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The lack of participation in spirit week from the underclassmen does not encourage or reflect school spirit within the Staples community. Spirit week should not only be a week exclusive for seniors to go all out, but a week for everyone to show off their spirit.

Spirit week lacks school-wide participation, failing intention of unity

Marina Engler , Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Littered throughout the halls are feathers freshly plucked off boas. Capes, whistles and beaded necklaces are donned over students. Senior girls gather in the parking lot before school snapping pictures...

Staples lacking Latino, Asian representation, needs more discussions

Staples lacking Latino, Asian representation, needs more discussions

Prasaus Yeager ’22, Paper Opinions Editor March 18, 2021

There are 20 Spanish speaking countries in the world and over 450 million native Spanish speakers. In the United States, the number of Hispanic-Americans is 60 million people. There are 48 countries in...

The Westport Local Press was created by Jamie Bairaktaris ’16 after the closure of WestportNow. The website aims to be a community platform for Westporters.

Westport Local Press launches with hopes of being a community platform

Katie Simons ’22 , Paper News Editor December 15, 2020

Between working as an EMT, working at Saugatuck Sweets and an elementary school, Jamie Bairaktaris ’16 never envisioned having time, or an interest, to start a news website. However, a passion for photography...

A portion of Staples seniors voted for the next US President and local politicians for the first time in this election.

Seniors vote for first time in 2020 election

Lea Rivel ’22, Web Arts Editor November 20, 2020

The 2020 presidential race was nothing like America has seen before. Debates between supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have erupted across the United States ever...

The Yarnbalmer has decorated over 50 trees in Westport so far and plans to continue her unique work.

Yarnbalmer spreads positivity through designs

Ella Stoler '22, Broadcast Director November 10, 2020

The Out of the Darkness walks greatly help to raise awareness and educate many about suicide prevention.

Out of the Darkness program unifies communities, raises awareness about suicide prevention

Abigail Nevin '23, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

The Out of the Darkness program is one that educates many on the topic of suicide and how to prevent it. By funding research, creating educational programs and advocating for public policy throughout America,...

“Westport Rocks” has an official Instagram, Facebook and website regularly updated with photos of the painted rocks found around town.

“Westport Rocks” unifies local community spirit

Morgan Han-Lemus '23, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

Amid the troublesome times of the coronavirus, a local organization shines a ray of positivity onto the town with its inspirational project.  Founded by Jen Greely and Lindsay Weiner, “Westport Rocks”...

Librarian Jennifer Cirino shows off her custom button. This new idea was something she brought to Staples as a way to help heighten the sense of community at Staples.

Buttons of teachers’ faces aim to foster stronger sense of school community

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor October 16, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic when nearly everybody has a face covering, it can be easy for communities to feel detached. In order to help alleviate some of this disconnection, Staples librarians are making...

The food pantry at the Gillespie Center is well-stocked after a recent food drive, allowing them to provide for those affected by the pandemic.

Food pantries depend on Westport community during pandemic

Ella Shi '23 October 13, 2020

COVID-19 has left many families with financial instability, food insecurity and no guarantee of what the future holds. Because of this, food pantries have seen an increase in visitors who are in dire need...

The Instagram page @blackatshs aims to build bridges within the Westport community amid nationwide racial discussions.

@blackatshs aims to create understanding within community

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

We live in a time where the ability to communicate with thousands lays at the tip of our fingers. As discussions regarding race grow across the nation, many within the Staples community want their voices...

Nancy Wahler and her 21-year-old son Alex Wahler who has Autism and Epilepsy.

Creating a community: The Porch At Christie’s

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer October 4, 2020

Giving back to the community was always something that Andrea and Bill Percoiello loved to do. After opening a bakery in Norwalk, where students with disabilities learned how to make pastries and work...

Westport and Weston rally around Peter’s Weston Market in light of Coronavirus

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer May 12, 2020

  Peter’s Weston Market has been a place of importance for Westport and Weston communities for many years. Due to Coronavirus, hard times have set upon the business. Thus, a GoFundMe page...

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...

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