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A woman kneels with flowers to pay tribute to the 10 victims of the Boulder, Colorado shooting on March 22.

Silence towards this year’s shootings due to oversaturation of violence, shallow trendy activism

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor April 5, 2021

When Colorado citizens went to King Soopers for their Monday afternoon grocery haul, they were completely unaware of what was about to take place. They did not know a man would enter the store, strapped...

As seniors begin to commit to college they are faced with a new endeavor of finding a roommate. Many have taken to social media to make connections and find someone to live with.

Hunt for the perfect match: how seniors are finding college roommates

Marina Engler ’21, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

 Facebook, an app viewed by many in our generation as dead, has recaptured the attention of many high school seniors now that the college selection process is in full motion. For many, moving to college...

The staples high school football field is the perfect place to hold the COVID safe outdoor prom. It is so large that it could allow for the whole senior grade to social distance, while still having a good time together.

The senior class deserves prom

Charlotte Smith '21, Social Media Director March 1, 2021

Facebook groups flooded with different dresses, scrambling to find an after party plan, making sure your dress is different from those of your friends and finding a place to take pictures with your parents....

2020 seemed to be a never ending year, with more monstrosity everyday. While it was the year that nobody anticipated, it was the year that everyone needed.

2020 commences decade with nothing short of commotion

Julia Leitner '23, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

If F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” suggested that the roaring ‘20s were filled with nothing short of excitement, dancing and extravagance, we should have been in for an even greater year...

The Pearl at Longshore closes following change in management

The Pearl at Longshore closes following change in management

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

The Pearl Restaurant & Bar, located at 260 Compo Road South, closed on Nov. 28 as a result of a change in management at The Inn at Longshore. Longshore Hospitality, LLC., a part of the Greenwich Hospitality...

Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Karina Murray '22, Paper Features Editor December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

The Black Lives Matter protest located in Downtown Westport took place last June. The event was organized by Staples students and attracted a large crowd of teens along with residents of Westport and neighboring towns.

Students demonstrate activism throughout history

Valerie Dreyfuss ’22, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

As anyone who has studied U.S. history knows, young people have been at the forefront of bringing change in America. In the early 1900s, news boys went on strike and helped achieve rights for young workers....

Cultural Appropriation is an issue for all ages and creates an uncomfortable situation for minorities when Halloween costumes that abuse stereotypes are worn in public settings.

Cultural appropriation takes center stage this Halloween amid racial uprising

Madeleine Tansley '23, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Having been a week since Halloween, the issue of cultural appropriation is still extremely relevant and more widespread than at any other time of year. The racial uprising demonstrated through the many...

Mental health disorders are experienced by 20% of children and adolescents; yet, Staples is seriously lacking in providing support for students.

Blue Whale game resurfacing demonstrates need for stronger mental health support in schools

Giselle Oldani '22, Web News Editors November 4, 2020

Watch a horror movie in the middle of the night. Cut your lip. Jump off a high building. These are the tasks of the online suicide game Blue Whale, that originated in Russia in 2016. Although there have...

The PowerUpdate app immediately notifies students when a new grade is added into PowerSchool, reducing stress from constant grade-checking.

PowerUpdate app intends to relieve stress about grades

Ella Shi '23, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

Every high school student understands the stress of waiting for their teacher to post a grade on PowerSchool. They refresh and refresh and refresh, hoping their grade will change, but it doesn’t. For...

The food pantry at the Gillespie Center is well-stocked after a recent food drive, allowing them to provide for those affected by the pandemic.

Food pantries depend on Westport community during pandemic

Ella Shi '23 October 13, 2020

COVID-19 has left many families with financial instability, food insecurity and no guarantee of what the future holds. Because of this, food pantries have seen an increase in visitors who are in dire need...

Visual representations of the new systems in place: (top to bottom) band members playing through mask holes; choir singers singing six feet apart; a Staples Players radio show.

COVID-19 induces revisions for audial subjects

Kristina Chaney ’23, Staff Writer October 10, 2020

Half of the students in every class operate on a several-second delay. Noses and mouths inside a building are a rare sight. Hallway traffic moves exclusively in one direction.  The hybrid/distance learning...

The annual County Assembly Charity Ball- known to students as counties- has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Junior counties dance cancellation causes mixed emotions

Long dresses, suits and corsages consume the thrilling day as students prepare. Outfits are bought and dates are planned months in advance. Families get together for pictures of their children and watch...

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