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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...

Russian Standard Vodka is one of the most popular Russian-made brands of vodka and can usually be found in liquor stores across the US.

Liquor stores across Connecticut halt sales of Russian-made vodka in support of Ukraine

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer March 12, 2022

As of Feb. 24, many liquor suppliers across Connecticut have removed Russian-made vodka from their shelves in solidarity with Ukraine. In an article from CT Insider, Blake Leonard, Vice President of...

Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and studentsx

Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and students

Ava Cordella ’24 March 8, 2022

Beirne and her team huddle up moments before their competition. This helps the team settle their nerves.

Brenna Beirne ’25 demonstrates dedication to be synchronized skater

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer February 16, 2022

A full-time synchronized skater and freshman student here at Staples, Brenna Beirne ’25 certainly has her hands full. Beirne started figure skating at just three years old after her dad, who has been...

Some Staples teachers provide study guides or make time for extra review and questions during class in order to help students prepare for exams.

Midterm weighting, schedule revised as COVID cases rise

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. announced on Jan. 7 that midterms would begin on a later date, the week of Jan. 19, as well as count for a quarter two grade, as a result of the new COVID-19 conditions. Taking...

Ice skaters of all skill levels enjoy spending time with family and friends on Saturday night, Dec. 18, 2021.

Westport PAL ice skating rink reopens amidst COVID-19

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

The Westport PAL Ice Rink at Longshore reopened on Dec. 10, marking the rink's 25th season.  Due to the rink being outdoors, many Westport residents anticipated the opening amidst COVID-19.  “I...

Travis Scott performs for a large crowd, as they press against the gate, while security walks around at a performance in August of 2015.

Dangerous turn of events at Astroworld creates new perspective for kids, parents

Ava Cordella ’24, Staff Writer November 23, 2021

A whopping 50,000 people gathered in Houston, Texas for rapper Travis Scott’s annual Astroworld music festival, expecting the usual high-energy and amusement Scott brings to his shows. However, the event...

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