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The Latest Protection: More male teens receiving Gardasil vaccine for HPV protection

Bailey Valente, Staff Writer

February 28, 2012

Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, is a sexually transmitted disease that affects 80 percent of sexually active teens in the United States. Usually in the form of genital warts or lesions, this virus, left untreated, can also cause two types of cancer. It has always been highly encouraged for girls to...

Lost Dogs in Westport: The Effort to Bring Andy and Ozzy Home

Eliza Llewellyn, Staff Writer

February 11, 2012

The faces of Andy and Ozzy, two missing dogs, are plastered on telephone poles and windows throughout Westport and Fairfield County and can even be seen reposted on blogs and Facebook pages. Jordina Ghiggeri, the owner of Andy, an 11-year-old Corgi lost on Jan. 1, has employed flyers, trackers, and...

Surprise Sweep: Santorum Wins Three States, Shakes Up Race

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum waves to supporters gathered at Fairview Farms in Plano, Texas, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. (Stewart F. House/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

Ben Reiser, News Editor

February 9, 2012

On Feb. 7, the Republican primary contest was reshaped dramatically. The race, largely believed to be between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, proved Rick Santorum a serious competitor, as he defeated his challengers in three state primaries: Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. In the Colorado caucus,...

Local Stores Face Online Competition

Rachel Guetta, News Editor

February 8, 2012

            Forty-some-odd years ago, the Internet didn’t exist. There was no Google, no Youtube, and no online shopping. Forty-some-odd years ago, local businesses thrived. Since then, online competition has crept up and slammed local stores in their faces. Along Post Road, from the ...

The Not So Super Bowl

The Not So Super Bowl

Bailey Ethier, Staff Writer

February 7, 2012

I began Super Bowl Sunday with hopes that I would cheer and watch as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots would win their fourth Super Bowl. Instead, my friends were the ones cheering as the New York Giants beat the Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. I sat through a horrible halftime show and overdone...

A Giant Superbowl

Simon Stracher, Staff Writer

February 5, 2012

Defense does not win championships. At least that’s what this NFL season has taught us. Today at 6:30 PM, the 27th defensively ranked New York Giants and the 31st defensively ranked New England Patriots will have a rematch of Super Bowl XLII at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. After the Giants beat the p...

Field Hockey Seniors Take Part in National Signing Day

Jamie Wheeler Roberts, Opinions Editor

February 3, 2012

Most athletes spend days dreaming of playing a college sport; for almost four years they eat, sleep, and breathe the sport in the hope of attracting colleges to them. For three Staples field hockey players the day finally came. At a press conference held on Feb. 1, otherwise known as National Signing...

Staples Community Responds to Death of Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

Ben Reiser and Ryder Chasin, News Editor and Sports Editor

January 29, 2012

“It’s hard not to think that the job was keeping him alive. He died from cancer, but it seemed like he died of a broken heart.” This is how Justin Gallanty ’14 described the Jan. 22 death of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. In fact, the phrase “broken heart” appears to...

English Teacher Assists in Roadside Wreck

Aaron Hendel, Staff Writer

January 27, 2012

It was unusually dark this morning, in spite of the rain and fog, as students and teachers were coming to school. That may in part explain why nobody initially stopped to assist the participants of an accident on I-95 South. The wreckage consisted of a truck and car along the highway barrier. There...

Wikipedia, Reddit, Google, Oppose SOPA and PIPA, Students React

Julian Clarke, Managing Editor

January 18, 2012

Today, January 18, online services Reddit and Wikipedia will perform global blackouts in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in hopes that it will spur action in the American public. Google is also taking part in the anti-censorship actions, by placing a black censorship bar across the...

Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Cigarette Confessions

Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Cigarette Confessions

Ned Hardy, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2012

It seems obvious. The inherent danger of cigarettes is so widely known. Packets of cigarettes are emblazoned with striking black-and-white letters stating not that cigarettes can cause cancer but that they do, in fact, cause cancer, as well as other bodily complications: “CAUTION: Cigarettes...

Huntsman Withdraws from GOP Presidential Race, Endorses Romney

Ben Reiser and Jordan Shenhar, News Editor and Opinions Editor

January 16, 2012

On Jan. 16, five days before the S.C. primaries, former Utah Gov. and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. announced the withdrawal of his campaign from the race for the Republican presidential nomination. “Let’s invest our time and resources in building trust with the American people and uniting...

A Deli Revived in Downtown Westport

Cheyenne Haslett, Web News Editor

January 11, 2012

Every food venue has its own story, and Art’s Delicatessen is no exception. Yet at Art’s, that story may be a little longer than the average deli’s. Richard Falcone Sr. has reopened the deli his father, Arthur Falcone, owner from 1969 to 1990. Falcone intends to begin anew, but he has also reopened...

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