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This mentality that Staples’ students have adopted creates a stressful environment.

The battle for limited spots

Caroline Zajac ’25, Assistant Business Manager November 10, 2023

The fight for a spot on a college’s class of 2026 list becomes more challenging by the month. College admissions have been more difficult than ever, and kids have aspired to secure their places with...

My View of the SAT as a Staples’ Student

Caroline Zajac, Assistant Business Manager October 20, 2023

Students observed both historic and modern German culture during their April trip. Various street artwork is displayed on the Spandauer Vorstadt street in Berlin.

Germany trip sparks curiosity, gratitude in students

Caroline Zajac ’25, Assistant Business Manager April 30, 2023

Traveling across the world to visit cities filled with different cultures, food and history. This is exactly what some Staples students did over their April break.  World Language Department Chair...

This photo is taken from a ferry going along the Amalfi Coast; this stop is in Positano, Italy. From Easter to October, they have about 12,000 tourists. This seaside paradise has colorful, cliffside villas towering over their black sand beach.

Luxurious trips do not outshine budgeted trips

Caroline Zajac ’25, Staff Writer January 3, 2023

Excitement for a vacation is an exhilarating feeling. Right as you are packing, butterflies erupt and you get jittery feelings in your stomach. The trip you’ve been dreaming of for months has finally...

The Wonderland House is found on Roseville Terrace in Fairfield. It has 500,000 lights and takes five people six to eight months to set up this display. They have lights ranging from minions to a Sandy Hook memorial throughout their yard. Although energy costs are rising in New England, the Halliways are already aware of the 20% increase in electric bills.

Inflation spikes electric bills during holiday season

Caroline Zajac ’25, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

As the holiday season approaches, many people plan to celebrate with bright lights and blow up figures. However, due to levels of record-high inflation in Connecticut, their electric bill has put an unpredictable...

Within the last few months, swatting cases have increased countrywide, heightening concern among school communities.

Connecticut swatting incident highlights growing national problem

“Lockdown procedures activated. Lockdown procedures activated. An emergency has been reported. Please follow the building lockdown procedures.”  Snapping out of their early morning stupor, students...

People wear honor beads at the event to display their connection to the cause. Each color means something different. Loss of a child (white), loss of spouse or partner (red), loss of a parent (gold), loss of a sibling (orange), loss of relative or a friend (purple), personal struggles or attempt (green), Supporting someone who has struggles or has attempted (teal), supporting suicide prevention, honoring the LGBTQ+ community (rainbow).

6th annual Out of the Darkness fundraiser gathers communities, spreads awareness of suicide, depression, mental illnesses

Caroline Zajac '25 and Poppy Harrington '25, Staff Writers October 30, 2022

The annual Out of the Darkness walk took place to raise awareness of suicide, depression and other mental illnesses on Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in front of the Westport Public Library. To support...

Hurricane Ian hit Florida, tragically taking the lives of over 100 people.

Hurricane Ian devastates Florida’s infrastructure, claims dozens of lives

Poppy Harrington and Caroline Zajac, Staff Writers October 12, 2022

Hurricanes ruin millions of lives as they rip their way up the East Coast from June to November. Hurricanes are known for their triple threat factor: violent winds, destructive storm surge and torrential...

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