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The new Future Business Leaders of America state officers for the 2023-24 school year were elected at the FBLA conference on Friday, March 17.

FBLA in-person conference revitalizes interest in club, business

Mr. Klein’s Accounting classes follow the Century 21 Accounting Textbook. For the 2022-2023 school year, Mr. Klein ran both Accounting courses.

Accounting: uncovering the hidden gem of the math department

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web Managing Editor February 10, 2023

Throughout my high school experience, I have felt pressured to succumb to the “Staples norm” of overloading AP classes and neglecting my personal interests in the name of a weighted GPA. Many of my...

Meehan sells cookies for $4 a cookie and 50 cents for special wrapping. For cakes it varies between $40-$60. It takes Meehan around four hours to complete an order, depending on the dessert.

CookiedByC creates countless customized cookies, cakes

Ava Chun '25, Paper Arts Editor December 22, 2022

After performing in my dance studio's 40th annual Nutcracker two years ago, I was handed a cookie that was beautifully decorated with a rose, as it was the role I played in the performance. I looked around...

Many businesses around Westport are seeing a resurgence in their sales following the initial Covid lockdown.

Westport’s retail stores hope sales return to normal

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor November 24, 2021

Over the past year, we have anticipated a return to normalcy as we come off of the peak of COVID-19 cases. Since the widespread implementation of the vaccine, many retail businesses in Westport are seeing...

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont lifted the mask mandate for vaccinated individuals on May 19, posting the above information on his twitter account, @GovNedLamont. Local businesses have differed in their approaches to lifting the mask mandate, and Staples will not be lifting the mandate for this year.

Westport’s differing mask protocols create issues with consistency, facilitate stigma and confusion

Lilly Weisz ’23 and Maya Hruskar ’23 June 7, 2021

A customer impatiently taps their foot against the floor as they wait in line, longing to get outside and breathe fresh air. “Why do we still have to wear these things?” they ask the person behind...

GG & Joe, along with other local restaurants, offers an outdoor seating arrangement. Eating outside has been proven to lower stress levels. Students would, therefore, find it enjoyable to take a break from school to go enjoy lunch at GG & Joe.

An open campus should be exercised through a merit-based system

Lauren Hassell ’22, Web Features Editor April 5, 2021

We thought a quick Starbucks trip during our two-hour lunch period free was a great idea. It was a rainy Monday and my first day at school since November after transitioning from a full distance learner....

A masked cyclist enjoys an afternoon during the quarantine (image taken from the Internet and labeled for reuse).

Local business owners preparing for another lockdown

Gerard Allen '21, Staff Writer October 7, 2020

The day is winding down and the sky is finally starting to show that uniquely early autumn 5:30 glow, marking the gradual descent into winter. As cars incrementally begin to pile up on the Post Road, ensuring...

Linnea Jagenberg ’21 and her sister, Bella Jagenberg ’19, launched their own clothing company, Ava & Gray, in efforts to make a line of affordable and unique graphics that reflected their personal styles. The sisters lauched the business during quarantine and have been working on it ever since.

Students adapt to a COVID summer

Remy Teltser '21, Paper Features Editor September 8, 2020

For most, summer consisted of socially distant trips to Compo beach, masked excursions to local shops and small outdoor get-togethers. Students nationwide were forced to cancel previously established summer...

Arden Scherer ’21 debuts new tie-dye business

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor May 12, 2020

The sun is peeking from behind cool spring clouds, brightly colored flowers and leaves are blooming throughout gardens and pastel colors are emerging from the depths of closets -- all indicators that...

In the clothing drive, each participant labeled every bag with size and gender description and placed it near their mailbox. Levitt then planned a pickup within 24 hours.

Coronavirus prompts charitable student contributions

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Arts Editor April 30, 2020

Families gathered outside their houses just a couple weeks ago, in safe social distancing fashion, with pots, pans, spoons, plates and every other kind of household object. These objects were then slammed...

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Connecticut establishments closed to restrict COVID-19 community spread

Margot Stack ’22, Staff Writer March 20, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont has ordered all restaurants, movie theatres, gyms and bars to close in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the Hartford Courant. In addition, President Trump has...

Fat Cat Pizza Company will be closing down on Feb. 19.  The restaurant was known for their thin crust pizzas and the myriad of pizza toppings that were offered.

Fat Cat Pizza Company closes after 16 years

Katie Simons ’22, Paper Arts Editor February 13, 2020

Fat Cat Pizza Company in Norwalk will shut its doors on Feb. 19, after 16 years of operation, because the building that they rent was sold. The closing was announced in a Facebook post on Feb. 10.  Owners...

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