever been in, there has been a unit where we talked about the Civil War or segregation. At a younger age, you don't think too much...

Despite its advances in diversity and representation, Public Act No, 19-12, or An Act Concerning The Inclusion Of Black And Latino Studies In The Public School Curriculum, does not provide proper treatment to Connecticut’s Native American community.

New Black, Latino history bill lacks needed representation for Native Americans

Jake Fitzpatrick '22, Staff Writer January 29, 2021

On Dec. 29, 1890, an estimated 150 Native Americans were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre. After that, Native American history stops; no more “notable” events happened afterward. At least, that’s...

Young girl and her mother head to church with masks to participate in a socially distanced gathering.

Religious groups attend gatherings in pandemic

Eloise Ahl '21, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to the restriction of religious gatherings in buildings like churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and more. With this, there has been a lot of public backlash; people...

With the lack of bus shelters, commuters like the ones pictured, come dangerously close into Post Road. As Westport operates under a “flag system,” many stops are entirely unmarked.

Westport’s lack of bus shelters remains inexcusable

Eliza Barr , Photography Director January 24, 2021

Driving down Post Road, I spot a woman clutching to her jacket, knee-deep in the dirty, brown snow, standing a few feet from the cars whizzing past her. I only see her for a split second, but as I look...

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