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The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores religious and ecological themes ever-more relevant to modern day. Providing unique parallels to the oftentimes villainized middle-eastern culture, its alien story can give insight on misunderstood aspects of the modern world.

Don’t miss out on the book: The sci-fi classic “Dune” explores modern themes of religious fanaticism, ecology

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor March 26, 2021

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will...

Dr. Seuss is best known for his rhyming children's books with abstract characters and concepts, however in recent events, his products of racism are being remembered as well.

Dr. Seuss’s legacy receives well-deserved backlash due to racist illustrations

Isabella Rivel ’24 , Isabella Rivel ’24 March 24, 2021

Dr. Seuss’s birthday, more commonly known as Read Across America Day, was celebrated on March 2. Elementary school children usually read Dr. Seuss books in school, and they honor his birthday by having...

For those who do not have a readily available selection of books at home, libraries are the best place to start. Not only do they offer books on virtually any subject imaginable -- including Westport’s own downtown public library -- but libraries create the perfect peaceful environment to dig into nonfiction or get lost in a magical storyline. Besides, removing environmental factors that shutter a teenager from reading is the first step in opening the heart to books.

Today’s teens must rediscover emotional, creative outlet provided by books

Allison Gillman '23, Web Opinions Editor March 5, 2021

For as long as I can remember, my family has loved books. Oh, how I would look forward to curling up with a fantasy tale that transported me through kingdoms and across vast oceans, or a striking World...

Though the old Barnes & Noble carried many memories, the new one is vibrant and invites Westporters to make new ones downtown. This young reader certainly is!

New Barnes & Noble brightens up Westport

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director February 26, 2021

Never before have I seen so many people, from toddlers to old-timers, flocking to a bookstore. On Feb. 24, when the new downtown Barnes & Noble opened its doors, there we all were, ready to explore...

The Westport Bookshop, Westport’s first used book store, officially opened January 28. They are open Thursdays and Fridays from three to six p.m and on weekends from noon to five p.m.

Westport Book Shop dazzles book-lovers, provides community space

Maya Hruskar '23, Paper Opinions Editor February 9, 2021

  Bundled in coats and a buzz of conversation, people wait on chalk circles as cars lazily roll by and snow sloshes against the pavement. Customers chime in and out of the storefront, releasing...

Readers wait in line to get their copy of “I Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic, 1912” signed by author Lauren Tarshis.

Lauren Tarshis inspires kids through historic graphic novels

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer March 10, 2020

Most Staples’ students know the book series, “I Survived” by Lauren Tarshis ’81; little do they know she is a Westport native. Tarshis is the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic...

Elle Vail ’23 is a published author at the age of 14. She wrote two books,

Vail kickstarts her writing career

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer October 30, 2019

Starting high school can be very overwhelming. On top of a new school and increased workload, many freshmen participate in extracurricular activities. Elle Vail ’23 is not much different than her peers;...

Sophomore English classes venture to Bridgeport for book talk

Sophomore English classes venture to Bridgeport for book talk

Amanda Kaplowitz ’19 January 3, 2019

Westport students often hear that we are living in a “bubble.” Many kids go through Staples without ever being exposed to the less privileged towns surrounding us. We graduate high school having never...

New English class brings back valuable childhood memories

New English class brings back valuable childhood memories

October 12, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19 Growing up, every kid had a favorite book they forced their parents to read every night. Whether it was a Dr. Seuss classic, a Shel Silverstein poem or a Roald Dahl chapter book,...

Staples Library promotes 'banned books' in light of National Banned Book Week

Staples Library promotes ‘banned books’ in light of National Banned Book Week

September 27, 2018

Emily Stone '20 The Staples High School Library has been participating in the National Banned Books Week throughout this week. The library staff has promoted several banned books with large stickers...

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