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Members of the film club, along with other high schoolers, watch “Jojo Rabbit,” a satirical film about a young German boy and his imaginary friend, a cartoonish version of Adolf Hitler, during WW2.

Staples Film Club hosts successful third movie night

Ava Cordella ’24, Associate managing editor May 14, 2023

Whether you're a movie enthusiast looking to share your love of cinema, need a midweek break to relax with friends or an excuse to eat some popcorn, Staples film club’s “Movie Night” has a spot for...

Students who receive a score of five or higher across all four sections are eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy.

STAMP testing for juniors proves helpful

Ava Cordella '24, Paper Opinions Editor March 20, 2023

For March, juniors are already knee-deep in their SAT/ACT prep, tackling a bulk of assignments as the end of quarter three approaches and trying to keep up with all of their usual extracurriculars. What...

Sustainable Westport sells their own travel mugs at select locations including The Granola Bar, Old Mill Grocery, Shearwater, as well as some Thursdays at the Westport Farmers’ Market and the Earth Place gift shop. They retail for $35 a piece.

Refill Not Landfill encourages reduction of waste, support of local businesses

Ava Cordella '24, Paper Opinions Editor March 6, 2023

Walking through the halls to your first period class, there is the usual sight of students gripping their daily caffeinated beverage of choice. If not in a student's hand, the leftover cups are probably...

Outside of the cafeteria, there are posters with details about the event as well as a group of students from either the Westport Youth Commission or TAG selling tickets.

Dodgeball, teens, police officers builds bonds between WPD, youth

Ava Cordella '24, Paper Opinions Editor November 22, 2022

The whistle blows and suddenly the Staples field house is scattered with students and Westport police officers hurling balls at each other. This could only mean one thing, it’s the annual dodge-a-cop...

On Sept. 13, parents of students in grades 11 and 12 leave the SHS building after meeting with their childrens teachers on Back to School Night. BTSN consisted of teachers introducing themselves as well as discussing their goals for the upcoming school year to parents.

Staples parents attend Back to School Night in-person for the first time in two years

Ava Cordella ’24, Paper Opinions Editor September 20, 2022

Staples “Back to School Night” (BTSN) was held in-person after two years of it being virtual due to COVID-19. Parents came to the Staples high school (SHS) campus from 6:30-8:30 p.m. either on Thursday,...

Judith Altman tells stories about her life during the Holocaust. Altman gave a virtual presentation to the Westport middle schools, which was both engaging and informative as it gave students a better understanding of what happened to those living during Holocaust era.

Holocaust survivor Judith Altman presents to middle school. 

Ava Cordella , Opinion Editor June 8, 2022

Students everywhere flip through textbooks in history class to read a 300 word summary of one of the most tragic events in history, the Holocaust. Most will recall the jarring words and big numbers, but...

Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 celebrates a goal from her team in a game against Bermuda on April 28.

Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 embarks on Dominican Republic national team

Ava Cordella '24, Paper Opinions Editor May 16, 2022

When Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 found out she made the Dominican Republic National soccer team, she couldn't have anticipated just how much she would gain from her experience.  The tryouts took place during...

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