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Protestors gathered in front of Staples across the street from the main entrance. Cars honked to show their support towards the movement.

BREAKING NEWS: Students and Westport residents gather in front of Staples and Bedford to peacefully protest against racism

Olivia Saw ’26, Web Arts Editor February 28, 2024

A crowd of varied students, parents and Westport residents gathered in front of Staples High School and Bedford Middle School on Feb. 27 to peacefully protest against accusations of racism at Westport...

The new method of raising awareness for social and political issues, “social media activism” started to rise in popularity around May of 2020.

New wave of “social media activism” flawed but well-intentioned

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor March 26, 2021

Take yourself back to June 2, 2020. You open your Instagram app, and as you scroll, it seems to be an endless array of black squares. You realize that it is #BlackoutTuesday, so you also post a Black square...


Layla F. Saad (upper right) and Bernicestine McLeod Bailey (bottom) had a virtual conversation on Sunday, Jan. 17 about Saad’s book “Me and White Supremacy”.

MLK Day conversation enlightens Westporters on anti-racism, Black Lives Matter

Julia Kasabian ‘21 January 27, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/user-667709593/mlk-podcast

2020 seemed to be a never ending year, with more monstrosity everyday. While it was the year that nobody anticipated, it was the year that everyone needed.

2020 commences decade with nothing short of commotion

Julia Leitner '23, Assistant Business Director January 5, 2021

If F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” suggested that the roaring ‘20s were filled with nothing short of excitement, dancing and extravagance, we should have been in for an even greater year...

When teachers vocally and physically show support for their political and social beliefs, it can distract from learning of students. Therefore, these behaviors should not be permitted in a school environment.

Physical, vocal displaying of teachers’, administrators’ opinions prove impermissible, distract from learning

Lucy Arrow '21, Web Sports Editor October 10, 2020

In an era with political and social movements taking place one after another, opinions flourish in a school like Staples. Activists are everywhere in Westport, most of which can be found in our school.  With...

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

The Unitarian Church persists against violence and hatred

October 6, 2017

By Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 & Bailey Blaikie ’19 The Unitarian Church is displaying a “Black Lives Matter” banner for the third time after previous vandalizations on Aug. 23 and again on Sept....

Third Annual Teen Essay Contest Winners Announced

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager May 18, 2016

Last night, May 16th 2016, the winners of the third annual TEAM Westport essay contest were announced at a reception inside the Westport Public Library’s McManus room. The competition, which is open...

In 2013 following the death of Joseph Paul Franklin, over 100 people marched to protest his death. By Fibonacci Blue, Wikimedia Commons

Lost lives spark a new civil rights movement

Caroline Lane, Opinions Editor June 1, 2015

Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray. These men were not only someone’s brother, son or father, but they symbolize the spark of a new Civil Rights movement. Think back...

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