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Internet usage escalates due to Covid-19

 Chart shows the change in internet usage since the virus outbreak in Websites and Apps.

Maria Krug '22, Web Opinions Editor
May 12, 2020
Filed under Opinions

No traveling, no restaurants, no movie theaters and no school. COVID-19 has impacted so many lives around the world, as well as daily routines. Because people are stuck at home with not much to do, boredom and stir-craziness have caused people to spend more time online than ever.   An increase i...

Westport history showcased virtually through Westport Museum for Culture and History

Katie Simons ’22, Paper News Editor
May 8, 2020
Filed under Features

They’ve watched all of the Netflix shows, read and re-read every book in their house and finished every puzzle that their family owns. As Staples students enter the sixth week since school has been shut down, they have begun to run out of activities. However, the Westport Museum for Culture an...

Social media spreads kindness

Charlie Zuckerman ’18 scrolls Instagram while at home. Social media is being utilized constantly during the pandemic, as it is a great way to stay connected.

Lucy Zuckerman '22, Staff Writer
May 3, 2020
Filed under Opinions

Ever since cell phones and social media became a part of everyday life, it became much easier to contact people than it was before. Now in the middle of a global pandemic, social media is a vital part of our daily lives. During this time it is important to stay healthy and active, but we also need so...

Reminder: be kind during unsettling times

Westport Front Porch is a popular facebook group that is frequently used by local adults.

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer
April 27, 2020
Filed under Opinions

A few weeks ago, my friends and I were sitting in the trunks of our cars at Sherwood–six feet apart as permitted–to celebrate one of our birthdays. All within minutes, a Mercedes pulled up, and without a word of exchange, a man stuck his phone out the window to snap a picture. The photo was quickly...

College Roomates: Search for your new best friend

Many struggle with their search to find a roommate as their senior year of high school comes to an end. Some soon- to-be college freshmen find their roommates through Facebook or through mutual friends, while others go random and hope to bond over similar living preferences.

Emma Van Riper '20, Social Media Director
March 3, 2020
Filed under Opinions

As I approach the third month of knowing where I’m going to college, the panic for the awaited roommate search has begun. With social media nowadays, it’s easy to communicate with people going to the same college as you -- but is all of this necessary? In the class of 2024 Facebook groups, you...

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Fat Cat Pizza Company will be closing down on Feb. 19.  The restaurant was known for their thin crust pizzas and the myriad of pizza toppings that were offered.

Katie Simons ’22, Arts Editor
February 13, 2020
Filed under News

Fat Cat Pizza Company in Norwalk will shut its doors on Feb. 19, after 16 years of operation, because the building that they rent was sold. The closing was announced in a Facebook post on Feb. 10.  Owners Mark Ancona, Anthony Ancona and Suzanne Ancona opened the restaurant originally to be a place where people could enj...

Westport PD goes electric

The new Model 3 Tesla is undergoing revamping in order to fulfil the needs of a police car. The car will be receiving emergency lights, sirens, a networked computer, a weapon rack and special tires in order to drive up to 100 mph.

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer
January 2, 2020
Filed under Opinions

The Westport Police Department announced their purchase of the Tesla Model 3 as the newest addition to their fleet. The department made the announcement on Dec.10; however, the Tesla won’t be in action until January 2020. The purchase of an electric car is a great addition to the Westport police...

Premature Counties preparation warrants unnecessary stress

Photos in the group usually receive comments praising the girls’ fashion choices. A few pictures are typically posted every day.

Molly Gold '21, Paper News Editor
January 2, 2020
Filed under Opinions

A week before the first day of school, the rising junior class was sent into a panic. We were not anxious over the immense amount of expected schoolwork, college visits we anticipated or the increased pressure from our parents; rather, we were scrambling to find dates to Counties: a dance that was s...

Staples girls’ volleyball defeats Stamford in comeback match

The Wreckers look forward to improving their season to 8-6 in their next match against Ridgefield on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Madison Andrews '20
October 18, 2019
Filed under Sports

The Staples girls’ varsity volleyball team defeated Stamford in a close match, 3-2, in the Staples gym on Tuesday, Oct. 16.    The game was dedicated to Rach’ Hope charity, an organization created to honor the life of Rachel Doran. The program raises money to support families with a c...

Staples Superfans fails to promote school spirit, support players

The Staples Superfans group encourages Wreckers to attend as many sports games as they can whether they be at their home field or at another school.

Dana Perelberg '20, Paper Managing Editor
October 14, 2019
Filed under Opinions

Every day, my notifications are flooded with posts from the Staples Superfans 2019-20 Facebook group. Students promote their sports games, promising to defeat the opposition. They encourage students to come out and support them; however, bleachers remain empty as students swipe away the notification ...

Petition requesting delay of field construction has been denied

Student checks out the recently created field petition with 1,106 signatures, in front of the newly finished field, with no track.

Samantha Felner '22, Paper Opinions Editor
October 3, 2019
Filed under News

Despite efforts from the football team and Westport residents, the petition requesting a delayed construction of the new high school football field and track was denied. With the start of the field construction in early May, it was contracted that fall would be the time frame that the track would be...

Famed Westport blog celebrates 10 years

Dan Woog's blog, 06880, celebrated its 10 year anniversary.

Jack Dennison '21
March 28, 2019
Filed under Features

Ten years ago, Dan Woog saw a decline of newspapers looming. He was writing a column in the Westport News called “Woog’s World,” and with the emergence of the internet as a way to spread information, he wanted to hop on the digital train. Since 2009, Woog has been writing about the ins and outs...

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Cate Casparius ’19

Cate Casparius ’19


Public Relations Manager Cate Casparius ’19 has been participating in Inklings for three years. She posts on the Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. “I had no idea until I saw the original PR people and I thought I definitely want to do that,” Casparius said. Along with posting for Inklings, Casparius...

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