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Pro-abortion rights protestors gather in downtown Westport holding signs supporting DefenDemocracy’s cause and listening to speakers.

Connecticut protests for abortion rights

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager May 18, 2022

A pro-abortion rights rally was held in Westport on Sunday, May 8 and was attended by Westport and neighboring town residents in protest of the leaked Roe v. Wade opinion draft. The Roe v. Wade draft opinion...

Despite rising COVID cases, cases are less severe as more people are vaccinated and less deaths are occurring due to COVID. This means that people will remain safe without bringing back COVID restrictions.

Rising COVID cases should not alter normality

Audrey Kercher '23, Breaking News Manager May 3, 2022

Spring of 2022 is looking far different from spring of 2021. As opposed to the masks, clear plastic lunch dividers and strict COVID restrictions of the past year, this year boasts uncovered faces, packed...

Superintendent Thomas Scarice lifted the mask mandate in Westport public schools on Feb. 28. Staples students now choose between wearing a mask or not wearing one.

Students react to lifted mask mandate

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor March 8, 2022

Students' faces have been concealed for the past two years due to COVID-19. The Board of Education, with advice from Superintendent Thomas Scarice, has put an end to the mask mandate in Westport Public...

As more celebrities attempt to get into politics, questions arise about whether this would be beneficial or harmful to American democracy.

Celebrities must stay out of politics; we must stop listening

Audrey Kercher ’23 , Web Arts Editor March 1, 2022

Amidst rumors of who will be running for upcoming elections, there are curious whispers of names usually only seen on billboards or movie screens. As politics become a more defining part of every aspect...

Staples High School has significantly higher standardized test scores compared to the rest of the country. Because of these high test scores, Staples High School is very competitive and high-achieving in academics.

Standardized testing competition must be eliminated

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor November 24, 2021

It’s just a normal day at school when I hear my phone start to buzz, alerting me of an email. I open it and my heart stops beating for a second.The ACT scores are out.  My phone floods with text...

Westport children Penny and Jack Smith received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They have just become eligible.

Westport parents remain hesitant about vaccinating their younger kids

Audrey Kercher ’23 , Web Arts Editor November 23, 2021

There are 194 million people fully vaccinated in the US helping to combat COVID-19 and lessening the impacts of the pandemic. Although this number may seem like a substantial number of Americans, this...

Emma Nahon ’23 has committed to University of Pennsylvania for field hockey. Nahon currently plays for the Staples girls’ varsity field hockey team.

Committed Staples athletes show excitement, dedication

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor October 19, 2021

Emma Nahon ’23 runs swiftly up the green turf field with her stick in hand, bent over a small ball and ready to strike it into the net. Scoring a goal for the Staples field hockey team is not the only...

Starbucks welcomes changing season

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor, Gabriella Gerig ’23 Paper Sports Editor October 16, 2021

Wakeman field at Bedford Middle School is the designated parking area for juniors. There are not set parking spaces, making parking there not optimal.

Harsher punishment must be enforced for parking in seniors’ spots

Audrey Kercher ’23 , Web Arts Editor September 24, 2021

One of the biggest highlights of junior year is the freedom that comes with being able to drive to school. Everyday, juniors can grab their keys and head to Starbucks before rolling into the Wakeman parking...

Amazon Prime Day will be held on June 21 this year. This Amazon holiday provides deals for customers and has been proven to be harmful to both the environment and to Amazon employees.

Avoid Amazon Prime Day for moral, environmental reasons

Audrey Kercher '23, Web Arts Editor June 11, 2021

One of my favorite things in the world is receiving packages in the mail. The feeling of excitement and surprise I get as I tear open cardboard boxes or shipping packages to reveal brand new shining goods...

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