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Holiday season turned upside down by commercial gains

Julia Kasabian ’21, Web Arts Editor

November 15, 2019

The holiday season brings bright lights on trees, cheery songs on the radio and family togetherness. However, this Christmas craziness begins way too early.  Commercials for Christmas start airing on Nov. 1, sometimes even before Halloween. Soon after that, the Christmas lights and reindeer and joll...

St. Lucia Celebration shines a light on Swedish culture in Connecticut

St. Lucia Celebration shines a light on Swedish culture in Connecticut

Eliza Barr ’21

December 23, 2018

For a brief moment, I’d completely forgotten I was in Westport at all. Instead, standing in the back of the fully packed Christ & Holy Trinity Church as two dozen or so kids stood on stage beginning the St. Lucia festival, I felt I had been transported halfway across the globe to Sweden. St. Lucia,...

Math classes wrap presents for underprivileged students

Math classes wrap presents for underprivileged students

Chelsea Fox '19

December 14, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, houses are decorated, presents are bought and families reunite. With colder air and shorter days, Staples students look forward to the gifts they will receive and the food they will eat. To math teacher Stacey Delmhorst, however, the holiday season is about giving rather...

“The Grinch” brings smiles to children and adults alike

“The Grinch” brings smiles to children and adults alike

Julia Kasabian ’21

December 1, 2018

The holiday season brings many tried and true symbols to the homes of many Americans, including Christmas trees, decorated houses, holiday parties and all around cheer. And, of course, it also brings new holiday movies. This year, that movie is “The Grinch.” Directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney,...

The Greatest Showman is truly the “Greatest Show” of 2017

The Greatest Showman is truly the “Greatest Show” of 2017

January 16, 2018

By Erin Lynch '18 I walked into the theater to see the Greatest Showman knowing nothing, other than the fact that it starred two of my childhood heroes, Zendaya and Zac Efron. Thirty minutes had passed, and there was no sign of Zac Efron. I started to wonder if I was attending the wrong movie;...

Is it worth the hype?: Max Brenner hot chocolate

Is it worth the hype?: Max Brenner hot chocolate

December 22, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 and Erin Lynch '18

Best gifts to give under 20 dollars

Best gifts to give under 20 dollars

December 14, 2017

By Kevin Ludy '20 and Lauren Wasserman '20

Get in the holiday spirit with these festive treats

Get in the holiday spirit with these festive treats

December 11, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls '19 & Camryn Ragland '18 ...

The Holiday Season Manifests in Downtown Westport

The Holiday Season Manifests in Downtown Westport

December 5, 2017

By: Roxy Augeri '20 and Audrey Bernstein

Students explain ‘distaste’ towards Thanksgiving

Students explain ‘distaste’ towards Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

By Sasha Narang '18 Ah, Thanksgiving. The one holiday that's sole purpose is to eat your heart out...and to appreciate the things you’re grateful for, of course. While many students look forward to the four day weekend, not everyone appreciates the holiday. Lindy Sinclair ’18 is among those...

Starbucks Red Cups Are Not Worth Getting Critical About

Starbucks Red Cups Are Not Worth Getting Critical About

November 22, 2017

By: Lily Kane ’20 As winter time rolls around, people have found a new “controversial” holiday topic to argue about. For the past few years, the focus of holiday debates have revolved around the Starbucks red cups. The start of the holiday season is marked with the release of a holiday-themed cup for hot bevera...

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