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Many dancers at Staples go to studios in or near Westport to pursue their passions for dance, as they are not able to at Staples.

Staples dance team is necessary to create community for dancers

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

Being involved in the Staples community is something that is important to most, if not all, students. Participating in the sports that you love and having the super fans there to cheer you on at every...

The Yankee Doodle Fair is one of the pillars of our community which brings us together and which we missed amidst COVID.

Yankee Doodle Fair returned: a success

Elle Vail '23, Paper Arts Editor October 7, 2021

Rita and Chris Marcocci, the founders of the local market, are ready for business and excited to support the community.

New Local to Market shop in Westport brings community together

Talia Varsano ’24, Staff Writer October 2, 2021

Local to Market is Chris and Rita Marcocci’s answer to the online shopping craze that has taken a toll on Main Street. Fittingly, Local to Market is located at 177 Main Street, the former location...

Walk Against Hate promotes inclusivity across the nation

Abigail Nevin ’23 , Web News Editor September 28, 2021

Teenagers, adults and even children across the world have felt the harsh wrath of hurtful words. Bullying and discrimination is prominent in the world today; therefore, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)...

Remarkable Theatre aims to build strong community, continues this summer

Theresa Vandis '22, Business Director May 17, 2021

  As the vaccine rollout quickens its pace, many people are eager to participate in the activities around Westport that were not offered during the pandemic. However, other businesses born...

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”...

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