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Spring pep rally possibility excites students; appreciates all sports

The Girls swimming and diving team sing Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” during the 2010 fall pep rally.

Giselle Oldani '22 and Natasha Taubenheim '22

March 16, 2020

New school start time frustrates parents

Nearly 500 people have signed a petition in under a month that aims to reverse the 30 minute delayed school start time taking effect next school year.

Giselle Oldani ’22, Web Arts Editor

March 15, 2020

Nearly 500 people have signed a petition in under a month that aims to reverse the 30 minute delayed school start time taking effect next school year.   Westport parent Elena Shmonia started the petition, which consists of mainly preschool, elementary and middle school parents’ signatures.  “From four years of age to 11, that is their childhood and they should be o...

Lauren Tarshis inspires kids through historic graphic novels

Readers wait in line to get their copy of “I Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic, 1912” signed by author Lauren Tarshis.

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Most Staples’ students know the book series, “I Survived” by Lauren Tarshis ’81; little do they know she is a Westport native. Tarshis is the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Magazine. Her first series was “Emma Jean Lazarus, Fell Out of a Tree” and she then began th...

Recording studio in library hopes to amplify experience for all

Currently being built, the Justin Noble Paul recording studio hopes to spark imagination in what is now the newest addition to the Westport Public Library.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Nestled in the newly constructed Westport Public Library, sits a recording studio named after one of Staples’s very own, Justin Paul. The Justin Nobel Paul recording studio gives people a space to record and produce beyond their imagination.  The recording studio is the newest addition to the library, and ...

The anticipated return of rec basketball is upon us

Week two of the new podcast, and this week we discuss the previous upperclassmen rec basketball week results and upcoming predictions.

Logan Gornbein '21 and Theodore Dienst '20

January 13, 2020

Westport CTEEN unites jewish teen girls

Jewish teen girls gather to learn about Judaism while having fun.

Lily Caplan '22 and Charley Guthartz '22

January 3, 2020

The evolution of school dances

As seniors look back on Counties they’ve realized it brought a lot of unnecessary stress and have regrets for not enjoying the dance. Current juniors are in the midst of that stressful time and seniors are going into Red and Whites with a fresh perspective.

Abby Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20

December 26, 2019

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Singapore students experience life in Westport

Lyah Muktavaram ’22 and Natalie Bandura ’22

Lyah Muktavaram ’22 and Natalie Bandura ’22

December 20, 2019

Lovesac brings a modern spin to Westport’s furniture scene

At the Westport showroom, Lovesac’s interior features the seven-seat ‘Sactional’ (left) and varieties of ‘Sacs,’ filled with proprietary Durafoam™ for extra comfort.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

December 10, 2019

In the summer of 1995, an ambitious Shawn Nelson stuffed foam camping mattress pads into a seven-foot sack and brought it to his girlfriend’s mom for sewing. This large, DIY sack became the first-ever product in the Lovesac collection. Westport now has the most recent showroom of the business’s 85 locations as o...

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