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Savvy Smoker, the new smoke and vape shop, replaces Subway located on 940 Post Rd E, Westport, Connecticut. Stores like this one have been under some pretty heated controversy lately, adding to the debate around smoking and vaping.

Increased number of smoke shops in Westport arouses controversy

Anna Kercher , Features Editor November 16, 2023

Savvy Smoker, a new smoke shop, was recently opened in Westport, adding to the increased amount of smoke and vape shops in town and inciting a controversial stir of opinions.  Westport now has four...

After more than four days of hiking, Haymond takes in the breathtaking view at Uhuru Peak, the highest Kilimanjaro peak.

Slow and steady: Mack Haymond gains perspective after Kilimanjaro climb

Talia Varsano , Paper Managing Editor October 27, 2023

This past July, as Mack Haymond '25 hiked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, he recited "poli poli,"- “slow slow" in Swahili. “It’s the idea to take things step by step...

The Nile Virus is not the first mosquito related virus to spread in Connecticut in recent years. Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Zika Virus have both also had a Connecticut presence.

Advisory warning: Nile virus-infected mosquitos spread across Westport

Rylie Cordella ’25 and Alice Frascella ’25 September 22, 2023

Aspetuck Health District of Westport released an advisory on Sept. 7 warning residents of an increasing rate of mosquitoes with Nile Virus. The advisory focuses on infected mosquitoes found in Westport...

Even though I am half Thai, I often feel like I don’t have a right to say I am as I am not “Asian enough.” I don’t speak Thai, I don’t know that much about the culture and I was born and raised in the U.S. These reasons make me feel as if I am an imposter when I say that I am biracial.

Embracing biracial identity involves conversation, acceptance

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor June 14, 2023

“What is your ethnicity?” a friend asks me as we exchange casual questions to get to know each other better.  My reply: “I’m half white, and half Asian.”  Right after I utter that one...

Students celebrate Spirit Week

Indie Ahl ’24, Staff Writer June 4, 2023

At the wellness fair, students were able to participate in activities such as Jenga, guessing games and more. Upon entering the fair, there was a table filled with prizes, beads and decorations for students to win after walking through the vendors.

TAG’s wellness fair promotes comfort, community

Addison Coughlin ’25, Paper Arts Editor May 12, 2023

Staples students are rarely given the opportunity to learn valuable material in a setting away from the classroom. Many students learn better through hands-on activities that promote a sense of comfort...

Dani Garcia ’23 plans to travel the world on her upcoming gap year. She will stay in seven countries across Europe and Asia, working in a variety of eclectic jobs in exchange for free food and housing.

From monasteries to cat sanctuaries: a high school senior’s unforgettable gap year

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director May 11, 2023

When people think of travel, they typically think of visiting famous landmarks, snapping some pictures, eating some yummy food, relaxing and making their insta that much more international.  Meet Dani...

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