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Over the past few years, the student population has decreased significantly, causing less seating for students throughout the hallway. With the student population starting to increase again, there is a newfound demand to bring back furniture to the hallways.

Student Council proposes reinstatement of furniture following hiatus

Caitlin Jacob, Communications Coordinator February 16, 2024

The furniture around the bridge area will potentially make a return, according to discussions between Student Council and Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. The discussions have been had after the removal...

During Wallace’s study on toxic achievement culture, she interviewed hundreds of parents to understand the discrepancy of parents expectations of their children versus what their children believe their parents expect of them. Adults from all over the country and different backgrounds had been interviewed.

Counseling department hosts author Jennifer Wallace, emphasizes importance of mattering

Caitlin Jacob, Communications Coordinator December 4, 2023

School counselor Deborah Slocum led a conversation with author Jennifer Wallace on behalf of the counseling department about the importance of combating toxic achievement culture at the Westport Public...

The Westport Bookshop has been able to provide 3,500 hours of paid employment for 12 adults with differing abilities. Those hours are primarily spent organizing books and completing data entries on their online eBay store.

Westport Book Shop provides employment to disabled community, expands business ambitions

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Communications Coordinator November 16, 2023

It’s a tranquil Saturday morning where a tiny book shop blends into its surroundings on the corner of town. The inside, on the other hand, is anything but quiet. That morning, volunteers and employees...

Andrew Rebello ’25 recently became one of four students to earn a financial literacy ambassador award from a program called Wise. To earn the recognition, Rebello must prove his knowledge on many personal finance topics, including equity.

Rebello achieves financial ambassador award, flourishes in Personal Finance

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Communications Coordinator October 6, 2023

Most students have heard of debit, income tax and maybe even identity theft. After all, 20% of high schoolers have a job and 40% possess a debit card. However, most high schoolers can't even fathom the...

Cathy Schager’s Women in History class has created a bulletin board as part of an activism project to spread awareness of discrepancies between female and male athletics at Staples. The project has gotten the attention of prominent figures at Staples, including the Athletic Director who is working on a solution.

Title IX project prompts concerns, responses over athletic equality

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Communications Coordinator May 30, 2023

It’s moments before the big game. The football team huddles in their personal locker room, equipped with a vast common room, energizing table games and their gigantic decorated lockers. Just a few steps...

The Willow Project would drastically develop and enrich local indigenous areas while providing the state of Alaska with a surge in tax revenue.

Biden administration approves controversial Willow Project

Henry Watson ’25, Caitlin Jacob ’24, Paper News Editor, Paper Features Editor March 28, 2023

Biden's right to approve the “Willow” oil-drilling project in Alaska It’s February 2020. Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential primary campaign is floundering due to a lack of support from the...

As the spring quickly approaches, dances are an integral part of Staples tradition. People, however, tend to gloss over the fact that their dresses are often one of the largest perpetrators of fast fashion, leading to environmental catastrophe.

School dances: fast fashion triggers environmental response

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Paper Features Editor February 13, 2023

Is it short dresses or long dresses? What’s the theme? School dances are an integral part of high school. Many have embraced the highly-anticipated dress shopping process. Staples students are granted...

On breaks and weekends, students are often overwhelmed by stress due to the rigorous academic expectations in Westport, which prompts students to constantly focus on school.

Separation between school, life proves essential; teachers, parents must understand

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

Similar to many Staples students, I enjoy days off of school. Getting a breath of fresh air, the feeling of freedom and the pure joys that come from the spontaneity of personal time are all appealing to...

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