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Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

October 14, 2017
Filed under Opinions

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly complain about how they are not able to say everything they want in just one tweet. The company...

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

I’m Shmacked fails to capture the real college experience

October 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions

By Bri Zeiberg '19 Viral videos of students jumping off roofs while intoxicated and half-naked sorority girls fill the screens of over 570,000,000 followers of the social media phenomenon, “I’m Shmacked.” (According to Urban Dictionary, tThe definition of the term “shmacked” is, “to be...

Keep DACA and keep the dreamers

Keep DACA and keep the dreamers

September 28, 2017
Filed under Opinions

By Anna Rhoads '19 Picture this: You’ve come to America at just 9 years old. Your family came as undocumented immigrants from Guanajuato, Mexico, a place you hardly remember. You and your family adjust to American life despite the constant fear of deportation hanging over your heads. That is, until...

Harvard revokes acceptance of ten prospective students due to ‘offensive’ meme page

Harvard revokes acceptance of ten prospective students due to ‘offensive’ meme page

June 16, 2017
Filed under Features

By Izzy Connors ’18   Harvard University has publicly announced that they have rescinded the admissions of 10 incoming freshman due to their involvement in a private Facebook messaging group that posted explicit and offensive memes.   According to the Harvard Crimson, the uni...

Cookie Craving delivers a sweet surprise

Organization logo created by Charlie Colasurdo ’18

June 14, 2017
Filed under Features

By Cate Casparius '19 Greg Dusenbury ‘18 and Josiah Tarrant ‘18 recently introduced a new and unique business to the Westport scene: the first student run, nonprofit, cookie delivery service, Cookie Craving.  As written on Cookie Craving’s Facebook page,  “By buying our cookies, you not only ...

[May 2017] Adventure abroad: Ostbye travels to Spain

[May 2017] Adventure abroad: Ostbye travels to Spain

June 7, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By: Frenchy Truitt '17 Monique Ostbye ’18 has had her fair share of international experience. This year, she is studying abroad in Catalonia, Spain, but this isn’t her first time living overseas. During sixth and seventh grade, Ostbye lived in Limassol, Cyprus for her father’s job, and then...

Students step out of the box to create unthinkable promposals

Photo contributed by Jack Sharkey ’18

June 1, 2017
Filed under Features

By Bailey Blaikie  '19 Scrolling through Facebook and seeing the same, repeated promposals is not uncommon. Having a unique promposal has become increasingly difficult, as people are running out of creative ideas. Because of this, many students have been thinking outside of the box to ask their...

Being cautious is not paranoid

Being cautious is not paranoid

May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Arin Garland ’18 If you take the time to look closely at people’s laptops around school, you’ll begin to notice a trend; ripped up sticky notes and pieces of tape covering the camera lenses on student’s devices. But why would anyone do such a thing? What is its purpose, and why have so ma...

Return of the Nerf Guns: A.P. Assassination soon to come

Return of the Nerf Guns: A.P. Assassination soon to come

May 8, 2017
Filed under Features

By Nicole Dienst ’18 The long standing tradition of A.P. Assassination is beginning on May 15, the same day that senior internships start. The competition is for seniors who took at least one advanced placement [A.P.] course their senior year. Each week is a new round and in order to make i...

Stepping out to the road of empowerment

Stepping out to the road of empowerment

March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Layla Wofsy ’19 There has never been a question in my mind about where I stand on key political issues. I am a proud liberal and have always been outspoken about my opinions (at least when I am in the confines of my living room). However, when I talk to my parents, my sister and other family members...

Staples graduate publishes a second original crossword puzzle in the New York Times

Staples graduate publishes a second original crossword puzzle in the New York Times

March 28, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

By: Izzy Connors '18 After having his first self-made crossword puzzle featured in the New York Times on July 8, 2015, Ryan Milligan ’08 had his second original crossword published in the Times on March 28, 2017. The crossword puzzle is “Tom Swifty” themed, where celebrities are the subjects...

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

March 16, 2017
Filed under Features

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 The Mental Health Awareness Project, also known as M.A.P., is a new club created at Staples this year devoted to spreading awareness about suicide and depression while removing the negative stigmas commonly associated with them. “Not everyone is personally affected by a m...

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Winter Storm Stella leaves students in a white out

Brett Franklin '18, Assistant Business Manager
March 14, 2017
Filed under Extended Coverage, Top Stories

Prior to the arrival of winter Storm Stella, it was announced the Westport Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to the forecast for blizzard conditions. Winter Storm Stella is expected to accumulate more than a foot of snow and bring high winds to Westport, and “will make...

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