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Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Connecticut postpones primary elections due to COVID-19

Lea Rivel '22, Web Arts Editor

May 4, 2020

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont moved the Democratic and Republican primary elections to June 2 in order to comply with social distancing efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was met with various reactions from the Westport community.  “The country needs to...

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Lamont mandates face coverings in public areas

Allison Gillman '23, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont released an executive order on April 17 requiring Connecticut residents to wear face coverings in public spaces in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, effective April 20. The order states that anybody in a public space, or who cannot maintain a distance of six feet from anoth...

Staples should increase student-teacher interaction through mandatory online conferences

Google Meet or Google Hangout are currently the most popular platforms that teachers are using at Staples High School. While some teachers use them frequently, others continue to post assignments to schoology, depriving students of the face-to-face interaction that they are used to.

Chloe Murray '22, Features Editor

May 3, 2020

A few months ago, nobody could have expected how coronavirus would impact our lives here in Westport. One might have expected that it would eventually hit the United States, after traveling across Asia, then through Europe. However, most people certainly did not see full-time online schooling and quarantini...

Global pandemic inspires students to pick up new and old hobbies

Many families have been making puzzles to pass the time while school is out.

Natasha Taubenheim '22, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Over a month ago, schools across Connecticut closed their doors in order to ensure the safety of students and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. At the time, it was assumed that school would reopen within a few weeks; however, the pandemic has worsened, and now there is a good chance that schools will...

Coronavirus prompts charitable student contributions

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.

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 together in perfect harmony,  a sort of noise-filled tribute, in order to show their appreciatio...

Coronavirus highlights importance of optimism

From school closures to unemployment to the coronavirus’ tremendous death toll on the U.S. population, this pandemic has affected every facet of society.

Kaela Dockray '20, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

Making sense of these past few weeks has not been easy. From the lines of anxious shoppers donning masks outside grocery stores to headlines stating that the coronavirus’ death toll has now surpassed 50,000 in the US alone, it feels as though we are living in a dystopian universe taken from a scene...

Keeping camps closed would ensure safety, authenticity

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, some camps are deciding to remain open but have many restrictions to avoid spreading and receiving the virus.

Carly Kaplowitz '21, Features Editor

April 30, 2020

Summer camp is a place where all your worries subside and there is not a care in the world. There is no stress that you slept through your alarm or forgot to hand your paper in for class, and the biggest anxiety is if you will make it in time to the dining hall before the grilled cheese runs out.  ...

Andrew Yang’s call for Asian Americans to demonstrate patriotism falls short

Andrew Yang’s call for Asian Americans to demonstrate patriotism falls short

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Editor

April 30, 2020

Today was the day. After several days locked in quarantine in the shelter of my home, I was finally going to step outside and enjoy the fresh air. But as I strolled through the familiar streets, suddenly my neighborhood morphed into a foreign landscape. I was conscious of every step and every breath ...

We The People breaks records in unprecedented times

The We The People team discovered they had won their division over a Zoom call with teacher Suzanne Kammerman.

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

April 30, 2020

The We The People class placed fifth at the 2020 National Finals Challenge held from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26.  In addition to finishing the highest Staples High School has ever placed, the team also received the Division C award as the highest-scoring team from the Northeast. In li...

Activities to stimulate your mind during quarantine

One of the many plays available to watch online is 42nd Street, which was a great production set during the Depression.

Madison Andrews '20, Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

During this difficult time of living during a pandemic, staying at home may drive some crazy from boredom. After being home from school for four weeks already, I have much more free time on my hands. It can be hard to find fun activities to fill the time at home, but I have found a few that keep your...

Longshore Golf Course and Compo Beach parking lots plan to reopen May 15

On May 15, Longshore Golf Courses and Compo Beach parking lots will be reopening for the public with restrictions.

Lucy Arrow '21, Paper Features Editor

April 30, 2020

As of May 15, Longshore Golf Course and Compo Beach parking lots will be reopening after their closure since March 14 in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Although these locations are reopening, restrictions are being placed to maintain safety. At the beach parking lots, the spaces avail...

College and Career Center revises plan to keep senior internships

Students will have three options to choose from as their “Reimagined Senior Internship.”

Emily Stone '20, Business Director

April 29, 2020

The College and Career Center announced April 28 that senior internships for the 2020 school year will take place as scheduled.  According to an email sent out to the senior class, students will be able to choose from three different research based options that will act as their internship experience. ...

How to manage stress during quarantine

How to manage stress during quarantine

Abby Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20

April 28, 2020

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