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This publicity poster is hung up around Westport to raise support for choreographer David Fernandez’s work in Kenya.

Local dance teacher enhances dance program in Kenya

Alexis Jacobs, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

Choreographer David Fernandez first came to the United States when he was given a scholarship to dance in Chicago. He had no idea he would one day choreograph for the New York City Ballet, Ask La Cour,...

Miles Khan ’26 and Anderson Yee ’26 preparing to climb the Vertical PlayPen in their Sophomore Co-op class.

Sophomore Co-op classes safety is being questioned after several students injured

Alexis Jacobs ’26, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

Have you ever looked at a teenager and thought to yourself, “Wow I would trust them to keep me from falling from the ceiling.” Probably not. It is a known fact that teenagers are unreliable. But...

Snapchat Logo with Love emojis.

Did Snapchat kill teen romance? Yes, yes it did.

Alexis Jacobs '26, Staff Writer January 12, 2024

Every night, before I go to bed I turn on one of my 90s sitcom “comfort shows” as a way to decompress. When I want a mindless show I can rewatch endlessly, I put on “Boy Meets World" or “Full House.”...

Jill Dillon (D) was elected to the Board of Education via write-in ballots on Nov. 7.

Behind the scenes of local election winner Jill Dillon’s write-in election success

Alexis Jacobs '26, Staff Writer November 21, 2023

Write-in candidate Jill Dillon was elected to a position on the Board of Education in Westport’s 2023 election. The Board Of Education also voted in Lee Goldstein (D), Neil Phillips (D), Camilo Riano...

Terrains Pumpkin Spice latte with oat milk

Best pumpkin spice latte in Westport- not Starbucks!

Alexis Jacobs '26, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

A pumpkin spice latte is one of the best ways to embrace fall. I have noticed most people, including myself, get their pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks. Although Starbucks makes a great latte, there...

Science teacher Tracy Soffa loves the environment at Staples and encourages the kindness and enthusiasm that each student brings to class everyday.  One piece of advice that Soffa has is to not be afraid to ask questions. Teachers are there to help explain things in all different ways. Never be afraid to reach out.

Get to know science teacher Tracy Soffa

Ava Chun '25 and Alexis Jacobs '26 September 26, 2023

Science teacher Tracy Soffa enters her first year at Staples High School but not her first year of teaching. After 24 years of teaching at West Hartford, Easton and in Virginia, Soffa now teaches Physics...

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