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Staples celebrates monumental first Pride Day with excitement, reflection

Staples celebrates monumental first Pride Day with excitement, reflection

Karina Murray ’22 June 11, 2021

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Pride, as celebrated each year around the world, will make its way to Staples this year thanks to the Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and Westport Pride. The Staples High School Pride Day will be the first to occur at a high school in Connecticut, with the activities consisting of wearing rainbow and highlighting queer artist’s work in front of the auditorium.

Staples’ first pride day provides the LGBTQIA+ community with hope, support

Elle Vail '23, Paper Arts Editor May 17, 2021

Staples High School will make history as the first high school in Connecticut to officially celebrate a Pride Day, which will take place on Friday June 4. This event consists of showing spirit by wearing...

Beatrice Hobbs ’23 poses for Instagram with one of her favorite looks, which is inspired by Tate, a character in “American Horror Story.”

Hobbs explores unique art medium: Special Effects Makeup

Hannah Conn ’23, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

Fake bruises and blood, floral displays and character-esque makeup are just some of the many Special Effects (SFX) makeup looks that have been posted via Instagram by Beatrice Hobbs ’23.  Since she...

Writing letters provides worthwhile connections

Poppy Livingstone ‘21 January 27, 2021

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The Yarnbalmer has decorated over 50 trees in Westport so far and plans to continue her unique work.

Yarnbalmer spreads positivity through designs

Ella Stoler '22, Broadcast Director November 10, 2020

“Westport Rocks” has an official Instagram, Facebook and website regularly updated with photos of the painted rocks found around town.

“Westport Rocks” unifies local community spirit

Morgan Han-Lemus '23, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

Amid the troublesome times of the coronavirus, a local organization shines a ray of positivity onto the town with its inspirational project.  Founded by Jen Greely and Lindsay Weiner, “Westport Rocks”...

Elle DesMarteau '22 has a passion for all things art, and has hung some of her favorite creations on her bedroom walls.

A sneak peek into the mind of a young artist

Grace Livecchi '21, Social Media Director October 16, 2020

Nail art permits creative expression

Brooke Dembin '22, Business Manager September 30, 2020

There are various ways to express oneself, but what if you’re not a fashionista or athlete? What if you don’t have a hobby that makes you stand out from the crowd? How are you supposed to make...

From reselling clothes to bleaching sweatshirts, to creating jewelry to designing string art, some students have used the extra time during self-quarantine to establish their own small businesses. Photos contributed by Sydelle Bernstein ’22 (top), Skylar Newman ’23 (bottom) and Sydney Newman ’21.

Students launch, grow small businesses during self-quarantine

Lys Goldman ’21, Paper Managing Editor May 18, 2020

From tired, bored and disconnected to energetic, grateful and hopeful, months of self-quarantine resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have brought out an extremely wide range of feelings and emotions in...

Eliza Oren ’21 sells jewelry for $10 per piece. All proceeds go to the Gillespie Center food pantry.

Oren sells handmade jewelry to benefit Gillespie Center

Tallula Stvan ’21, Paper Arts Editor May 17, 2020

As we reach the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic together, it can be beneficial to support others during this difficult period. Many are using their extra time at home to give back to the community, including...

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