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Detapas decorated the restaurant with an array of colors and plants to attract customers and create a great ambience.

DeTapas Spanish Gastrobar closes its doors

Charlotte Berner '25, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

DeTapas Spanish Gastrobar closed down on Jan. 28 due to financial reasons after being open for a little over two years. The restaurant first opened on Jan. 14, 2022 and has served a variety of Spanish...

The Fitcore playground at Bedford Middle School has been finished. The structure will become available to the community once the students and staff have been trained on its components and safety protocols.

New playgrounds at middle schools fosters new activity, health benefits

Charlotte Berner '25, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

New playgrounds have been built at both Coleytown and Bedford Middle Schools using the $8.4 million that Westport received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in 2021. These are the same funds used...

Families throughout the community came to participate in the Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Disabilities and to raise money for the organization.

Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities nurtures awareness, provides support

Charlotte Berner ’25, Assistant Business Manager October 4, 2023

The fourth annual “Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities” took place on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Sherwood Island State Park. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, a nonprofit organization...

Culinary 1 students have already made a variety of baked goods and breakfast foods such as cookies, waffles and pancakes. As the semester progresses, students will advance to make more complicated dishes.

Culinary Arts should count towards graduation arts credit

Charlotte Berner ’25, Assistant Business Manager September 26, 2023

When I sat down with my guidance counselor to decide what courses to take this school year, I started looking through the required graduation credits. Language, math, gym—all okay. But wait: “Visual...

The Staples Jazz Ensemble takes first place in their division at the National Jazz Festival with 18 ensemble members. The National Jazz Festival allowed the ensemble to show off what they have been working on together every Thursday afternoon.

Jazz Ensemble soars at National Jazz Festival

Charlotte Berner ’25, Assistant Business Manager May 12, 2023

It's 9 a.m. when Staples’ students hear the blare of the loudspeaker as Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. begins his formal morning announcements. These often begin with congratulations to numerous athletic...

Elena Nasar ’27, member of the Teen Advisory Board, operates the drop-in tutoring booth on Thursday afternoons where she helps students in grades two through five with math and language arts.

Westport Library institutes drop-in tutoring program for elementary students

Charlotte Berner ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

It isn’t a rare occurrence to hear about a Staples student who turns to a tutor to help with an upcoming test or a hard homework assignment. It’s easy enough for them, as they can facetime a tutor,...

Abbie Pleiter ’25, Victoria Fidalgo ’24 and Eliza Walmark ’25 cheer their teammates on during their meet earlier this season. The Wreckers’ most recent meet against Wilton was a major success, as the team scored almost 2 points higher than their highly ranked competition.

Gymnastics scores soar, strengthens team spirit

Charlotte Berner ’25, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

The Staples gymnastics team, about halfway through their season, has found success in the FCIAC division with a current record of 4-2. The team most recently competed against Wilton High School, one of...

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